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NFL Media Wins Record Seven Sports Emmy Awards

NFL Network’s ‘NFL Draft – Leon Sandcastle’ Wins Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement – Institutional

NFL.com Wins Two Awards in Outstanding New Approaches – Sports Programming Short Format Category

NFL Films-Produced ‘Hard Knocks – Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals’ Earns Three Emmy Awards

NFL Media – comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL RedZone, NFL.com, NFL Mobile and NFL Now – won a record seven Sports Emmy Awards, it was announced last night in New York City. The seven Sports Emmy Awards eclipses the previous record of six from 2013.

NFL Network won in the Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement – Institutional category for NFL Draft – Leon Sandcastle, as well as the Dick Schaap Outstanding Writing Award for NFL Films Presents – Yours Truly, Dr. Z. With the two Emmy Awards, NFL Network increased its total to 14 in its 10-year history.

NFL.com earned two Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding New Approaches – Sports Programming Short Format for JFK: The Untold NFL History of That Day in Dallas and NFL UP!

NFL Films – the most-honored filmmaker in sports – won five Emmy Awards, which increased its total to 117 Emmy Awards. Hard Knocks – Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals, produced along with HBO,earned three Emmy Awards in the categories of Outstanding Editing, Outstanding Music Composition/Direction/Lyrics, and Outstanding Post Produced Audio/Sound.

Following is a complete list of the Sports Emmy Awards won by NFL Media this year:

OUTSTANDING NEW APPROACHES – SPORTS PROGRAMMING SHORT FORMAT

JFK: The Untold NFL History of That Day in Dallas (NFL.com/NFL Films)

NFL UP! (NFL.com)

OUTSTANDING EDITING

Hard Knocks – Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals (HBO/NFL Films)

THE DICK SCHAAP OUTSTANDING WRITING AWARD

NFL Films Presents – Yours Truly, Dr. Z (NFL Network/NFL Films)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION/DIRECTION/LYRICS

Hard Knocks – Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals (HBO/NFL Films)

OUTSTANDING POST PRODUCED AUDIO/SOUND

Hard Knocks – Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals (HBO/NFL Films)

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PROMOTIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT – INSTITUTIONAL

NFL Draft – Leon Sandcastle (NFL Network)

 

ABOUT NFL MEDIA

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, fans turn to NFL Network to receive information and insight straight from the field, team headquarters, league offices and everywhere the NFL is making news. Launched in 2003, NFL Network gives fans unprecedented year-round inside access to all NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Playoffs, regular season, preseason, Pro Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine, Senior Bowl, league meetings, minicamps and training camps.

Currently in more than 72 million homes, NFL Network has carriage agreements with each of the country’s largest television providers including Comcast, DirecTV, DISH Network, Cablevision, Cox, Charter, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse.

For fans on the go, all NFL Network programming can also be streamed live on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile), the NFL app delivered on XBOX from Microsoft, and through Watch NFL Network (NFL.com/watch).  Watch NFL Network is available today for AT&T U-Verse, Cox, Dish, Optimum, Verizon FiOS and many more providers. For more information, log on to NFL.com/nflnetwork.  NFL.com is the exclusive internet home of NFL Network.

 

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NFL Media Provides Record-Setting Coverage of 2014 NFL Draft

Record-High 51 Live Hours of Coverage on NFL Network Beginning Thursday, May 8 Presented by Verizon

Behind-the-Scenes Access with 16 War Room Cams at Team Facilities – Including Texans & Super Bowl XLVIII-Champion Seahawks

College Coaches David Shaw, Jimbo Fisher & Urban Meyer Join Live Coverage from Radio City Music Hall

Round-the-Clock Coverage and Live Streaming on NFL.com & NFL Mobile From Verizon

NFL Media’s coverage of the 79th annual NFL Draft is officially on the clock. With a record-high 51 hours of live coverage of the three-day event, an extensive talent roster of analysts, reporters and college coaches, and 15 draft war room cameras providing behind-the-scenes access, NFL Network, NFL.com and NFL Mobile descend upon Radio City Music Hall in New York City for the 10th year of NFL Draft coverage.


