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 upon by SPORTEL members. 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.”
“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.