Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Los Angeles Dodgers On FSN Prime Ticket Earns LA Emmy For Best Live Sports Coverage

One of the coolest things about my career is that I get the chance to cover some of my favorite boyhood teams and work with some of the best sportscasters in the business. It's an honor and a privilege to be on the same telecasts as Vin Scully. I would also like to point out that our latest award could not have been achieved without the work of the countless people behind-the-scenes, especially producer Brad Zager and director Doug Freeman. Great job, everyone!!

Los Angeles – FSN PRIME TICKET, the destination for the most comprehensive Los Angeles Dodgers coverage, was recognized with the best Live Sports Coverage Emmy for its Dodgers game telecasts. The Live Sports Coverage Emmy was one of five 2007 Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards given to FSN PRIME TICKET and its sister network, FSN WEST, by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the 59th Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards.

Said Steve Simpson, senior vice president and general manager of FSN WEST and FSN PRIME TICKET: “FSN PRIME TICKET could not provide viewers with the level of quality Dodgers access and information without a close partnership with the team. This honor is as much the Dodgers as it is ours.”

“We are committed to providing the best fan experience in all of sports and that includes a quality telecast for the millions of fans who watch at home,” said Marty Greenspun, COO, Los Angeles Dodgers. “We appreciate all of the hard work that the team at FSN PRIME TICKET does on our behalf and salute them for this important achievement.”

In addition to best Live Sports Coverage for “Dodgers Baseball: Padres at Dodgers”, FSN PRIME TICKET and FSN WEST received L.A. Area Emmys for best Sports Feature, best Sports Tease, best Sports Series and best Graphics.

Throughout a decade of recognition by the Academy, FSN WEST and FSN PRIME TICKET have received 109 nominations and netted 39 wins. The 2007 Awards were presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Saturday, August 25, 2007 at the Academy's Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre.

About the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was founded in 1946 just one month after network television was born. It is a non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of telecommunications arts and sciences and to fostering creative leadership in the telecommunications industry. In addition to recognizing outstanding programming through its Emmy® Award, the Television Academy publishes Emmy® Magazine and stages many industry-related programs, services and year-round events for the television community.

Together, FSN WEST and sister network FSN PRIME TICKET present more live, local sports programming than any other network or broadcast system in the market. Serving sports fans in Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii, FSN WEST and FSN PRIME TICKET produce over 700 live sporting events and telecast 5,000 hours of original programming every year. For complete national and regional sports news, provocative opinions, telecast schedules and updated statistics, log-on to www.foxsports.com.

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