The academy will honor the former NBC executive during the sports Emmy ceremonies slated for April 30 in New York City. NATAS will announce the sports Emmy nominees tomorrow.
Don Ohlmeyer, a legendary TV executive and winner of 16 Emmy Awards, will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 28th Annual Sports Emmy Awards, it was announced today by Peter Price, President/CEO of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
The award will be presented on Monday, April 30 at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, in New York City at the 28th Annual Sports Emmy Awards.
Also that night, NATAS will present Sports Emmy Awards in 30 categories, including outstanding live sports special, sports documentary, studio show, play-by-play personality, and studio analyst.
This year, three Emmy Awards for outstanding sports content—event coverage, long-form and general interest—delivered via broadband such as the Internet, cell phones, personal media players and other devices will be presented.
Nominations for the Sports Emmy Awards will be announced on tomorrow at the World Congress of Sports at the Pierre Hotel in New York City (breakfast 7:30 a.m. with announcements at 8).
Ohlmeyer has enjoyed one of the most varied careers in the history of television. He has served as executive producer, producer, director and writer for entertainment and sports programming since 1967. He was president, NBC West Coast, at the time of his retirement in 2000.
At NBC, Ohlmeyer oversaw the activities of all the company’s entertainment-related businesses, including NBC Entertainment, NBC Studios and NBC Enterprises. Under Ohlmeyer’s leadership NBC rose from third to first place in prime-time ratings by developing, promoting and presenting quality programs that received major industry awards and critical acclaim.