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Disney's ESPN, Comcast's NBC Dominate 36th Annual Sports Emmys


ESPN and NBC were the big winners at the 36th annual Sports Emmy awards on Tuesday night in New York.

Stealing The Show

NBC’s coverage of the Olympics netted the network and parent company Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) seven out of its 11 total awards. Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS)'s ESPN network also won 11 total awards in a range of different areas, including Camera Work and Sports Documentary.

Together, ESPN and NBC took home more than half of the ceremony’s total awards.

Strong Showing For FOX

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ: FOXA) also had a strong showing at the ceremony, as FOX Sports took home eight total awards. The most significant of the eight awards for FOX was the first ever award for the FOX Sports 1 channel, which won the award for Outstanding Live Event Audio/Sound for its Major League Baseball coverage.

Other Notable Awards

Former ESPN president George Bodenheimer took home the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Bryant Gumble’s HBO show "Real Sports" won awards for both Outstanding Sports News Anthology and Outstanding Sports Journalism.

TNT’s Ernie Johnson grabbed the award for Outstanding Studio Host, while MLB Network’s Harold Reynolds won for Outstanding Studio Analyst.

NBC’s Mike Emrick and Cris Collinsworth took home awards for Play-by-Play and Sports Event Analyst, respectively.

FOX’s Ken Rosenthal won the award for Sports Reporting.

The ceremony also included three awards for Spanish-language programming. Univision took home awards for Outstanding Live Sports Coverage in Spanish and Outstanding Studio Show in Spanish, while ESPN Deportes’ Ernesto Jerez won the award for Outstanding On-Air Sports Personality in Spanish.

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