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FSMG Taps Michael Bloom to Head New Original Programming Division

Sports Media Group announced Wednesday that it has named Michael Bloom
as senior VP of the newly established original programming division.

will be responsible for creating and developing new, original
programming for all FSMG networks, with his initial focus on SPEED, Fox
Soccer and Fuel TV.

long, successful track record of creating, developing and producing
shows for a number of top networks makes him an ideal choice to head our
new original programming division," said Eric Shanks, co-president and
COO, FSMG.  "We expect all FSMG networks to benefit from his creativity,
enthusiasm and fresh perspective."

comes to FSMG from AMC, where he helped set up the network's
non-fiction programming department. Bloom has also produced series for
MTV, VH1, A&E, MTV2, Disney XD, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, The CW,

is a thrill for me to join the Fox Sports Media Group, one of the great
brands in all of television," said Bloom.  "I look forward to working
with all of the tremendously creative staffs at each of these networks
to help them build on their success and elevate them to greater