NFL’s Steve Bornstein to Be Honored at Cynopsis: Sports Media Awards

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NFL Network President and CEO and Executive VP of Media for the NFL to Receive Legacy Award on April 17.

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“This year, we are honored to present Steve with the Legacy Award in recognition of his remarkable career as well as his thriving endeavors with the NFL. His vision and impact on sports media will be felt for generations”

Cynopsis Sports is proud to announce that Steve Bornstein, President and CEO of the NFL Network and Executive VP of Media for the NFL will be honored with the Legacy Award at the second annual Cynopsis Sports Media Awards Breakfast on April 17 at The Yale Club in New York City. Bornstein will be joined by executives and talent from around the industry who are competing for the signature sports business awards presented by the daily sports business publication.

The Cynopsis: Sports Media Awards honor the most outstanding work in the sports industry from the past year with categories that span television, digital, marketing and more. As part of the festivities, Cynopsis also pays tribute annually with special awards that are given to sports luminaries who changed the way their brands connect with fans across the country and around the world. This year’s honorees represent and lead the some of the most distinguished brands in the industry. Other winners of these prestigious awards will be announced in the near future.

“The Cynopsis: Sports Media Awards are recognized as a celebration of the best work in sports across television, marketing, digital as well as other platforms as judged by peers throughout the industry,” said Chris Pursell, Managing Editor of Cynopsis: Sports. “This year, we are honored to present Steve with the Legacy Award in recognition of his remarkable career as well as his thriving endeavors with the NFL. His vision and impact on sports media will be felt for generations.”

One of the most influential sports and entertainment television executives of the last quarter century, Steve Bornstein, President and CEO of the NFL Network and Executive VP of Media for the NFL, will be the recipient of the 2013 Legacy Award. The honor recognizes an industry-leading sports executive who has changed the face of sports over the course of his career, and continues to set new benchmarks for his brand.

This year, as NFL Network hits its 10th anniversary, the channel comes off a season that set ratings records, expanded its Thursday Night Football franchise to 13 games, and locked in new distribution deals with Cablevision and Time Warner Cable. Additionally, in his role as Executive VP of Media for the NFL, Bornstein was instrumental in the landmark nine-year extensions with CBS, FOX and NBC which continue the NFL’s tradition on broadcast television through the 2022 season.

Previously, Bornstein spent 22 years at ESPN and ABC where under his leadership, ESPN established itself as the most recognizable name in sports programming worldwide.

Bornstein, along with dozens of category winners, will be honored on April 17 at the Cynopsis: Sports Awards Breakfast. Register for the event here: http://www.cynopsis.com/events/sports-awards/. General categories include awards for the year’s best work in live coverage of a sporting event, apps, new sport show, fantasy game, live stream presentation and marketing campaign. Judges spanned the sports industry and included executives from networks and leagues alike. The full list of finalists and categories can be viewed here: http://www.cynopsis.com/events/sports-awards/.

For questions or issues related to registration, contact Pete Romas at pete(at)cynopsis(dot)com. For advertising or sponsorship information, contact VP of Sales and Marketing Mike Farina at mike(at)cynopsis(dot)com.

Cynopsis Media is a division of Access Intelligence LLC. The Cynopsis Media family of products also includes Cynopsis, Cynopsis: Digital, and Cynopsis: Kids daily e-publications, weekly Cynopsis: Classified Advantage e-publication, Special Editions, a strong database of Classifieds and more.

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