THE GAME 365 added to NETFLIX lineup

Select episodes of RGTV's The Game 365, which was broadcast from 2006-2016 on MSG Network, FOX Sports Net and Comcast Sportnet channels across the United States, was just picked up for distribution by NETFLIX.  

LINK: MASHABLE

The Game 365  featured some of the biggest names in sports over 11 seasons, and was honored with 9 New York Emmy awards during its run.

Episodes to be available on May 15:

2013

MIKE EURZONE
WALT FRAZIER - CLYDE'S ISLAND OASIS
EDDIE GIACOMIN
THE HANSON BROTHERS
CLYDE & PEARL - THE DYNAMIC DUO
ROBERT WUHL
HENRIK LUNDQVIST
GABBY REECE
LAIRD HAMILTON

2014

RAY "BOOM BOOM" MANCINI
RICHARD PETTY
PAUL SIMON
ERIK WEIHENMAYER
JOE & JERRY CRAWFORD
DARA TORRES
FREDDIE ROACH
MIKE TYSON
TOM WATSON
GREG NORMAN
JIM KELLY

2015

MARTIN BRODEUR
OSCAR DE LA HOYA
GARY BETTMAN
ADAM SILVER
BOB BAFFERT
BOB MANFRED

FOCUSED & In the Spotlight win Emmys for their debut seasons

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Both FOCUSED and In the Spotlight were honored at the 61st annual New York Emmy Awards.  In total, RGTV has won 51 statues since 2010, the most of any independent production company. 

RGTV Founder/Executive Producer Roman Gackowski, Senior Producer Dan Galway, Director of Photography Chris Kostianis & m2 COO Lee Umphred


FOCUSED

FOCUSED, the documentary-style sports series that profiles compelling sports stars and iconic athletic institutions, came home with two Emmys:


IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Fittingly, In the Spotlightwas recognized for best lighting of any series. 

FOCUSED & In The Spotlight both garner Emmy nominations for their debut seasons

RGTV has won 48 New York Emmy Awards since 2010, a number unmatched by any other single production company, and our two newest series will are in position to win more golden statues in 2018. 

Both FOCUSED and In the Spotlight were nominated for awards at the upcoming 61st Annual New York Emmy Awards, which will be held on Saturday, April 14.

FOCUSED, a documentary-style glimpse into compelling sports stars and iconic athletic institutions, featured a wide-breadth of intriguing stories in its first season.  Episode highlights included Sam Darnold & USC Football, Andy Roddick, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Ray Bourque and Eddie George.   The Academy rewarded the series with five nominations, including Best Sports Program Series, Sports Photography and Writing. 

In the Spotlight, which features legends of the sports world in their own words, is hosted by celebrated broadcaster Fran Healy in his patented, conversational style.  Among those to recount their path to greatness in the initial season of this new series were Barry Switzer, Aly Raisman, Brian Urlacher and Nolan Richardson.  In the Spotlight received three nominations, including Best Sports Interview/Discussion series.

The full list of nominations:

ENTERTAINMENT: PROGRAM/SPECIAL
FOCUSED - Eddie George

SPORTS: PROGRAM SERIES
FOCUSED

SPORTS: INTERVIEW/DISCUSSION
In the Spotlight

EDITOR: SPORTS
FOCUSED

SET DESIGN
In the Spotlight

LIGHTING
In the Spotlight

PHOTOGRAPHER: SPORTS
FOCUSED

WRITER: PROGRAM
FOCUSED

 

THREE-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPION JIM CALHOUN FEATURED ON IN THE SPOTLIGHT

“In many ways, it’s the thing beyond my God and beyond my family, that has kept my life alive.” 
— Jim Calhoun

The quote above is how hall of fame coach Jim Calhoun characterized his love of basketball in the most recent episode of In the Spotlight, hosted by Fran Healy

The wide-ranging interview, which premieres on Fox Sports Net affiliates today and NESN on Wednesday, February 17, offers a first-person window into Calhoun's journey from local stonecutter to Connecticut state hero.  

