Television coverage of the Isle of Man TT has, once again, been shortlisted for a prestigious award.
The North One Television team has been nominated in the Best Sports Programme category at the annual Broadcast Magazine Awards for its work on the 2010TT.
The awards ceremony takes place on February 2nd at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
North One TV’s 2010 TT coverage included the return of the hi-motion ‘Super Slo-mo’ camera that provided such stunning shots including the flex and suspension of the bikes. The year also saw the introduction of high definition on-board cameras that had never been used before in any motorsport event in the UK. There were also more course cameras and a new ‘pole cam’ used at the start/finish line and pit lane.
Broadcast is the main weekly magazine for the UK television and radio industry. The awards recognise excellence in the industry and judging criteria includes creativity, quality, originality and results.
Other nominations in the category, sponsored by SIS Live, include IMG Media’s Indian Premier League Final for ITV4, Vsquared’s coverage of the Tour de France for ITV4, Winter Olympics by BBC Sport for BBC2.
BBC Sport has also been nominated for World Cup 2010 and World Cup Match of the Day for BBC1.
There are 20 categories covering all aspects of TV in the UK, including awards for Best Entertainment Programme, Best Daytime Programme, Best News Programme, Best Drama and Best Documentary Series. Among the shortlisted programmes are The X Factor, Mary Queen of Scots and Sherlock.
North One Television Chief Executive Neil Duncanson said:
“The nomination is not only a testament to the skills and hard work of the whole production team, but also everyone on the Island connected to the TT, from the organisers and riders to the marshals, race officials and the police.”
“Without their assistance none of it would be possible.”
Economic Development Minister Allan Bell added:
“The TT Races’ TV coverage is playing a large role in communicating not only this world class sporting event, but also the Island’s diverse and dynamic economy.”
“It is also promoting the Isle of Man as a year-round holiday destination as we look to grow and build our tourism industry.”