PCTV garners awards and recognition
November 7, 2014
Park City Television won two Emmy Awards from the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 18.
Park City Television’s first award of the evening was in the category of "Photography non-news" and recognized Aaron Springston and Michael Pantzer for their work on an hour documentary entitled "Salt Flats 100 Endurance Marathon." Later on in the evening, Park City Television and Michael Pantzer were once again awarded for this documentary, this time in the area of "Writing non news."
"As we started developing the show, we knew this was a unique story in the world of outdoor sports." Said writer, shooter and editor, Michael Pantzer. "I felt like I was on another planet because I was dozens of miles away from civilization, in a desolate location, by myself. Then all of a sudden, a runner would appear on the horizon. When they approached, I felt like an alien was running towards me."
Park City Television’s director of production, Aaron Springston, said "It’s an honor to have our work recognized for the beautiful and inspiring images we captured at the Salt Flats 100. I consider it a privilege to tell the stories of those who choose a road less traveled and challenge themselves to achieve feats that others would never dare."
The Emmy Award honors excellence in television production in various sectors of the television industry, including entertainment programming, news and documentary shows and sports programming. The awards are presented in various area-specific ceremonies held annually throughout the year.
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Park City Television was awarded 16 UBEEs by the Utah Broadcasters Association. Park City Television was recognized with nine gold, six silver and one bronze award at a ceremony held in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Oct. 22.
The UBEE awards, held annually, honor both radio and television stations which demonstrate a level of excellence on a national scale. For Park City Television this year marks continued growth, as the station walked away with 16 awards, the most in the station’s 26-year history. The station and it’s hosts received recognition in categories such as "Best Sports Program," "Best Commercial Spot," "Best News Photography," "Best Children’s Initiative," as well as several others.
"We truly have the best team and are fully committed to put out inspiring work," said Stanton D. Jones, general manager and owner of Park City Television. "This week has shown Utah, as well as the world, that we are a major media force and are brave to push the envelope in the pieces we broadcast. I couldn’t be more proud of our staff."
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