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.
Upon 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.
2010 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)
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