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  21 MARCH 2008:  ONN captures four Telly Awards

(ONN Media Release)

Columbus, Ohio― ONN has been honored with one of television?s top honors across the county, the Telly Award. Two of ONN?s original programs, ?Discover Ohio? and the ?Westfield Isurance Brain Game,? won a combined four Telly Awards.

?Discover Ohio? garnered two Telly Awards for Travel/Tourism program in the Film/Video category, as well as an award for Travel/Tourism commercial in the Regional TV caegory. ?Westfield Insurance Brain Game? earned a Telly Award for Educational program in the Film/Video category.

This marks the first time a program from ONN was showcased in the national awards and the first time the channel won three awards for a single original show.

?It is tremendously gratifying to see our staff?s hard work recognized in this way,? said Tom Griesdorn, ONN president and general manager. ?These awards affirm ONN?s commitment to outstanding original programming and high quality content you simply can?t find anywhere else in Ohio.?

?Discover Ohio? is a monthly travel show showcasing our state?s most popular and admired destinations. Hosted by Mykkia Cameron, the show enters its third year in May. The honored program showcased Ohio?s north coast vineyards, Tecumseh outdoor drama in Chillicothe and the Frank Lloyd Wright Westcott House in Springfield. The show?s executive producer was Jason Pheister. The show was produced by Mike Moon, along with associate producer Brenda Connors. Moon also photographed and edited the show with Jeff Barr. ?Discover Ohio? is produced in conjunction with the Ohio Association of Convention and Visitor?s Bureaus.

?Westfield Insurance Brain Game? is a weekly academic quiz competition hosted by Mike Kallmeyer. Each half-hour episode features two Ohio high school teams competing to earn the highest score. Players answer questions from a variety of categories, including history, science, arts, spelling, math and general knowledge. The show was produced in conjunction wit WOSU-TV with Teresa Pollock and Lauren Sweat serving as producers. John Prosek directed the show and Mike Berry was the production manager.

Founded in 1978, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable television programs and commercials, as well as the finest video and film productions. The Telly Awards is an international competition and receives more than 14,000 entries annually from all 50 states and many foreign countries.

ONN is Ohio?s Channel for news, weather, sports and lifestyles programming. ONN is a member of the Dispatch Broadcast Group, which includes WBNS-TV, WBNS-AM/FM, Ohio News Network and Radio Sound Network in Columbus, Ohio; WTHR-TV and SkyTrak Weather Network in Indianapolis, Indiana.

ONN is available in 83 of Ohio?s 88 counties on these cable systems: Time Warner, Armstrong, Insight, WOW!, Suddenlink, Medina Cable Access, New Knoxville Cable and Bellaire TV Cable.  

ONN Contact:

Barb Geller
ONN Media/Affiliate Relations Manager

Westfield Contacts:

Gary Christy
800.243.0210, extension 6640

Terri Grimm

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