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MLB China hires former Fox Network Asia vice-president Tony Qi as managing director

Tony Qi, formerly the senior vice-president and China territory head at Fox Networks Group Asia, has joined Major League Baseball China as their managing director.

“We are very pleased to welcome Tony’s position. I believe that his rich experience and outstanding ability in media cooperation, government relations, strategic investment, and content production, will further enhance the attention and participation of MLB and baseball in China,” said Jim Small, senior vice-president of international affairs at MLB, according to Sina.com.

During Tony’s tenure at Fox Networks Group Asia, he worked with Chinese broadcaster CCTV, technology conglomerate Tencent, e-commerce giant Alibaba and several other domestic partners in content distribution strategy. He also managed promotion, licensing, and content sales of the National Geographic brand in the Chinese market.