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MLB Network Hires Mark Loomis as SVP of Production

Secaucus, NJ, January 17, 2012Mark Loomis has joined MLB Network as Senior Vice President, Production, MLB Network announced today. Loomis assumes his role immediately and reports directly to MLB Network President and CEO Tony Petitti.

In his new position, Loomis will be responsible for overseeing the look and presentation of MLB Network’s game coverage and studio programming, including the 2011 Emmy Award-winning MLB Tonight.

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“For several years Mark has established a reputation as one of the top producers throughout sports television. We’re excited to welcome Mark to MLB Network as we approach our fourth season and plan to continue to build on our 24/7 coverage of all 30 MLB Clubs,” said MLB Network President and CEO Tony Petitti.

 Loomis joins MLB Network from ESPN, where he was a Coordinating Producer of golf coverage, including the 2010 British Open. Prior to joining ESPN, Loomis was the Coordinating Producer for NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football.  He worked at ABC Sports until 2006 and was the Coordinating Producer of their golf coverage that won an Emmy for the 2005 British Open.  Loomis also spent nine years producing college football games for ABC Sports, including three BCS National Championship Games and five Rose Bowls.

MLB Network is the ultimate television destination for baseball fans, featuring the Emmy Award-winning MLB Tonight, live games, original programming, highlights, and insights and analysis from the best in the business, including Bob Costas, Peter Gammons, Al Leiter and Harold Reynolds. MLB Network debuted on January 1, 2009 as the largest launch in cable television history and is currently distributed in more than 65 million cable, telco TV and satellite homes throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. For more information and to find MLB Network in your area, go to www.mlbnetwork.com.

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