2017 Sports Emmys
Friday, May 12, 20172017 Sports Emmys: MLB Network Wins for Outstanding Technical Team StudioMLB Network took home the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Technical Team Studio for second time in four years at the 2017 ceremony. The award adds yet another Emmy to the shelf for MLB Tonight and MLB Network's other studio programming. MLB Network VP of Studio and Broadcast Operation Bob Mincieli and Senior Director of Studio Operations Karen Whritner joined SVG on the red carpet to discuss MLB Network's studio-programming legacy and how proud they are to be a part of it.Wednesday, May 10, 20172017 Sports Emmys: VR Production of 2016 NBA Finals Wins For Digital InnovationDuring last year's NBA Finals, NBA Entertainment teamed up with the independent production company m ss ng p eces to develop a captivating recreation of the Finals in virtual reality for the Oculus platform. At the 2017 Sports Emmy, the effort was celebrated with an award for Outstanding Digital Innovation. Dion Cocoros from the NBA and executive producer Ari Kuschnir of m ss ng p eces stopped to talk about the project with SVG following their win.Wednesday, May 10, 20172017 Sports Emmys: NBC's Rio Coverage Celebrated for Outstanding Technical Team RemoteIf its the Olympic Games, you can be certain its one of the most robust and impressive productions in the sports television business that year. Even in a highly competitive category, NBC Olympics won a Sports Emmy for Outstanding Technical Team Remote for its coverage of the 2016 Rio Games. NBC Olympics' VP of Venue Engineering Chip Adams stopped back to talk about the mega-event after his network's big honor.Wednesday, May 10, 20172017 Sports Emmys: ESPN Wins Outstanding Live & Post-Produced Graphics Design AwardsESPN took home both Graphic Design awards at the 2017 Sports Emmys, winning both the Outstanding Live Graphic Design for World Cup of Hockey and Post-Produced Graphic Design for Monday Night Football. On the red carpet, ESPN Senior Director of Motion Graphics Michael "Spike" Szykowny addresses the challenges involved in the Monday Night Football graphics redesign this season.Wednesday, May 10, 20172017 Sports Emmys: ESPN College GameDay Wins Outstanding Weekly Studio ShowESPN College GameDay won its fourth consecutive Sports Emmy (and seventh overall) in the Outstanding Studio Show – Weekly category at the 2017 ceremony. While on the road each week during the college football season, College GameDay has set the bar for live studio shows. At the Sports Emmy Awards, College Gameday producers Jim Gaiero, Drew Gallagher, and Chris "The Bear" Fallica addressed how honored they were to receive the award for a the fourth straight year.Wednesday, May 10, 20172017 Sports Emmys: Univision Wins for Outstanding Live Sports Coverage in SpanishUnivision Deportes took home its third consecutive Sports Emmy for Outstanding Live Sports Coverage in Spanish at the 2017 ceremony, winning for its production of the 2016 Copa America Centenario Final. Univision Deportes VP of Live Events Miguel Angel Garcia discusses the challenges of to the massive Cop America production and how proud he is of the award.Wednesday, May 10, 20172017 Sports Emmys: Fox and NASCAR's 100,000 Cameras Project Hailed for Social InnovationFor its coverage of the Daytona 500, Fox Sports and NASCAR Productions teamed up for a truly unique social video experience that it dubbed, "100,000 Cameras." By encouraging fans from around the globe to submit videos of them watching "The Great American Race," the broadcast brought together a world of NASCAR fans far and wide. At the 2017 Sports Emmy Awards, the project was celebrated with an award for Outstanding Social TV Experience. Fox Sports' Steve Craddock and NASCAR Productions' Tally Hair chatted with SVG following their big win.Wednesday, May 10, 20172017 Sports Emmys: MLB Postseason Lands Fox Sports an Emmy For AudioThere are many lasting memories from the Chicago Cubs' historic win in the 2016 World Series, including many on the audio end. Few will forget when fans serenaded Wrigley Field with a rousing rendition of "Go Cubs Go" moments after the team's NLCS clinching win. At the 2017 Sports Emmys, the audio team at Fox Sports took home an award for their work on the 2016 MLB Postseason. Audio guru Joe Carpenter shared his memories of the event and dedicated the award to the late, great director Bill Webb.Wednesday, May 10, 20172017 Sports Emmys: Telemundo Honored for Its Studio Coverage of the Olympic GamesTelemundo Deportes scored a big win at the 2017 Sports Emmys, taking home the trophy for Outstanding Studio Show In Spanish for its coverage of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad. Telemundo's EVP Eli Valezquez chats about the epic project with SVG after coming off the Emmys stage.Wednesday, May 10, 20172017 Sports Emmys: Fox Sports Takes Home the Big Award of the Night For Its World Series CoverageThe final award of the night at the 2017 Sports Emmys for Outstanding Live Sports Special was a highly-competitive battle with the Rio Olympic Games, Super Bowl LI, and the College Football Playoff National Championship all receiving nominations. It was Fox Sports' coverage of a World Series for the ages that ultimately came away the champ. Senior producer Pete Macheska talks with SVG about his network's win for its production of the Chicago Cubs' epic victory over the Cleveland Indians in the 112th World Series.Wednesday, May 10, 20172017 Sports Emmys: Fox's Packers-Cowboys Classic Nabs Outstanding Playoff Coverage AwardFox Sports hit it big with numerous wins at the 2017 Sports Emmys, including a statue for Outstanding Playoff Coverage for its production of the NFC Divisional Round classic between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys. Coordinating director Rich Russo chatted with SVG follow the network's big win.Wednesday, May 10, 20172017 Sports Emmys: MLB Network/DirecTV Take Home George Wensel Technical Achievement AwardMLB Network and DirecTV have been one of the pioneers in the United States for 4K production and distribution. At the 2017 Sports Emmys, both entities were honored for their 4K work with the coveted George Wensel Technical Achievement Award. SVG caught up with Susan Stone, SVP, Operations & Engineering at MLB Network and John Ward, SVP of Content Operations at AT&T Entertainment Group moments after the accepted their award.