Last night at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in New York City, the New York Emmy Awards were handed out. YES Network was a multiple award winner, receiving five Emmys including one for its Forbes SportsMoney show and two for its New York Yankees games, one for Live Sports Event: Series and the other for Live Sports Event: Special. While competitor MSG Network received the most Emmys with 14, YES certainly held its own.
We have YES’ press release on its five New York Emmy Awards.
NEW YORK, April 2, 2012 — The YES Network, the most-watched regional sports network in the country the past nine years, won the two most prestigious team production awards at last night’s New York Emmy Awards dinner.
YES captured the “Live Sports Event: Series” Emmy for its New York Yankees telecasts, and the “Live Sports Event: Program or Special” Emmy for its coverage of the July 9, 2011 Yankees game in which Derek Jeter registered his 3,000th career hit, went 5-for-5, and drove in the go-ahead run against Tampa Bay.
YES won a total of five Emmy Awards last night. It also won in the “Technical Achievement” category for its groundbreaking use of its YES-MO camera which presents the clearest, most definitive replays within Yankees telecasts. YES’ Forbes SportsMoney show, co-produced in conjunction with Forbes magazine, won its first Emmy, in the “Business or Consumer: Program or Special” category. YES’ fifth Emmy last night was for research, for Yankeeography, which is co-produced with MLB Productions. Yankeeography has won 18 Emmy Awards since 2003.
YES, which marked the 10th anniversary of its launch on March 19, 2012, has won 60 New York Emmy Awards and has earned 266 Emmy nominations since its inception.
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