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2014 Thursday Night Football Broadcast Schedule Announced

Slate of 16 Regular-Season Games Kicks Off with Steelers vs. Ravens on September 11 on CBS and NFL Network

The CBS Television Network and NFL Network announce the Thursday Night Football prime time broadcast schedule for the 2014 NFL season.  This year marks the inaugural partnership between CBS Sports and NFL Network in broadcasting Thursday Night Football and features the most marquee match-ups ever on Thursday night, including 14 divisional rivalries. The 16-game Thursday Night Football schedule kicks off on September 11 with Steelers vs. Ravens from Baltimore and ends with a Week 16 Saturday double-header on December 20.


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2014 NFL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 AT 8:00 PM ET ON NFL NETWORK, NFL.COM & NFL MOBILE FROM VERIZON

Presented by Verizon, NFL Network’s Three-Hour ‘NFL Total Access: Schedule Release ‘14’ Show Breaks Down 2014 NFL Schedule

NFL.com Will Provide Complete Team-by-Team and Weekly Schedules of All 256 Regular-Season Games

The 2014 NFL schedule will be released on NFL Network, NFL.com, and NFL Mobile from Verizon on Wednesday, April 23 at 8:00 PM ET.

NFL Network’s coverage will be highlighted by NFL Total Access: Schedule Release ’14 presented by Verizon (Wednesday, 8:00 PM ET) – a three-hour special hosted by Rich Eisen and featuring analysts Steve Mariucci, Warren Sapp, and Mike Silver – that breaks down the entire 2014 regular season schedule, division by division, analyzing the top matchups and primetime games, including the 16-game CBS/NFL Network Thursday Night Football schedule.


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27 NFL PLAYERS TO PARTICIPATE IN “BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & PROGRAM” APRIL 3-6

Four-Day Program Hosted by University of Notre Dame Includes Business Pitch Competition

NFL Legends and past BM&E participants CHARLIE BATCH, DEKE COOPER, JEFF FAINE & J.R. TOLVER to Serve as Speakers and Mentors

Twenty-seven current and former NFL players will take part in the NFL Business Management & Entrepreneurial Program (BM&E) April 3-6 at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. This is one of several training programs for post-NFL careers that NFL Player Engagement offers to current and former players.

Participants will hear from University of Notre Dame faculty and successful business leaders. The program will kick off with presentations from four NFL Legends who applied learnings from past BM&E programs to launch their own business ventures and foundations including Notre Dame alumni DEKE COOPER and JEFF FAINE, as well as CHARLIE BATCH and J.R. TOLVER. Faine and BRADY QUINN, a fellow Notre Dame alumnus and past participant in the BM&E Program, were instrumental in bringing the program to Notre Dame for the first time in 2013.

The program—developed jointly with NFL Player Engagement, Mendoza’s Stayer Center for Executive Education and the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship—will cover topics such as financial literacy and analysis, investing for impact, and business plan development. Attendees will receive mentoring from Batch, Cooper, Faine and Tolver as well as the Irish Angels, a select group of investors within the Notre Dame community who advise and invest in start-ups. Throughout the four days, participants will work in groups to develop and deliver a business plan for the Business Pitch Competition that closes out the program.

“We believe in a shared responsibility to prepare our players for career opportunities after their NFL playing experience,” said Kimberly Fields, Vice President of NFL Player Engagement. “This program provides education, mentoring, and hands-on experience for those looking to succeed in the business world.”

“It is a pleasure again to have the opportunity to work with the NFL in presenting the Business Management & Entrepreneurial Program,” said Paul Slaggert, Director of Non-Degree Programs for the Stayer Center for Executive Education at Notre Dame. “The ability to work with current and former NFL players who want to give back by starting or investing in new ventures that benefit their communities is extremely gratifying.”

