“Havoline Football Saturdays in the South” Garners Fourth Emmy Award
for Best Sports Program/Series

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Raycom Sports was honored with two Emmy Awards at the 27th Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards Program, awarded by the Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in a ceremony in Nashville Saturday evening.

The summer weekly series “Havoline Football Saturdays in the South” was honored with its fourth Emmy Award for Best Sports Program/Series. In addition, Raycom Sports won an Emmy Award in the category Sports Event/Game.

Executive Producer Rob Reichley received two Emmy Awards, while Producers David Barringer, Alex Farmartino and Jeremy Williams, Associate Producer Chris Duzan, and Director Billy McCoy each received one Emmy Award.

“Raycom Sports is very excited to be honored with two Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards,” said Jimmy Rayburn, Chief Operating Officer for Raycom Sports. “We are extremely proud to have a team of talented, dedicated and hard-working individuals who work tirelessly to produce the highest quality programming. They are one of the greatest assets to Raycom Sports and we are very pleased to see them recognized by their peers.”

Charlotte-based Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts through 2023.

In a partnership with the ACC, Raycom operates the ACC Network, which distributes ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website.

Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 46 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.

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DENVER, January 24, 2013—T3Media, Inc. (formerly Thought Equity Motion), a leading provider of cloud-based video management and licensing services, announced today that Raycom Sports is now utilizing its T3 Library Manager product for web-based access to its library of ACC football and men’s basketball content.

“With T3 Library Manager we are able to extract more value from our video archive and better support our ongoing production needs,” said Chad Swofford, Senior Director, New Media and Business Development for Raycom Sports. “The product enables ACC Network producers to locate archived ACC moments within seconds, preview a web version of the content, make edits online, and download the edited footage they need directly into tools like Avid Media Composer. This saves our production teams from having to spend hours and even days sorting through assets and waiting for full-length games to download before they can clip out the content they need.”

Raycom Sports is using T3 Library Manager to integrate ACC archival video into the ACC Network’s productions, including live television broadcasts, original programs, and mobile applications. Additionally, T3Media is storing the ACC men’s basketball and football library for Raycom Sports and providing dual-site backup, in which one copy is stored at Raycom Sports’ facility and an identical copy is also stored at T3Media’s data center in Wyoming.

“Our storage offering and library management tools allow Raycom Sports to focus on what it is known for—creating compelling college sports digital experiences,” said Kevin Schaff, CEO & Founder of T3Media. “We’ve created a custom ingest workflow that migrates current season content from the Avid ISIS and makes it accessible in T3 Library Manager. At the end of the season this frees up production capacity for Raycom Sports so they don’t have the expense of expanding the local networked storage but still have immediate access to their entire archive.”

To learn more about T3 Library Manager, visit www.t3media.com/librarymanager.  For press inquiries, contact ahagstrom@t3media.com.

About Raycom Sports:

Based in Charlotte, N.C., Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts through 2023. Raycom’s parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 48 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.

In a partnership with the ACC, Raycom Sports operates the ACC Network, the official multi-media platform of the ACC dedicated to delivering live, historical and original content through innovative platforms. Built with over 30 years of broadcast production and multi-media rights experience, the ACC Network maximizes the distribution of ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website.

About T3Media:

T3Media offers cloud-based storage, access, and licensing for enterprise-scale video libraries. Its technology Platform and services enable media owners to generate new value from their content while managing cost and complexity. Through www.t3licensing.com and its global sales force, the company licenses sports, news, and creative footage to producers in advertising, entertainment, publishing, and emerging media.

T3Media works with the world’s leading video libraries, including BBC Motion Gallery, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, National Geographic, The New York Times, and the NCAA®. Connect with T3Media on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.

 

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Syndicated program will preview the upcoming ACC basketball season
with hosts Cory Alexander, Mike Gminski and Kelly Nash

Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports will preview the upcoming Atlantic Coast Conference basketball season this weekend with the “ACC Network Tip-off Special,” syndicated to 70 markets and hosted by Cory Alexander, Mike Gminski and Kelly Nash. The team will break down the rosters of all 12 ACC schools, and analyze the changing landscape of ACC basketball. In addition, Alexander and Gminski will give their preseason projections and put together their ultimate starting lineup from the current crop of ACC players.

The show will also feature two ACC seniors expected to make an impact this season, reigning ACC Tournament MVP Michael Snaer of Florida State and Reggie Johnson of Miami, as well as comments from North Carolina head coach Roy Williams and NC State head coach Mark Gottfried.

