Happy New Year from FOX Sports South
Jeff Genthner Senior Vice President, General Manager
Before we look forward, let’s take a look back at a historic 2013 for FOX Sports with the launch of FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2. The addition of these networks now allows FOX Sports to deliver even more sports programming to fans on a daily basis. And at FOX Sports South, we saw the Atlanta Braves reclaim the National League East crown, and enjoyed playoff runs by the Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies and Atlanta Dream.
Mike Conley Memphis Grizzlies
With the holiday season behind us, we are already gearing up for the 2014 Braves season on FOX Sports South and SportSouth. On February 13th, the team will be heading south for spring training. Cory McCartney and the rest of the foxsportssouth.com staff will provide continued coverage throughout the spring and in to the regular season. This January will also see continued coverage of our NBA and NHL teams as they angle for playoff spots. We are also excited to bring hoop fans some top-notch conference basketball games from the ACC, SEC, Conference USA and Big East.
Willie Cauley-Stein Kentucky Wildcats
Last month, Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver set an NBA record of consecutive games with a 3-pointer made. Korver’s 90th straight game with a three-pointer took place vs. Cleveland and was aired on SportSouth. As of January 9th, the streak sits at an impressive 105 games. Congratulations to Kyle for this tremendous accomplishment. The Fox Sports regional networks across the southeast will televise more sporting events than ever before in 2014. It’s going to be a great year!
Here’s to a very Happy and Healthy 2014! - Jeff
Anton Khudobin Carolina Hurricanes
FOX Sports South Partnership Highlights With the Atlanta Braves season just around the corner, the FOX Sports South sales team has been busy. They recently announced that Subway has returned as a sponsor, and Positec, maker of the Worx and Rockwell tools and equipment brands, has become a new sponsor for the 2014 Braves season. Subway will continue to expand on their national branding campaign as they once again align with the Braves. The partnership not only includes the Braves but the entire FOX Sports Regional Networks collective MLB portfolio. Newcomer Positec will have coverage for 26 weeks in all Wednesday night games. Positec will focus on its brand of innovative and environmentally-friendly yard tools, WORX.
Behind-the-Scenes at FOX Sports South 2013 FOXIE Awards During the month of December, Senior Vice President and General Manager Jeff Genthner presented FOXIE Awards to nine staff members for their outstanding contributions over the last year. w Raise Your Game – Adam Shumaker, Associate Manager, Graphic Design w Team Player – Christina Atkins, Sr. Associate Producer w Fox Sports Attitude – Jon Klein, Remote Ops Coordinator w Big Win Award – G. David Brown, Sr. Account Executive; Jason Story, Technical Directory w Community Award – Camille Ferguson, Sr. Marketing Coordinator w Courage Award – Daryl Hunter, Junior Accountant w GM Award – Alex Nguyen, Manager, Programming w Team Captain – Burnquetta (“Q”) Nared, Log Coordinator
From L-R: Burnquetta Nared, Daryl Hunter, Camille Ferguson, Jon Klein, Christina Atkins and Adam Shumaker. (Not pictured: G. David Brown, Jason Story and Alex Nguyen).
2013 FOX Sports South Holiday Party Also in December, the FOX Sports South staff enjoyed a night of fun, food and festivity during the annual holiday party.
From L to R: Ashley Gallant, Lauren Gordon, Ford Heiner, Nicole Muracco and Christina Atkins.
From L to R: Cassie Edwards, Shea Solanas and Nicole Amerson.
Roeder Named Local Sales Manager The FOX Sports regional networks serving the southeast is pleased to welcome Barbara Roeder as Local Sales Manager. In her new position, Roeder will lead local sales efforts for the four FOX Sports regional networks; FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Carolinas, FOX Sports Tennessee and SportSouth. The University of Florida graduate joins the FOX Sports family after more than 15 years with CBS Television Stations Group/WUPA-TV in Atlanta, where she most recently held the position of Sales Manager overseeing both local and national sales operations. Prior to joining CBS Television Stations Group, Roeder began her career at Rubin Postaer & Associates in Atlanta where she worked as a media buyer.
Around Town with the FOX Sports South Girls FOX Sports South Giving Back
Canicka and Morgan joined FOX Sports South staff members at the City of Refuge Holiday Party on December 19 and provided the children housed at the transitional home with gifts for the holidays.
Hockey In Georgia
Morgan and Canicka showed their support for the Carolina Hurricanes and the Nashville Predators in a recent photo shoot.
FOX Sports South Girls Appear on FOX-5 Atlanta
Canicka and Morgan appeared on Good Day Atlanta to support FOX-5â€™s efforts in collecting items for Toys for Tots at the Brookhaven Publix. The girls were interviewed by Paul Milliken and were featured in two morning segments.
FOX Sports South Girls Support FOX Sports LIVE
Canicka and Morgan with FOX Sports LIVE hosts Jay Onrait and Dan Oâ€™Toole. FOX Sports LIVE airs nightly on FOX Sports 1.
NBA Partners Give Back During Holiday Season Atlanta Hawks
In partnership with HOPE Atlanta, the Atlanta Hawks made holiday wishes come true for nine families in metro Atlanta during seven home games in December. During the game on December 16, Bruce Levenson, Mike Budenholzer, Elton Brand, DeMarre Carroll and Kyle Korver participated in giving three families their holiday wishes.
Charlotte Bobcats guard Kemba Walker made a surprise visit to students in gym class at Sedgefield Middle School on December 16 and participated as a gym teacher, coaching students about the fundamentals of basketball.
Tony Allen and Zach Randolph teamed up to provide a holiday shopping experience to remember for 200 Memphis-area children who participate in surrounding Boys & Girls Clubs on December 16. The Memphis Grizzlies duo enabled the children to participate and purchase needed household items, clothing and holiday gifts during the onehour shopping spree.
Carolina Hurricanes Trio Headed to Olympics Carolina Hurricanes Justin Faulk (USA), Tuomo Ruutu (Findland) and Andrej Sekera (Slovakia) will represent their respective countries during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Hornets Brand Identity Unveiled During the December 21st Charlotte Bobcats game, the organization introduced the brand identity of the Charlotte Hornets during a memorable halftime presentation. Bobcats Chairman Michael Jordan led the unveiling event during a special on-court ceremony. The presentation included an introduction of logos that will be utilized when the Hornetsâ€™ team name returns for the 2014-15 NBA season. The primary logo utilizes the purple and teal color palette and features an aggressive-looking hornet that is ready to attack.
The Charlotte Bobcats unveiled the primary logo that will be used by the Charlotte Hornets beginning with the 2014-15 season.
Bobcats Chairman Michael Jordan addresses the fans at Time Warner Cable Arena on December 21.
Fans at the game watched the logo unveiling during a special halftime ceremony.
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FOX Sports South January 2014 Newsletter