The National Football Museum Hall of Fame 2017 awards took place in Manchester with ten more great names added to the illustrious ranks. Once again, PDI Media provided the bespoke films that showcased the footballing careers of each of the recipients.
Host Manish Bhasin presided over the ceremony, supported by the Professional Footballers' Association, as the likes of Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Kelly Smith and Rachel Yankey accepted their places in the museum's Hall of Fame.
The final inductee to take to the stage was Arsenal stopper Bob Wilson, a Double-winner with Arsenal in 1971. Bob dedicated almost four decades of his life to the North London club as a player and a coach, and his award was fittingly presented to him by former Highbury pupil, and good friend, David Seaman.
"He was a very special goalkeeper, a very special man, and is a very special friend," said Seaman.
"I stand here humbled, very grateful, but accepting this accolade is very special for me in the city in which I receive it," said Bob. "It is the great city of Manchester which created the dream, spark and belief that a young goalie of Scottish parentage could one day make a mark on the greatest of sports."
Our latest DVD release for Chelsea Football Club is out now. Available nationwide, the programme celebrates The Blues success during the first 25 years of the Premier League.
Five-time champions and four seasons as runners-up, there's no doubting Chelsea have been a considerable force in the Premier League era.
A quarter of a century on from the opening day draw to Oldham Athletic, Stamford Bridge witnessed the pomp and ceremony of another title party. And in between, every season has brought a match to savour. 25 games that will live long in the memory
Thrashings of Spurs and Arsenal. Goal fests against City and United. Graham Stuart wonder goals and worldies from Didier Drogba.
Who could forget the 6-1 hammering of Tottenham at the Lane, or the seven-goal thriller under Hoddle? What about the 6-0 demolition of the Gunners at the Bridge and the victories over Bolton and Wigan that secured silverware?
Football didn't begin with the birth of the Premier League, but it hasn't been a bad 25 years!
The new Super League season is just around the corner and PDI Media will once again be providing BBC coverage on both TV and radio.
The twentieth series of the Super League Show begins on Monday 5th February on BBC One, with repeat showings on BBC Two. 30 weekly episodes will feature highlights and analysis from every round of the Super League season, with studio debate and features from around the Rugby League world.
There will also be a special Season Preview edition of the Super League Show available exclusively on the BBC iPlayer from Saturday 27th January.
And the PDI Media produced radio coverage for Five Live Sports Extra starts again on the season’s opening night, Thursday 1st February, as defending Champions Leeds take on the new-look Warrington Wolves.
BBC Rugby League correspondent Dave Woods will be joined on match nights by expert summarisers and special guests for three hours of live programming, including full match commentary.
The coverage is complimented by the weekly Five Live Rugby League podcast, available to download every Monday via itunes, the BBC iPlayer Radio app, and usual podcast providers.
PDI SECURE ANOTHER ITV4 COMMISSION
NEW CHELSEA FC DVD RELEASED
SUPER LEAGUE SHOW
Following on from our well received documentary 'When Football Changed Forever', produced last year for ITV 4, PDI have secured another football-based commission from the broadcaster that is due for transmission in March 2018.
Like its predecessor, which explored the final season before the advent of the Premier League, this one recalls another historical event which has gone on to have a huge effect on the game.
Please check back for more information as the TX date approaches.