AWARDS: Olympics, Paralympics and Wimbledon nominated for 2013 BAFTA TV sport award

April 9, 2013

The shortlist for the 2013 Arqiva BAFTA Television Awards have been announced with London 2012-related programmes and events dominating the main sports category.

The ‘Sport and Live Event’ nominations include the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, the BBC’s coverage of Olympic ‘Super Saturday’ and the 2012 Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final, as well as Channel 4’s Paralympic Games coverage.

Danny Boyle’s spectacular opening ceremony, which was broadcast live on BBC One to a record 30m viewers, is also nominated in the Radio Times Audience Award category, which is the only award decided by the public.

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AWARDS: BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2012 – Live on BBC One

December 9, 2012

After one of the greatest years in British sporting history, Sue Barker, Gary Lineker and Clare Balding host the 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year, live from London’s ExCeL on BBC One and BBC One HD.

In front of a crowd of over 15,000 people, the star-studded event will feature some of the greatest names in world sport, with the evening culminating in the presentation of one of the most coveted awards in sport, which is chosen by viewers live on the night.

There are 12 contenders for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award this year to reflect such an extraordinary year, and with so much to look back on from the last 12 months, the show has been extended by an extra half-an-hour.

The 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year will bring down the curtain on a historic 12 months of sport and you can enjoy the entire ceremony live on BBC One from 7.30pm on Sunday, December 16.

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FORMULA 1: Sky Sports wins FIA award in debut season of F1 coverage

December 8, 2012

Sky Sports has been awarded the ‘Best TV Broadcast Award for Outstanding Coverage’ following the debut season of its dedicated Formula 1 channel.

The award was presented to Sky Sports F1 by FOM chairman Bernie Ecclestone at the 2012 FIA Prize Giving Ceremony in Istanbul on Friday, December 7, where the FIA World Championship presentations were also made.

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BROADCASTING: BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2011 – Live from Salford Quays

September 19, 2011

This year’s Sports Personality of the Year will be held at the BBC’s new studios at MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, the corporation has confirmed.

The new home of BBC Sport will become the eleventh different venue to play host to the annual sporting celebration on Thursday 22nd December.

This year’s show has been switched to a Thursday evening slot to accomodate the schedules of some of the likely contenders for the main award, and to avoid a head-to-head clash with ITV’s X Factor final.

SPOTY’s regular presenting trio of Sue Barker, Gary Lineker and Jake Humphrey will return to host proceedings for a fourth successive year together on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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BROADCASTING: BBC’s Formula 1 coverage wins BAFTA TV award

May 22, 2011

BBC Sport’s coverage of the 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix has been honoured with a BAFTA Television Award.

The programme, hosted by Jake Humphrey, captured all the action and drama as Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel clinched the Formula 1 world title.

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