Players will be live blogging throughout the program, documenting their experience on www.NFLPE.sportsblog.com. Following is a list of participating players:

 

NAME TEAM AFFILIATION(S)
ANDY ALLEMAN Former (KC, MIA, NO)
ANTHONY ARMSTRONG Free Agent
BRIAN ARNFELT Pittsburgh Steelers
ZANE BEADLES Jacksonville Jaguars
KEITH BROOKING Former (ATL, DAL, DEN)
SHAUN CODY Former (DET, HOU)
VONTAE DAVIS Indianapolis Colts
JEROME FELTON Minnesota Vikings
BRANDON FIELDS Miami Dolphins
VINCENT FULLER II Former (DET, TEN)
ANDRE GURODE Oakland Raiders
JEFFREY “J.J.” JANSEN Carolina Panthers
JOSH MARTIN Kansas City Chiefs
TIM MASTHAY Green Bay Packers
KEVIN MC DERMOTT San Francisco 49ers
RYAN MUNDY Chicago Bears
TORRANCE (MORAN) NORRIS Former (DET, HOU, NO, SF)
ERIC OLSEN Free Agent
MICHAEL PALMER Pittsburgh Steelers
JOE REITZ Indianapolis Colts
DUNTA ROBINSON Free Agent
BRYAN SCOTT Free Agent
AUSTIN SPITLER Miami Dolphins
WILL SVITEK New England Patriots
DARRYL TAPP Detroit Lions
DE MARCUS WARE Denver Broncos
SAM YOUNG Jacksonville Jaguars

About NFL Player Engagement

NFL Player Engagement assists players in reaching their highest potential on and off-the-field with guidance, support, and resources provided before, during, and after their NFL experiences. NFL Player Engagement works with three core audiences: Prep, Life, and Next. NFL Life (current players) and NFL Next (former players) reach more than 2,000 NFL players and spouses each year through a variety of programs and services focused on career development, financial and continuing education, as well as personal, psychological, and physical wellness. NFL Prep provides high-school and college student-athletes of all sports with tools to help them succeed in life, focused on awareness, prevention, and education. More information can be found at http://www.nflplayerengagement.com.

About Stayer Center for Executive Education

Founded in 1980, the University of Notre Dame’s Stayer Center for Executive Education, located in the No. 1 ranked Mendoza College of Business, provides leaders in the executive and management ranks with the opportunity to develop and strengthen their leadership abilities and business acumen skills. The Stayer Center for Executive Education is dedicated to devel­oping leaders who succeed in today’s global business world and are prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow. In keeping with the Notre Dame mission, the Stayer Center emphasizes values-centered leadership plus strategic thinking. The Stayer Center offers non-degree programs in 10 countries (including open-enrollment, custom and online) and the Executive MBA degree program (No. 15 ranked) in South Bend and Chicago awarding about 120 degrees annually. All these programs are designed to meet a range of career and lifetime goals, for individuals as well as organizations.

About the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship

Located in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship was founded in 1998 for the purpose of fostering innovation and infusing aspiring Notre Dame entrepreneurs with a sense of the possible.  Through rigorous coursework, its annual business plan competition, conferences, extensive networking and mentoring, and experiential learning opportunities, the Center provides students, alumni and faculty members with the knowledge and skills vital to entrepreneurship. Gigot develops individuals who have a vision for a startup, as well as “intrapreneurs” who seek to bring innovation to an existing business. In keeping with the Mendoza College mission to Ask More of Business™, the Gigot Center actively supports the social entrepreneur who uses business skills and knowledge to serve the greater good.

