BYU Broadcasting, including its nationwide university-affiliated flagship cable television network BYUtv, today announced that it received ten 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., on Saturday, October 17. With a total of twenty-four nominations across fifteen categories, BYU Broadcasting was recognized for its outstanding 2015 season of original and diverse offerings, including American Ride, The Story Trek, Granite Flats, BYU Sports Nation and Heroes de la Comunidad. Available in High Definition and carried to more than 55 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.
"We are greatly appreciative to have our programming recognized for the fourth year in a row by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences," said Derek Marquis, managing director of BYU Broadcasting. "This past year, BYU Broadcasting and our flagship cable network, BYUtv, have continued to experience extraordinary growth as we deliver rich content that resonates across viewers of all ages. From documentaries and live college sports to original scripted dramas and unscripted reality programs, BYUtv is attracting new viewers while strengthening our loyal audience with uplifting and entertaining programming for the entire family."
BYU Broadcasting's ten Emmy® awards are listed below:
Documentary - Historical
A New Day for the Book of Mormon
Historic/Cultural - Program/Special
American Ride "Southern Belles: Charleston and Savannah"
Human Interest - Program/Special
Heroes de la Comunidad- El Campito
The Story Trek "Upstate Cinderella"
American Ride "Legends and Legacy: The Salem Witch Trials"
On-Camera Talent - Performer/Narrator
The Story Trek with Todd Hansen
Promotion: Program - Campaign
BYU Sports Nation Campaign: "We Know Why"
BYUtv Sports Football Campaign: "It's Goin' On"
Arts/Entertainment - Program / Special
Behind the Scenes of Granite Flats
Twenty to Ready, "Emergency Toilet"
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 55 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 Roku, Xbox360, 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.