(Norwalk, CT, April 7, 2004) — News 12 Connecticut was honored by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with eleven New England Emmy nominations at their annual Nominee Dinner in Boston on April 6th, 2004.
In the categories of Serious News Multi-Part Report, and Light News Multi-Part Report, News 12 Connecticut earned 2 nominations for “HIPAA Hoopla” and “Grandma Guard.” News 12 Connecticut’s popular weekend show, “Our Lives” earned a nomination in the category of Target Audience Program. News 12 Connecticut earned 2 nominations in the category of Light News Story-Feature, for the profile piece, “Ice Breaker” and “Where Ya Gonna Go.” In the categories highlighting personal talent, Reporter David Springer received a nomination for both Field Reporting and Writing. News 12 Connecticut Videographers Mark Sogofsky and Alfonso Velasquez picked up two nominations each, for Same Day Videography and Same Day Editing.
The coveted Emmy Awards are given by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to honor the advancements of creative, artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry.
“We are very proud to have received these nominations from the Academy. It is especially gratifying that they acknowledge the work we have done on local stories that focus on the events and people of southwestern Connecticut. The ‘stuff’ of excellence is right here in our backyard, and we cover it every day,” said Tom Appleby, News 12 Connecticut News Director and Anchor.
The 27th Annual Boston/New England Emmy Awards Ceremony will be presented at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, on Sunday, May 2, 2004.
News 12 Connecticut is the exclusive 24-hour local news service dedicated to covering the southwestern Connecticut area. The cable exclusive service currently reaches approximately 200,000 homes in southwestern Connecticut on the Cablevision cable system. News 12 Connecticut is a part of News 12 Networks, the country’s first, largest, and most watched regional news network. News 12 Networks is owned and operated by Rainbow Media Holdings LLC.
A leader in sports, news and entertainment programming, Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC). Rainbow Media owns and manages national networks: AMC, Fuse, IFC (The Independent Film Channel) and WE: Women’s Entertainment; as well as the on-demand services: Mag Rack, sportskool, IFC Films On Demand, Uncensored On Demand, World Picks On Demand and World Picks Networks. Rainbow Media’s other businesses include its regional programming services — MetroChannels, News 12 Networks and Rainbow Sports Networks — in addition to the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications. Rainbow Media is also a 50 percent partner in Fox Sports Net.