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Vikings Entertainment Network nominated for 7 Upper Midwest Emmy Awards

Since its formal launch in 2010, Vikings Entertainment Network (VEN) has continually increased its quality content offerings. Its honor roll is continuing to expand, as well.

VEN received 7 nominations for the 2015 Upper Midwest Regional EMMY® Awards, which will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. on Saturday, October 3. In its history, VEN has been awarded eight Emmy Awards, including two last year.

Initially set up to cover Vikings press conferences and community events for, VEN has grown into a production unit capable of producing content ranging from commercial spots to web segments, highlight videos, and live programming, as well as television and radio shows.

"We are hoping to continue growth. We have a platform in that caters to the demands of our fan base and we have a solid content distributing strategy," said Bryan Harper, VEN Executive Producer. "With a new stadium on the horizon, VEN will only become more visible. It is our job to make sure the content is high quality and relevant for our fans."

See below for categories to VEN's 2015 EMMY® nominations. The Sports News Story (schedule release) and Sports Promo (Xavier Rhodes) nominations are the first in those categories for VEN.

Category: On-Camera Talent – Commentator/Editorialist/Performer/Narrator Title: Beyond the Gridiron, Rick Riley, Narrator

Category:Sports News Story
Title:Hello? Hi, It's the NFL, Ready for your schedule?

Category:Commercial – Single Spot
Title:Back Outdoors

Category:Promotion – Program Single Spot
Title:Xavier Rhodes Pro Bowl Promo

Category: Graphic Arts – Animation
Title:Vikings Connected (Show Open)

Category: Graphic Arts – Graphics
Title:Vikings GamePlan (Show Open)

Category: Military Story
Title:Freedom Isn't Free: The Story of Tom Block

The Upper Midwest Chapter of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is a membership organization dedicated to excellence in television by honoring exceptional work, past present; providing professional development and outreach; and nurturing the next generation of television professionals.

Vikings Entertainment Network is the umbrella for all Vikings entertainment initiatives, including television, radio, digital, social, mobile and in-stadium content. The goal of VEN is to engage Vikings fans on a daily basis by providing exclusive, high quality news and entertainment content across all platforms.

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