College basketball fans are well aware of the success Calhoun had on the sideline, most notably at UCONN, where he compiled a 629-245 record en route to three NCAA Division I National Championships.   In the Spotlight takes a deeper look at the path that led him to that point.

In his patented, conversational style, host Fran Healy, a native of Holyoke, Massachusetts led many entertaining exchanges with the Braintree-born Calhoun.  The two men, who are both graduates of Springfield's American International College, touched on the ascent of UCONN from a regional school to a national power and he method behind Calhoun's recruiting prowess, among other topics.

Also discussed is Jim's recent decision to return to college hoops, this time at the Division III University of St. Joseph.  The formerly all-female school is transitioning to co-ed and Calhoun is serving as a consultant for their burgeoning men's basketball program. 

When asked by Healy what drew him back, Calhoun explained "the reason I came back to St. Joe's is simply, I missed the gym, I missed the kids. I missed the everyday involvement with the kids.  I mean, Fran, I really missed it."  

 

 

Newly minted Hall of Fame Nominee Brian Urlacher featured on In the Spotlight

Brian Urlacher, the latest in the long line of legendary Chicago Bears middle linebackers, is the latest icon to give a candid interview to Fran Healy on In the Spotlight

Last week, Urlacher was nominated for 2018 induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Many expect him to make it on the first ballot. 

The show will continue to air throughout the football season on FOX Sports Networks. 

FOCUSED profiles USC Football and Heisman favorite Sam Darnold this weekend

Premiering on FOX Sports Net affiliates around the country on Sunday, the next episode of FOCUSED features arguably the most successful and prolific college football program of all time.

Through interviews with team captains Sam Darnold, Cameron Smith and Chris Hawkins, as well as head coach Clay Helton, FOCUSED touches on the history of the USC Trojans and looks forward to the future of Southern California football.



In the Spotlight - Aly Raisman Premieres today on FOX SPORTS Networks

In the Spotlight featuring three-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman premieres today on FOX Sports Networks across the country, as well as MASN 2.  

Aly gave a wide-ranging, personable and entertaining interview to host Fran Healy.  Tune in at the time listed below to hear about her journey to Olympic glory as well as the causes she is involved with away from the gym. 

RGTV WINS 10 EMMY AWARDS

RGTV was the proud recipient of 10 statues at the 60th annual New York Emmy Awards on Saturday.  

 Sean Paulsen, Charles Tabano, Kevin Koltz and Roman Gackowski accept an Emmy for  The Garden's Defining Moments.

Sean Paulsen, Charles Tabano, Kevin Koltz and Roman Gackowski accept an Emmy for The Garden's Defining Moments.

The Garden's Defining Moments, a 20-part documentary series chronicling the most iconic moments in the history of Madison Square Garden, was honored with seven, including Best Sports Series and Best Sports Documentary (Marciano vs. Louis), both for the second-straight year.   Also, 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief won Best Human Interest Program and 1992 DNC - The Bill Clinton Presidential Nomination took the Politics/Government Category.   In craft awards, Moments won Director: Post-Produced, Editor: Program, and Research.  

 RGTV Founder and Executive Producer Roman Gackowski at the podium.

RGTV Founder and Executive Producer Roman Gackowski at the podium.

 

Over its two-year run, The Garden's Defining Moments accumulated a total of 9 awards.    


The Lineup: Boxing's Greatest, the fifth iteration of The Lineup, won awards for Photographer: Program and Lighting.  Through five seasons, The Lineup has won 25 Emmys. 


The Game 365 captured the prestigious Sports: Daily or Weekly Program category for its episode on The Women of the NHRA.  This is the The Game 365's ninth Emmy. 


