Endeavor readies $1.25bn sale of IMG Academy
Sports and entertainment group Endeavor announced today (Tuesday) an agreement to sell IMG Academy, the IMG agency’s sports and educational performance unit, in a deal worth $1.25bn (€1.13bn).
IMG retains SailGP remit
SailGP has today (Thursday) announced a 'multi-year' renewal with IMG to continue as the racing league’s global agency of record.
Rugby league teams back IMG’s club grading plan
Rugby league clubs in England have voted in favour of club grading proposals outlined by IMG as part of the agency’s 12-year joint venture agreement with the Rugby Football League and Super League Europe.
IMG sells Rio Open stake to Mubadala to meet ATP conditions
IMG has sold its 50-per-cent shareholding in tennis’ ATP 500 Rio Open to fellow shareholder Mubadala Capital.
Alfieri and Visconti take on new roles at FC Diez Media
FC Diez Media, the IMG-owned business that manages the commercial rights to South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) club competitions, has promoted Diego Alfieri and Pedro Visconti to the roles o…
PGL retains IMG for media, sponsorship and data rights
Esports company PGL has further extended its representation agreement with the IMG agency
WBD retains US Open rights in France in ‘long-term’ deal
Media conglomerate Warner Bros. Discovery has renewed its rights in France to the US Open tennis grand slam as part of a new “long-term” agreement with the United States Tennis Association.
Band Série B deal ‘99.9 per cent done’; pay-TV talks continue
Brazil's Série B, one the world's most valuable second-tier football leagues, is close to confirming its domestic broadcasters from 2023 onward.
SuperTennis lands exclusive US Open rights in Italy
SuperTennis, the free-to-air channel owned by the Italian Tennis and Padel Federation (FITP), has acquired rights to the US Open in a multi-year agreement brokered by the IMG agency
Super League rights negotiations held back by EFL tender – IMG
Broadcast deals for the revamped Super League, the top tier of rugby league in England, will not be decided until the English Football League completes its current sales process, according to IMG
Klein: IMG looking to add extra facets to Arab Gulf Cup remit
The IMG agency is looking to widen its work with the Arab Gulf Cup Football Federation (AGCFF) beyond the existing remit currently focused on broadcast and sponsorship rights sales, according to Robert…
Formula 1 returns to IMG’s Sport 24 in three-year deal
The IMG agency has secured Formula One in-ship and in-flight media rights to showcase on its Sport 24 and Sport 24 Extra channels over the next three seasons
Euroleague extends United Media deals in Greece, Cyprus and Balkans
Euroleague Basketball has renewed its exclusive rights deals with United Media-owned broadcasters Nova and Sportklub for five more seasons, from 2023-24 to 2027-28.
IMG, NEP to support MLS Season Pass production on Apple TV
Major League Soccer has appointed the IMG agency and outside broadcast and services provider NEP Group to support live match and studio productions ahead of the start of its 10-year streaming deal with…
Warner Bros. Discovery retains US Open rights in 45 European markets
Media conglomerate Warner Bros. Discovery has acquired rights to the US Open tennis grand slam in 45 markets across Europe as part of a new five-year agreement with the United States Tennis Association from 2023 to 2027.
Abema acquires Bundesliga rights in Japan in short-term deal
Japanese streaming platform Abema has acquired rights in Japan to the German Bundesliga in a deal covering the remainder of the 2022-23 season
Former IMG, NBA executive Sharma launches $300m Bluestone equity fund
Private equity firm Bluestone Equity Partners has announced the successful closing of Bluestone Capital I, L.P., its inaugural $300m (€279m) growth equity fund focused on the sports, media and entertainment industry.