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Fox Sports Media GroupTaps Bloom to Head New Original Programming Division

1/18/2012 11:06 AM Eastern

Fox Sports Media Group has named Michael Bloom as senior vice president of the newly established original programming division.

Bloom 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.

"Michael's 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, in a statement. "We expect all FSMG networks to benefit from his creativity, enthusiasm and fresh perspective."

Bloom 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, CBS and ESPN.

"It 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 heights."

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