TV Sports Awards set to launch at SPORTEL Monaco
LONDON, 19 AUGUST, 2015 – The inaugural TV Sports Awards, which will recognise and celebrate excellence in the sports media industry, has launched today in support of Play for Change, a global sports charity that supports vulnerable children.
Sponsored by Eurosport and co-organised by SPORTEL and Play for Change, the awards ceremony will be held at the Yacht Club de Monaco on Monday 12th October 2015 to raise valuable funds for the charity’s sports and education programmes around the world. It will also coincide with the annual SPORTEL Monaco convention and will feature an array of sporting legends as well as high-profile guests from the world of sport, entertainment and media.
Awards will be presented across five categories including; Best Sports Broadcaster, Best Live Event Coverage, Best Digital Project, Best TV Rights Deal and Media Executive of the Year, voted for by SPORTEL attendees. There will also be a special ‘Play for Change’ award presented on the night which will recognise a top-class athlete who is responsible for extraordinary social responsibility work through supporting, funding and advocating worthy campaigns, initiatives and projects for vulnerable children through sports.
Three nominees will be shortlisted in each category by an independent committee formed of representatives from several influential and well-respected sports media partners, including iSportConnect, Sports Media and Finance, Sportcal, SportsPro, TV Sports Markets and SportBusiness International. Award winners will be decided by SPORTEL attendees who will be able to cast their votes for the nominees online.
Marie Le Page, Director for Play for Change, said: “Play for Change are thrilled to be working with SPORTEL who are not only committed to honouring excellence in the sporting world, but also to promoting sport’s ability to contribute to positive change in society. These awards compliment the SPORTEL convention perfectly by showcasing, and celebrating the very best of the sports media industry in the past year. The inaugural nominees include some of the most influential executives, broadcasters, networks, international sports federations, distributors and right owners in the industry.”
She continued: “Together we can leave a legacy to those who need it the most, whilst strengthening our international voice and mission to transforming the lives of vulnerable children through sports and education.”
Tables for the TV Sports Awards are available to reserve via the official awards website, please visit www.tvsportsawards.org for more information.
Notes to Editors
About Play for Change
Play for Change is dedicated to the provision of life changing opportunities for children and young people from disadvantaged background. Through Play for Change we leverage our global network, media expertise and sporting connections to raise valuable funds to develop and scale-up sport and education programmes around the world that offer young people the opportunity to change their lives. You can learn more about Play for Change and their mission at http://www.playforchange.org.
SPORTEL is the one event that unites the international sports marketing and media industry. For over 25 years, top level executives from all over the world, representing sports networks, international sports federations, sports marketing agencies, production companies, sports content right owners, distributors, technology, new media and more. They come together every year to determine the future of major sports events for the 21st century media platforms. SPORTEL conventions are the most important business platforms to do business and find valuable insight on influential business trends and practices. The highly informative conference and expert panels are a profitable source of current developments of this industry. In 2014, SPORTELMonaco featured 2,613 participants representing 961 companies from 78 countries.
Eurosport is the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination. Part of Discovery communications, the world’s No.1 pay-tv programmer, Eurosport is dedicated to delivering the most comprehensive live sports experience through compelling content and technical innovation. Eurosport reaches 222 million cumulative subscribers across 91 countries in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Eurosport -the flagship channel -is the No.1 pan-European TV channel, broadcasting over 5,000 hours of live sport every year into 137 million homes in 54 countries, providing expert commentary in 20 different languages. Eurosport.com is Europe’s No.1 online sports news website with up to 23 million visitors every month. Eurosport Events is the group’s expert division in the management and promotion of international sporting events.
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