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Fox Sports Net Honored With 14 Local Emmy Award Nominations

Regional Sports Leader Earns Most Nominations in Network’s History

CLEVELAND – The FOX Sports Net affiliate in Ohio has received 14 local Emmy nominations in recognition of its coverage of the Cleveland CAVS and Cleveland Indians during 1999. The Cleveland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced 14 nominations for FOX Sports Net in five different categories. Steve Liverani, senior vice president and general manager, made the announcement.

The 1999 nominations are the sixth consecutive year that FOX Sports Net has been nominated for its Indians pregame show and fifth consecutive year that coverage of both the CAVS and Indians have received nominations. FOX Sports Net’s overall coverage of the Cleveland Indians and Cleveland CAVS won Emmys in 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998. The 14 nominations from 1999 are the most Emmy nominations earned by FOX Sports Net. In 1996 and 1998, the regional sports leader received eight nominations.

FOX Sports Net received the following nominations:

  • Category: Sports Event – Live or live on Tap (4 nominations)
    Cleveland Indians Baseball
    Tom Farmer (Executive Producer), Bob Pennell (Director/Producer)

    Cleveland CAVS Basketball
    Tom Farmer (Executive Producer), Bob Pennell (Director/Producer)

  • Category: Sports Programs Regularly Scheduled (6 nominations)
    Tribe Time
    Tom Farmer (Executive Producer), Doug Johnson (Producer),
    Bill Needle (Associate Producer)

    CAVS Countdown
    Tom Farmer (Executive Producer), Doug Johnson (Producer),
    Bill Needle (Associate Producer)

  • Category: Program Production and Design – Directing: Live/Live on Tape (1 Nomination)
    Cleveland Indians Baseball
    Bob Pennell (Producer)

  • Category: Program Production and Design – Post Production Directing (1 Nomination)
    Tribe Time
    Doug Johnson (Producer)

  • Category: Program Production and Design – Technical Director (2 Nominations)
    Cleveland Indians Baseball
    Steve Kurrent (Technical Director)

    Cleveland CAVS Basketball
    Steve Kurrent (Technical Director)


“It’s truly an honor to work with some of the most talented individuals in the business in providing the highest quality of sports coverage to viewers in the region,” said Liverani. “We congratulate the nominees and thank the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their recognition.”


The Emmy Awards will be presented on Saturday, June 10th.


FOX Sports Net is a service of National Sports Partners, a 50/50 joint venture between Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., and News Corp.’s FOX Entertainment Group. Equally owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. and FOX Entertainment Group, FOX Sports Net now reaches more than 68 million homes nationwide.


Rainbow Sports, a division of Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., has dedicated itself to “Home Team” fans for more than 20 years. Rainbow Sports incorporates all of Rainbow Media’s sports assets, including its 50 percent ownership of FOX Sports Net and FOX Sports National Advertising, majority ownership of Madison Square Garden Properties, and the ownership and management of FOX Sports Net regional networks in six of the nation’s largest markets – Chicago, New York, New England, Florida, Ohio and San Francisco.


Contact:


Kim McCarty

216-328-0333

ksmccarty@rainbow-media.com