National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, SVG Announce Global Media Awards For College Sports

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and the Sports Video Group (SVG) are pleased to announce the Global Media Awards for College Sports. The contest, which will be the first to honor college-sports video programming, will award winners in 10 categories at the inaugural College Sports Video Summit (CSVS), to be held in Atlanta June 9-10. Honorary awards will also be presented to pioneers who have taken the lead in this field.
“The Global Media Awards for College Sports gives us an opportunity to encourage excellence in all aspects of advancing the creation, production, and distribution of college sports content,” said Dennis Swanson, honorary chairman, Global Media Awards for College Sports, and president, Fox Television Stations Group Operations, “and to honor the men and women whose career achievements over the years have been so integral to college sports.”
Says Tom Buffolano, CSVS Conference chairman and former VP/GM of Digital Programming and Production at CSTV/CBS College Sports, “College sports is a multibillion-dollar industry, involving more than 100,000 productions each and every year. Partnering with an organization like NATAS just elevates the focus on college production to a new level and a fitting addition to our inaugural College Sports Video Summit.”
Says University of Oklahoma Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione, “The growth of video produced within university athletic departments has been significant over the past few years, and, with the constant improvement of technology and infrastructure, the production quality has proven to be very innovative and creative. Working with our media partners to deliver the best possible product for fans and alumni, no matter what size the screen or where in the world they happen to be, is critical to our overall success,” he adds. “I believe the time is right to recognize the best in this emerging and important part of college sports.”
The Global Media Awards for College Sports will encompass 10 categories in three areas of competition: Collegiate, for College Sports programming departments; Corporate, for media companies that produce college sports video content; and Technology, for companies that develop systems for use in video production.
College Sports programming departments including university and college
athletic departments and athletic conferences will compete against each other in
four categories:
Live Game or Live Event Production
Special Feature
Outstanding Highlight Package
Outstanding Promotional Video

Media companies, including network and regional broadcasters/content
providers will compete in four categories:
Live Game or Live Event Production
Special Feature
Outstanding Highlight Package
Outstanding Promotional Video

Technology providers whose systems offer improvements for fans’ enjoyment are
eligible in the following category:
Technological Innovation

The final category will be open to Collegiate and Corporate entities:
College Sports Video of the Year

Presented at the inaugural College Sports Video Summit sponsored by SVG, the
event will help college-sports professionals understand the technology
requirements and business models associated with building a
sports-video-production infrastructure for broadcast, Internet, and mobile
distribution. Among the topics to be discussed at the Summit: production
format pros and cons (SD, HD, 3D), understanding the landscape of rights, video
and ROI — formulas for success, building a video department, live-streaming
solutions, video and marketing, and content syndication.

Complete information for entering the Global Media Awards for College Sports
will be available on Monday March 2 at our Website:
www.globalmediaawards.org
Rulebook, application, and fees information will be available for download at
that time. This information will also be available at the Sports Video Group Website:
www.sportsvideo.org.

For more information on the College Sports Video Summit, please visit
http://www.sportsvideo.org/portal/eventscalendar/College_Sports_Video_Summit.shtml.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Rob Payne at
rob@sportsvideo.org or
212-481-8131 or Frank Radice at the NATAS at
fradice@emmyonline.tv or
212-484-9434.
About The National Academy of Television Arts
& Sciences
The National Academy of Television Arts &
Sciences (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. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted
Emmy® Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime
Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, Technology
& Engineering, and Business & Financial Reporting.Regional Emmy®
Awards are given in 19 regions across the United States. NATAS also presents the
Global Media Awards™, recognizing excellence in the worldwide intersection
of digital entertainment and technology. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive
educational programs, including National Student Television and its Student Award
for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as
well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry
professionals and the viewing public. For more information, please visit the Website at
www.emmyonline.tv.
About Sports Video Group
Sports Video
Group (SVG) was formed in 2006 to support the professional community that relies
on video, audio, and broadband technologies to produce and distribute sports
content. Leagues, owners, teams, players, broadcasters, Webcasters, and
consumer-technology providers have joined SVG to learn from each other, turn
vision into reality, and implement innovations, while sharing experiences that
will lead to advances in the sports-production/distribution process and the
overall consumer sports experience. SVG is producer of the annual Sports
Broadcasting Hall of Fame.