Captures Most of Any Network or Station for Third Year in a Row
MSG Networks Totals 16 Awards (14 for MSG, Two for MSG+)
“Knicks Poetry Slam” Collects Three Awards; “Summer of ‘86” and “Friday Night Knicks” Each Take Home Two Emmys
New York, NY (April 2, 2012) – The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced last night that MSG received 14 New York Emmy Awards and, for the third year in a row, collected the most Emmys awarded to a single network or station in the New York region. Combined with two wins for MSG+, MSG Networks totaled 16 wins. The New York Emmy Awards recognize television and advanced media programs that were produced for telecast in New York state and northern New Jersey, and aired between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011.
Over the past five years, MSG has won 69 New York Emmy Awards, more than any single network or station in the region during that time, while the MSG Media group, which includes MSG, MSG+ and MSG.com, has totaled 79 wins. Combined, MSG and MSG+ have won 180 Emmys over the history of the two networks.
“MSG Media is thrilled to receive 16 New York Emmy Awards, which recognizes our leadership position in content creation,” said Michael Bair, president, MSG Media. “We are committed to providing the highest quality programming to our audiences, and to be recognized in a broad range of categories in sports and entertainment is a testament to the depth and talent of our outstanding people.”
“It’s an honor to be recognized by our peers in the television industry with 16 New York Emmy Awards for live sports coverage and original programming,” said Daniel Ronayne, executive vice president and general manager of MSG Networks. “For MSG to lead the way for a third year in a row is quite an achievement, and I would like to thank and congratulate the staff at MSG Networks, as well as our production partners, whose passion and creativity made this all possible.”
MSG Networks’ New York Emmy Award wins covered a wide variety of categories, including sports programming, sports coverage, on-camera talent, direction, promotion, audio, editing and photography. MSG earned eight wins for original productions, including three Emmys for “Knicks Poetry Slam,” a one-hour special featuring a competition between teenagers from Urban Word NYC who use spoken word to express their thoughts, concerns, passions and dreams. “Summer of ’86: The Rise and Fall of the World Champion Mets” and “The Game 365,” both hosted by veteran broadcaster Fran Healy, collected two awards and one award, respectively. “MSG’s Vault” and “Who Wore It Best?” also each won an Emmy.
“Friday Night Knicks,” MSG’s special music-themed production of Friday evening New York Knicks games, won two Emmys, including one for Musical Composition/Arrangement for Robert Randolph’s original theme song “Get There,” which won in the same category last year.
MSG+ and New Jersey Devils announcer Steve Cangialosi captured two Emmy Awards by winning the On-Camera Talent: Sports Play-by-Play category and the On-Camera Talent: Anchor – Sports category. MSG’s Al Trautwig also took home an Emmy in the Writer: Sports category for his writing for Knicks telecasts.
A complete list of 2012 New York Emmy Award wins for MSG Networks is included below:
2012 MSG Networks New York Emmy Award Wins
1. Human Interest: Program/Special – The Transit Chapters – Ashley Fiorek. September 30, 2010. (MSG)
2. Teen: Program/Special – Knicks Poetry Slam. August 25, 2011. (MSG)
3. Sports Coverage: Sportscast/Series – Who Wore It Best. May 30, 2011. (MSG)
4. Sports Programming: Regularly Scheduled Program – Summer of ’86 – Part 3. March 3, 2011. (MSG)
5. Musical Composition/Arrangement – Robert Randolph. October 29, 2010. Friday Night Knicks. (MSG)
6. Audio – June 6, 2011. MSG’s Vault Retro Broadcasts. (MSG)
7. Editor: Sports – October 27, 2010. Tease Compilation. (MSG)
8. Editor: Program – August 25, 2011. Knicks Poetry Slam. (MSG)
9. Photographer: Program – August 25, 2011. Knicks Poetry Slam. (MSG)
10. Writer: Sports – Al Trautwig. February 11, 2011. Knicks Basketball. (MSG)
11. Director: Post-Production – October 29, 2010. Friday Night Knicks Open. (MSG)
12. On-Camera Talent: Sports Play-by-Play – Steve Cangialosi. March 6, 2011. (MSG+)
13. On-Camera Talent: Anchor – Sports – Steve Cangialosi. November 20, 2010. Devils Hockey. (MSG+)
14. Promotion: Program Promo: Image – MSG Summer Block Part Image 2011. May 28, 2011. (MSG)
15. Interview/Discussion – The Game 365 – Series Composite. September 13, 2010. (MSG)
16. Sports Programming: Program Series – Summer of ’86 – Series Composite. March 1, 2011. (MSG)