2nd November; Sky Sports for iPad was last night named the ‘Tablet App of the Year’ at the Stuff Magazine Awards in London. Stuff Magazine praised the app, saying: ’The app comes to life during Champions League games and F1™ weekends, when it turns your iPad into race control, with multiple video feeds to choose from and live timing. The only way you’re likely to get closer to the action is by attempting to cling on to Lewis Hamilton’s back wing. ’

Available free to all Sky Sports customers, Sky Sports for iPad is the ultimate app for sports fans - whether using it on the sofa as a companion to the big screen experience, or to catch-up on the latest action when out and about. Sports which now feature in the app include the UEFA Champions League, The 2012 Ryder Cup and Masters Golf, as well as the Barclays Premier League and Formula 1™ seasons, with more planned for 2013.

The app now includes in-depth coverage of some of the most popular sports including football (UEFA Champions League, Barclays Premier League), Formula 1™, golf, rugby and cricket, with more great coverage and analysis planned for 2013. Some of the top features of the app include split-screen video footage, letting you watch multiple views of an F1™ race or two different football games at any one time, and live aggregated social feeds. Sports fans can also personalise the app’s homepage based on the teams they follow.

The app also offers live streaming of all six Sky Sports channels, Sky Sports News radio, as well as covering breaking news and the biggest sports stories of the day in incredible depth. Users can also get all the detail they need on the latest fixtures, results and standings – all powered by Sky Sports News.

Dave Gibbs, Sky Sports’ Director of Digital Media comments: “Our heritage in sports for over 20 years tells us that fans are looking for more and more information about the sport they love served in an easy to use way. This award from Stuff proves that we have delivered exactly that with the Sky Sports for iPad this year, and it’s only going to get bigger and better.”

Sky was also shortlisted as video gadget of the year.

Among the other winners at the Stuff Magazine Awards last night included Google Maps, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Fujifilm Finepix X10. Please click here for more information on the full list of Stuff Awards winners.