Sky 3D wins BAFTA for Attenborough’s Flying Monsters
11.12 Europe/London, May , 2011 By Julian Clover

Sky 3D has been presented with a BAFTA for its Flying Monsters 3D production, the first time a programme captured in 3D has been honoured by the UK’s premier TV awards.

Commenting on the award, Sophie Turner Laing, Sky’s managing director, Entertainment and News said: “I’m thrilled that Flying Monsters 3D has been celebrated by BAFTA. It’s a truly remarkable piece of film-making by David Attenborough and the team at Atlantic Productions, and a ground-breaking first in television. We’re very proud to have been part of Sir David’s continued legacy at BAFTA in Black and White, Colour, HD and now, with Sky, in 3D.”

Flying Monsters offered viewers the chance to see prehistoric creatures brought to life. Sky is also working with the veteran broadcaster on other projects, including a 3D documentary on penguins.

Sky received a total of six BAFTA nominations, the highest-ever figure for the broadcaster.