MLB Productions had a busy year producing a reality series for Showtime and a documentary for HBO. Thanks to these efforts, the company received a record five Sports Emmy Award nominations. Combined with the nods for MLB Network, MLB Advanced Media and MLB.com, MLB entities received a total of 15 Sports Emmy Award nominations. That’s quite impressive.
Here is the press release from MLB Productions and Major League Baseball.
MLB PRODUCTIONS EARNS ALL-TIME BEST FIVE SPORTS EMMY NOMINATIONS FOR WORK ON “THE FRANCHISE” AND “DEREK JETER 3K”
MLB Media Entities Earn Combined 15 Nominations
Major League Baseball Productions collected an all-time high of five nominations for the 33rd Annual Sports Emmy Awards, including nominations for its critically acclaimed work on The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants on Showtime and DerekJeter3K on HBO. The Franchise earned three nominations, including Outstanding Edited Sports Series/Anthology, while DerekJeter3K was nominated for Outstanding Edited Sports Special.
Overall, Major League Baseball media entities (MLB Productions, MLB Network and MLB Advanced Media) earned a combined 15 nominations, which were announced earlier today by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
MLB Network earned eight nominations, including two for MLB Tonight, the 2011 winner for the Outstanding Studio Show. MLB Tonight is once again nominated in the category along with a nomination for Outstanding Technical Team Studio. Bob Costas, a 22-time Sports Emmy Award winner, earned a nomination for Outstanding Sports Personality-Studio Host for his work on both MLB Network and NBC. In addition, Al Leiter and Harold Reynolds each earned a Sports Emmy Award nomination in the Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst, and Jim Kaat also received a nomination for Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Event Analyst.
MLB.com At Bat 11, the mobile phone and tablet application developed by MLB Advanced Media, again earned a nomination in one of the two categories representing digital media, Outstanding New Approaches to Sports Event Coverage. Since its 2008 debut, MLB.com At Bat has been the top grossing sports application and one of only two iOS apps inducted into the Halls of Fame for iPhone, iPad and Macworld.
In addition, MLB Productions, MLB Network and MLBAM were collectively nominated for the prestigious George Wensel Technical Achievement Award for The DIAMOND Platform, a media management tool. DIAMOND is utilized daily to research and produce broadcast quality programming for both MLB Network and MLB Productions, and to archive, search and retrieve video content for use by Major League Baseball. The Baseball Archives, managed by the DIAMOND Platform, contains over 300,000 hours of content, which is easily retrievable within minutes from the data tape robotic library.
Below is a complete list of Major League Baseball’s Sports Emmy Award Nominations:
Outstanding Edited Sports Special – Derek Jeter 3K (MLB Productions/HBO)
Outstanding Edited Sports Series /Anthology – The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants (MLB Productions/Showtime)
Outstanding Music Composition/ Direction / Lyrics – The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants (MLB Productions/Showtime)
Outstanding Post Produced Audio/Sound – The Franchise: A Season with the San Francisco Giants (MLB Productions/Showtime)
Outstanding Studio Show – Daily: MLB Tonight (MLB Network)
Outstanding Technical Team Studio: MLB Tonight (MLB Network)
Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host: Bob Costas (MLB Network/NBC)
Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Event Analyst: Jim Kaat (MLB Network)
Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst: Al Leiter (MLB Network)
Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst: Harold Reynolds (MLB Network)
Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement – Institutional: All in One Place (MLB Network)
Outstanding New Approaches Sports Event Coverage – MLB Advanced Media
The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award: The DIAMOND Platform (MLB Productions/MLB Network/MLB.com)
And that will conclude the Sports Emmy Award posts. Coming later will be some sports media thoughts.