June 10, 2014

ROOT SPORTS Wins Four Emmy Awards

Seattle, WA – ROOT SPORTS™ was awarded four Emmys at the 51st Annual Awards Ceremony for the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) on Saturday evening, June 7.

The awards span a variety categories, showcasing the breadth of ROOT SPORTS’ broadcast capabilities. These categories and corresponding awards are as follows:

Sporting Event/Game - Live/Unedited - Program/Special
  • Big Sky Football on ROOT SPORTS - Jon Bradford, Executive Producer; Ryan Schaber, Producer; Patrick Brown, Director; Mike “Pike” Parker, Studio Producer; Justin Dexter, Technical Manager; David Hammond, Lead Editor
Sports - Program Series
  • Seahawks All-Access – Brian O’Connell, Executive Producer; Dave Rees, Producer; Derrick Froyalde, Associate Producer; Kevin Bodhi, Videographer; Andy Urlacher, Lead Audio
Promotion – Program – Campaign
  • ROOT SPORTS BE HERE – Tom Anthony, Creative Director; Richard Ealom, On-Air Designer; Jeff Meyer, On-Air Designer; Ben Huelsing, On-Air Designer; Bill Roberts, Vice President of Content; Ryan Phillips, Promotions Producer; Leslie Cox, Director of Marketing; Juliana Broste, Producer; Brian De Herrera-Schnering, Editor
Director - Live or Recorded Live
  • Patrick Brown, Director

This marks the second year in a row that ROOT SPORTS has been honored with an Emmy for the “BE HERE” campaign and the second time in three years Patrick Brown has been honored for the “Director- Live or Recorded Live” category. It is also the fourth consecutive year ROOT SPORTS has taken home an Emmy in the “Live Sporting Events” category. This year, the winning program was Big Sky Football. The previous winners in this category for ROOT SPORTS include Seattle Mariners, Portland Timbers, and College Football on FSN. 

ROOT SPORTS also earned a number of nominations in a range of categories:

Sporting Event/Game - Live/Unedited - Program/Special
  •  Portland Timbers Soccer on ROOT SPORTS - Jon Bradford, Executive Producer; Patrick Brown, Coordinating Producer/Director; Mike “Pike” Parker, Producer; Ryan Schaber, Producer; Matt Smith, Director of Broadcasting

  •  Seattle Mariners Baseball on ROOT SPORTS - Jon Bradford, Executive Producer; Curtis Wilson, Senior Game Producer; Mark Engelbrekt, Senior Game Director; Mike “Pike” Parker, Producer; Ryan Schaber, Producer; Doug Herbison, Director; Lacey Cameron, Director; Patrick Brown, Director; David Hammond, Editor; Stu Vitue, Editor; Carl Severson, Editor; Andy Urlacher, Audio Specialist; Steven Hurd, Audio Specialist; Randy Adamack, Senior Vice President, Communications
Sports – One-Time Special
  • Ken Griffey Jr.: Mariners Icon – Jon Bradford, Executive Producer; Jen Mueller, Producer/Host; Brad Adam, Host; Angie Mentink, Host; Marcus Teats, Editor
Graphic Arts - Program
  •  ROOT SPORTS Ken Griffey, Jr.: Mariners icon – Richard Ealom, On-Air Designer; Ben Huelsing, On-Air Designer; Jeff Meyer, On-Air Designer; Tom Anthony, Creative Director; Bill Roberts, Vice President of Content
  • ROOT SPORTS Mountain West College Basketball spot – Richard Ealom, On-Air Designer; Tom Anthony, Creative Director; Bill Roberts, Vice President of Content
ROOT SPORTS™ is the home of the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders FC, Portland Timbers, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Big Sky Conference and Mountain West Conference. The network reaches 3.4 million households across five states, including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska, and delivers more than 350 live events each year – all of which are available in high definition.

ROOT SPORTS™ regional sports networks are operated by DIRECTV Sports Networks LLC in the Northwest, Pittsburgh and Rocky Mountain regions. The three networks combined reach 9 million households across 18 states and own exclusive programming and distribution partnerships with more than 20 teams and conferences. DIRECTV Sports Networks is a controlled subsidiary of DIRECTV, the world’s most popular television service.

For ROOT SPORTS media inquiries, contact:
Laura Reff