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Liberty Flames Sports Network Receives Telly Award

June 12, 2014
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The Liberty Flames Sports Network (LFSN) has recently been recognized for excellence in its television broadcast of Liberty Athletics. 

The LFSN received a Telly Award for the network's broadcast of Liberty's baseball against Virginia Tech on April 14. The telecast was produced by Bruce Carey, Athletics TV producer for Liberty, with Nick Pierce and Matt Warner providing the play-by-play for the contest.

"It is indeed an honor to have our efforts recognized by such a prestigious organization as the Telly Awards," commented Bruce Carey. "To have our production honored is a tribute to the support we have received from the athletics staff, university administration and our entire crew of trained and seasoned professionals."

"This award is a team award and involves an experienced crew of technicians, and talented announcers who take a great deal of pride in their work and desire to give the glory to God each and every game," continued Carey.

The Telly Awards were founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films.

Award winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators and corporate video departments in the world.

"Everyone understands that we aspire to win championships in athletics at Liberty University and our desire to excel reaches into all areas of our program," said Jeff Barber, Liberty's Director of Athletics. "This recognition for our athletics television production fits right in with those desires.

"The University has provided us with the resources which allow us to create high quality programming, but it certainly takes the people we have on our Flames Sports Network crew to put it all together," continued Barber. "As our athletics TV producer, Bruce Carey has exhibited a passion to reach as far as we can and he has assembled an outstanding crew of talented experts who are being recognized with this award.

"We have many plans for the future that will stretch the capabilities of this talented crew in order to provide our Flames fans with great opportunities to see their teams perform no matter where they are in the world. LFSN will continue to be one of the best production crews in college athletics."

The Telly Awards judging panel includes more than 500 industry professionals, each of who are previous award winners. The council evaluates entries to recognize distinction in creative work. Entries do not compete against each other, but rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit.

Less than 10 percent of the 11,000 annual entries are chosen to win Silver Telly Awards, while approximately 25 percent of entrants receive Bronze Telly Award distinctions.

At its annual awards ceremony in June, the 35th annual Telly Awards presented the Libert Flames Sports Network with its Silver Telly Award, the network's first Silver Telly Award. LFSN earned a pair of Bronze Telly Awards in 2012.