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Jets Programming: 10 NY Emmy Nominations

Posted Feb 17, 2012

Updated, 2:27 p.m. ET

The New York Jets received three nominations and broadcast partner SNY was nominated for six awards for its Jets coverage when the 55th annual New York Emmy Awards nominations were announced Thursday.

Additionally, the Green & White provided the subject for WPIX-TV, which was nominated in the "Promotion: Program Promo — Sports" category at the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announcement that took place at the studios of CUNY-TV.

"Making the team as accessible as possible to our fans is a priority for us,” said Bob Parente, Jets senior vice president, business operations. “Receiving nominations for Jets in-house programming and across our family of networks is a great honor and demonstrates not only the reach of our team but the quality of the programming.”

The Jets' broadcasting and multimedia production team, headed by senior director Rich Gentile, received their nominations under the Jets Television Network CBS2-HD banner. They were recognized in the category of "Entertainment: Program/Special" for "Jets Flight Crew Calendar," which aired Nov. 27, 2010 on CBS2-HD.

Additionally, the Jets received a nomination in "Community Service" for "New York Jets in the Community," broadcast Sept. 13, 2010 on CBS2-HD. The Jets' Christopher Ubbens was also nominated in the category of "Director: Post-Production.

“We understand the importance of producing appealing and original content in our world today where fans can consume their favorite team in many ways,” said Gentile.  “These Emmy nominations signifying that we are reaching our goal and our fans.”

SNY's Curt Gowdy Jr. was nominated twice for Jets programs as executive producer: in the "Sports Programming: Program Series" for an airing of "Jets Nation: Extra Point" on Sept. 9, 2010, and in "Sports Programming: Special" for "Jets Nation: Draft Day 2011."

Other nominations for SNY's Jets coverage: former Jets quarterback Ray Lucas, "On-Camera Talent: Sports Analyst"; Mark Rusciano, "Graphics: News/Program"; Andrew Johnston, "Photographer: Sports"; and Ricky Recchia, "Writer: Sports."

John Zeigler was the VP/creative director for WPIX-TV's "Jets on Thanksgiving: TV to Be Thankful For" in the "Promotion: Program Promo — Sports" category.

This year's New York Emmy Awards will be presented at a black-tie gala on Sunday, April 1, at the Marriott Marquis–Times Square.

Here is a summary of the Jets programming awards for this year's Emmys:


New York Jets in the Community. Sept. 13, 2010. (Jets Television Network CBS2-HD). Christopher Ubbens, Senior Producer/Camera; Richard Gentile, Executive Producer/Camera; Chad Freeman, James Castronuovo, Editors.


Jets Flight Crew Calendar. Nov. 27, 2010 (Jets Television Network CBS 2-HD). Christopher Ubbens , Senior Producer/Camera; Richard Gentile, Executive Producer/Camera; James Castronuovo, Editor.


Christopher Ubbens. Sept. 13, 2010 (Jets Television Network CBS 2-HD).


Jets Nation: Extra Point. Sept. 9, 2010 (SNY). Curt Gowdy, Jr., Executive Producer.


Jets Nation: Draft Day 2011. April 28, 2011 (SNY). Curt Gowdy, Jr., Executive Producer.


Ray Lucas. Sept. 14, 2010 (SNY).


Mark Rusciano. Jan. 16, 2011 (SNY). "SNY's Sportsnite: Jets 2011 Playoff Special.”


Jets on Thanksgiving: TV to be Thankful For. Dec. 21, 2010 (WPIX-TV). John Zeigler, VP/Creative Director.


Andrew Johnston. July 11, 2011 (SNY).


Ricky Recchia. April 28, 2011 (SNY).

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