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Written by Maury Brown   
Wednesday, 23 April 2008 13:24

MLBTony Petitti, Executive Vice-President and Executive Producer at CBS, has been hired by MLB to run the upcoming MLB Network, which launches next season as the largest cable channel launch in history. According to John Ourand of the Sports Business Daily, Petitti, the number 2 at CBS is taking MLB up on the offer because he is interested in a leadership position, which was not available at CBS. Petitti reported to CBS News and Sports President Sean McManus.

The approval of Petitti comes by way of the MLB Network board, which includes the following executives at the owner, MLB executive, and network levels:

Royals Owner David Glass, White Sox Chair Jerry Reinsdorf, Red Sox Chair Tom Werner, Mets co-Owner Jeff Wilpon and A's Owner Lewis Wolff, MLB President Bob DuPuy and Exec VP/Business Tim Brosnan, along with DirecTV President Chase Carey and Comcast COO Steve Burke.

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