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SNY Debuts New Midtown Manhattan Studio

Many TV stations have unveiled renovated studios or new locations in recent months. That’s als0 spilled over to sports channels.

SNY, the home of Mets regular season telecasts, has redone its digs at Avenue of the Americas and 51st Street. SNY, starting its sixth season, has an upgraded set for its Studio A, a spokesman confirms to FishbowlNY.

Changes that viewers will notice include a giant wall of video, commonplace today for all TV news and highlight shows. The set offers quite the multimedia experience with nine 55-inch monitors, stacked in a custom built wall.

Sportsvideo.org first had details of the new look and says the studio contains 14 monitors including three 60-inch plasma screens, and a 42-inch screen installed in the desk.

WCBS/Channel 2 Takes Top Honor at New York Emmys; MSG and WNBC Lead Way in Trophies Won

WCBS' Lonnie Quinn and Chris Wragge accompanied by their new Emmys.

The best and brightest on the New York TV scene were on display last night at the 55th annual local Emmy Awards. FishbowlNY was on hand for the  four-hour awards ceremony at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

The biggest winner was MSG with 14 trophies, while WNBC/Channel 4 led all over-the-air outlets with 11 Emmys.

WCBS/Channel 2 took home the top prize of Best Evening Newscast–Over 35 Minutes–for its Hurricane Irene Aftermath. Anchors Maurice DuBois and Kristine Johnson were not there to accept their statuettes, but weathercaster Lonnie Quinn was in attendance.

Quinn already was selected Best On-Camera Weather Anchor, and colleague Chris Wragge was back at the podium as Best News Anchor. A one-time personal trainer, Wragge rushed back to Manhattan after competing in a Miami triathlon earlier in the day.

“This morning I knew my only shot of winning anything was coming to these Emmys,” Wragge deadpanned.

WABC cornered the market in the morning and daytime newscast categories. The on-air team of anchors Ken Rosato and Lori Stokes, meteorologist Bill Evans won for Eyewitness News This Morning and the noon broadcast following the Death of Osama bin Laden.

Telemundo WNJU/Channel 47 won the Best Newscast Under 35 Minutes.

More results from last night’s Emmys after the jump

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YES Network Names New Yankees’ Sideline Reporter

Meredith Marakovits has been selected the YES Network’s New York Yankees clubhouse reporter. She’ll appear within the network’s Yankees game telecasts, pre-and post-game shows, and Yankees Batting Practice Today show.

Marakovits will also appear on YES’ special Yankees programming and will contribute to YESNetwork.com.

She replaces Kim Jones, who left the network after last season.

“Meredith possesses major market experience, an ability to move from features to clubhouse work to studio work with ease, and the prerequisite knowledge of and passion for baseball,” said John J. Filippelli, president of production and programming for the YES Network.  “Although she has excelled at covering numerous sports, Meredith has shown a particular talent for covering baseball, and she will fit right in with our Yankees broadcast team.”

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MSG Network and WNBC Top the Nominees for New York Emmys

With 57 nominations, MSG Network leads the pack at the New York Emmy Awards. WNBC/Channel 4 tops the over-the-air outlets with 50 nods.

A look at some of the nominations for the April 1st gala:

For Best Morning Newscast, the nominees include WNYW/Channel 5′s Good Day New York, WNBC’s Today in New York, WABC/Channel 7, and WPIX/Channel 11, which had 36 nominations overall.

For newscast of 35 minutes or less, Spanish stations WXTV/41 notched four nominations, while Channel 47/WNJU had one. The other nomination goes to WNBC, for the death of Osama bin Laden.

In the longer newscast category, WPIX and WCBS had two nods each. WABC and WNYW also are recognized.

For breaking news, WCBS is nominated for the Yonkers scaffold rescue. WCBS was chosen for coverage of the Brooklyn boy’s murder. WNBC is showcased for Hurricane Irene, while WNYW gets the nod for reporting on a tornado touching down in New York.

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Former Giants Star Tiki Barber Joins SNY Playoff Coverage

The Giants are the toast of the town following their playoff win at the Green Bay Packers last weekend. Now, the G-Men are just 60 minutes from another Super Bowl appearance. They visit the 49ers Sunday evening for the Conference Championship game.

And, SNY is bringing back for an fan favorite.

Tiki Barber, the former Giants star running back, will join the regional sports network’s extensive coverage.

