National cable sports network FS1 scored the most Sports Emmy Awards during ceremony held Tueaday night in New York.
FS1 took home nine Sports Emmys to top all cable and broadcast networks, according to the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Sister broadcast network Fox finished second with seven awards, according to the Academy.
HBO and NBC tied for third with five awards, while CBS, ESPN and MLB Network garnered four awards each.
Overall, the Fox Sports Media Group earned 18 Sports Emmys, followed by the NBC Sports Group with 15 statuettes. NBC’s coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics won the most Sports Emmys with four, followed by two awards each for Fox’s New England Patriots-Altanta Falcons Super Bowl coverage and the network's coverage of the classic 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians, as well as HBO’s long-running magazine show Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel.
“Tonight we salute the competence, skill and grandeur that is the sports broadcasting industry,” said Bob Mauro, President, NATAS in a statement. “In addition to celebrating the outstanding work by this evening’s nominees, we are pleased to honor Brent Musburger for his long and prolific career and present him with the Sports Lifetime Achievement Award.”
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