People eligible to vote are either professionals registered to attend SPORTEL or professionals from the TV Media industry who register under TV Sports Awards website (link below). The Play for Change Award is open to public vote. By participating in the voting of the TV Sports Awards, each voting participant agrees to be bound by the official competition rules. The voting process and results will be audited by an external expert to maintain a fair and transparent process. Voting is limited to one vote per category per verified email address.
The nominees have been shortlisted by the expert judging panel .
If you encounter any problems or have any questions please get in contact with us. Winners will be announced at the TV Sports Awards ceremony, held in Monte Carlo, Monaco on Monday 23rd August 2017.
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BT SPORT’s coverage of the Champions League Final
Eurosport’s coverage of Tour De France
Sky’s coverage of the Lions Tour of New Zealand
DAZN by Perform
The Virtual Announcer by NeuLion
Sunset and Vine’s coverage of the Rio Paralympics
ATP Media: Tennis TV
FIA Formula E Championship: Virtual reality into live broadcast
OMNIGON: The United States Golf Association’s 2017 U.S. Open
MLB Advanced Media
Best Sports Thematic Channel
Agency of the Year InfrontTEAM MarketingChina Sports MediaEurosport
Media Executive of the year John Gleasure (Perform)Mark Parkman (Olympic Channel)Peter Hutton (Eurosport)
Best Sports Broadcaster SkyBBC SportBT Sport
Best TV Rights Deal Football Association international deal with IMGSvensk Elitfotboll (Swedish football league) domestic deal with Discovery/EurosportEngland and Wales Cricket Board deal in the UK and Ireland with Sky
Play for Change Award Lawrence Dallaglio for his work with his Foundation – Dallglio RugbyWorksJuan Mata for his Common Goal initiativeGarbine Muguruza for her work with with Room to Read
The TV Sports Awards are presented over 8 categories to identify innovation and excellence in the sport media industry. Selected by our expert jury, the Awards will showcase phenomenal and ground-breaking work. Click on a category for more information
In this age on-demand content, live sports events remain one of the few appointments to view: entertainment programmes that if you aren’t able to watch live, you’ve missed out. That is why live sports rights command such significant value, why advertisers flock to and around the biggest live sports broadcasts and why live sport is still the main driver for pay-TV subscriptions. The Best Live Event Coverage award will recognise the broadcast that took sport coverage to the next level for fans watching on TV or on the move in a live transmission between August 1st 2016 and August 1st 2017. In order to apply, please show how you meet the below criteria.
In an everchanging and competitive landscape, it is important that sport media companies keep on top of their game. The Sports Media Company of the Year award will be presented to an organisation or agency that has majorly expanded its business between August 2016-August 2017. This can include a company that has expanded into new territories; increased its revenue; introduced new sports properties; developed new media offerings; engaged a large following; or a new company that has entered the sport media industry and undergoing a fast success rate. The Sports Media Company of the Year award will highlight the company that, despite industry challenges and competition, has delivered unparalleled performance between August 1 2016 and August 1 2017.
With new sports broadcasters popping up across the globe, established channels reinventing themselves and burgeoning operators expanding at a rapid pace, the need for sports channels to deliver a unique offering both in terms of their rights portfolio and broadcast output has never been more important.
The Best Sports Broadcaster award will recognise a broadcaster that has really made itself stand out from the crowd and is open to any TV channel that has offered live or highlights sports coverage between August 1st 2016 and August 1st 2017 and has:
The relationship between the broadcaster and sports rights-owner is simple: the rights-owner chooses the broadcaster it believes will take its sport to the best possible audience and at an appropriate price; while the broadcaster chooses the rights-owner it believes offers sport that is attractive to its audience and which it can build a strong business proposition around.
The best broadcast partnerships are those where the two parties work closely together and in a way that enables both to achieve their core objectives.
To celebrate this, the Best TV Rights Deal award will be selected by an independent, expert judging panel and will recognise the partnership that was signed and/or shown in between August 1st 2016 and August 1st 2017. In order to apply this must be a joint submission between the broadcaster and sports rights-owner.
Sports media is filled with some of international business’ most forward-thinking, hard-working and passionate people, and is one of the reasons why the business of sport has been on a continual upward curve for a number of decades. To celebrate this, the Media Executive of the Year award will showcase the Sports Media Executive who demonstrated an unrivalled top-level performance between August 1 2016 and August 1 2017.
The Agency of the Year award aims to recognise the agency who has had the biggest impact on the sports broadcasting industry. This can include brokering new broadcasting partnerships and media rights deals, launching new services or overachieving for their clients. The Agency of the Year award will highlight the agency who delivered a high level of performance between August 1 2016 and August 1 2017
The Best Sports Project award will recognise the company who has delivered an outstanding project/experience that has innovatively provided sport content to its audience. This includes event, technology or digital projects, that have provided the audience with a rich sport experience and have made incredible impact between August 1st 2016 and August 1st 2017
It is important in professional sports that leading figures, professional athletes and sport icons do not lose sight of what really matters and use their influence and power to contribute towards making a better world. The PFC award recognises this leading sports figure who is responsible for extraordinary social responsibility work through supporting, funding and advocating worthy campaigns, initiatives and projects for children and young people.
To celebrate this, the Play for Change award will be selected by an independent, expert judging panel and will recognise a sporting individual who did outstanding charitable work in between August 1 2016 and August 1 2017:
The award for the Best Sports Thematic channel aims to recognise a channel or platform that dedicates itself to a specific sport and offers its sporting fans new and exclusive insight into their interests or hobbies. They may have generated a large following or provided interactive offerings to engage their audience. The Best Sports Thematic channel award will highlight the sport channel that delivered an unrivalled experience for its fans between August 1 2016 and August 1 2017