Executive Producer of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, Martin Österdahl, said "I'm happy for all team members who put in their best to make the 2016 event so memorable. We are all honoured to be nominated and to be a part of the Eurovision Song Contest". Over 400 programmes from more than 130 broadcasters and production companies in 33 different countries were submitted for this year’s Rose d’Or Awards. There are six categories for television and online video:
Five Radio awards will also be given for best Comedy, Talk Show, Music Show, Event of the Year and, also new for 2016, Audio Stories.
For the first time in 2016, the shortlisted nominees will present their programmes to their peers ahead of the Rose d’Or Award ceremony and have a say in who takes home the coveted trophies in Berlin on Tuesday 13 September. Last year the event took place in London and was hosted by Paddy O'Connell who previously commentated on the Eurovision Song Contest Semi Finals in the United Kingdom.