The Pittsburgh Penguins video staff won two Emmy awards at the 32nd Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards Gala Saturday night at the Philadelphia Hilton.
Local television stations, regional sports networks, video production companies and sports teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware were vying for regional honors for “excellence in television news, programming and individual achievement.”
The Penguins won the “Sports Program Series” category for In The Room -- the team-produced monthly show that offers fans a unique behind-the-scenes look at Penguins hockey throughout the season. It runs on ROOT SPORTS, the NHL Network and www.pittsburghpenguins.com. Those involved in the production were Leo McCafferty, Jon Otte, Bruce Meyers, Stephen Finerty, Zach Tyke, Michael Davenport, Meghan McManimon and Mark Cottington.
The Pens’ video staff also won the “Graphic Arts, Animation” category for the Battlefield game-open video, which was featured at CONSOL Energy Center in the second half of the 2013-14 season -- and was later re-purposed into the “UPMC Ultimate Highlight.” Those involved were Padraic Driscoll, Stephen Finerty, Aaron Spiegel and Bill Wareham.
The Penguins were finalists in two other categories for In The Room – sports photography and program editing.
“It’s gratifying to see our video staff members rewarded for all of their hard work behind the scenes,” said James Santilli, the Penguins’ Vice President of Marketing, who oversees the video department, along with Rod Murray, Senior Director of Production and Game Entertainment. “Congratulations to all involved. We know they’re all working on more great content for the coming season.”