The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced this week that NFL Media – comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL RedZone, NFL.com, NFL Mobile and NFL Now – received 18 Sports Emmy Award nominations.

Following the most-watched and highest-rated season ever, Thursday Night Football on CBS and NFL Network earned its first Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Live Sports Series category.

For the fifth consecutive year, NFL Network’s critically-acclaimed series A Football Life – produced by NFL Films – was recognized with a nomination, this year in the category of Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary. The NFL Films production of Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Houston Texans also received a nomination in the Outstanding Serializes Sports Documentary category. In total, Hard Knocks received five total Emmy nominations – the highest amount the series has received in its history.

In a new category for 2016, NFL Network earned a nomination in Outstanding Social TV Experience for the network’s work integrating social media throughout its shows, such NFL Total Access and NFL GameDay Morning.

Digitally, NFL Media received a nomination for Outstanding Digital Innovation for the NFL App on XBox One, which provides NFL fans with a single place to follow their fantasy teams, view personalized highlights, watch NFL Network content and much more.

In the Outstanding Post-Produced Audio/Sound category, NFL Media received more than half of the nominations with Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Houston Texans, The Timeline: America’s Game & The Iran Hostage Crisis and Inside the NFL: Sounds of the Year.

NFL Films has won the Sports Emmy Award for music achievement for the past four years. This year, NFL Films earned a nomination in the newly titled Outstanding Music Interpretation category for Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Houston Texans.

Finally, NFL Turning Point received a nomination in the Outstanding Edited Sports Coverage category for the third consecutive year, and NFL Network’s Super Bowl 50 coverage earned a nomination in the Outstanding Technical Team Studio category.

NFL Network received eight total nominations while NFL Films received 10 – including a nomination in the Outstanding Long Sports Documentary category for 30 for 30: Four Falls of Buffalo – and NFL Digital Media received one nomination.

The 37th Annual Sports Emmys Awards will be presented on Tuesday, May 10 in New York City at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Following is a complete list of NFL Media’s nominations:

OUTSTANDING LIVE SPORTS SERIES
Thursday Night Football (CBS/NFL Network)

OUTSTANDING EDITED SPORTS COVERAGE
NFL Turning Point: Super Bowl 50 (NBC Sports Network/NFL Films)

OUTSTANDING LONG SPORTS DOCUMENTARY
30 for 30: Four Falls of Buffalo (ESPN/ESPN Films/NFL Films)

OUTSTANDING SERIALIZED SPORTS DOCUMENTARY
A Football Life (NFL Network/NFL Films)
Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Houston Texans (HBO/NFL Films)

OUTSTANDING SPORTS NEWS ANTHOLOGY
NFL Films Presents (FOX Sports 1/NFL Films)

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL INNOVATION
NFL App on XBox One (NFL Digital Media)

OUTSTANDING SOCIAL TV EXPERIENCE
NFL Network Studio Shows: Social Media Integration (NFL Network)

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – HOST
James Brown (CBS/Showtime/NFL Network)

OUTSTANDING SPORTS PERSONALITY – REPORTER
Tracy Wolfson (tbs/CBS/TNT/truTV/NFL Network)

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM STUDIO
Super Bowl 50 (NFL Network)

OUTSTANDING CAMERA WORK
Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Houston Texans (HBO/NFL Films)
Thursday Night Football Presents…(CBS/NFL Network)

OUTSTANDING EDITING – LONG FORM
Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Houston Texans (HBO/NFL Films)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC INTERPRETATION
Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Houston Texans (HBO/NFL Films)

OUTSTANDING POST -PRODUCED AUDIO/SOUND
Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Houston Texans (HBO/NFL Films)
Inside the NFL: Sounds of the Year (Showtime//CBS Sports/NFL Films)
The Timeline: America’s Game & The Iran Hostage Crisis (NFL Network/Smokehouse Pictures)

ABOUT NFL MEDIA: NFL Media is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL.com, NFL Now, NFL Mobile from Verizon and NFL RedZone.

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, fans turn to NFL Network to receive information and insight straight from the field, team headquarters, league offices and everywhere the NFL is making news. Launched in 2003, NFL Network gives fans unprecedented year-round inside access to all NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Playoffs, regular season, preseason, Pro Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine, Senior Bowl, league meetings, minicamps and training camps.

Currently in more than 72 million homes, NFL Network has carriage agreements with each of the country’s largest television providers including Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Cablevision, Cox, Charter, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse.

For fans on the go, all NFL Network programming can also be streamed live on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile), the NFL app delivered on XBOX from Microsoft and Apple TV, and through Watch NFL Network (NFL.com/watch), with participating cable and satellite providers. For more information, log on to NFL.com/nflnetwork.  NFL.com is the exclusive internet home of NFL Network.

NFL content has never been more popular across the media landscape. According to the Nielsen Company, the 2014 NFL regular season reached 202.3 million unique viewers, representing 80 percent of all television homes and 68 percent of potential viewers in the U.S. NFL games accounted for the top 20 and 45 of the 50 most-watched TV shows among all programming in 2014.

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