In addition, former Giants offensive lineman Shaun O’Hara will continue his analyst role on SNY’s Giants coverage — including the network’s Big Blue Live post game show — which will air immediately after Sunday’s NFC Championship game. Big Blue Live will showcase all of the post-game press conferences, exclusive on-field interviews and reactions from both the Giants’ and 49ers’ players and coaches.

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Al Michaels and Bob Costas Team Up Friday Night Mets/Giants Game on MLB Network, SNY

For the first time, sportscasting giants Bob Costas and Al Michaels team up to call a baseball game.

Friday night, NBC Sports colleagues Costas and Michaels will join forces in the booth for the New York Mets at the San Francisco Giants on the MLB Network at 10 p.m.

Costas is the cable network’s signature personality hosting interview show Studio 42, along with providing occasional play-by-play for Thursday Night Baseball.

As for Michaels, this ends a 16-year void away from announcing baseball.

With the game blacked out in local markets, Major League Baseball is making sure everyone a chance to watch this historic pairing. They will appear on SNY (and Comcast SportsNet Bay) during the evening, alternating with home team announcers on the MLB Network.

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MSG Network and WPIX, Big Winners at 2011 New York Emmys

A packed ballroom gathered at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square last night for the 2011 New York Emmy Awards. Right from the outset, we knew this going to be a special night, as it was the largest crowd ever and most awards being handed out (123). FishbowlNY was on hand tweeting results and providing photos from the red carpet.

MSG Network took home the most Emmys with 11. WPIX got the most trophies (10) among over-the-air stations. WNBC had an eight-Emmy night, while WCBS garnered seven awards.

Among the winners:

Daytime Newscast —WABC Eyewitness News at Noon with anchors Lori Stokes and Ken Rosato, meterologist Bill Evans.

Evening Newscast Over 35 Minutes—
CBS 2 Winter Storm Coverage, March 15, 2010. Kristine Johnson and Chris Wragge anchors. Meteorologist Lonnie Quinn.

Quinn was also named the Top Weather Anchor, while his former WCBS colleague Wragge was named Top News Anchor and Live Reporter.

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MSG Network Tops the List for New York Emmy Award Nominations

MSG Network received a whopping 60 nominations Thursday for the 54th Annual New York Emmy Awards.

Among the other regional sports networks, the YES Network notched 46 nominations, while MSG Varsity picked up 32 nods.

SNY was recognized 23 times.

Breaking it down further, in the category Sports Coverage: Series, MSG was bookended by News 12 Westchester (twice), News 12 New Jersey, and News 12 Connecticut.  

The odds may be against MSG in that category, but not so for Sports Programming: Regularly Scheduled Program. MSG took five nominations (MLB Productions for the YES Network with the other – Yankeeography: George Steinbrenner ).  

YES’ other signature original program CenterStage, hosted by Michael Kay, is nominated for Best Interview/Discussion for the edition with Mike Tyson.

The show goes against two WNBC/NYNonstop shows–The Debrief with David Ushery and Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf.

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Janice Huff, Otis Livingston Among McDonald’s Black Media Legends

As February began, so did Black History Month. On Tuesday, McDonald’s Tri-State Area Restaurants held their annual Black Media Legends luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

This year’s class includes WCBS/Channel 2 sports anchor Otis Livingston (far right), WNBC/Channel 4 meteorologist Janice Huff, WABC/Channel 7 anchor Sade Baderinwa, and veteran NY1 anchor Lewis Dodley.

As Black Media Legends, the inductees were awarded a trophy. They are also part of the Faces of Black History poster, given free at the more than 600 area McDonald’s throughout February.

The list of other honorees after the jump.

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For Eighth Straight Year, YES is Tops Among Regional Sports Networks

The YES Network is, once again, the most-watched regional sports network in the country.

For 2010, YES had the most-watched broadcast day (Monday through Sunday, 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. ). YES, the broadcast home of the Yankees and Nets, was also the most-watched regional sports network in prime time for the seventh time in eight years, according to Nielsen Media Research (and obtained by the YES Network).

The good fortune didn’t end with the channel, as YesNetwork.com saw a 44 percent jump among unique users from the year before.

Specifically, The YES Network prime time average of 72,000 TV households is comparable to the next two New York regional sports networks combined (SNY and MSG).

YES’ Total Day average of 32,000 TV households was more than SNY, MSG Network, and MSG Plus combined (29,000).

Yankees’ telecasts on YES saw growth in key demographics from the previous year, including: Men 18 to 34 (up 11 percent), Men 25 to 54 ( up 11 percent), Adults 18 to 34 (up 23 percent), and Adults 25 to 54 ( up 11 percent).

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