CABLEFAX magazine announced its '12 CableFax Program Award honorees. TNT's Ernie Johnson, host of "Inside the NBA," was named Best Sports Host. YES Network's "10 Years of YES" took home the distinction of Best Regional Show Or Series. NBATV's "The Association: Denver Nuggets" was named Best Sports Show Or Series. ESPN's broadcast of the '12 NBA Eastern Conference Finals was awarded the Best Opening Sequence and the net's Spanish-language documentary series "Capitales del Futbol" was recognized as the Best U.S. Show In Latin America (CABLEFAX magazine, 12/ '12 issue).
SAY CHEESE: In Green Bay, Maria Amante reports the producers for Style Network's "Tia and Tamera" and MTV's "Run's House" and "Life of Ryan" are "looking to create a documentary series revolving around Green Bay Packers fans." Reality TV production company Good Clean Fun Casting Associate Kjerstin Johnson said, "We find it fascinating, and think the personalities are great, and want to catalog it a bit." Johnson said that Packers fans who "are loud, energetic and passionate will get attention from those casting the series" (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE, 12/6).
NEED FOR SPEED: National Speed Sport News has partnered with producer Jim Roller to spearhead its video, TV and production efforts. While leading the development of the new Speed Sport TV and its related initiatives, Roller will continue in his role as senior producer for the American Le Mans Series, which will air on Fox and ESPN networks in '13 (National Speed Sport News).