Rose d'Or

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Rose d'Or is a television entertainment festival . It was founded in Montreux in 1961 . From 2004 to 2012, the location for the award ceremony was Lucerne ( Culture and Congress Center Lucerne ). In 2013, the competition took place outside Switzerland for the first time in more than 50 years, in The Square convention center in Brussels . The European Broadcasting Union had previously taken over the festival. The award ceremony has been taking place in Berlin since 2014 .

Television professionals, producers , those in charge of private and public television stations and managers of production companies from over 40 countries take part in the Rose d'Or Festival . The festival has been a networking platform for the TV entertainment industry since its inception. The highlight of the Rose d'Or (translated as "Golden Roses") is the awards ceremony, at which the prizes for the best TV entertainment programs are awarded. The awards and festival have evolved side by side with the television industry, reflecting trends and developments in the global industry.


The festival was founded by Marcel Bezençon to promote the production of broadcast material for the summer program. An entertainment program was to be developed in Switzerland that could be swapped with formats from other European and international broadcasters.

The festival took place in spring so that the summer program could start with the newly acquired programs. The Rose d'Or Award was created as an additional incentive for good productions. When the program exchange became uneconomical over time, the concept film kiosk was developed in 1983 . This quickly made the Rose d'Or one of the world's most important marketplaces for entertainment formats for television.

After 43 events of the festival in Montreux (Switzerland), the Rose d'Or has taken place in Lucerne since 2004 . When Rose d´Or Holding had to file for bankruptcy in 2006 , Freddy Burger Management took over the festival. In September 2009 Ringier took over the trademark rights to the Rose d'Or Festival, thereby expanding its entertainment area. In July 2012, Ringier handed the festival over to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which has been the organizer of the Rose d'Or ever since.


Up to and including 2003, a single program was awarded the Golden Rose , others were awarded the Silver or Bronze Rose .

After several reforms since 2004, Golden Roses are awarded in several programs. The categories in the current competition are: Comedy, Sitcom, Game Show, Children, Youth, Factual Entertainment, Series, TV Movie, Arts Documentary & Performing Arts, Life Event Show, Lifestyle, Multiplatform. There are also various special prices.

  • Arts Documentary & Performing Arts : entertainment programs related to art, artists and / or artistic achievements.
  • Comedy : Comedy programs with or without a script that include sketch, panel, improvisation and stand-up comedy as well as comedy specials. Sitcoms are not included.
  • Sitcom : Programs with a script, which are characterized by the comic comedy of regularly recurring characters in various everyday situations.
  • Children : Fictional and non-fictional programs with entertaining and informative content for a target audience between 3 and 11 years of age.
  • Youth : Fictional and non-fictional programs with entertaining and informative content for a target audience between 12 and 16 years of age.
  • Live event show : Variety shows or live events consisting of one or more episodes and live performances (e.g. music).
  • Game Show : Programs produced in studios or selected environments that create winners and losers through mental or physical challenges. This includes quizzes and game show broadcasts.
  • Factual entertainment : entertainment programs with a focus on protagonists and their lives within an arranged and challenging environment. This also includes documentary reality programs, social experiments, and reality talk shows.
  • Multiplatform : Content produced for multiple platforms that entertains and informs audiences via television, the Internet, mobile devices and / or other digital platforms.
  • Series : entertainment programs with a script and an unlimited number of episodes - such as soap operas and drama series - as well as mini-series.
  • TV Movie : One or two-part films produced for television.
  • Lifestyle : entertainment programs, with or without a script, that address lifestyle topics such as celebrity news, home, cooking, design, or personal development.

Each category is judged by a jury made up of international producers and those responsible from private and public television stations. Production companies, distributors, and private and public television stations can submit programs. A preselection takes place shortly after the deadline, the finalists will be judged during the festival.

