NASCAR Media Group Receives Emmy Award For "Inside The Headsets" NMG Captures Third Emmy In Last Four Years In "Live Event Turnaround" Category CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 28, 2010) -- NASCAR Media Group, the creative, media, and production...
NASCAR Media Group Receives Emmy Award For "Inside The Headsets"
NMG Captures Third Emmy In Last Four Years In "Live Event Turnaround" Category
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 28, 2010) -- NASCAR Media Group, the creative, media, and production services company of NASCAR, has received an Emmy Award for "Inside the Headsets," a television program which aired following the 25th annual NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star Race last May.
NASCAR Media Group and its broadcast partner SPEED were presented the award in the "Live Event Turnaround" category at the 31st Annual Sport Emmy Awards on April 26, 2010 at Lincoln Center in New York. This is the third time in the past four years NASCAR Media Group has won the Emmy Award in the "Live Event Turnaround" category.
"Inside the Headsets," which aired on SPEED on May 17, 2009, was one of the most ambitious programs capturing the full dimension of a major sporting event. NASCAR Media Group employed an additional 13 shooters to capture supplemental material and used four slow motion cameras. With an eye on crew chiefs, in-car communications and unique camera angles, 184 tapes documented the all-star race. To meet a stringent time constraint of 30 minutes, the race was recorded live-to-tape with ancillary material added overnight. The program aired less than 24 hours following the conclusion of the race.
"'Inside the Headsets' embodies the best parts of an action movie and a sporting event," said Jay Abraham, chief operating officer of NASCAR Media Group and vice president of new media and content for NASCAR. "Every important moment is captured, from the pre-race preparations and fly-over to post-race driver and crew chief interviews, fireworks and Victory Lane champagne showers."
"All of us at NASCAR are very proud of our award-winning team working hard to produce world-class content from our new state-of-the-art facilities at the NASCAR Plaza in Charlotte," said Paul Brooks, president of NASCAR Media Group. "We'll continue to make the investments to bring NASCAR fans groundbreaking shows like 'Inside the Headsets.'"
Other NASCAR-related programming was also recognized at television's most prestigious awards ceremony. FOX Sports won for Live Event Audio/Sound for its NASCAR broadcasts and HBO's "24/7 Jimmie Johnson Race To Daytona" was recognized for Outstanding Sports Promotional Announcement -- Episodic.