Fox Sports Net will play host to the upcoming Sports Emmy Awards in April.
Under a new two-year deal with the National Academy of Television Arts &
Sciences, which administers the awards, Fox Sports Net will devote a two-hour
special to the awards shows.
The show will be presented and produced by Fox Sports' popular Best Damn
Sports Show, Period cast and crew.
Fox Sports will air the Sports Emmys April 27 at 6 p.m. on its regional
Fox baseball and football announcer Joe Buck will host the event, with BDSSP
cast members Tom Arnold, Chris Rose and Michael Irvin reporting.
George Greenberg, executive producer of BDSSP, will oversee the awards show
"This will not be a C-SPAN of sports with a camera in front of a podium,
but rather an exciting, action-packed sports program," NATAS president
Peter Price said.
The Sports Emmys will actually be given out April 21 at the Marriot
Marquis hotel in New York.