W teams up with Glamour Women of the Year Awards to sponsor Sportswoman of the Year

Monday 6 February 2017

UKTV's premium entertainment channel W has today announced its exclusive sponsorship of the Sportswoman of the Year category at the 2017 British Glamour Women of the Year Awards. The awards, taking place on Tuesday 6th June in London, celebrate women throughout the entertainment, fashion and sports communities.

Previous winners of the Sportswoman of the Year award include tennis player Johanna Konta, cyclist Laura Trott, and athlete Christine Ohuruogu. The W Channel Sportswoman of the Year will be announced at the ceremony in June.

The longlist below, announced in the magazine today, will be voted for by British Glamour readers ONLINE HERE.

W Channel Sportswoman Bethany Firth, swimmer Charlotte Dujardin, dressage rider Ellie Simmonds, swimmer Hannah Cockroft, wheelchair racer Jade Jones, taekwondo athelete Jessica Ennis Hill, heptathlete Kate Richardson-Wash, hockey player Laura Kenny, cyclist Libby Clegg, sprinter Nicola Adams, boxer Sarah Storey, para-cyclist

W is home to the critically-acclaimed ratings hit John Bishop: In Conversation With... which returns for a further two series this year. It offers audiences a dazzling mix of UKTV Original factual entertainment formats - Dr. Christian Will See You Now, Honey I Bought the House, The Dressing Room - alongside the gold standard of shows from the US including Code Black, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders and Grimm plus the same day repeat of EastEnders.

For more information of the W sponsorship head to w.uktv.co.uk or follow W on twitter @LiveOnW.

For more information, please contact:

Gem Pinkney, Publicity manager - W, Dave, Gold

About W

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W is UKTV's premium entertainment channel, offering audiences a dazzling mix of original factual entertainment formats - ON, Get Me To The Church, Honey I Bought the House - alongside the gold standard of shows from the US including Code Black, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, CSI:NY, Grimm and The Strain plus the same day repeat of EastEnders.

About UKTV

UKTV is the biggest multichannel broadcaster in the UK.

The award-winning independent has eleven imaginative brands - UKTV Play, Dave, W, Gold, Alibi, Yesterday, Drama, Really, Home, Eden and Good Food. These include the two most popular non-PSB channels in the UK and account for nearly 10% of the British commercial TV market.

The company's most recent financial results showed record-breaking year-end revenue of £283m and EBITDA of £74.1m. It invested £123m in programming and related launches last year, and is becoming an increasingly significant investor in UK creativity.

UKTV has a truly innovative model, curating brand-defining commissions, high-profile acquisitions and the very best of BBC, alongside programmes originally shown on ITV and Channel 4. The network embraces technology to deliver inspired channels to audiences through Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView, Freesat, Amazon Fire and UKTV Play, and distributes its highly valued original programmes to 200 territories.

Now celebrating over 20 years at the forefront of digital television, UKTV - an independent commercial joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI) - is proud to be the only British television broadcaster to be recognised by Best Companies.

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About The Glamour Women Of The Year Awards

In their fourteenth year, the Awards have built on the brand authority of Glamour, and are now established as one of the biggest events of the British celebrity season. Attracting a stellar list of guests from both the UK and internationally, last year's winners included Naomie Harris, Jennifer Saunders, Elizabeth Banks, Donatella Versace, Holly Willoughby, Little Mix, Reese Witherspoon, Tanya Burr, Sophie Turner, Susan Sarandon and Jess Glynne to name just a few. Next has been the lead sponsor of the Awards for four years now. The media brand of choice across multiple platforms for millennials and beyond, Glamour has a combined gross audience reach of over 7 million.