SVG Europe Sport Production Achievement Awards

SVG Europe 2017 Sport Production Achievement Awards were held as part of the Sport Production Summit, taking place at the DeLaMar Theatre in Amsterdam, on Thursday 14 September, in advance of IBC 2017.

The Awards  were expanded this year with two new awards:

Outstanding Digital Achievement recognised achievements related to digital and social media sports content creation and distribution. Together with the Outstanding Technical Achievement and Outstanding Live Event Achievement Awards, nominations are now open to any company or organisation involved in Sports Broadcasting.

Also new this year is the Outstanding Contribution to the European Sport Production Community Award, was awarded by a team of industry peers to the individual they feel has made an outstanding contribution to the world of Sports Broadcasting.

The post-Awards Networking Party was held at the RAI on the evening of Saturday 16 September. Both the Awards and Networking Party are sponsored by Canon.



Full category details:

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT: The Outstanding Technical Achievement award is presented for a specific technical achievement within a larger European production. Some examples include a new use of augmented reality, a new camera system, a new approach to live event audio. The award is not for the technology itself but rather its use within an event in a positive and meaningful way.

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL ACHIEVEMENT: The Outstanding Digital Achievement award is presented to the best European production or innovation that was distributed via digital distribution methods which include OTT, an app, VR, and social media platforms. Nominees will be evaluated on the level of innovation and quality of production.

OUTSTANDING LIVE EVENT ACHIEVEMENT: SVG Europe wishes to recognise a truly memorable European live sports event production, a complex team effort that delivers outstanding coverage of a key sporting event right across the disciplines of planning, production, resources and on-site operations.

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE EUROPEAN SPORTS PRODUCTION COMMUNITY (not open to general nominations): This SVG Europe award is presented to an individual who has changed the nature of sports content creation and distribution within Europe. Criteria includes their longevity within the industry, the impact their professional career has had on the entire sports production community, and their commitment to moving the industry forward in a positive way.