Outdoor Television Show “Tennessee Uncharted” Wins Regional Emmy
Production Partners Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, PopFizz and Designsensory Honored
Knoxville, Tenn. (January 27, 2017) — The outdoor lifestyle television show “Tennessee Uncharted” has won in the Writer/Program category of the Midsouth Regional Emmy® Awards by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). The award marks the show’s first regional Emmy from its fourth nomination in two years. Winners were announced on January 21, 2017.
Producer Taylor Walters of Designsensory and host Erick Baker have each won an Emmy® for writing on “Tennessee Uncharted,” and were also nominated in the Informational/Instructional Series category alongside Executive Producers Bryan Allen, Don King, Joseph Nother and Brandon Rochelle.
The Nashville Chapter of NATAS announced the winners at its 31st annual gala, which was held at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
“We are extremely proud to have our work be recognized by our peers,” Joseph Nother, executive producer and creative director at Designsensory, said. “The writing and storytelling have always been the strong points of the show.”
The show was conceptualized in 2014 after Tennessee Wildlife Resource Association (TWRA) approached Knoxville marketing firm Designsensory for a creative solution when traditional advertising avenues were not connecting with citizens of Tennessee. The agency sought to communicate the power of outdoor entertainment and the contributions the makes to provide those opportunities.
By November 2015, Designsensory had signed on production partner PopFizz and Baker, developed the brand and saw the premiere of the first season.
“Tennessee Uncharted” is currently airing season three. The show features some of Tennessee’s most unique locations, interesting residents, outstanding recreational activities and deep-rooted culture. Each weekly show highlights adventures such as falconry, skydiving and caving, as well as traditional hunting and fishing.
“Taylor and Erick have been very successful at expressing the vision of what we set out to do with the concept—which ultimately is a love poem to our wonderful home state of Tennessee, its people and our shared culture, rooted in the outdoors,” Nother said.
“Tennessee Uncharted” can be seen on local public television stations, statewide on The Tennessee Channel, on YouTube and on the online streaming service from TWRA, TWRA.tv.For more information on “Tennessee Uncharted,” visit TNUncharted.com.
Designsensory, founded in 2001, is one of the fastest growing companies in Tennessee. The Knoxville-based, full-service agency, specializes in branding, advertising, public relations and digital experiences. They help grow strong brands across industries such as tourism, economic development, eCommerce, healthcare and higher education with bold, design-centric, integrated marketing solutions.
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About “Tennessee Uncharted”
“Tennessee Uncharted” is produced in close partnership between Knoxville-based agency Designsensory and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The production partner is PopFizz. In 2015, the show was awarded first place for a television series by the Association for Conservation Information. “Tennessee Uncharted” can be seen across the state on public television stations. For more information on “Tennessee Uncharted,” visit TNUncharted.com.