Raycom Sports Takes Home Four Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards
Raycom Sports has been honored with four Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards by the Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Raycom had nine nominations overall, including four of the five nominated pieces in the Sports Program Feature category. Raycom’s feature by Richard Brooke, “The Final Roll – Memorializing the Toomer Oaks,” took home the trophy in that category.
In addition, Raycom won in the categories of Sports Event/Game for “ACC Basketball UNC at NCSU”, Documentary/Topical for “Head Impact Research in ACC,” and Promo Spot/Sports for “Duke-UNC Basketball Open.”
Associate Producer Richard Brooke won two Emmys, and Producers Dave Barringer, Jeremy Williams, Alex Farmartino, Director Billy McCoy, writer Boris Rogers and artist John Hairston each earned an Emmy Award.
“We are very excited to win four 2015 Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards,” says Jimmy Rayburn, Chief Operating Officer of Raycom Sports. “The production department at Raycom Sports is one of the best in the business and we are very pleased to have them recognized again by their peers. The fact that four of the five nominees in one category were our features is a great example of their quality of work. Raycom Sports is very proud to be represented by this talented group of people.”
Charlotte-based Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts through 2027.
In a partnership with the ACC, Raycom operates the ACC Network, which distributes ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website.
Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 53 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.