The SVG Europe Sports TV Awards, sponsored by Canon, were scheduled to take place at Lord’s Cricket Ground on 27 May. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, however, the awards cannot be bestowed in person at this time. Instead, SVG Europe will be announcing the winners during an ‘as live’ online awards ceremony that will premiere on YouTube and here on the SVG Europe Awards website at 17:00 (UK time) on 27 May 2020.
The awards ceremony will be hosted by Abi Stephens, sports broadcaster and presenter.
The Sports TV Awards trophies themselves will then be handed over in person at a future physical SVG Europe event.
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Outstanding Production Achievement
In this category SVG Europe recognises a sports production that has delivered outstanding live coverage for viewers and/or media partners and pushed the boundaries of sports broadcasting. Considerations include overall quality of the production and storytelling; innovative use of new technologies; and lasting impact of new production techniques. The event could be a multi-day tournament or event, a season-long league or a single match, contest or competition.
Outstanding OTT Experience
The Outstanding OTT Experience award is given to a sports OTT or streaming service or app that in the view of the judges takes advantage of digital and personalisation to offer a viewing or user experience that is more engaging than traditional broadcast alone. Considerations include feature design and ease of use; production enhancements such as alternate camera angles and graphics; or innovation in viewing or engagement.
One Planet Award for Sustainability in Sports TV
The One Planet Award recognises and rewards individuals, companies, projects or initiatives from across the sports broadcasting and production sector that can demonstrate an impactful contribution to the transition to a net-zero carbon and zero waste society. Applications covering all aspects of the sector are invited, including the technology we use, our production and operational practices and the editorial content we bring to audiences.
SVG Europe Women Award for Diversity in Sports TV
The SVG Europe Women Award for Diversity in Sports TV is given to an organisational programme that is designed to encourage diversity within the sports production and the media industry. Considerations include an effective public facing initiative that encourages diversity; tangible changes that improve the diversity of an organisation; and both intervention and thought leadership.
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