It launched in the highest amount of homes for a cable network, it hit the ground running on January 1, 2009 and it’s been rewarded with an even dozen of Sports Emmy Award nominations. Here’s a press release.
MLB NETWORK GARNERS 12 SPORTS EMMY NOMINATIONS IN FIRST YEARMLB Tonight Receives Four Nominations
,Including Outstanding Daily Studio ShowBob Costas Nominated For Outstanding Studio Host and MLB Network’s Studio 42 with Bob Costas is Nominated for Outstanding Weekly Show
Secaucus , N.J. ,March 18 ,2010 – MLB Network earned 12 Sports Emmy Award nominations during its inaugural year ,the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced today.MLB Tonight ,MLB Network’s signature nightly studio show ,collected four nominations including Outstanding Daily Studio Show ,Outstanding Production Design and Art Direction ,Outstanding Graphic Design ,and Outstanding Technical Team Studio.Bob Costas ,winner of 19 Emmy Awards ,once again earned a nomination for Outstanding Sports Personality- Studio Host for his work on both MLB Network and NBC Sports. MLB Network’s Studio 42 with Bob Costas also garnered a nomination in the category of Outstanding Studio Show – Weekly.Al Leiter earned a Sports Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst category. Thursday Night Baseball analyst Jim Kaat ,a seven-time New York Sports Emmy Award winner ,earned a nomination for Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Event Analyst.MLB Network also received two nominations for The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award for Ballpark Cam and Enhanced Digital Recreation/Reenactment. Ballpark Camis a series of robotic cameras placed throughout ballparks across the league and controlled by operators at MLB Network in Secaucus. The Enhanced Digital Recreation/Reenactment was a series of vignettes produced by MLB Network that interspersed real footage of classic moments in baseball history with reenactments shot to compliment the existing footage.“We are very proud of the quality of MLB Network’s first year and it is enormously gratifying to be recognized with 12 Sports Emmy nominations ,” said Tony Petitti ,MLB Network President and CEO. “We will strive to continue to deliver the very best programming and production that we can to baseball fans across the country.”The 31st Annual Sports Emmy Awards will be presented on Monday ,April 26 at the Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Centerin . New York CityMLB Network launched on January 1 ,2009 as the largest debut in cable television history and is currently available in approximately 54 million cable and satellite homes. With live games ,original programming ,highlights ,classic games ,and coverage of baseball events ,MLB Network is the ultimate television destination for baseball fans. For more information and to find MLB Network in your area ,go to mlbnetwork.com. www.Facebook.com/MLBNetwork www.Twitter.com/MLBNetworkBelow is a list of the MLB Network Nominations:Outstanding Edited Sports Special: Incident At Candlestick (MLB Network)Outstanding Edited Sports Special: Josh Hamilton: Resurrecting the Dream (MLB Network/MLB Productions)Outstanding Studio Show – Weekly: MLB Network’s Studio 42 with Bob Costas (MLB Network)Outstanding Studio Show – Daily: MLB Tonight (MLB Network)Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host: Bob Costas (MLB Network/NBC)Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst: Al Leiter (MLB Network)Outstanding Sports Personality – Sports Event Analyst: Jim Kaat (MLB Network)Outstanding Technical Team Studio: MLB Tonight (MLB Network)Outstanding Graphic Design: MLB Tonight (MLB Network)Outstanding Production Design/Art Direction: MLB Tonight (MLB Network)The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award: Ballpark Cam(MLB Network)The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award: Enhanced Digital Recreation/Reenactment (MLB Network)
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