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BYUtv recognized with 7 Emmy nominations

By Katerina Gasset

I've got some super exciting news from our very own Provo that's just too good not to share. So, grab your popcorn because this story is all about our local star, BYUtv, shining bright in the entertainment sky!

So here's the scoop: BYUtv has been turning heads and catching eyes in the big, glittery world of television. And guess what? They've just bagged seven Emmy nominations! That's right, seven! It's like our little Provo is having its Hollywood moment, and I'm here for it.

These nominations span a variety of genres, showcasing the breadth and versatility of BYUtv's programming.


BYUtv's Emmy Nominations

A photo of the Emmy Award trophy
  • Best Children/Youth Program: Recognizing shows that capture the hearts and imaginations of younger viewers.
  • Best Educational Program: For content that not only entertains but also enlightens and teaches.
  • Outstanding Directing: Saluting the visionaries who bring stories to life with their unique directorial style.
  • Outstanding Cinematography: For capturing stunning visuals that turn each frame into a work of art.
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing: Recognizing the unsung heroes who ensure every word, note, and sound effect is heard just right.
  • Outstanding Special Effects: Celebrating the magic of visual effects that transport viewers to different worlds.
  • Best Original Screenplay: Honoring the writers who pen down the captivating stories we see on screen.

The Emmy Buzz

  • Nominations Galore: BYUtv is in the spotlight with seven Emmy nods. That's huge!
  • Diverse Shows: From family dramas to sports series, they've got it all.
  • Recognition: These nominations are a big deal in the TV world. It's like a high-five from Hollywood.

Now, I don’t know about you, but I’ve watched some of BYUtv’s shows, and let me tell you, they are top-notch. There's something so cool about seeing a network from our own backyard getting national attention. It's like watching a friend hit it big!

But it's not just about the glitz and glamor of awards. BYUtv has been growing its audience like crazy. They've been reaching more homes and hearts across the country, spreading that unique Provo charm far and wide.

Audience Growth - The Numbers

  • Viewership Increase: More and more people are tuning in to BYUtv.
  • Nationwide Reach: They're capturing hearts from coast to coast.
  • Provo Pride: Our little city is making waves on the national stage.

BYUtv History

But hey, let's hit the pause button for a sec. You might be wondering, "What's the story behind BYUtv?" Well, let me fill you in. BYUtv isn't just any network; it's a special slice of Provo's pie. Launched way back in 2000, this channel is part of Brigham Young University, which as we all know, is a big deal around here.

BYUtv's Journey

  • Launch Year: It all started in 2000, right from the heart of Provo.
  • BYU’s Brainchild: A product of Brigham Young University, known for its values and community focus.
  • Growth Over Time: From humble beginnings to a national sensation.

Originally, BYUtv focused a lot on content related to BYU, which makes sense, right? But as time went on, they started expanding their horizons. They began diving into all kinds of shows – from sports and documentaries to original series and family dramas. It's like watching a child grow up and find its path in the world.

So, that's a quick snapshot of BYUtv's backstory. From a local university channel to a national Emmy-nominated network, it's been quite the journey. It's not just about entertainment; it's about the values and the community spirit that Provo is all about.


One thing that really strikes me about BYUtv is how they've stayed true to their roots. They focus on family-friendly content, shows that you can watch with everyone from your little cousin to your grandma. And in a world where TV can be a bit, well, overwhelming, it's refreshing to have wholesome options.

Logo of the BYUtv channel

Why BYUtv Stands Out

  • Family-Friendly: Shows for everyone in the family, no blushing necessary.
  • Quality Content: They're not just making TV; they're making good TV.
  • Provo’s Touch: There's a unique flavor to their shows that's just so... Provo.

I remember watching one of their shows with my family during a get-together, and it was such a blast. We laughed, we got a little teary-eyed (in a good way), and it sparked some great conversations. It's that kind of shared experience that makes television special.

And let's not forget the hardworking folks behind the scenes. This recognition is a testament to their creativity, passion, and dedication. They're crafting stories that resonate with people, and that's no small feat.

Behind the Scenes

  • Creative Minds: The talent bringing these stories to life is just incredible.
  • Hard Work Pays Off: These nominations and audience growth are well-deserved.
  • A Provo Gem: It’s a reminder of the amazing talent we have right here in our city.

So, here's a big congratulations to BYUtv for making us proud! It’s a reminder of how our city is full of surprises and talents.

Stay tuned for more stories, adventures, and updates from Provo. Whether it's about our local stars, hidden gems, or just everyday life, there's always something exciting happening here.

Provo isn't just a dot on the map; it's a place where big dreams take flight. And who knows, maybe next time you flip through channels, you'll find yourself watching and loving a show made right here in our hometown.🌟📺🎉


Brigham Young University and Oklahoma University faced off in an intense football clash at Lavell Stadium! Find out all the details here: BYU vs. OU Football Match

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About the author of Move to Provo Utah Website 

Katerina Gasset

When I moved here I was blessed to have my daughter to help with different things you need to know when you move to a new place. I had background from living here before but things have changed a lot too since the '80s. 

We were able to get all the good places to eat down fast - since she knows all that and we have a lot of the same likes in food. But things like how to turn on my electricity or what power company services my home... well... I was at a total loss! 

I know that other people moving to Provo don't always have family here to guide and help them. And most people don't have a real estate agent who gives them a welcome package on all the important numbers and places they need to know. 

My goal is for this website to be your go to resource for everything you need to know before, during, and after you move here to Provo, Utah. I want you to have the best experience and love living here as much as I do

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