Yorktel Media Services Wins at the 57th Annual Emmy(R) Awards

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EATONTOWN, NJ--(Marketwired - Jun 30, 2015) - Yorktel's Media Services division was honored for excellence in television production, winning an Emmy® Award for Public/Current/Community Affairs Program/Special for its production of The American Veteran Center Honors.

Yorktel Executive Vice President of Media Services, Mark Maxey, accepted the award along with co-producer, Tim Holbert, at the 57th Annual Emmy® Awards gala hosted by the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).

"I am grateful to win for 'The Honors' broadcast, which recognizes stories of heroism and bravery by true American heroes" said Mark Maxey, who continued, "These brave men and women are an inspiration to us all."

The program, produced by Yorktel in collaboration with the American Veterans Center, shares the stories of heroes like Colonel James Magellas, the most decorated officer in 82nd Airborne History, Marine Corps veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant Dakota Meyer, and SFC Joe Kapacziewski, the Army Ranger who became the first and only soldier to ever return to combat with a prosthetic limb.

Their heroism was acknowledged and honored by such notable film and television personalities as Bret Baier, Lorraine Bracco, Megyn Kelly, Taylor Kitsch, Joe Mantegna, Pat Sajak, Gary Sinise, D.B. Sweeney, and Mark Valley.

Known for its coveted Emmy® Award, NATAS is the premier organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. NATAS was formed in 1957 and serves all television markets in the United States through its 19 chapters, of which the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter was established in 1958.

Yorktel's award-winning Media Services division provides a full suite of professional media services, including television, video and film production, post-production, event management and digital media services. Yorktel staff have previously garnered multiple Emmy and Telly awards as well as other forms of industry recognition for excellence.

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