FOX FOOTY was again recognised for its excellence in broadcasting at the Australian Football Media Awards (AFMAs), scooping a record four awards at the event last night at the MCG.
Anthony Hudson received the Most Outstanding Caller –Television award, capping off a year behind the microphone and memorable commentary where he has also proven himself one of the premier analysts in special comments.
Most Outstanding Program – Television was awarded to AFL 360 for the second year in a row. Hosted by Gerard Whateley and Mark Robinson, AFL 360 has continued to bring exclusive stories and breaking news to viewers on the most important issues facing the game; and has continually reached record viewer numbers in 2013.
Gerard Healy was also presented with the honour of Life Membership with the Australian Football Media Association for his ongoing dedication and contribution to the football media industry.
Finally, FOX FOOTY received the award for Most Outstanding Use of Social Media for #Buddy13, a brand new award in 2013 recognising innovation in partnering Twitter with a broadcast partner to create an Australian TV first, with Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin tweeting live on air during a replay of his infamous 13-goal game.
The awards cap off a second very successful year for FOX FOOTY, which was named Channel of the Year at the ASTRA Awards in July and has continued to be one of the highest-rating channels on subscription television in 2013.
“We’re thrilled to again be recognised with these media industry awards. We’ve delivered the best live sport, the most comprehensive insights, analysis and entertainment, breaking news and exclusive stories from the finest talent line-up – and all to provide fans with the ultimate access. Tonight’s awards are testament to the passion and commitment behind the scenes at FOX FOOTY,” said Head of FOX FOOTY, Rod Law.