Prize winners until 2003 (selection)



  • Golden Rose: The Black and White Minstrel Show (BBC)
  • Silver rose: Glardino d'Inverno (RAI)
  • Bronze Rose: A Thousand Glances Behind the Scenes (Československá Televize)


  • Golden Rose: Kaskad (Swedish Radio / Television SRT)
  • Silver rose: La Revue perdue (Československá Televize)
  • Bronze Rose: Too young to be blonde (WDR / ARD)







  • Golden Rose and Special Prize of the City of Montreux: The Best of the Comedy Machine with Marty Feldman









  • Silver rose: Tosca on the trampoline (ZDF)




  • Golden Rose: Penn and Teller go Public
  • Silver Rose: It often happens unexpectedly
  • Producer Award: USA for Africa : The Story of We Are The World
















Award winner since 2004


category winner Channel country
Arts & Specials Amelia rhombus Canada
Comedy Creature Comforts Aardman Animations / ITV UK
Game show My New Best Friend Tiger Aspect UK
Music One bullet left SF DRS Switzerland
Reality show Wife Swap Channel 4 UK
Sitcom Peep show Channel 4 UK
Soap Saint Tropez ( Sous le Soleil ) marathon France
Variety Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Granada Television UK
Press Prize Little Britain BBC UK
Paper format From Rust to Riches Team Gryttjom Sweden
Pilot award For TV BBC UK
Charity award Peter Ustinov UK
Honorary Rose John de Mol Netherlands
Best performances:
Comedy Q: Anke Engelke in Ladykracher Brainpool / Sat.1 Germany
M: Harry Hill in Harry Hill's TV Burp Avalon UK
Sitcom F: Felicitas Woll in Berlin, Berlin Studio Hamburg Germany
M: Martin Freeman in hardware Talkback Thames UK
Soap Q: Bénédicte Delmas in Sous le soleil marathon France
M: Shane Richie in EastEnders BBC UK
Game show Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly
in Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway
Granada Television UK


category winner Channel country
Arts & Specials The cost of living DV8 Films
Comedy Little Britain BBC UK
Game show Test the Nation Talent TV / BBC UK
Music Flashmob - The Opera BBC UK
Reality show Super nanny Channel 4 UK
Sitcom Nighty Night BBC UK
Soap Forbidden love ARD Germany
Variety Strictly Come Dancing BBC UK
Press Prize Schiller Street Hurricane Television Productions Germany
Paper format Daycare dilemma SBS Sweden
Pilot award Dinner dating First entertainment Germany
Charity award Bob Geldof Ireland
Honorary Rose Herbert Kloiber Germany
Best performances:
Comedy Q: Pippa Haywood in Green Wing Channel 4 UK
M: David Walliams and Matt Lucas in Little Britain BBC UK
Sitcom M: Peter Kay in Max & Paddy's Road to Nowhere Channel 4 UK
Q: Zoë Wanamaker in My Family BBC UK
Soap Q: Lesley-Anne Down in The Bold and the Beautiful CBS United States
M: Pat Nolan in Fair City RTÉ Ireland
Game show Thomas Gottschalk in Wetten, dass ..? ZDF Germany


category winner Channel country
Arts & Specials Girl in a minor ABC TV Australia
Comedy Look around you BBC UK
Game show Deal or no deal Channel 4 UK
Music Gospel in Paradiso Netherlands
Reality show The apprentice BBC UK
Sitcom Extras BBC UK
Soap In love in Berlin Sat 1 Germany
Variety Friday Night Project: Billie Piper Channel 4 UK
Press Prize Pastewka Sat 1 Germany
Paper format
Pilot award Alex FM Germany
Charity award Fuji Television Japan
Honorary Rose Ricky Gervais UK
Best performances:
Comedy Q: Jo Joyner in swinging Five UK
M: Chris Lilley in The Nominees ABC Australia
Sitcom M: Bastian Pastewka in Pastewka Sat 1 Germany
Q: Ashley Jensen in Extras BBC UK
Soap Q: Alexandra Neldel in In Love with Berlin Sat 1 Germany
M: Jack Wagner in The Bold and the Beautiful United States
Game show Stephen Fry in QI BBC UK


category winner Channel country
Arts Documentary Young @ Heart Channel 4 UK
Comedy The Vicar of Dibley BBC UK
Performing arts Peter and the Wolf Channel 4 UK
Performing Arts: Special Mention Car men NPS Netherlands
Reality Secret Millionaire Channel 4 UK
Reality: Special Mention My Last Words Palm Plus Productions Netherlands
show The pyramid Castor Multimedia Croatia
Sitcom Not going out BBC UK
Soap Con Passionate S4C UK
Soap: Special Mention Home Affairs SABC South Africa
Best of 2007 Special Prize Young @ Heart Channel 4 UK
Opera Special Prize Man on the moon Channel 4 UK
Opera Special Prize: Special Mention Mozart 22 - Le Nozze di Figaro Unitel GmbH & Co KG Germany


