Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Wins 26 New York Emmy Awards

Cablevision’s Rainbow Media won a total of 26 New York Emmy awards for outstanding regional programming at the 43rd annual New York Emmy Awards held Sunday April 16 at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan. Rainbow, whose New York-based regional programming portfolio consists of the News 12 Networks, the MetroChannels and 50 percent of the Madison Square Garden and Fox Sports New York networks, won more New York Emmys this year than any other programming company.

News 12 Networks garnered 13 Emmys: 11 for Long Island, one for New Jersey, and one for the Bronx. The MetroChannels and Madison Square Garden Networks each won four Emmys and Fox Sports New York received five.

“Rainbow was the first media company to truly understand the importance of regional programming and, over the years we have perfected it to an art form,” said Josh Sapan, president & CEO of Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. “This is a tremendous honor and reflective of an unrivaled dedication to quality and innovation in regional programming.”

The New York Emmy Awards are presented by the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Listed below are the specific categories for which the Rainbow networks received local Emmy awards:

News 12 Networks

1. Outstanding Coverage of a Continuing News Story.
A courageous Journey, May 10 & 24, 1999 (News 12 Long Island) Michael DelGiudice, Bob Butler, Producers; Doug Geed, Reporter

2. Outstanding Single News Feature.
Goose on the Loose, December 3, 1998 (News 12 Long Island Producer/Reporter; Thomas Aviles, Producer

3. Outstanding Environmental Programming
Earth Day Tips; April 19-21, 1999 (News 12 Long Island) Tom Aviles, Bob Butler, Sue Caron Producers

4. Outstanding Political Programming
Take the Money & Run; October 31, 1998 (News 12 Long Island) Mark Lagerkvist, Senior Producer; Debi Gade, David Leibowitz, Catherine Rhinehardt, Producers

5. Outstanding Sports Programming (Segment) (TIE)
The Pro; August 3, 1999 (News 12 Long Island) Michael DelGuidice, Scott Feldman, Producers

6. Outstanding On- Camera Achievement (Sports Reporting) (TIE)
George Falkowski, “The Passaic Wonder Team” (News 12 New Jersey)

7. Outstanding Camera (Spot or Single News Feature)
Thomas Aviles “Goose on the Loose” December 3, 1998 (News 12 Long Island)

8. Outstanding Camera (Entertainment)
Michael DelGiudice “Aboard the Bounty” July 3, 1999 (News 12 Long Island)

9. Outstanding Camera (Short Form/PSA/Promos)
Michael DelGiudice “News 12 The Bronx: Closer To You” March 1999 (News 12 Bronx)

10. Outstanding Camera (Sports)
Michael DelGiudice ” The Pro ” August 3, 1999 (News 12 Long Island)

11. Outstanding Editor (Spot or Single News Feature)
Thomas Avile ” Goose on the Loose” December 3, 1998 (News 12 Long Island)

12. Outstanding Editor (Sports)
Michael DelGiudice ” The Pro ” August 3, 1999 (News 12 Long Island)

13. Outstanding Editor (Entertainment)
Michael DelGiudice, Jena Mihalovic ” Aboard the Bounty” July 3, 1999 (News 12 Long Island)


1. Outstanding Children’s/Youth Programming “Uncovering the Hidden Talents w/Blues Clues” August 28, 1999, Kate Geis producer

2. Outstanding On-Camera Achievement: News – Features Reporter: Amy & Alice Tai reporters

3. Outstanding On-Camera Achievement:News – Entertainment Reporting, Peter Nissen, reporter

4. Outstanding Graphics/Animation/Title Sequence/Tease/Open: Orrin Zucker, designer

Madison Square Garden Networks

1.Ourstanding Live Sports Coverage (Series) – New York Yankees — Michael McCarthy, Executive Producer; Leon Schweir, producer; Bill Webb, director; Andrew Braun, Eddie Caggianelli, associate directors; Mike Crispino, Stan Fischler, Joe Micheletti, Howie Rose, announcers

2. Outstanding On-Camera Achievement: Sports -Anchor-Al Trautwig

3. Outstanding On-Camera Achievement: Sports Analysis/Color Commentary — John Davidson (New York Rangers)

4. Outstanding Director: Sports-Bill Webb “New York Yankees Baseball”

Fox Sports New York

1. Outstanding Live Sports Coverage (Series) – New York Islanders: Michael McCarthy, Executive Producer; Paula McHale, Kevin Meininger, Producers; Larry Roth, Director; Jay Altmeyer, Jason Mann, Associate Directors; Mike Crispino, Stan Fishler, Joe Micheletti, Howard Rose, Announcers

2. Oustanding Sports Programming (Series) -“Mets on Deck” Michael McCarthy, Executive Producer; Kevin Meininger, Mike Santini, Producers; Jeff Mitchell, John Moore, Directors; Michael Cooney, Charlie Cucchiara, Joel Mandlebaum, Associate Directors; Matt Loughlin,

3. Outstanding Sports Programming: Three Toddlers and a Ballplayer, September 28, Michael McCarthy, Executive Producer; Roman Gackowski, Producer

4. Outstanding On-Camera Achievement: Sports-Play-by-Play-Mike Emrick (New Jersey Devils)

5. Outstanding Editor: Sports – Lee Umphred “Nets Courtside” March & April 1999

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