The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) has honored IRONMAN with two nominations for the television coverage of the 2014 IRONMAN World Championship presented by GoPro race. The nominations were received for Outstanding Edited Sports Event Coverage (IRONMAN World Championship – NBC/Texas Crew Productions) and Outstanding Camera Work (IRONMAN World Championship – NBC/Texas Crew Productions).
The broadcast provides viewers an all-access experience as more than 30 cameras captured the action from the air, across the barren lava fields and under the water of Kailua Bay during the 140.6-mile challenge that took place on 11 October 2014 in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i.
“From the pre-race build-up to the finish line celebrations, the IRONMAN World Championship showcases some of the most awe-inspiring stories of courage and determination as age-group athletes race alongside the top endurance athletes in the world. The show unveils the intensity, emotion, physical demands and dramatic competition of the day,” said Christopher Stadler, Chief Marketing Officer of IRONMAN and Executive Producer.
”The work of our long standing production team at Texas Crew helps to bring these remarkable stories alive and give viewers a glimpse into the world of IRONMAN. We are thrilled about this year’s nominations as they are a true testament to the production quality of the 2014 show and the power of the IRONMAN brand.”
A fixture on NBC since 1991, the IRONMAN World Championship broadcast has garnered over 40 Emmy nominations and has captured 16 Emmy awards along with a number of other accolades.
The 36th Annual Sports Emmy Awards will be given out on Tuesday 5 May 2015 in New York City.