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MLB Network Absorbing MLB Productions In Ongoing Reorganization

Published 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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MEDIA NOTES

TV MONITOR: Last night''s 11:00pm ET edition of FSN''s "Primetime" (Fox Sports Net South), CNN/SI''s 11:00pm ET edition of "Sports Tonight," and ESPN''s 2:00am ET edition of "SportsCenter" all led wit

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, Cincinnati Reds, ESPN, Green Bay Packers, Houston Astros, IMG, MLB, New York Mets, News Corp./Fox, NFL, Nielsen, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, Sports Illustrated, Media, Time Warner, Walt Disney

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TAP THE ROCKIES ON THE WEB! TEAM OFFERS "NOT JUST BASEBALL"

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09/23/99
BUILDING ON ITS U.S. SKI TIE, SPRINT INKS SIX U.S. SKIERS

Sprint has entered into a sponsorship and endorsement agreement with six members of the U.S. Ski Team, including Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley, slalom skier Kristina Koznick, ''99 world aerials

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09/23/99
FACILITY NOTES

MLB: In L.A., Bill Shaikin reports that Edison Int''l officials have talked "recently with" reps of prospective Angels Owners Henry Nicholas III and Henry Samueli about the company''s naming rights de

Tags: ABC, LA Angels, Anaheim Sports, Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Tigers, ESPN, Facilities, MLB, NFL, Walt Disney

09/23/99
SPORTS MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY '99 CONFERENCE IN N.Y.

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Tags: ABC, Classified Advertisements, Dallas Stars, ESPN, NFL, Southwest Sports Group, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner, Walt Disney

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AFTER INITIAL FORAY PULLS UP LAME, TVG HARNESSES NEW SHOW

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Tags: Media

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THE DANGERS OF THE WEB: SITE OBJECTIVITY AND RAMPANT RUMORS?

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WHAT'S THE BUZZZ? UT TO PUT SOCCER TEAM IN NEW FACILITY

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LEAGUE NOTES

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