Tony Petiti to get Lifetime Achievement award at NY Festivals International Television & Film Awards tonite

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Las Vegas  (USA), Prestigious  New York Festivals International TV & Film Awards shall be presented today with much fanfare at     Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, Ballroom A&B.

Since 2011, NYFTA has recognized some of the driving forces in the television and film industry – hands-on leaders with a ody of work that has made a lasting impression. The Lifetime Achievement presentation is a highpoint of the annual awards ceremony. The 2017 recipient will be honored at the Awards Gala held on today evening.

This year the lifetime achievement Goes to Tony Petitti, Chief Operating Officer of Major League Baseball, is the 2017 . Petitti served as President & Chief Executive Officer of MLB Network (MLBN), where he oversaw all day-to-day operations, until formally joining the Office of the Commissioner in 2014. The record-setting launch of MLBN, which debuted on January 1, 2009 in 50 million cable and satellite homes, marked the largest in cable television history.. He also served as Executive Vice President and Executive Producer for CBS Sports, Senior Vice President, Negotiations for NBC Sports and as Vice President, Programming for ABC Sports.

Past recepients:

Legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles-2011

One of sports television’s most accomplished executives Geoffrey Mason-2012

Susan Zirinsky, senior executive producer of the CBS News broadcast 48 HOURS-2013

David Mazza, Senior Vice President and CTO, NBC Sports Group, – 2014

Ken Aagaard, Executive Vice President, Operations, Engineering & Production Services, CBS Sports-2015

David Hill: veteran sports executive, live event specialist and Father of FOX Sports – 2016

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