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MLB Network Absorbing MLB Productions In Ongoing ReorganizationPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 04 / 15
MLB Productions, baseball's in-house TV and video production division, is being absorbed into MLB Network as part of the league's ongoing business reorganization under new Commissioner Rob Manfred . The move, aimed at creating operational efficiencies, resulted in a job loss of slightly less than h...
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