PROVO, Utah, Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BYU Broadcasting, including its nationwide university-affiliated flagship cable television network BYUtv, today announced that it received thirteen Emmy® Awards at the annual Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy® Awards Ceremony, held in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Academy recognized BYUtv with an Emmy for Overall Excellence for a station, the first time the network has received such an honor.
With a total of twenty-eight nominations across twenty-one categories, BYU Broadcasting was recognized for its outstanding 2016 season of original and diverse offerings, including new series Relative Race and Random Acts, as well as fan-favorites Studio C, American Ride, The Story Trek and BYU Sports Nation. Studio C, BYUtv's long-running, viral sensation, sketch comedy series, also received its first two awards in the Arts/Entertainment and Teen (13 and Up) categories. The network's original docudrama, Joan of Arc, about the unlikely French heroine who played a pivotal role in world history, won in the Historical Documentary category. Available in High Definition and carried to more than 60 million homes in every state of the country, BYUtv continues to grow and expand its programming to fill an underserved family entertainment market. The Rocky Mountain Southwest chapter includes Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and El Centro, Calif.
"Receiving the Overall Excellence award at this year's ceremony, in addition to being recognized for our roster of original family entertainment, is a true honor for BYU Broadcasting and our flagship cable network, BYUtv," said Derek Marquis, managing director of BYU Broadcasting. "We are beyond pleased to have our breadth of programming recognized for the fifth year in a row by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, as we continue to experience extraordinary growth and expand into genres that we hope will resonate with new viewers as well as with our loyal audiences."
BYU Broadcasting's 13 Emmy® awards are listed below:
Derek Marquis, Managing Director
Documentary - Historical
Joan of Arc
Arts/Entertainment - Program/Special
Studio C, "Season 6, Episode 3"
Teen (13 and Up) – Program Feature/Segment/Program Special
Studio C, "Season 6, Episode 7"
Historic/Cultural – Program Feature/Segment/Program Special
American Ride "Sage of the Age: Dr. Benjamin Franklin"
Utah's Sanctuary: Great Salt Lake
Religion – Program Feature/Segment/Program Special
The Story Trek, "Who Is My Brother?"
Interview/Discussion – Program/Special or Series
The Story Trek, "The Last Frontier"
Special Event Coverage (Other Than News or Sports) – Live or Edited
Christmas Under the Stars featuring GENTRI and Lexi Mae Walker
Promotion: Program - Campaign
BYU Basketball on BYUtv
Promotion: Program – Single Spot/Image
American Ride, "Pilgrim's Journey"
Promotion: Program – Sports
BYUtv Sports, "Blue Runs Deep" Campaign
Interstitial with KBYU Eleven and BYU
Beehive Stories: Davis County
About BYU Broadcasting/BYUtv
Owned by Brigham Young University and based in Provo, Utah, BYU Broadcasting's groundbreaking High Definition national cable network, BYUtv, has built its roster of original "see the good in the world" television programming to fill a void in the primetime market. Amidst the proliferation of TV content, the network's offerings stand out for their thoughtful examination of redeeming elements in our fast-paced, multifaceted world. The topics are varied, hard-hitting and nuanced. Whether through unrivaled live college sports coverage, documentary and feature films, scripted and improvisational comedy, scripted dramas or unscripted reality programs, BYUtv is a vital presence in the contemporary television landscape, available in High Definition and carried to more than 60 million homes in every state of the country via cable, satellite and multiple digital media platforms including byutv.org, as well as on all of BYUtv's digital platforms, including AppleTV, Xbox ONE, Xbox360, Roku, Amazon FireTV, iOS and Android. The non-commercial network's reach is unprecedented at any university in the world, and offers approximately 1,000 hours of original programming annually, including 500 hours of live HD collegiate sports. BYU Broadcasting is home to BYUtv, BYU Television International, KBYU Eleven, BYU Radio, Classical 89 KBYU-FM.
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