category winner Channel country
Arts Documentary Strictly Bolshoi Channel 4 UK
Comedy Kombat Opera Presents BBC Two UK
drama Skins E4 UK
Drama: Special Mention The Street II BBC UK
entertainment Hider in the house BBC Two UK
Game show Power of 10 CBS United States
Performing arts Mozart's Magic Flute - Onstage and Backstage Swiss television Switzerland
Reality The Phone AVRO Netherlands
Sitcom The IT crowd Channel 4 UK
Best entertainer Peter Serafinowicz BBC Two UK
Best of 2008 Kombat Opera Presents BBC Two UK


category winner Channel country
Arts Documentary The Curse of the Mona Lisa Channel 4 UK
Comedy Rick Mercer Report CBC Canada
drama Windfall & Misfortunes Canada
entertainment El Hormiguero Cuatro Spain
Game show Relentless ITV UK
Performing arts The Eternity Man ABC Australia
Performing Arts: Special Mention La Traviata at Zurich Main Station Switzerland
Reality I Survived a Japanese Game Show ABC United States
Sitcom My family BBC One UK
Best of 2009 I Survived a Japanese Game Show ABC United States


category winner Channel country
Arts Documentary & Performing Arts The Neighbor ( Naboen ) NRK Norway
Comedy Benidorm bastards VTM Belgium
drama Hopeville SABC South Africa
Variety & Live Event Show La Bohème in the skyscraper Swiss television Switzerland
Game show Bingo Banko Babyfoot Denmark
Soap & Telenovela Date blind Dori Media Distribution GmbH Argentina
Children & Youth - Episode 23 ( network attack ) SWR Germany
Reality & factual entertainment Blood, Sweat and Takeaways BBC UK
Sitcom The Inbetweeners Channel 4 UK
Multi platform Red Eagle ( Águila Roja ) RTVE Spain
Social Award Caravan of Hope ProSieben Germany
Best of 2010 Benidorm bastards VTM Belgium
Golden Jubilee Award Coronation Street ITP UK
Golden Jubilee Award Simon Cowell UK


This year there was no award ceremony because the organizers wanted to move the festival from autumn to spring. The autumn 2011 event was therefore canceled.


The Awards Ceremony of the 51st competition took place on May 10, 2012. It was moderated by Barbara Schöneberger .

category winner Channel country
Arts Documentary & Performing Arts The Sound of Ole Bull NRK Norway
Comedy Black Mirror: The National Anthem Channel 4 UK
TV Movie Home video NDR Germany
Factual entertainment Go back to where you came from SBS Television Australia Australia
Live event show Eurovision Song Contest 2011 ARD Germany
Game show The Million Pound Drop Live Channel 4 UK
Series Pan Am Sony Pictures Television United States
Children Horrible Histories BBC UK
Youth Dream high Korean Broadcasting System South Korea
Lifestyle The Great British Bake Off BBC UK
Sitcom Friday night dinner Channel 4 UK
Multi platform Plan B 7 y acción Antena 3 Spain
Best of Rose Go back to where you came from SBS Television Australia Australia
Honorary Rose Top Gear (Moderation: Jeremy Clarkson ) BBC UK
Innovation rose Stefan Raab Germany
Music rose Yello ( Dieter Meier and Boris Blank ) Switzerland
Lifetime Rose Iris Berben Germany


The award ceremony for the 52nd competition took place on May 30, 2013 in The Square convention center in Brussels , the first time outside of Switzerland in more than 50 years. In 2013 it was also the first time that the award ceremony could form the closing event of the 3-day Media Summit . With over 300 proposals from more than 30 countries, more competitors took part than ever before for the prizes in 6 main categories. The show was hosted by the Dutch TV star Lucille Werner .

category winner Channel country
Comedy What if? VTM Belgium
Sitcom Spy BSkyB UK
Game show Oh sit! The CW United States
Reality and factual entertainment Make Bradford British Channel 4 UK
Arts Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender BBC UK
entertainment Green sweat ABC Australia


On September 17, 2014, the 53rd Rose d'Or award ceremony took place in Berlin for the first time . For the first time, a new price category was set up exclusively for radio contributions.

