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Who's on the shortlist for the 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year?

Who will win this years BBC Sports Personality of the Year award? 2017 has been an exceptional year for all the contenders. Among the favorites to win this year are boxing superstar Anthony Joshua, goal scoring sensation Harry Kane and four-time Formula 1 world champion, Lewis Hamilton.

Barbara Slater's TV diary

My week starts at BBC Sport HQ in Salford at what is a very exciting time – the Olympics are under way. I walk to our ground-floor operation, where the BBC Breakfast set has been relocated for 17 days so that we can bring viewers all of the action from the previous night.

Join a morning conference call with colleagues in London before starting a day of back-to-back meetings, both with colleagues in Salford and liaising with those in Brazil – the four-hour time difference can make for a very long day.

BBC reaches record online audience for England v Wales Euro '16 clash

Overall on Thursday, 14.6million browsers across the globe logged on to the BBC Sport website to see coverage of the Euro 2016 tournament, which included Northern Ireland's 2-0 win against Ukraine.

Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport, said: "Our enhanced service, in addition to our first class TV and radio coverage, puts audiences at the very heart of the Euro 2016 action wherever they are, allowing them to follow the action however they wish."

Final preparations underway for RTS Programme Awards 2016

Ant and Dec are nominated for the Entertainment Performance award and will battle it out against The Last Leg's Adam Hills and A League Of Their Own's Jack Whitehall. The Last Leg also receives a nomination for Entertainment programme where it will complete against Release the Hounds and The Graham Norton Show. 

Channel 4 becomes the terrestrial home of Formula One

Malaysian Grand Prix 2010

The BBC has terminated its contract with Formula One in order to help meet the £35 million in savings BBC Sport was asked to make by BBC Director-General Tony Hall.

In a first for a UK terrestrial commercial broadcaster, Channel 4 says no advertising breaks will take place through the duration of live races.

The channel will broadcast ten races per season live, with high definition highlights from all 21 races, including those shows live on Sky Sports F1.