TOP HONORS INCLUDE LIVE CAPITALS COVERAGE, CAPITAL GAINS AND GEICO SPORTSNET CENTRAL; BENINATI CLAIMS 11TH INDIVIDUAL EMMY
BETHESDA, Md. – June 26, 2017 – The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) recognized CSN Mid-Atlantic with four 2016 Emmy Awards at the 59th Annual Emmy Awards Gala on June 24. CSN, which earned six nominations this year, has won 81 Emmy Awards on 136 nominations since 2001.
CSN’s four Emmy Awards were earned for live sporting event (Washington Capitals), sports program series (Capital Gains) and daily or weekly sports program (Geico SportsNet Central), and in the individual categories for sports play-by-play (Joe Beninati).
CSN’s live coverage of the Washington Capitals won its seventh Emmy since 2001. The network has now claimed 12 awards in this category in the last 16 years, including eight in the last nine years. Two years ago, CSN’s live coverage of the Washington Wizards earned the top prize and the network has also won for its Redskins preseason games.
The second edition of Capitals Gains, CSN’s three-part original series covering the Capitals 2016-17 training camp, earned the Emmy for sports program series. The one-hour Rock the Road episode provided all-access coverage of the team’s preseason road trip to Bridgeport, Conn., to face the New York Islanders.
The late weekday edition of Geico SportsNet Central, hosted by Michael Jenkins, was the winner of the daily/weekly sports program category. The program earned an additional nomination in the same category.
In addition to his award as part of CSN’s live Capitals coverage, Joe Beninati won his 11th Emmy for sports play-by-play. Beninati, who has now claimed the top honor in this category in seven of the last eight years, was previously honored in 2001-02, 2005-06, 2009-11, 2013-15.
CSN Mid-Atlantic’s 2016 Emmy Awards:
- Daily or Weekly Sports Program: Geico SportsNet Central (Michael Jenkins, Armon Lee)
- Sports Program Series: Capital Gains – Rock the Road (Benjie Kaze, Ryan Billie, Larry Duvall, Meredith Violi, Tom Hanrahan, Tarik El-Bashir, Trevor Nau, Brett Hyman, Dan Criswell, Mike DiVenere, Bill Hobson, Rich Waganer)
- Live Sporting Event: Capitals – Ovechkin’s 500th Goal (Steve Farrell, Bill Bell, Joe Beninati, Craig Laughlin, Alan May, Adam Miller)
- Sports Play-by-Play: Joe Beninati (Composite)
CSN Mid-Atlantic, part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, is the official sports network of the NHL’s Washington Capitals, NBA’s Washington Wizards, NFL’s Washington Redskins and ACC. CSN Mid-Atlantic – the leading multiplatform sports media organization serving the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia – delivers more than 400 live events per year, along with Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and entertainment programming. CSN Mid-Atlantic’s digital portfolio, highlighted by CSNmidatlantic.com, is the region’s top source for written, video and interactive sports content.