And get a preview for the second season of the award-winning series, “Kings of Court.” Watch a sneak peek of a profile on ACC Legend and Maryland great John Lucas, who has fought through adversity both on and off the court.

For a complete listing of local affiliates and airtimes, please visit RaycomSports.com.

Built over 30 years of broadcast production and multi-media rights, the ACC Network maximizes the distribution of ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website. For more, visit ACCNetwork.com

Charlotte-based Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current television rightsholder of syndicated ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts. Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 48 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Raycom Sports was nominated for six Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards, it was announced by the Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The awards will be announced on January 26, 2013 in Nashville.

The summer weekly series “Havoline Football Saturdays in the South” was nominated for the fourth time in five years in the Sports Program/Series category. It has won three Emmy Awards. Also in the Sports Program/Series category, “Kings of the Court” received its first Emmy nomination for its inaugural season.

“ACC Road Trip” was nominated for the fourth straight year in the category Magazine Program. It has been awarded three Emmys. In addition, Raycom was nominated in the categories of Director/Short Form, Writer/Short Form, and Sports Event/Game.

Producer Jeremy Williams and Associate Producers Maxwell Brooke, Richard Brooke and Chris Duzan each received three nominations, Producer Alex Farmartino and Executive Producer Rob Reichley each received two nominations, and Producer David Barringer, Director Billy McCoy, and hosts Tommy Kane and Cory Alexander each received one nomination.

“Raycom Sports is very proud to receive six nominations for the Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards,” said Ken Haines, President and CEO of Raycom Sports. “Our production staff is extremely talented, dedicated and hard-working. We are very honored to be nominated by our peers through these nominations, and are very pleased that ten members of our family have been recognized for their achievements.”

Charlotte-based Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts through 2023.

In a partnership with the ACC, Raycom operates the ACC Network, which distributes ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website.

Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 46 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.

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Fans may enter for free through online access to ACC Road Trip Driven by Chevy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Raycom Sports announced today that ACC Road Trip Driven by Chevy has launched a new consumer sweepstakes, the “Ultimate Road Trip,” beginning this weekend. The promotion has two grand prizes to award, a trip for two to the 2012 Country Music Awards on November 1, 2012 in Nashville, Tenn. and a trip for two to the 2012 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship on December 1, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. In addition, there will be weekly and specialty prizes drawn throughout the promotion.

The sweepstakes will run from September 8, 2012 through November 8, 2012. Fans can enter by visiting www.theACC.com/RoadTrip or www.Facebook.com/theACC, and complete an Official Online Entry Form, including verification of age and acknowledgement of the Official Rules.

ACC Road Trip Driven by Chevy takes fans on football adventures throughout the ACC and gives them inside access to the entire “game day” experience. Check out campus hot spots, local restaurants and the best tailgates of the season. Plus, host Tommy Kane takes a unique, up-close and often comical look into the pageantry and game day traditions that makes ACC football so great.

Whether it’s rubbing Howard’s Rock and running the hill with the Clemson Tigers, becoming a “glitter guy” at Florida State, streaking “The Lawn” at UVA, or camping out overnight with the Cameron Crazies, Kane has taken the cameras with him to share the ACC experience with fans everywhere.

ACC Road Trip Driven by Chevy has been honored in the past with two Emmy Awards and several Telly Awards, while host Tommy Kane received an Official Honoree Award for Best Reality/Variety Host in the 2010 Webby Awards.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts through 2023. Raycom’s parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 48 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.

In a partnership with the ACC, Raycom operates the ACC Network, which distributes ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website.

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CPI Activating ACC Network Sponsorship for Promotion

Charlotte, N.C. – CPI Security is launching a new consumer giveaway promotion this September on the ACC Network game of the week. The CPI Security ACC Championship Giveaway will give fans a chance to win a VIP trip for four people to the 2012 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship game in Charlotte on December 1st. CPI Security’s ACC Championship Giveaway will be promoted on the ACC Network during each telecast and online. CPI is the sponsor of the CPI Security Redzone.

“We are proud to support ACC football and be part of this exciting championship game here in the Queen City a second year in a row,” said Ken Gill, CEO, CPI Security.

Fans may enter the promotion through the official Facebook contest page at cpisecurity.com/acc. The winner will receive round trip travel for four people, hotel accommodations, four game tickets, and a gift package for the 2012 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship game. Official rules and regulations available at cpisecurity.com. No purchase is necessary to enter.

