FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 8, 2007
MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES RECORD NEW YORK EMMY NOMINATIONS FOR NYC TV
NYC TV Earns 34 Nominations, Second Only to WNBC-TV; Total Matches Number of Previous Nominations in Station’s Four-Year History
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced that NYC TV, the official network of the City of New York, has been nominated for 34 New York Emmy Awards, local television’s most coveted peer-recognition award. NYC TV’s tally leads every station in the tri-state market except for WNBC-TV, and sets a record in the station’s four-year history. NYC TV has previously been nominated for 34 New York Emmy Awards over the last four years, winning 14. The winners of this year’s awards will be announced at the 50th Annual New York Emmy Award Ceremony on Sunday, April 1, at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, which will be broadcast on NYC TV on April 10 at 9:00 PM as part of a special presentation.
“Since coming into office, we have transformed the City’s television station into NYC TV, a leader in local television and a model for other cities around the world,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “This record number of nominations for the New York Emmy Awards is further proof that through innovative and informative programming showcasing the greatest city in the world, NYC TV has become a fixture of the City. I congratulate Arick Wierson, Seth Unger and the entire team at NYC TV for their hard work and success.”
NYC TV was nominated for the following New York Emmy Awards:
“Every year, NYC TV gets better and better, with shows like ‘Secrets of New York’ to ‘Cool in Your Code,’ and I congratulate the station on its 34 New York Emmy nominations,” said Deputy Mayor for Administration Edward Skyler. “There is no better place on television to experience the vitality and vibrancy of New York City, and I am one of the thousands of New Yorkers who tune in regularly.”
“NYC TV has had as its goal to connect viewers with their City and their local government,” said Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications Commissioner Paul Cosgrave. “It was a novel approach to municipal television – and with a dedication to programming that is energetic and informative, NYC TV succeeded in joining 311 and NYC.gov as cornerstones of a Bloomberg Administration that have made City government more transparent, accessible and accountable than ever before.”
“NYC TV strives to provide the best in localized television content, with a focus on making the City more accessible to viewers,” said Arick Wierson, NYC TV’s General Manager. “The nominations are the result of a year of hard work at NYC TV, but credit also must go to the City and its people, which are the stars of each of our programs. The entire NYC TV organization is deeply honored to receive a record number of New York Emmy Award nominations, and I thank our peers for recognizing us.”
“The record number of New York Emmy nominations is yet another validation of all the support the City has given NYC TV and all the staff’s hard work, and I am confident that we will win our fair share on April 1,” said Seth Unger, NYC TV’s Director of Special Projects. “With more of our trademark New York-based, innovative, and eye-catching programming lined up for 2008, I wouldn’t be surprised to see NYC TV leading the nomination tally next year.”
The record number of 2007 New York Emmy Award nominations is the latest milestone in NYC TV’s short but highly successful history. NYC TV replaced Crosswalks – which didn’t have a programming schedule – as the City’s official television station in 2003, and now is one of the region’s fastest growing television networks with innovative programming showcasing the vitality of New York City. NYC TV has become a worldwide model for municipal television – cities such as Seoul, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston have looked to NYC TV to improve their own stations. Six NYC TV programs are currently broadcast on WNBC Channel 4 as part of an unprecedented agreement with NBC Universal, and “Secrets on New York” airs on PBS stations nationwide.
With its signature theme “Everything New York,” NYC TV’s flagship channel showcases New York culture, from entertainment, fashion and music to food, history and landmarks. NYC TV also operates four other channels. City Drive Live (Channel 72 on
NYC TV’s flagship channel is broadcast on Channel 25 on Time Warner Cable, Comcast New Jersey, RCN and Dish TV, Channel 22 on Cablevision, Channel 888 on DirectTV and digital broadcast Channel 25.1. Additionally, NYC TV can be seen on WVVH-TV in Long Island on Cablevision’s Channel 78. To learn more about NYC TV, please visit www.nyc.gov/tv.
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