category winner Production company / broadcaster country
Comedy Little mom Dori Media Group Israel
Sitcom Toast of London Objective Productions for Channel 4 UK
Game show Pointless BBC UK
Arts Peter and the Wolf / Pierre et le Loup Camera Lucida Productions France
Reality & factual entertainment Goggle box Channel 4 UK
entertainment Circus halligalli ProSiebenSat.1 Media Germany


In 2015 the 54th Rose d'Or award ceremony took place in Berlin. Stephen Fry was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his services to the entertainment industry.

category winner Production company / broadcaster country
Comedy Psychobitches Tiger Aspect Productions for Sky Arts UK
Sitcom Catastrophe Avalon Entertainment for Channel 4 UK
Game show Wild Things Mad Monk / IWC Media / Group M for Sky One UK
Arts Our Gay Wedding: The Musical Wingspan Productions for Channel 4 UK
Reality & factual entertainment Street jungle Media Ranch for Canal D ( Bell Media ) Canada
entertainment The Graham Norton Show So television for the BBC UK


In 2016, the 55th Rose d'Or award ceremony took place on September 13th in Berlin. John Cleese was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the entertainment industry. It was the crime scene cleaner and homicide Berlin 1 nominated as German productions.

category winner Production company / broadcaster country
Comedy Inside No. 9 BBC Two UK
Sitcom Raised by Wolves Channel 4 UK
Game show Pick me! ITV UK
Reality & factual entertainment The Real Marigold Hotel BBC Two UK
entertainment Eurovision Song Contest 2016 SVT Sweden
drama River BBC One UK


In 2017, the 56th Rose d'Or award ceremony took place on September 19 in Berlin. Among the nominees were four German productions ( Kitchen Impossible by Endemol Shine Germany, Club der rote Bänder from Bantry Bay, Kroymann from BTF - bildundtonfarbik and Terror - your judgment produced by Beta Film).

category winner Production company / broadcaster country
Comedy Fleabag BBC Three UK
Sitcom Henry IX gold UK
Game show Bigheads ITV UK
Reality & factual entertainment You Can't Ask That ABC iview Australia
entertainment Stasera casa Mika Rai 2 Italy
drama Nobel NRK Norway
Children & Youth Anti Bully Club Skyhigh TV Netherlands
Arts Ballboyz BBC Two UK
TV Movie Terror - your judgment ARD Germany
Entertainer of the Year James Corden - UK
Lifetime Achievement Award Angela Lansbury - UK


In 2018, the 57th Rose d'Or award ceremony took place on September 13th in Berlin. Katjana Gerz and Paddy O'Connell moderated. Among other things, the television film Maria Theresia (Limited Series & TV Movie category) was nominated, the series Magda does it! (Sitcom category) as well as Babylon Berlin (Series category), the Ulm Stories - The Dream of Flying (Virtual Reality category), the Big Bounce Battle (Show category), Olli Dittrich for portraying the character Trixie Dörfel in Trixie Wonderland (Comedy category ) and Find me in Paris (children category).

Jan Böhmermann was awarded the Rose d'Or television prize in the Entertainer of the Year category .


In 2019, the Rose d'Or was first awarded in London on December 1st. The ceremony was moderated by Sir Lenny Henry . The jury chairman was the actress Sofia Helin .

category winner Production company / broadcaster country
Soap or telenovela Orphans of A Nation Globo Brazil
Children and youth ZombieLars NRK , Tordenfilm, Global Screen Norway
Arts The Greenaway Alphabet NTR , Beeld TV, Wide House Netherlands
Audio entertainment 13 minutes to the moon BBC World Service UK
Social Media Video Series Swipe NPO 3 , VERTOV, KRO-NCRV Netherlands
Studio entertainment Michael McIntyre ’s Big Show BBC One , Hungry McBear UK
Comedy Baroness Von Sketch Show CBC , Frantic Films, Banijay Rights Canada
Reality and factual entertainment The Repair Shop BBC2 , Ricochet, Warner Bros UK
Comedy Drama and Sitcom Arde Madrid Movistar , beta film Spain
drama Chernobyl Sky Atlantic , HBO , Sister Pictures, The Mighty Mint, Word Games UK / USA
Golden rose Chernobyl Sky Atlantic, HBO, Sister Pictures, The Mighty Mint, Word Games UK / USA
Performance of the year Ricky Gervais in After Life UK
Lifetime Achievement Award Maren Kroymann Germany

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