IMG poaches ex-Sky Sports’ James Clement as SVP of tech & operations

Sports agency IMG has recruited ex-Sky Sports exec, James Clement, to serve as senior vice president, tech and operations for its studios business. Clement joins IMG from Sky where he most recently served as director of operations for Sky Sports. At IMG he will oversee the operations of the company’s studio facilities in London including […]

IMG wins distribution rights to Africa Cup of Nations

Sports rights agency IMG has struck a deal with the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) giving it the exclusive rights to distribute the international media rights for CAF’s events in 85-plus countries from 2023-2025. The agreement excludes in the MENA region and Sub-Saharan Africa. The deal will see IMG manage the broadcast deals for the next two […]

England Netball sees digital channels grow during the World Cup

Global sports and entertainment company IMG  reported during the Netball World Cup 2023, the sports body England Netball saw 10% follower growth across its social media channels. The engagement boost was largely driven by TikTok and Instagram, according to a report published by IMG in partnership with England Netball. Incorporating data from England Netball’s social media […]

Premiership Women’s Rugby taps IMG to drive digital and content strategy

English Premiership Women’s Rugby (PWR) has appointed rights management agency IMG to drive the development of its new digital and content channels strategy.  According to PWR, the partnership will focus on growing the digital audience for the Allianz Premiership Women’s Rugby competition and the Allianz Cup and deepening the engagement of both Premiership Women’s Rugby […]

IMG secures NFL rights for over 30 markets across Asia and Europe

Endeavour-owned sports and entertainment firm IMG has acquired the rights to the National Football League (NFL) for more than 30 international markets across Asia and Europe from 2024. Under the three-year deal, IMG will manage the NFL’s network of broadcast deals across the territories for its current rights cycle. It will also provide strategic advice […]

ATP Media extends video archive deal with IMG Replay

ATP Media, distribution arm of the ATP Tour, and IMG Replay have extended their agreement to manage and license the video archive for the ATP Tour Archive until 2025. The agreement will include archive footage from 1990, largely from the ATP Masters 1000 and Nitto ATP Finals, as well as content from the ATP 500 […]

IMG Arena secures NWSL exclusive data and streaming rights

IMG’s sports data and tech hub, IMG Arena, has acquired the exclusive global data and streaming rights to National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). IMG Arena will capture and deliver data from more than 161 NWSL and UKG NWSL Challenge Cup games per season for its global network of more than 460 sportsbook operators, as well […]

IMG and SailGP renew multi-year agreement

Sports media specialist IMG is to expand the sailing league SailGP’s global media rights distribution, following a renewed multi-year deal. IMG working alongside SailGP’s in-house team per the agreement is to develop new commercial partnerships for the league, its participating teams and events, as well as providing strategic support and assistance to SailGP’s commercial team. […]

Italy’s SuperTennis acquires rights to US Open

Sportcast the FITP (Italian Tennis and Padel Federation) group company has secured the exclusive rights to broadcast the US Open for its Italian free-to-air TV channel, SuperTennis. In Italy SuperTennis will air the US Open’s daily match ups both live and delayed, joined by coverage on the SuperTenniX digital platform where FITP members and the […]

IMG’s Sport 24 secures broadcast rights to 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

IMG’s airline and cruise line broadcaster Sport 24 has struck a deal with FIFA to broadcast the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023.  Sport 24 will deliver live coverage across 64 matches from the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 taking place in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand between 20 July- 20 August on airlines and cruise […]