Fox Sports Net Wins Seven Local Emmy Awards

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences recognized FOX Sports Net for its commitment to quality programming by awarding FOX Sports Net seven Emmy Awards at its annual ceremony last Saturday. The regional network won four out of the five categories in which it was nominated. Steve Liverani, Senior Vice President and General Manager, FOX Sports Net Ohio, made the announcement.

FOX Sports Net’s Emmy Award winners are:

Sports Programs – Regularly Schedule: (3)
Tribe Time” – (Tom Farmer – Executive Producer, Doug Johnson -Director,
Bill Needle – Host)

Program Production & Design – Directing: Live/Live on tape: (1)
Cleveland Indians Baseball” – (Bob Pennell – Director)

Program Production & Design – Technical Director: (1)
Cleveland Indians Baseball” – Steve Kurrent (Technical Director)

Sports Event – Live or Live on Tape: (2)
Cleveland Indians Baseball” – (Tom Farmer – Executive Producer, Bob Pennell – Director)

“To bring home seven local Emmy Awards is an indication of the collective efforts of the entire FOX Sports Net programming and production staff,” 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 reaches more than 70 million households nationwide. FOX Sports Net is a service of National Sports Partners, equally owned by Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., and FOX Entertainment Group.

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


Kim McCarty