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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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EXECUTIVE TRANSACTIONS

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THE RETURN OF THE BROWNS: NEWS AND NOTES FROM CANTON

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NEW RAIDERS CAMPAIGN AIMS TO SOFTEN IMAGE OF SILVER & BLACK

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PLEASANTVILLE: WILL LPGA GO IN NEW DIRECTION FOR MA STOP?

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MARKETPLACE ROUND-UP

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