Industry Moves

Youthstream, the owner of exclusive worldwide television, marketing and global promotional rights to the FIM Motocross World Championship, has been renamed Infront Moto Racing a little over after a year…

US-based sport and entertainment agency Legends has created a global partnerships division led by industry veteran Chris Hibbs, president of the new unit

Marc Hope, the experienced sponsorship rights sales executive, has been named as director of rights marketing at Rocket Sports, the London-based sports marketing agency co-founded by Sir Elton John and…

Željko Karajica, a leading figure in the German sports media-rights industry, is to leave ProSiebenSat.1, the commercial broadcasting group, amid a restructure of its sports unit 7Sports.

H.I.G. Europe, an arm of the international private equity and asset management firm, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in the Lagardère Sports agency.

Digital media group Motorsport Network has appointed Mehul Kapadia, a long-serving executive at Indian telecoms company Tata Communications, as its chief operating officer

National Women's Soccer League team Sky Blue FC has announced businessman and tech author Ed Nalbandian as a new minority owner

Claude Ruibal, the experienced digital sports media executive, has joined the board of Horse & Country TV (H&C), the international equestrian sports network

England’s Premiership Rugby has named Mark Brittain, chief executive at UK-based sport and entertainment company Sports Rights Management, as its chief commercial officer.

The English Premier League has begun a search to recruit a head of media-rights sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

UK racecourse owner and operator Arena Racing Company (ARC) has recruited Alex Slade, head of legal at subscription broadcaster Eleven Sports, as its general counsel

French Ligue 1 side AS Monaco has announced the appointments of Markus Breglec and Tyson Henly as chief marketing officer and chief commercial officer, respectively

Spanish footballer Iker Casillas has confirmed long-rumoured reports that he is set to make a bid to become president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) this year

The Kontinental Hockey League has announced that Alexey Morozov has been named as its new president after a unanimous decision by the body’s board of directors. 

WRC Promoter, the commercial operator behind the World Rally Championship, has announced that its chief executive and managing directer Oliver Ciesla is to step down from his position in June

Cindy Parlow Cone has been re-elected as United States Soccer Federation vice-president to a full four-year term following a vote at the organization's Annual General Meeting

Scottish Squash has named Marc Hope, the experienced sponsorship rights sales executive, as a non-executive director with responsibility for financial and commercial areas

UK Athletics has named Joanna Adams as its new chief executive, while Chris Clark has confirmed that he will be stepping down from his role as chair of the national governing body

The United Soccer League has appointed former United States women’s national team player Angela Hucles as a senior consultant to lead the league's efforts in the women's game.

The Asian Football Confederation has recruited Connie Heng, chief media officer at the Total Sports Asia agency, as its head of media rights

Online retail giant Amazon has hired Sony TV chairman Mike Hopkins to oversee the company's video entertainment business

The Los Angeles Times has hired former Sports Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Stone as its new executive sports editor

Spanish football’s LaLiga has added its eleventh international office with the opening of an operation in the King’s Cross area of London.

Extreme E, the new electric off-road SUV racing series scheduled to launch in 2021, has recruited Red Bull executives Kester Wilkinson and Nina Dreier as events manager and marketing manager, respectively

The Limelight Sports agency has appointed Marc Hope Consulting/The Winning Tape, the consultancy set up by Marc Hope, to find sponsors for events including the London Duathlon and London Triathlon, Blenheim…

Long-standing United States Soccer Federation senior executive Jay Berhalter has announced, in a surprise move, that he is leaving the governing body at the end of the month

Dodgers' Walter and Tigers' Ilitch also named to league's Executive Council

USA Curling has hired former National Women’s Soccer League commissioner Jeff Plush to become the governing body's new chief executive.

Sports streaming technology company Deltatre has hired Major League Baseball’s James Johnson to the role of vice-president, Americas business development within its Live division.

Longtime US media executive out amid larger restructuring of OTT service by parent company Disney

Indian Paralympic medal-winner Deepa Malik has been elected president of the Paralympic Committee of India. Malik, who won silver in shot putt F-53 at Rio 2016, was elected unopposed

France's Ligue Nationale de Rugby has begun a search for head of broadcast rights and content

Move comes just a week before earnings release, revival of the XFL