BBC Olympic coverage wins Royal Television Society award
The BBC's coverage of the London Olympic Games has been honoured by the Royal Television Society at an awards ceremony on Monday night.
The complex broadcasting operation won the judges' award at the RTS Craft and Design Awards at the London Savoy.
The judges' citation focused on the BBC's delivery of its television and digital services, noting that it had reached a tv audience of 52 million and served 111m video streams during the Games.
Roger Mosey, director of Vision, accepted the award with the directors of Sport (Barbara Slater), London 2012 (Dave Gordon) and Future Media (Ralph Riviera).
In an email to London 2012 staff, Mosey said: 'This is a tribute to the whole organisation, including BBC News and Nations & Regions, who were vital to our coverage, and it shows that when we work as one BBC we can do amazing things'.
Among others that recognised the Games, the London 2012 Opening Ceremony production team won an award for design and craft innovation; and there was an award for the graphic design trails and packaging of the Olympics for BBC M&A with RCKR/Y&R, Red Bee Productions and Passion Pictures.
The RTS Craft and Design Awards recognise the skills involved in programme production, from costume design to lighting and digital effects.
The BBC dominated the awards, picking up 18 awards in 22 categories that award television professionals.
RTS Craft and Design Awards 2012 - BBC winners in full
Effects digital: The Fades, BBC Three
Effects special: Mongrels, series two, BBC Three
Costume design drama: Great Expectations, BBC One
Photography Documentary/Factual and non-drama productions: Earthflight, BBC One
Photography drama: Blackout, BBC One
Effects picture enhancement: White Heat, BBC Two
Multicamera work: Adele Live at the Royal Albert Hall, BBC One
Lighting for multicamera: The Diamond Jubilee Concert, BBC One
Sound drama: White Heat, BBC Two
Music original score: Lucien Freud - Painted Life, BBC Two
Music original title: The Fades, BBC Three
Production design entertainment and non-drama productions: Turn Back Time: The Family, BBC One
Production design drama: Great Expectations, BBC One
Graphic design titles: Parade's End, episode one, BBC/HBO
Graphic design trails/packaging: BBC 2012 - The Olympics
Graphic design programme content sequences: My Autism and Me, Newsround Special, CBBC
Tape and film editing, entertainment & situation comedy: Mrs Brown's Boys, series two, BBC One
Tape and film editing, documentary & factual: Protecting Our Children, BBC Two
Judges' award: Olympic Coverage, BBC Sport