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 Networkâ€™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 Networkâ€™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 â€śThere has never been a start-up that has come out of the blocks like MLB Network.â€ť
â€śWe are honored to be recognized by our peers in the industry for the programming, production and on-air talent featured during MLB Networkâ€™s first year,â€ť Tony Petitti, MLB Network President and CEO.
2010 MLB Network Sports Emmy Awards:
- Outstanding Sports Personality â€“ 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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