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Monumental Network Receives Nine Emmy Nominations for Broadcast Excellence

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

Washington, D.C. – Monumental Network, which launched in January 2013 and is owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, received nine Emmy Award nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) National Capital Chesapeake Bay Region. All of Monumental’s nominations are for broadcast excellence and include Best Sports Program/Feature Segment (two nominations), Best Sports Program Series (two nominations), Best Sports One-Time Special, Best News Single Story – Health & Science, Best Program Sports Promotion (two nominations) and Best Photographer News.

“Nine nominations is an outstanding example of the unique content we provide and the talent of our personnel,” said Ted Leonsis, founder, chairman, majority owner and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “When we launched Monumental Network in 2013 our focus was to provide a destination for sports and entertainment programming in the D.C. region. I’m proud of what we have accomplished in the first couple of years of the Network’s existence and look forward to future successes.”

Caps Red Line presented by GEICO received two nominations for Best Sports Program/Feature Segment for season 7, episode 1 featuring Alex Ovechkin and his sushi date with a 10-year-old Capitals fan named Ann, and season 7, episode 5 featuring the Forces of Hockey and the upkeep of hockey gear.

Wizards Magazine and Caps Red Line presented by GEICO each received a nomination for Best Sports Program/Series. The “All Access” episode 7 of Wizards Magazine featured behind-the-scenes access during the 2014 NBA All-Star Game with John Wall and Bradley Beal. Season 7, episode 1 of Caps Red Line presented by GEICO featured Ovechkin’s sushi date, Capitals newcomer Matt Niskanen and the team’s visit to the United States Naval Academy.

Another nomination for Wizards Magazine, in the category of Best Sports One-Time Special, featured the Wizards 2014 Playoff special episode.

The nominations for Best News Single Story - Health & Science and Best Photographer News Category, titled One Step at a Time, featured Quince Orchard High School freshman athlete and cancer survivor, Austin Cohen, and his fight back to the field.

The two nominations for Best Program Sports Promotion included the Capitals 40-Years in the Making promotion and the Wizards playoffs promotion The Story Continues.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences selects judges from the remaining chapters in the association, who are then asked to vote on the award recipients for each category.

The 57th Emmy Awards will take place on June 27 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda.

Monumental Network is the region’s top destination for sports and entertainment news, providing fans with exclusive, original content and video programming. Owned by Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE), Monumental Network serves as a digital content platform for fans and customers in the D.C. region and around the world. The Network includes numerous websites and blogs that are associated with MSE’s three professional sports teams (Capitals, Wizards and Mystics), Verizon Center, Patriot Center and Kettler Capitals Iceplex. MSE is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. Visit MonumentalNetwork.com for more information.

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