Shortlist for SVG Europe Sports TV Awards 2021 revealed!

SVG Europe to celebrate the best of European sports production on 28 October at Chelsea F.C.

SVG Europe is very pleased to announce the names of the sports broadcasting and production projects that have been shortlisted for the Sports TV Awards 2021, sponsored by Canon.

After receiving nominations from all across Europe, covering many different sports and representing sport and media organisations big and small, the judges chose 31 entries across six categories that they felt had helped to push sports television forward within the 2020 calendar year.

The judges looked to reward people, organisations and projects, big or small, that have led by example, experimented, taken risks, overcome the challenges of COVID, and achieved results that can contribute to the continuing forward momentum and success of the industry as a whole.

Awards will be presented for Achievements in Production (two categories), OTT Experience, Audio Sustainability and Diversity. The full shortlist is:

Outstanding Production Achievement – Innovation

  • BT Sport – Remote Production & De-centralisation
  • EMG – Remote Premier League
  • Circle-O and Riedel Communications – The America’s Cup
  • Sportdigital FUSSBALL – Predictions Eredivisie
  • Sky Sports – Sky Virtual Production Suite
  • Timeline TV – Stream Anywhere App

One Planet Award for Sustainability in Sports TV

  • IMG Studios – Green to Screen
  • Sky Sports – Sustainability in 2020
  • Streamteam Nordic – Carbon Neutrality in Sports Production
  • SVT Sport – FIS Ski Tour Nordic 2020

SVG Europe Women Award for Diversity in Sports TV

  • Broadcast Academy (HBS) – Project Access
  • BT Sport – United Initiative
  • Rise: Women in Broadcasting – Rise Mentoring
  • RTÉ Sport – 20×20 Campaign
  • Sky Sports – Campaign Against Online Hate

Outstanding OTT or Engagement Experience

  • BT Sport – Matchday Experience
  • Deltatre & LiveLike – DIVA
  • Liverpool Football Club – LFCTV Go
  • Sky Sports – Sky Sports Recap
  • Sport Buff – Fan Engagement Experience
  • WSC Sports – Creating Automagical OTT Experiences

Outstanding Audio Innovation

  • Circle-O and Riedel Communications – The America’s Cup
  • Salsa Sound – vCrowd Virtual Crowd Sound Solution
  • Sky Sports – Sky Sports Crowds
  • Tall Audio – Standing Tall and Being Heard
  • Telos Alliance – Infinity Virtual Intercom Platform

Outstanding Production Achievement – Event

  • Circle-O and Riedel Communications – The America’s Cup
  • Sky Sports – Sky Group Formula 1 Coverage
  • Sky Sports – Remote Football
  • SVT Sport – Vinterstudion
  • World Rugby / HBS – Rugby World Cup 2023 Draw

Chair of Judges and SVG Europe Advisory Board Member, Peter Angell, said:

“We were once again overwhelmed by the quality and breadth of the submissions for the Sports TV Awards – with entries from all around Europe covering a range of different sports.

“It was always clear that the European sports broadcasting and production community had gone to great lengths to keep sports TV on air during the pandemic, but what is inspiring is that they were still able to innovate in 2020 despite COVID-19. The entries reflect that.

“As judges, we had great trouble shortlisting and picking winners because the quality of the work, and the quality of the submissions, was so high. But we got there. Thank you to all the judges for giving up their time to help with this year’s awards. And a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to enter.

“I believe that the shortlist showcases the best of European sports television – and with so many great entries, the ceremony on 28 October promises to be as exciting and dramatic as the sporting events that are nominated. Good luck to all the shortlisted entrants.”

​​Ceremony

The Sports Production & Technology Summit incorporating the 2021 Sports TV Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 28 October at Chelsea F.C.’s Stamford Bridge stadium in London.

The change of date from Thursday 9 September to Thursday 28 October accommodates the venue’s revised schedule while giving SVG Europe an even better chance of delivering a genuine pan-European audience in line with current COVID-19 protocols on international travel.

The repositioning of the Sports Production & Technology Summit and the SVG Europe Sports TV Awards after NAB and before IBC will also position it as an attractive destination and allow sponsors, and awards nominees the chance to showcase their recently premiered technologies.

About the SVG Europe Sports TV Awards

The SVG Europe Sports TV Awards 2021 recognise and honour the outstanding companies, teams and individuals that pushed sports broadcasting and production forward within the 2020 calendar year. The judges look to reward people, organisations and projects, big or small, that have led by example, experimented, taken risks and achieved results that can contribute to the continuing forward momentum and success of the industry as a whole.

For more information, including judging criteria, please visit: https://www.svgeurope.org/sports-tv-awards-2021

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