The Best Sports TV Commentators Revealed
The first edition of the Best Sports TV Commentator Awards has come to an end, seeing Petter Veland being crowned Norway’s most powerful voice in sports commentary and Patrik Westberg named Sweden’s most favourite sports commentator. The poll organised by leading sports TV guides, TVmatchen.nu and TVkampen.com, was launched to provide sports fans with a platform to support their commentary idols. The competition was open for two weeks and secured a whopping 10,000+ unique votes!
Petter Veland regularly commentates for Viasport on the UEFA Champions League, providing expert knowledge on the Spanish La Liga and is co-host of the LaLigaLoca podcast. Patrik Westberg is well-known for his charismatic commentary on Swedish Hockey League, Hockeyallsvenskan, Allsvenskan and Superettan.
Erik Jensen, Managing Director at TVmatchen.nu and TVkampen.com commented: “We wanted to create an award to applaud the people who make watching sport on TV exciting with their vast knowledge and comforting words. I would like to congratulate Petter and Patrik for collecting the first ever title of the Best Sports TV Commentators in both Norway and Sweden. I also hope to start an annual tradition that sports fans from across both countries can be a part of.
Erik Jensen & Petter Veland
Erik Jensen & Patrik Westberg
Last week Raketech’s sports media team awarded Petter and Patrik with their well-earned trophies. Being given the opportunity to meet with Norway and Sweden’s most favourite sports commentators, naturally, we asked about the stories behind their commentary careers and discussed sport, teams, events and rumours.