PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- CN8, The Comcast Network added to its 10th anniversary celebrations with eight Emmy awards from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The award wins coincide with the network's expansion into more than 9 million homes from Maine to Virginia and Washington, D.C., and the simultaneous launch of an entirely new network-wide programming lineup last Tuesday. The eight wins honor CN8's multi-genre, primetime original programs, including "It's Your Call with Lynn Doyle," Art Fennell, now of "Art Fennell Reports," "Out of Bounds," "Backstage with Barry Nolan" and "American Builder." The Emmys set a new record for CN8, and mark the most awards for a regional cable network. In just 10 years, CN8 has been recognized with 314 Emmy award nominations. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010815/PHW029LOGO ) Lynn Doyle, CN8 political director and host of "It's Your Call with Lynn Doyle," and Art Fennell, veteran news anchor and host of "Art Fennell Reports," earned statues for the Interview/Discussion Program and Anchor categories, respectively. These awards mark Doyle's sixth Emmy for the fourth consecutive year, and Fennell's fourth win. The Academy further supported CN8's multi-genre programming excellence with an additional six Emmys in the categories of Program Host/Moderator, Entertainment Program Feature/Segment, Entertainment Program/Special, Sporting Game Live/Unedited Program/Special, Sports - Regularly Scheduled Daily/Weekly Program and Photographer - News. "This prestigious industry recognition of CN8's broadcast vision and programming excellence is a testament that we have achieved our mission to create an entirely new genre of original, interactive, intelligent cable programming not available elsewhere," said Michael Doyle, founder, CN8 and president, Comcast Cable Eastern Division. "The CN8 team, led by vice president and general manager Jon Gorchow, has delivered on and exceeded the expectations we set out 10 years ago to break all boundaries and fulfill an unmet need for our viewers." The honors complement the network's 40 Emmy award nominations earned in August, the most for any cable network and the second highest for any network in the Mid-Atlantic region. CN8 general manager Jon Gorchow was also recognized with a "Station Excellence" nomination for excellence in overall station operations. CN8 is the nation's largest and most recognized regional 24-hour cable network, producing live, original and interactive programming covering the worlds of sports, politics, personal finance, issues, entertainment and more. On Sept. 5, 2006, CN8 expanded to an additional 2 million homes in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Pennsylvania, while simultaneously launching a new, network-wide lineup featuring more than 90 hours of live, original programming per week and announcing a new 4,000-square-foot Capitol Hill studio. CN8 is now available in more than 9 million homes across 12 states and 20 television markets from Maine to Virginia and Washington, D.C. "Since inception, CN8's talented team of journalists, producers, writers, editors and engineers have pioneered cable industry milestones, most recently with the successful launch of new shows, new studio locations, new sets, new graphics, new music, new markets and more in less than three months," said Jon Gorchow. "These individuals have achieved national recognition for a network that reached only 400,000 viewers just 10 years ago - the Academy's continued recognition makes our hard work that much more gratifying." The regional Emmy Awards, now in their 24th year, recognize excellence in news, programming and individual achievement in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. The awards, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, were presented Saturday, Sept. 9 in Philadelphia. This year's competition included prizes for seven new categories, including one honoring general managers for station excellence. CN8 2006 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards follow: Interview/Discussion-Program or Special "It's Your Call with Lynn Doyle" Lynn Doyle, Host/Executive Producer Tess Kelly, Co-Executive Producer Janet Tegley, Senior Producer Dana Smith, Producer Stephanie Walton, Producer Anchor-News Art Fennell Program Host/Moderator Brian Gurry, Host, "American Builder" Entertainment Program Feature or Segment "Halloween Haunts-Scareactors" Barry Nolan, Producer/Host Sara Edwards, Sr. Producer Scott Wyman, Editor Entertainment Program or Special "Scare School: The Making of a Monster" Holly Woodward, Senior Producer Patrick McManus, Coordinating Producer Nicole Fox, Host Jon Gorchow, Executive Producer Eileen Dolente, Executive Producer Sporting Game Live/Unedited Program or Special "Cowtown Rodeo" Rich Zane, Producer Jon Gurevitch, Executive Producer Ed Berliner, Announcer Dusty Cleveland, Announcer John Anderson, Director Sports-Regularly Scheduled Daily or Weekly Program "Out of Bounds" Jon Gurevitch, Vice President, CN8 Sports Lou Tilley, Host/Executive Producer Seth Magalaner, Senior Producer Jeff Shurilla, Producer Tim Walton, Editor Photographer-News Bill Rohrer About CN8, The Comcast Network CN8, The Comcast Network is owned and operated by Comcast Cable Communications, Inc., a division of Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) and the country's leading cable and broadband services provider. CN8 (http://www.cn8.tv) provides more than 9 million Comcast cable viewers with a unique brand of live, interactive television delivered over its own fiber- optic network to 12 states and 20 television markets stretching from Maine to Virginia and Washington, D.C. CN8 was founded in 1996 and has quickly grown to become the nation's leading regional cable network, airing more than 90 hours a week of original programming from its six studios in the Baltimore, Boston, Delaware, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. areas. CN8 provides in-depth coverage and analysis of special events and important news that broadcast networks often ignore. Since its inception, CN8 has delivered on its mission to continually reshape and revolutionize regional television and its relevance to local, regional and national viewers. CN8's programming and hosts have been honored by the industry with more than 314 regional Emmy Award nominations.
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