24 January 2013 10:45 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

To the National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, the awards voted for by the people who matter the most – the commissioning editors. No, of course not, the viewers. It was reassuring to see, even though the calendar has flipped over to 2013, that there is still plenty of appetite to hitch a ride on the Olympics bandwagon. This year's ceremony featured a "landmark" award which went to London 2012. Unable to fit the entire capital city in the arena, big though it is, Olympians, Paralympians, Lord Coe and Clare Balding took to the stage to accept the honour. Think that a multiple gold-medal winning Olympian wouldn't be impressed by all these TV types? Think again. "It's not the sort of event I have been to before," said Sir Chris Hoy. He can say that again. "It's very exciting, and fun to spot the people I know on television." Not that the »

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