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SBS wins Sports Media awards

SBS was awarded at the Australian Sports Commission Media Awards, including for its cycling coverage.

SBS was awarded at the Australian Sports Commission Media Awards last night.

The broadcaster’s cycling coverage, which included the 2011 Tour de France, won Best Coverage of Sport by an Organisation – Broadcast Media.

Michael Tomalaris was acknowledged for his role in SBS’s broadcast of the 2011 Tour de France, being awarded Best Coverage of Sport by an Individual – Broadcast Media.

World News Australia reporter Luke Waters was awarded Best Coverage of Women in Sport for his story ‘A belt that fits’ about female boxer Diana Prazak, who is the first Australian woman to win a world boxing title.

“SBS has been committed to the coverage of cycling for the past 21 years,” said Ken Shipp, Head of Sport at SBS. “To receive this acknowledgement is a great honour.”

“Michael truly deserves this recognition of his long term commitment and passion for cycling,” said Ken Shipp, Head of Sport at SBS. “Congratulations from SBS management and all of his colleagues at SBS.”

The cycling wins come as some consolation for SBS losing the 2012 rights for the Tour Down Under.

4 Responses

  1. Definitely well deserved SBS. They don’t get many sports, and not many of the extremely mainstream ones (cycling is one of them), but when they do, they do the sport and the event justice, getting it live, giving great coverage and repeating it later on, plus with much fewer adverts than 7, 9 and 10.

    Here’s hoping SBS received a few more awards before Christmas.

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