CLEVELAND, OH – The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Television Association recognized Fox Sports Net for its commitment to quality programming by awarding the network an Emmy for its 2002 coverage of Columbus Blue Jackets hockey. Steve Liverani, senior vice president and general manager, Fox Sports Net Ohio, made the announcement.
Fox Sports Net was awarded the Emmy at a ceremony held Saturday night at the U.S. Air Force Museum in Dayton. This was the first time the network was nominated for its coverage of Blue Jackets hockey.
The producer of Blue Jackets telecasts on Fox Sports Net is Mark Balk. Mark Goldsmith is the director.
"This Emmy Award is a reflection of the hard work and coordinated efforts of the entire Fox Sports Net staff and the Columbus Blue Jackets," said Liverani. "We are proud to work with some of the most talented people in the business, and are honored by the recognition."
Fox Sports Net Ohio reaches more than 4.5 million households in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, western Pennsylvania, western New York, and West Virginia. Fox Sports Net Ohio's programming includes the Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Cleveland Cavaliers, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, NASCAR and The NFL Show. Fox Sports Net Ohio 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 82 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 of 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, Florida, Ohio, New England and San Francisco.