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ROOT SPORTS receives Emmy Awards for Timbers broadcasts

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers today announced that their regional broadcast partner, ROOT SPORTS, recently received two Emmy Awards for its live coverage of the club from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) during its 49th-Annual Emmy Awards Ceremony.

Among the 2012 Emmy nominees, ROOT SPORTS and senior director Patrick Brown, executive producer Jon Bradford and producer Mike “Pike” Parker won in the category of Sports Event/Game – Live/Unedited – Program/Special for their work on Timbers game broadcasts, marking the second consecutive win for the network in that category.

Additionally, Patrick Brown received an individual Emmy for his live directing work, including directing Timbers broadcasts. ROOT SPORTS also won an Emmy in the category of Sports – Program Series for “The Joy of Fishing.”

Founded in 1947, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Emmy Award stand for the best in the television and advanced media industries. NATAS is the only non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing outstanding achievement, raising industry standards, and improving the quality of television and advanced media. Its dedication to excellence is pursued every day by members of its 19 chapters across the country.

ROOT SPORTS™ (formerly FSN Northwest) is the cable home of the Portland Timbers, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders FC, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Seattle University Redhawks and Big Sky Conference. The network reaches more than 3.7 million viewers across five states, including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska, and delivers more than 350 live events each year – all of which are also available in high definition.

ROOT SPORTS™ is owned and operated by DIRECTV Sports Networks LLC, which operates regional sports networks in the Northwest, Pittsburgh and Rocky Mountain regions. The three networks combined reach more than 8.7 million viewers across 18 states and own exclusive programming and distribution partnerships with more than 25 teams and conferences. DIRECTV Sports Networks is a controlled subsidiary of DIRECTV, the world’s most popular television service.