BBC Sport wins sport BAFTA for World Cup coverage

BBC Sport’s coverage of the World Cup 2018 quarter-final between England and Sweden was named best sports programme at Sunday’s BAFTA Television Awards.

The corporation’s production from Russia in June last year was victorious in a category that also included its own rugby and Winter Olympics coverage.

The other BBC Sport nominations were for Scotland against England in the 2018 Six Nations and for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Sky Sports was also up for the award for its coverage of former England cricketer Alastair Cook’s final test match, a game between England and India at the Oval that saw Cook hit a hundred in what was his final innings.

In total, the BBC picked up 16 BAFTA awards at this year’s ceremony.

Charlotte Moore, BBC director of content, said: “It was a fantastic evening for BBC shows, and I’d like to congratulate all the winners. Tonight’s awards show that the BBC is on top form creatively and can draw on the best talent in so many genres. I’m proud that so many wonderfully talented individuals in front of and behind the camera choose to make their programmes with us.”

The BAFTA Television Awards ceremony was held at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Sunday 12 May. 

Subscribe and Get SVG Europe Newsletters