 

NFL Media Provides Exclusive Live Coverage of NFL Scouting Combine for 10th Year

NFL Network, NFL.com & NFL Mobile From Verizon Cover 2014 NFL Scouting Combine with 23-Man Roster of Analysts, Hosts & Reporters

Live Coverage of Combine Drills Begins Saturday, February 22 at 9:00 AM ET

Coverage of Combine Press Conferences Thursday, February 20 & Friday, February 21 at 2:00 PM ET

For the 10th year, NFL Media provides exclusive multi-platform coverage of the league’s next generation of talent with more than 60 hours of programming of the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine Presented by Under Armour. Beginning Thursday, February 20, NFL Network, NFL.com and NFL Mobile broadcast live from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, providing an up-close look at South Carolina defensive Jadeveon Clowney, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins and the rest of the more than 330 NFL prospects looking to take the next step in their careers. Additionally, NFL Network’s live coverage of the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine can be accessed on mobile phones exclusively through NFL Mobile From Verizon.


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NFL Network Live On-Location From New York & New Jersey for Super Bowl XLVIII

Record 86 Hours of Live Coverage Part of More Than 140 Hours of Programming from New York & New Jersey

12 Sets From 8 Locations & 40 On-Air Personalities with a Combined 17 Super Bowl Rings

12.5 Hours of Pregame & Postgame Coverage on Super Bowl Sunday

‘NFL AM,’ ‘Super Bowl Live’ & ‘NFL Total Access’ Shows Live from New York & New Jersey Throughout the Week

Comprehensive Live Coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day from the Prudential Center – Tuesday, January 28

Special Super Bowl-Related Programming Such as ‘The Rich Eisen Super Bowl Special,’ ‘M&M’ & ‘Let’s Go Primetime’ Throughout the Week

For the 11th year, NFL Network is on-location providing comprehensive, wall-to-wall coverage of Super Bowl week. With more than 140 total hours – including a record 86 live hours – of programming from 12 sets in eight locations across New York City and New Jersey, and featuring a roster of 40 on-air personalities with a combined 17 Super Bowl rings, NFL Network is the go-to destination for expert analysis, the latest news and reports, special guest appearances, matchup-related programming and more leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII.


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NFL Network’s ‘Thursday Night Football’ — New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons — Thursday, Nov. 21 at 8:00 PM ET

Coverage from Atlanta Begins at 6:00 PM ET with ‘Craftsman Presents NFL Total Access Kickoff’ Pregame Show

The eighth season of NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football continues this week when quarterback Drew Brees and the first-place New Orleans Saints travel to take on quarterback Matt Ryan and the NFC South-rival Atlanta Falcons Thursday, November 21 at 8:00 PM ET.


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Brett Favre Joins ‘NFL GameDay Morning’ This Sunday — Week 7 Editions of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay First’ & ‘NFL GameDay Morning’

Brett Favre Joins ‘NFL GameDay Morning’ Live to Discuss Peyton Manning’s Return to Indianapolis

Two-Time All-Pro Linebacker Takeo Spikes Joins ‘NFL GameDay First’ as Guest Analyst at 7:00 AM ET

Sunday is ‘GameDay’ and every week NFL Network provides 12 hours of live coverage, beginning at 7:00 AM ET with NFL GameDay First. The day continues at 9:00 AM ET with NFL GameDay Morning leading viewers into the early games. At 4:00 PM ET, NFL GameDay Scoreboard recaps the early action and at 7:30 PM ET, NFL GameDay Highlights recaps the entire afternoon. At 11:30 PM ET, NFL GameDay Final provides complete analysis on the entire football Sunday.


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NFL Network’s ‘Thursday Night Football’ Delivers A 5.0 US HH Rating & 7.8 Million Viewers

Thursday’s No. 1 Show on Cable –

Rating & Viewership for ‘Thursday Night Football’ 28% Higher than Game 5 of AL Division Series between Tigers & A’s

Through Five Thursday Games, Average Rating is Pacing +28% Versus 2012 ‘Thursday Night Football’ Schedule

Last night’s New York Giants-Chicago Bears game on NFL Network delivered a 5.0 US HH rating and was watched by an average of 7.8 million viewers (not including over-the-air stations in New York and Chicago). Won by the Bears 27-21, the telecast topped last week’s Thursday Night Football game between the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns by 19% in rating (4.2) and 13% in viewership (6.9 M).


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