Fox Sports Net Florida Honored With Five Emmy Nominations

(SUNRISE, FL) – The Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) recognized Fox Sports Net Florida for programming and production excellence by nominating the network for five local Emmy Awards at its annual nominations reception on Saturday, October 19, 2002. Jeff Genthner, Fox Sports Net Florida’s Senior Vice President and General Manager, made the announcement.

“It’s an honor to be nominated by NATAS for the remarkable efforts of the entire Fox Sports Net production team under the leadership of Brad Heard, Vice President of Programming and Operations,” said Genthner. “We are committed to creative content and production excellence in our programming. Through these nominations, our peers in local television believe we’re delivering on that commitment.”

Fox Sports Net Florida’s nominations were received in the following categories:

Outstanding Achievement for Sports Events, Live Events/Game Coverage:

Florida Marlins Baseball – Brad Heard, executive producer, James Holly, director; Jeffrey Brenner, producer

Tampa Bay Devil Rays Baseball – Brad Heard, executive producer; Thom Hastings, producer/director

Outstanding Achievement for Sports Program, Series:

Marlins Strike Zone – Brad Heard, executive producer; Bob Grossman, director/producer; Sandra Van Meek, co-producer

Craft Achievement – Directing/Post Production:

Marlins Strike Zone – Bob Grossman

Craft Achievement – Talent/Non-News:

Marlins Strike Zone – Stephanie Bercuson

The 2002 Suncoast Emmy Awards will be presented in on Saturday, December 7. The Suncoast Chapter of NATAS presents Emmy Awards in the Southeastern United States, including Florida and regions of Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, and Puerto Rico.

Fox Sports Net Florida reaches more than 4 million households in Florida. Fox Sports Net Florida’s programming includes Major League Baseball’s Florida Marlins and Tampa Bay Devil Rays, the National Hockey League’s Florida Panthers, the University of Miami, and the University of South Florida, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, NASCAR, and The NFL Show. Fox Sports Net Florida is managed by Rainbow Sports Networks.

Rainbow Sports Networks is a division of Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC). Fox Sports Net reaches more than 80 million households nationwide and is a service of National Sports Partners, equally owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., and Fox Entertainment Group. Rainbow Sports Networks incorporates Rainbow’s 50% ownership in Fox Sports Net and Fox Sports National Advertising and the ownership and management of Fox Sports Net regional networks in five of the nation’s largest markets: Chicago, San Francisco, New England, Ohio and Florida.

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