ESPN Wins Five Sports Emmy Awards
ESPN won five Sports Emmy Awards, presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences last night in New York, including the 19th in company history for NASCAR (in the Technical Team Studio category) and the first for 22-year ESPN vet Tom Jackson, in the studio analyst category for his work on Sunday NFL Countdown and additional ESPN NFL programming.
The company was also honored for the 11th time in Technical Achievement (EA SPORTS Virtual Playbook). The innovation, developed jointly by EA SPORTS and ESPN, delivers an “augmented reality” that allows ESPN’s NFL analysts to interact in the studio with the virtual players from EA SPORTS video games and provide insight, education and analysis to fans about key football plays and techniques.
ESPN won a Sports Emmy in the New Approaches/Short Format category (“No Love Lost” on ESPN.com about long-suffering Chicago Cubs fans). ESPN has been honored with at least one award in each of the years online entries have been considered (since 2006).
The company was also presented a Sports Emmy in the Long Features category for a piece on Richard Jensen, who overcame a drug addiction and enrolled in college in his late 30s and was a standout wrestler. It was the eighth consecutive year ESPN received a Sports Emmy in one of the two categories for Features.
ESPN has now won 128 Sports Emmy Awards in 21 years of eligibility.
ESPN’s Sports Emmy Awards
Long Feature Outside the Lines – Richard Jensen http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=3510121
New Approaches – Shorts No Love Lost (ESPN.com) http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=cubs100
Studio Analyst Tom Jackson
Technical Team Studio NASCAR
Technical Achievement EA SPORTS Virtual Playbook/Augmented Reality: http://espnmediasource.com/rs/?c=898&k=330fd2f984