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Proud of NCKU!! Our Alumni Chuan-Min (David) Tung received “The Emmy Award”

Tainan, TAIWAN, Oct. 11th

Alumni Chuan-Min (David) Tung who graduated from Dept. of Foreign Language received award ‘The Best Technical Team Remote in 2008: David Tung’ from National Broadcasting Company (NBC) KPRC-TV Houston Channel 2. “The award was decided by Television Academy of the USA regarding to the outstanding performance of our team at the swimming and diving events of Beijing 2008 Olympics Games.” said NCKU alumni David Tung. It’s also a great honor of NCKU.

David Tung worked in NBC KPRC-TV Houston Channel 2 was on behalf of the United States to obtain exclusive Beijing 2008 Olympic Games broadcasting rights for the effectiveness of the NBC to conduct the live broadcasting with professional performance. He received “The Emmy Award” with his outstanding professional and live broadcasting technology, and presented with a trophy and a medal.

David Tung and his assistants faced at least eight broadcasting screens at same time every day 4 weeks for live broadcasting during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. They went to the venue around 4 o’clock in the morning, and set up well all related live broadcasting equipments with NBC and all international media coverage of multinational engineering staff as they finished around 11 o’clock at night. “I slept three to fours hours at the most, and walked all the time everyday with broken shoes because of the wide area of Beijing Olympic Village. I was too busy to meet my brother-in-law in Beijing.” said Davis Tung. His wife, Margaret Tung also commented that her husband was busy working in live broadcasting programs so many years while she watched with their children and grandchildren including 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

About NCKU Alumni, Chuan-min (David) Tung

Mr. Chuan-Min (David) Tung graduated from Dept. of Foreign Language of NCKU in 1962, and after one year military service, he came to the United States in 1963 and changed his major to television engineering. He got his master's degree in Radio and Television from St. Louis University in 1966, and then transferred to University of Missouri-Columbia to pursue a PhD degree. However, without finishing his PhD degree, he was offered a permanent position at the local TV station where he met his wife, Margaret who at the time was taking some television classes. Now he is 69 years old lived in Austin, Texas with two children and three grand children.

Mr. Tung has been working in television industry for more than 40 years. He has worked with six television stations in different capacities around the country. In 1983, he moved to Houston with whole family and has been working at KPRC-TV, Houston Channel 2 in the area of maintenance engineering. In the last 20 years, he also had many opportunities to work with all the big networks such as NBC, ABC, CBS, ESPN and so on to do all kinds of nationally televised sport events, such as World Series, Super Bowl, NBA Finals.

“Last year NBC Network had invited me to work at the swimming and diving events at the Beijing Olympics for about a month. My job was to set up all the cameras for the events as well as to adjust all the cameras and make sure all pictures came through the cameras were looking great. Apparently the Television Academy of the USA thinks that our team at the swimming and diving events did an outstanding job and voted us ‘The Best Technical Team Remote in 2008’” said Mr. Tung.

About The Sports Emmy Awards

The Emmy Award, often referred to simply as the Emmy, is a television production award, similar in nature to the Peabody Awards but more focused on entertainment, and is considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards (for film), Grammy Awards (for music) and Tony Awards (for stage).

They are presented in various sectors of the television industry, including entertainment programming, news and documentary shows, and sports programming. As such, the awards are presented in various area-specific ceremonies held annually throughout the year. The best known of these ceremonies are the Primetime Emmy Awards, honoring excellence in American primetime television programming (excluding sports), and the Daytime Emmy Awards, honoring excellence in American daytime television programming.

Three related but separate organizations present the Emmy Awards:
A. the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) honors national prime time entertainment excluding sports;
B. the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) recognizes daytime, sports, news and documentary programming, and;
C. the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honors all programming produced and originally aired outside the United States.

The Emmys are presented in various area-specific ceremonies held annually throughout the calendar year, with each having their own set of nominating and voting processes including Primetime Emmy Awards Daytime Emmy Awards, Sports Emmy Awards, Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards, Regional Emmy Awards, International Emmy Awards, Student Emmy Awards, Other Emmy Awards such as National TV newscasts and documentaries, Business and financial reporting, Public Service - for public service announcements and programming to "advance the common good", The Bob Hope Humanitarian Award - awarded by the Academy Board of Governors and The Governors Award honors the achievements of an individual, company or organization whose works stand out with the immediacy of current achievement. Each ceremony also has its own set of award categories, and it is not uncommon for them to have some of the same names.

The Sports Emmy Awards are presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American sports television programming, including sports-related series, live coverage of sporting events, and best sports announcers. The awards ceremony, presenting Emmys from the previous calendar year, is usually held on a Spring Monday night, sometime in the last two weeks in April or the first week in May. The Sports Emmy Awards are all given away at one ceremony, unlike the Primetime Emmy Awards and the Daytime Emmy Awards, which hold a "Creative Arts" ceremony in which Emmys are given to behind-the-scenes personnel.

The first Emmy for "Best Sports Coverage" was handed out at the second annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony in 1950, where KTLA, a local television station in Los Angeles, won the award for coverage of baseball. The following year, another Los Angeles-based station, KNBH, won an Emmy for their coverage of the Los Angeles Rams American football team. At the seventh Primetime Emmys in 1955, NBC became the first major network to win a Sports Emmy Award for its series, the Gillette Cavalcade of Sports.

In 1979, an Emmys exclusively for sports coverage was held for the first time at the Rainbow Room in New York City. Winners included golf announcer Jack Whitaker, and CBS's The NFL Today. The ninth annual Sports Emmy Awards, hosted by actors Alan Thicke and Joan Van Ark and held on July 13, 1988, became the first Sports Emmys ceremony to be televised; the live telecast was syndicated nationwide by Raycom Sports. Dennis Miller hosted in the 12th Sports Emmys in 1991, which was broadcast on ESPN. At that inaugural ceremony in 1979, there were 12 categories. At the 2007 ceremony, there will be 30 awards including “Outstanding Technical Team Remote.”
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Date: 98-10-14
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