Mountain West Network Receives 2016 Heartland Emmy Award for Technical Achievement

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - For the third consecutive year, the Mountain West Network has been recognized for its technical achievement after receiving a 2016 Emmy Award on Saturday through the Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This marks the third Heartland Emmy award for the MWN.

The Mountain West Network on Campus Insiders provides on-demand video content, as well as broadcasts an unprecedented number of live events from the league's 18 sports. Since its launch in October of 2012, the Mountain West Network has provided fans over 2,600 on-demand videos, while also live-streaming over 4,700 events, including most Conference championships. Over 41 million unique viewers from more than 179 countries have tuned into MWN content since the Network's debut, including over 11 million unique viewers in the 2015-16 academic year. The Mountain West Network has extended its reach on social media platforms as well, accumulating an additional 4.2 million unique views on Facebook and Twitter since the inception of the MWN.

Livestream provides the Mountain West Network with an end-to-end streaming solution, including production hardware and software that allows for portable, seamless multi-camera switching, full-custom graphics and a high-definition video stream that is embedded within TheMW.com, as well as each of the member institutions' official athletics websites.

Mountain West Network content is available at no cost to viewers and is accessible on multiple devices, including desktop and laptop computers, smartphones and tablets. Fans can also download the official mobile application of the Mountain West on their iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices. Visit the App Store or Google Play for details on the free applications.

All Mountain West programming is also available throughout the Campus Insiders Network, which includes www.campusinsiders.com, TheMW.com, and Mountain West member institution websites, as well as Verizon’s go90 platform. Campus Insiders goes beyond the traditional sports media experience, delivering a unique insider’s perspective that includes behind-the-scenes content, original video programming and live streaming events to fans everywhere online and through its channels on various streaming media players.

Founded in 1947, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and the Emmy Award stand for the best in the television industry. The National Academy is the only non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing outstanding achievement, raising industry standards and improving the quality of television, and the Heartland chapter serves the television industry in these markets/DMAs: Denver, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Wichita/Hutchinson, Omaha, Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Lincoln/Hastings-Kearney, Topeka, Grand Junction/Montrose, Cheyenne/Scottsbluff and North Platte.