The inaugural year of MLB Network is capped off with four Emmys, most of which were technical wins, but thanks to Bob Costas being nominated as a studio host for both NBC Sports (for Football Night in America) and MLB Network, it gets to claim four trophies from the 31st Annual Sports Emmy Awards which were handed out in New York on Monday.
Here’s an obligatory press release from the fine people at MLB Network.
MLB NETWORK WINS four SPORTS EMMY AWARDS IN ITS FIRST YEARNetwork receives honors for Outstanding Graphic Design, Outstanding Technical Team Studio & Outstanding Production Design and Art DirectionMLB Network’s Bob Costas wins 20th Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host
, April 27, 2010 – The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced last night that MLB Network won four Sports Emmy Awards in its inaugural year. MLB Tonight, MLB Network’s signature nightly studio show, received three awards, including Outstanding Production Design and Art Direction, Outstanding Graphic Design, and Outstanding Technical Team Studio. Bob Costas, host of MLB Network’s Studio 42 with Bob Costas, received his 20th Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality- Studio Host for his work on both MLB Network and NBC Sports. MLB Network tied NBC and CBS for the second-highest number of awards received by an individual network. Secaucus, NJUpon accepting his award, Costas said “There has never been a start-up that has come out of the blocks like MLB Network.”“We are honored to be recognized by our peers in the industry for the programming, production and on-air talent featured during MLB Network’s first year,” Tony Petitti, MLB Network President and CEO.The 31st Annual Sports Emmy Awards, held on Monday at the Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Centerin , recognize outstanding achievement by individuals and programs broadcast throughout the 2009 calendar year. A complete list of winners will be made available at www.emmyonline.org. New York CityMLB Network launched on January 1, 2009 as the largest debut in cable television history and is currently available in approximately 55 million cable and satellite homes. In its inaugural year, MLB Network was honored with 12 Sports Emmy Award nominations by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 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 www.MLBNetwork.com. www.Facebook.com/MLBNetwork www.Twitter.com/MLBNetwork2010 MLB Network Sports Emmy Awards:
- Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Host: Bob Costas (MLB Network/NBC)
- Outstanding Technical Team Studio: MLB Tonight (MLB Network)
- Outstanding Graphic Design: MLB Tonight (MLB Network)
- Outstanding Production Design/Art Direction: MLB Tonight (MLB Network)
Congratulations to the MLB Network for the wins at the Sports Emmys last night.