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Longhorn Network Honored with Four Lone Star EMMYs

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For the sixth straight year, Longhorn Network, ESPN’S 24-hour network devoted to The University of Texas, has received recognition from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – Lone Star Chapter, winning four awards and earning seven nominations.

The network has won EMMYs every year for which it has been eligible, since its launch in 2011, bringing its total to 24 EMMYs won.

Winners were announced at the 15th Annual Lone Star EMMY Awards Gala on November 11, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. The Lone Star Chapter is the largest state chapter in the country, recognizing the most experienced and talented television professionals from Texas’ 19 television markets.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by the Lone Star Chapter of NATAS with seven nominations, and honored to win four Lone Star EMMYs for our programming,” said Tom McCollum, ESPN Senior Coordinating Producer. “While there are specific names attached to each trophy, every piece of content we produce is a team effort and speaks highly to the dedicated and talented team we have at Longhorn Network.”

Longhorn Network received the following Lone Star EMMY nominations and trophies:

Sports/News Feature – WINNER
Texas Fight
Michael Holmes, Producer

Sports Program Feature/Segment – WINNER
My Race
Nick Hetherington, Producer

Documentary – WINNER
Texas Football All Access
Jarred Schiff, Producer
Nick Hetherington, Producer

Sports One-Time Special – WINNER
BEVO XV
Jarred Schiff, Producer
Nick Hetherington, Producer

Sporting Event/Game Live
Texas Baseball
Andrew Irvine, Producer
Greg Swindell, Analyst
Lowell Galindo, Play -by-Play
Bradley Sheldon, Director
Keith Moreland, Analyst

Promotion – Sports
2017 Longhorn Network Texas GameDay Campaign
Jill Husak, Director Of Marketing
Katherine Bridges, Associate Manager, Marketing
Ande Wall, Senior Managing Producer
Nick Hetherington, Associate Producer II

Graphic Arts – Graphics Animations
One School, One Network. The Rebranding of Longhorn Network
Justin Norton, Coordinating Designer
Heath Rudnick, Graphic Designer

Additional information and a full list of 2017 Lone Star EMMY winners can be found at lonestaremmy.org/.

About Longhorn Network
ESPN has a 20-year agreement to own and operate a year-round, 24-hour network dedicated to Texas athletics in partnership with UT and IMG College. Longhorn Network offers a variety of content, highlighted by more than 175 exclusive events annually from 20 sports, original series and studio shows, historical programming and academic and cultural happenings.

About The Lone Star Chapter

The Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is the standard-bearer for excellence in the television industry and the gatekeeper of the prestigious regional EMMY Awards in Texas. The statewide Lone Star Chapter serves all 19 television markets in Texas, and includes members from TV-related fields including: news and non-news broadcasting; production; post production; education; advertising; and public relations.

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