Winner
Lakers Game Open – Time Warner Cable Sports

Showcasing powerful, behind-the-scenes photography and art-based typography, this opening sequence puts you up close to the athletes’ emotions, drive and passion. No need for the more typical approach of fast-cutting game highlights and slam dunks when an opening unleashes this much creative force. It may not be much of a challenge to get Lakers fans excited before a game, but this opener amps up that natural adrenaline like few we’ve seen.

Honorable Mentions

Best Ink – Season 2 – Oxygen Media – Fall Out Boy bassist, musician and tattoo enthusiast Pete Wentz hosts Season 2, which lays bare the cutthroat and wildly unpredictable world of tattoo artistry.

Golden Sisters – LMNO Cable Group/OWN – This real-life comedy follows the hilarious adventures of Mary, Josie & Teresa, and this opener gets us ready to laugh.

The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013 – Big Ten Network – This opener cues us up to hear about the people and personalities highlighting the Big Ten Basketball season.

Rectify – Sundance Channel – This deceiving title sequence tells a linear story of a family and small town life. Yet in fact this show is quite the opposite.

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