SOURCE: Major League Football, Inc.

Major League Football, Inc.

August 09, 2016 08:30 ET

MLFB Announces William T. Lutzen as Vice-President of Television and Broadcast Distribution

Former Sinclair Broadcasting Network V.P./GM Joins MLFB

LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL--(Marketwired - Aug 9, 2016) - Major League Football, Inc. (OTCQB: MLFB) ("MLFB", the "League" or the "Company"), a new, professional spring-football league kicking off in April of 2017, announced today that former Sinclair Broadcasting Group Vice President and General Manager, William T. Lutzen, will become the league's new Vice-President of Television and Broadcast Distribution for Major League Football. 

Mr. Lutzen recently worked with MLFB's new television partner, Sinclair Broadcast Group and its subsidiary, American Sports Network. Mr. Lutzen's decades of experience from the broadcast and television arena will enable tens of millions of football fanatic households to view MLFB football games in the spring of 2017 and beyond.

"Today, Major League Football is proud to announce the addition of William T. Lutzen as our new Vice-President of Television and Broadcast Distribution," said Executive Vice-President Michael Queen. "Mr. Lutzen was vital in negotiating our television partnership with Sinclair Broadcast Group and American Sports Network, which is essential to our league. With the addition of Mr. Lutzen to our team, we are confident football fans throughout the country will soon be viewing MLFB in their homes and on their personal digital devices in a format chosen by our fans."

"I'm excited and honored to be joining a great team of professionals here at Major League Football," commented Mr. Lutzen. "Major League Football is committed to bringing a first class professional spring football product to the marketplace to fill a critical need for outdoor football at a time of the year when sports content is in high demand."

About William T. Lutzen
Though out his vastly successful career, William T. Lutzen has established himself in the Television Distribution community as an innovator and visionary. As Vice-President and General Manager of Sinclair Network, LLC, he built from the ground up the American Sports Network platform, which brought hundreds of sporting events, including College Football and College Basketball games, to upwards of 80 million households. In addition, he also launched American Sports Networks 24-Hour sports channel dedicated to 365 days of sports programming. 

Prior to arriving at Sinclair Network, LLC, he owned and operated Lutzen Consulting LLC, for two years specializing in broadcasting, printing and publishing. From 1986 to 2013, Mr. Lutzen was Vice-President of Finance for Journal Broadcast Group and Vice President and Controller for Wisconsin based Journal Communications, Inc. In these positions, he successfully added new acquisitions for Journal Broadcast Group and developed and helped execute business plans allowing Journal Broadcast Group to substantially improve their EBITDA margins during his tenure. Mr. Lutzen is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he earned his B.A. in Accounting.

COMPANY
Michael Queen
EVP of Finance
Major League Football, Inc.
6230 University Parkway - #301
Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34240
774-213-1995 Ext.1007
m.queen@mlfb.com

INVESTOR
John Mattio
VP Communications & Investor Relations
Major League Football, Inc.
6230 University Parkway - #301
Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34240
774-213-1995 Ext. 1013
j.mattio@mlfb.com

MEDIA
Nick Athan
VP Media Relations
Major League Football, Inc.
6230 University Parkway - #301
Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34240
774-213-1995 Ext 1009
n.athan@mlfb.com

About Major League Football
Major League Football Inc. is a publicly traded, professional spring football league. MLFB is dedicated to creating an innovative, accessible, and fan-owned game, which is scheduled to kick off in 2017. MLFB's strategically placed spring / summer season will fill a critical need for outdoor football at that time of the year when sports content is in high demand. The league's teams will focus on emerging markets in select U.S. cities in order to grow the overall popularity of the sport.

For ticket information to MLFB games and MLFB sponsorship opportunities, call 855-MLF-BTIX (855-653-2849) or visit our website at http://www.MLFB.com

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Contact Information

  • COMPANY
    Michael Queen
    EVP of Finance
    Major League Football, Inc.
    6230 University Parkway - #301
    Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34240
    774-213-1995 Ext.1007
    m.queen@mlfb.com

    INVESTOR
    John Mattio
    VP Communications & Investor Relations
    Major League Football, Inc.
    6230 University Parkway - #301
    Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34240
    774-213-1995 Ext. 1013
    j.mattio@mlfb.com

    MEDIA
    Nick Athan
    VP Media Relations
    Major League Football, Inc.
    6230 University Parkway - #301
    Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34240
    774-213-1995 Ext 1009
    n.athan@mlfb.com