Sky Sports collects award for Scottish Cup final coverage
By Sky Sports News HQ
Last Updated: 18/05/17 4:45pm
The Sky Sports Scottish Football team have won a Royal Television Society Scotland award for their 'seminal' coverage of the 2016 Scottish Cup final.
Sky Sports shared the award with the BBC in the 'Live sports event and documentaries' category for the outstanding coverage of Hibernian's dramatic late victory over Rangers at Hampden Park.
A day of high drama last May saw Hibs come from 2-1 down to claim the cup for the first time in 114 years with a breathless 3-2 win.
Their last-gasp success was the precursor to a pitch invasion which ultimately saw fans of both sides clash before the trophy could be presented to the victors.
Regarding the coverage, an RTS spokesman said: "[It was] an example of a crack team of sports broadcasters producing top-quality football coverage on a huge occasion, and when unexpected scenes were unfolding before their eyes.
"As Hibs won their first Scottish Cup final since 1902, the Sky Sports team provided exceptional match direction and handled scenes of a pitch invasion with professionalism and an instinctive understanding of Scottish football.
"The images Sky Sports gathered on the day will be used again and again in future documentaries telling the story of that day making this a seminal piece of match coverage."
The award comes just three days after Sky Sports won another BAFTA for coverage of The 145th Open at Royal Troon in July 2016.