About CPI Security Systems

As the largest privately held security company in the Southeast, CPI Security serves over 90,000 residential and business customers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, and provides industry-leading alarm response and emerging technologies in home automation allowing consumers to remotely control lights, appliances and thermostat with the touch of a button. CPI Security Systems Inc., headquartered in Charlotte, NC in a state-of-the-art, UL-listed and 5 Diamond Award facility, was founded by CEO Kenneth J. Gill in 1991 and has branch offices in Raleigh and Greensboro, NC, Greenville, SC and Atlanta, GA.   For more information on CPI Security, please visit cpisecurity.com.

About the ACC Network

The ACC Network is the official multimedia platform of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Dedicated to delivering live, historical and original content through innovative platforms, the ACC Network is a partnership between the ACC and Raycom Sports. Built over 30 years of broadcast production and multimedia rights, the ACC Network maximizes the distribution of ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website. The ACC Network is managed in Charlotte, N.C.  For more, visit ACCNetwork.com.

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Multi-Platinum Selling Group’s Single “Hell or Hallelujah”
Will Kickoff ACC Network Telecasts

Charlotte, N.C. – Legendary multi-platinum group KISS will rock ACC Network telecasts of Atlantic Coast Conference football, it was announced today by Raycom Sports. Through this partnership of rock royalty and premier college football, KISS’ new hit single “Hell or Hallelujah” will set the tone for the kickoff of each week’s syndicated game.

Rock legends KISS is the juggernaut of them all having already broken box office records set by The Beatles and Elvis. Their 40-plus year history includes — 28 U.S. gold albums, the most gold records for any American rock band, 40 million sales in the U.S., and a total exceeding 100 million worldwide.   Their 20th studio album MONSTER will be released October 16,  The band’s first single from  MONSTER, the full-throttle, autobiographical rocker “Hell or Hallelujah,” immediately went #1 on the iTunes rock  charts in the U.S., and numerous countries around the world including Australia, Finland, Norway, Sweden and more.

Rock legends KISS return with Monster, a 12-track, straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll album features collaborations among all four members – including co-founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons and longtime members guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer – in an album that shows the band at the top of its game.

“We are honored to have KISS open our ACC football telecasts,” said David Barringer, producer for Raycom Sports. “KISS’ music and college football go hand in hand. They are part of the fabric of America and American culture.  Their pure, high energy music is going to be a great addition to our games.”

KISS leads a star-studded list of performers featured in Raycom football and basketball telecasts over the years, including Rascal Flatts, Brooks & Dunn, Jason Aldean, Daughtry, Sugarland, Alison Krauss, Chris Brown, Lil’ Mama, T-Pain, David Cook and Ricky Skaggs.

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, The ACC Network is the official multi-media platform of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Dedicated to delivering live, historical and original content through innovative platforms, the ACC Network is a partnership between the ACC and Raycom Sports.

Built over 30 years of broadcast production and multi-media rights, the ACC Network maximizes the distribution of ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website. For more, visit ACCNetwork.com

Charlotte-based Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current television rightsholder of syndicated ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts. Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 48 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.

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New and longtime sponsors will be featured during season 

Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports kicks off coverage of Atlantic Coast Conference Football on the ACC Network this Saturday, September 1, at 12:30 p.m. The University of North Carolina Tar Heels host the Elon University Phoenix in Chapel Hill, N.C. for the ACC Network Game of the Week. Every Saturday at 12:30 p.m., ACC Network broadcasts will be syndicated in 94 markets across 32 states. In addition to airing in the ACC geographic footprint, markets including New York, Cleveland, Denver, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio and Seattle will carry the ACC Network telecasts.

Sponsors for this season include AT&T, BB&T, Food Lion, Geico, Havoline, Ruby Tuesday and Southeast Toyota.  Other advertisers include Allstate, Belk, BMW, Bojangles, Carolina Ford, Carrabba’s, Chevrolet, CPI Security, GMC, Hardee’s, Hyundai, Longhorn, NAPA Auto Parts, Peak, Principal Financial, RAM, and USAA.

“We are very proud to be associated with this stable of great partners for the 2012 ACC football season,” said Jeff Tennant, senior vice president of sales for Raycom Sports. “The ACC has a tradition of excellence that complements our advertisers’ marketing strategies. There is consistency between our partners and the ACC. Several of these companies have relationships with us that span two decades. We are excited to kick off the season with such a strong group.”

The ACC Network is the official multi-media platform of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Dedicated to delivering live, historical and original content through innovative platforms, the ACC Network is a partnership between the ACC and Raycom Sports. Built with over 30 years of broadcast production and multi-media rights experience, the ACC Network maximizes the distribution of ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website. The ACC Network is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Based in Charlotte, N.C., Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports marketing, event management and production firm. Raycom is the syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts.

Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Ala., owns and operates 48 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.       

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ACC Digital Network Kickoff Show and ACC Blitz Powered by RAM
precede ACC Network Game of the Week telecast

Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports today announced the Saturday lineup for ACC Network coverage of Atlantic Coast Conference football this season. In addition to a pregame studio show and the game of the week, a new digital studio show will kick off each Saturday of the season.

Beginning at 11:00 a.m., “ACC Kickoff Live” will air exclusively on the ACC Digital Network. Led by ACCDN host Jeff Fischel, ACC football experts Dorsey Levens and Riley Skinner prepare fans for all the day’s games with breakdowns, predictions, and answers to online fan questions.

 At noon, the ACC Network syndicated studio show, “ACC Blitz Powered by RAM,” will complement coverage of Atlantic Coast Conference Football on the ACC Network. Hosted by Tom Werme and two-time ACC Coach of the Year Tommy Bowden, Blitz gives fans a preview around the ACC and pregame analysis.

The ACC Network Game of the Week then kicks off at 12:30 p.m., syndicated to 94 markets across 32 states. In addition to the ACC geographic footprint, games will air in cities including New York, Cleveland, Denver, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio and Seattle. 

The ACC Network is the official multi-media platform of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Dedicated to delivering live, historical and original content through innovative platforms, the ACC Network is a partnership between the ACC and Raycom Sports. Built with over 30 years of broadcast production and multi-media rights experience, the ACC Network maximizes the distribution of ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website. The ACC Network is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The ACC Digital Network (ACCDN) is a joint venture between Raycom Sports, a long-time television producer and partner of the Atlantic Coast Conference, and digital media firm Silver Chalice. The television-quality, cross-platform digital video network covers the spectrum of one of the nation’s top intercollegiate athletic conferences, featuring both live programming and original content throughout the entire year.

Based in Charlotte, N.C., Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports marketing, event management and production firm. Raycom is the syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts. Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Ala., owns and operates 48 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states.       

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ACC Road Trip Driven by Chevy Begins Fourth Season
of Bringing Excitement of ACC Football Experiences to Fans

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Raycom Sports announced today that Chevrolet has signed on as the presenting sponsor for the award-winning ACC Road Trip. Beginning Saturday, September 1st, the ACC Road Trip Driven by Chevy will tour around the ACC with cameras to capture the pageantry of college football with a focus on fun-filled gameday activities. The segments will be featured during the ACC Network studio show, ACC Blitz, beginning September 8th. They are also available on the web at www.theacc.com/roadtrip.

“We are very pleased to announce that Chevrolet has become our partner for ACC Road Trip Driven by Chevy,” said Jimmy Rayburn, Chief Operating Officer of Raycom Sports. “ACC Road Trip has become a very popular series with the fans, and we are excited to move forward this season with Chevrolet as the presenting sponsor.”

“We think the ACC Road Trip is a great fit for Chevrolet and we’re looking forward to integrating our family of Chevrolet vehicles into the program,” said Tom Gilbert, Chevrolet Regional Marketing Manager. “We want to give fans a chance to experience the ACC “game day” excitement first-hand, through the front seat of a Chevrolet.”

ACC Road Trip takes fans to a different ACC game to take in the entire “game day” experience, as they check out the campus hot spots, local restaurants and best tailgate adventures. Plus, host Tommy Kane takes a unique, up-close and often comical look into the pageantry and game day traditions that makes ACC football so great.

From rubbing Howard’s Rock and running the hill with the Clemson Tigers, becoming a “glitter guy” at Florida State, streaking “The Lawn” at UVA, and camping out overnight with the Cameron Crazies, Kane has taken the cameras with him to share the ACC experience with fans everywhere.

ACC Road Trip has been honored in the past with two Emmy Awards and several Telly Awards, while host Tommy Kane received an Official Honoree Award for Best Reality/Variety Host in the 2010 Webby Awards.

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

Raycom Sports is a leading independent sports sales & marketing, syndication, event management and production firm. Raycom is the current syndicated television rightsholder of ACC men’s basketball and football telecasts through 2023. Raycom’s parent company Raycom Media, located in Montgomery, Alabama, owns and operates 48 television stations covering over 12 percent of the United States across 18 states. 

In a partnership with the ACC, Raycom operates the ACC Network, which distributes ACC content through live television broadcasting, original programming via digital technologies, historical archives, mobile applications, social media, ACC Championship events and the official ACC website.

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