The Green & White football operations, which made it to the AFC Championship Game for the second straight year, weren't the only part of the organization that had a banner season. New York Jets television programming received seven nominations in five categories for this year's New York Emmy Awards, it was announced today.
"Receiving seven nominations in five different categories is a great honor for our team," said Bob Parente, Jets senior vice president of programming and media production. "It is also important to us that these nominations are across three different networks, demonstrating not only the diversity but the reach of Jets programming."
"Our goal is to produce interesting and uncommon programming to our fans," said Rich Gentile, Jets senior director of production. "These nominations let us know that we're delivering on that promise."
The nominated programming, which was broadcast on three networks — WCBS-TV, SportsNet New York, and Fios I News — aired for the first time between Aug. 31, 2009, and Aug. 31, 2010.
The Jets' New York Emmy nominations:
■ Rich Gentile, Jets Flight Plan (WCBS-TV)
■ Rich Gentile, Jets Huddle (Fios 1 News)
■ Mark Rusciano, Jets on SNY
Sports Coverage: Single Story
■ Mike Westhoff Feature (SNY)
Sports Programming: Program Series
■ Jets Nation: Inside Camp (SNY)
Sports Programming: Special
■ Broadway Joe Marching on (SNY)
On Camera Talent: Sports Analyst
■ Ray Lucas (SNY)
The 54th annual New York Emmy Awards will be presented on Sunday, April 3, at the Marriott Marquis Times Square.
The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, founded in 1955, is the preeminent membership organization serving the television industry. NY NATAS is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry.