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Sky Sports has received the FIA's Best TV Broadcaster Award for Outstanding Coverage for the second year running.

The subscription-TV broadcaster earned the accolade at the 2013 FIA Prize Giving Ceremony in Paris on Friday December 6th.

As well as showing live coverage of each race in 2013 - plus every practice and qualifying session - Sky Sports F1 HD has featured additional programming such as 'The F1 Show', 'Ted’s Qualifying and Race Notebook' and new episodes in the 'F1 Legends' series.

In addition, Sky Sports News HD, and @skysportsf1 have provided breaking news and in-depth coverage throughout the racing season.

Sky Sports has also remained on the cusp of technological innovation, in a bid to deliver the best possible viewing experience to its subscribers.

Back in February, Sky Sports F1 continued to innovate with a world-first - live 3D coverage of the third winter test.

And once the season started, drivers used the new outdoor paddock touchscreen to replay and analyse their own laps live on air.

Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports, said it was a "great honour" for the firm to win the Outstanding Coverage award two years in a row.

He said the accolade was "recognition for the incredible hard work of the Sky Sports F1 production team".

"The award reflects the passion we have for innovation, creativity and production standards, not just in Formula 1 but across all our sports," Mr Francis stated.

"We aim to provide the best quality coverage as well as best set of rights and we’re very proud to receive such recognition."

Martin Turner, Executive Producer for Sky Sports F1, commented that motorsport fans are both passionate and knowledgeable, and deserve "the ultimate coverage".

"If you’re not at the Grand Prix, we want Sky Sports F1 to be the next best place to be," he stated.

"This award gives us another reason to keep improving and we’re working on several exciting ideas for next season.”

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