Austin Peay Sports Information
Brentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University was honored with the Ohio Valley Conference Digital Network’s Overall Award of Excellence for a campus-produced broadcast, the league office announced Thursday.
The honor, one of the top two awards presented, was one of four awarded Austin Peay for its broadcasts, which are produced by the university’s department of communications.
The OVC Digital Network (OVCDN) launched in August 2012 and is the exclusive home for live web streamed athletic contests and ancillary programming involving OVC schools.
The OVC Digital Network is presented by Delta Dental of Tennessee.
Since its inception four years ago the OVC Digital Network has broadcast over 2,000 events to fans across the world. As of this month the events have exceeded one million total views, including increasing viewership each year.
For the second year in a row the OVC Assessment and Accountability Subcommittee awarded seven total awards as part of a Program of Excellence, including two overall awards of excellence and five secondary awards. The subcommittee, comprised of individuals from a variety of administrative positions within OVC member institutions, was established and charged with setting minimum expectations along with an assessment program to recognize member institutions excelling with the OVCDN.
The awards included:
Overall Award of Excellence, Professional Production: Jacksonville State
Overall Award of Excellence, Campus Production: Austin Peay
Excellence in Clarity of Production: Austin Peay
Excellence in Graphics: Belmont
Excellence in Features: Austin Peay
Excellence in Ancillary Programming: Tennessee Tech
Professionalism in Announcing: Austin Peay
“The Conference Office is extremely excited to have the opportunity to recognize all of the hard work and dedication that goes into to content being streamed on the OVCDN throughout the year,” said Brian Pulley, OVC Assistant Commissioner for External Affairs. “Our students and administrators put in countless hours to bring the very best coverage to fans each week. We hope this program of excellence continues to grow and create a healthy sense of competition among our member institutions going forward.”
OVC member institutions submitted nominations for each of the award categories and those nominations were viewed and judged by the OVC Assessment and Accountability Subcommittee who determined the individual winners. For the overall award of excellence, two awards were given, one which focused on campus-run productions and the others on schools that use professional production companies or local television partners.