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HRTV RECEIVES TWO OHIO VALLEY REGIONAL EMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS
Arcadia, CA, June 9 -- HRTV (R) has received 2009 Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award nominations in two categories: "Sports -- One Time Special" and the "Documentary -- Cultural/Topical."
The Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards encompasses Kentucky, and the Awards ceremony is slated for Saturday, July 31 in the Easton Town Center in Columbus, OH. Both of HRTV's nominations were productions of its popular newsmagazine show, "Inside Information."
In the "Sports -- One-Time Special" category, "Inside Information -- Nowhere to Run," aired last September and chronicled the proud, rich history, and Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. The "Inside Information -- Ponies of Chincoteague" show, which features the annual summer swim of wild ponies of Assateague Island, debuted in August, 2009, and has received a nomination in the "Documentary -- Cultural/Topical" designation.
Fair Grounds has been a staple of New Orleans' colorful culture for more than 150 years. During that expansive time frame, it has experienced a wide-ranging list of triumphs, and its share of trying times. It has survived the Civil War, multiple fires, and even the outlawing of racing in Louisiana. It has also been called home by some of racing's biggest equine stars, and served as the proving ground for many of the sport's top jockeys.
But, the venerable facility faced its biggest threat when the cataclysmic Hurricane Katrina made landfall in 2005. Katrina left an incredible swath of destruction in New Orleans, and Fair Grounds was unable to escape its vicious wrath, absorbing severe damage in the process.
This is the second honor for "Inside Information -- Nowhere to Run." It also received a 2009 Eclipse Award Honorable Mention for Television Feature in January.
The "Inside Information -- Ponies of Chincoteague" was a poignant show highlighting the wild ponies of Assateague Island as they migrated to the island of Chincoteague, VA, swimming across a narrow stretch of sea, a unique sight in nature.
This story was made famous in the classic children's book, "Misty of Chincoteague," and HRTV was there to witness, spending a week alongside the world-famous "saltwater cowboys" of Chincoteague. "Inside Information" brought fans on a journey through the wild and into the hearts of a small town.
In 2008, HRTV was honored with a 2008 Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award in the "Sports -- One-Time Special" category for its "Inside Information: Dubai World Cup" show.
HRTV's production team is led by Executive Producer, Amy J. Zimmerman. The network's Vice President of Post Production & Technology, Phil Kubel, was the Supervising Producer for both shows.
HRTV (www.hrtv.com) is a 24-hour, television-based multimedia network dedicated to the "Sport of Kings," horseracing, featuring live racing action from many of the sport's greatest racetracks. Passionate horse fans are also entertained and informed by HRTV's award-winning documentaries, original programming, in-depth analysis and equestrian lifestyle programming. The live stream of HRTV is available on a subscription basis at www.hrtvlive.com to high speed internet users worldwide. The HRTV television network is presently available via cable, telco video and satellite in 19 million US homes.