ALL WINNERS

SPORTS: DAILY OR WEEKLY PROGRAM
The Game 365

SPORTS: PROGRAM/SERIES
The Garden's Defining Moments

SPORTS: DOCUMENTARY
The Garden's Defining Moments: Marciano vs. Louis

POLITICS/GOVERNMENT
The Garden's Defining Moments: Clinton Presidential Nomination

HUMAN INTEREST: PROGRAM/SPECIAL
The Garden's Defining Moments: 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief

EDITOR: PROGRAM
The Garden's Defining Moments

PHOTOGRAPHER: PROGRAM
The Lineup: Boxing's Greatest

DIRECTOR: NON-LIVE
The Garden's Defining Moments

LIGHTING
The Lineup: Boxing's Greatest

RESEARCH
The Garden's Defining Moments


Since it began submitting programs in 2010, RGTV has won 48 New York Emmy Awards.  This year's total of 10 is tied for the most in the company's history. 

 

RGTV Nominated for 28 Emmy Awards

RGTV productions were nominated for 28 New York Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Arts and Sciences.  The Garden's Defining Momentsa documentary-series which looked back at the most iconic events in the history of Madison Square Garden, received 15 nominations.  The Game 365 garnered seven, including an individual nomination for host Fran Healy, and The Lineup: Boxing's Greatest, was honored with six.  

The winners will be announced on May 6, 2017 at the New York Marriott Marquis at the 60th annual New York Emmy Awards. 

COMPLETE LIST

HISTORICAL/CULTURAL: PROGRAM/SPECIAL
The Garden's Defining Moments: MSG Opens

HUMAN INTEREST: PROGRAM/SPECIAL
The Garden's Defining Moments: 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief

HUMAN INTEREST: PROGRAM/SPECIAL
The Garden's Defining Moments: The Concert for New York City

POLITICS/GOVERNMENT
The Garden's Defining Moments: Clinton Presidential Nomination

SPORTS: DAILY OR WEEKLY PROGRAM
The Game 365: The Women of NHRA

SPORTS: PROGRAM SERIES
The Game 365

SPORTS: PROGRAM SERIES
The Garden's Defining Moments

SPORTS: DOCUMENTARY
The Garden's Defining Moments: Marciano vs. Louis

INTERVIEW/DISCUSSION
The Game 365: Rob Manfred

INTERVIEW/DISCUSSION
The Lineup: Boxing's Greatest

NOSTALGIA PROGRAM
The Garden's Defining Moments: Marilyn Monroe Sings Happy Birthday to JFK

CRAFT SPECIALTY: MUSICAL COMPOSITION/ARRANGEMENT
Sean Paulsen, The Garden's Defining Moments

CRAFT SPECIALTY: RESEARCH
Kevin Koltz, The Garden's Defining Moments

DIRECTOR: POST PRODUCED
Roman Gackowski, The Game 365

DIRECTOR: POST PRODUCED
Roman Gackowski, The Lineup: Boxing's Greatest

DIRECTOR: POST PRODUCED
Roman Gackowski, The Garden's Defining Moments

EDITOR: PROGRAM
Lee Umphred, The Garden's Defining Moments

EDITOR PROGRAM
Lee Umphred, The Lineup: Boxing's Greatest

EDITOR: SPORTS
Lee Umphred, The Garden's Defining Moments

EDITOR: SPORTS
Charles Tabano, The Garden's Defining Moments

GRAPHIC ARTS
Don Murphy, The Lineup: Boxing's Greatest

LIGHTING
Chris Kostianis, The Lineup: Boxing's Greatest

LIGHTING
Chris Kostianis, The Garden's Defining Moments

TALENT: PROGRAM HOST/MODERATOR
Fran Healy, The Game 365

PHOTOGRAPHER: PROGRAM
Chris Kostianis, The Lineup

PHOTOGRAPHER: SPORTS
Chris Kostianis, The Game 365

WRITER: PROGRAM
Dan Galway, The Game 365

WRITER: SHORT FORM
Dan Galway, The Garden's Defining Moments