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TV show featuring Lake Tahoe athletes wins Telly Award

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South Shore Olympic athlete Jamie Anderson is among the athletes profiled on "The Line."
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TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Telly Awards has named SoSu TV of Reno bronze winners in the 36th Annual Telly Awards for “The Line,” which appears locally on Mountain Resort Television and KAME My 21 Reno.

The award is SoSu TV’s seventh Telly Award.

“The Line” is a collaborative effort between SoSu TV and its executive producer and professional athlete, JT Holmes of Squaw Valley, according to a press release announcing the award.

“‘The Line’ delivers the story of Tahoe’s Olympians and action sports icons,” acording to the release. “It offers a perspective not found on news feeds and live sporting coverage by showcasing what makes athletes who they are beyond the feats of sport: education, dedication, mindset, risk analysis, superstition, heroes, partners and more.”

Some historyThe Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, both on the air and online. Visit tellyawards.com to learn more.

“The Line” is Holmes’ debut as an executive producer of a television series.

“Having filmed Action Sport movies and videos around the world, as well as performed countless stunts just for the experience, the executive producer role was interesting for me. Filming on location, having analytical conversations with athletes, throwing around remember when … these are things I am used to doing with world class athletes, it is just that now we do it on camera and mash it together with a bunch of action footage and call it: ‘The Line.’” Holmes said in a statement. “I am really proud of the show, we show our audience what awesome role models our athlete hosts are. Who knew that Jamie Anderson was such a philanthropist, that Hannah Teter is an entrepreneur, that Maddie Bowman is earning straight A marks in college the same year she is winning Olympic Gold.”

The award-winning winter series of “The Line” is resting at the moment, but will return to television this November on Mountain Resort Television and KAME My 21 Reno (Cable Channel 7 and Satellite Channel 21).

Until then, Holmes and Mark Hatjakes, of SoSu TV, have produced a summer series of “The Line, “which can be seen on Mountain Resort Television at 8 a.m.

Visit facebook.com/thelinetahoe to learn more about “The Line.”

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, both on the air and online. Visit tellyawards.com to learn more.