Kent TV and Tom Chown make the EDF Energy Media Awards Shortlist

Tom Chown looking into a camera with Dover Castle in the background

Tom Chown filming at Dover Castle © Kent TV

 Kent TV and Kent TV journalist Tom Chown have made the shortlist for the 2008 EDF Energy Media Awards for London and the South East.

The awards, sponsored by EDF Energy and, have short listed Kent TV for the category of Website of the Year alongside the BBC and Hampstead and Highgate Express.

Launched only a year ago, Kent TV has proved to be popular with Kent residents with over 430,000 visits made to the site in the first 9 months. Funded by Kent County Council, the channel is run by Ten Alps, an independent company, who generate and facilitate the content online. The broadband station has 15 channels covering a wide range of topics that interest and affect Kent.

Tom Chown, a video journalist for Kent TV, has also been nominated in the category Journalist of the Year. Tom has been working at Kent TV since it launched last September and has covered many stories, from the plane crash in Farnborough to the release of the movie The Other Boleyn Girl.

The awards ceremony will be held on the 23rd October at London Zoo. Winning companies will be presented with a trophy, whilst individual prize winners will be awarded with £100.

Kent Film Office wishes Kent TV and Tom Chown every success in the awards.