SPORTSMEDIA CLIPS

07.09.2012

IMG Media has a new exclusive three-year media rights deal with the Russian Football Premier League to market and distribute the RFPL outside of Russia. Michael Mellor, IMG Media's Senior VP, said: "The increasing investment of the Russian clubs in top world talent has seen the quality of football and competition rise and the league is now rated the seventh best by UEFA. We are sure this will continue." The current league champion is Zenit St Petersburg. IMG has already secured contracts with more than 20 broadcasters including NHK in Japan, ESPN in Brazil and Polsat in Poland with other deals in the works... 

New sports network beIN SPORT has secured exclusive rights to televise the away games for the USA men's team in the qualifying rounds for the next FIFA World Cup. Operated by Al Jazeera, RT beIN Sport will show Spain's La Liga, Italy's Serie A and Italian Cup, France's Ligue 1, South American World Cup Qualifiers, Copa del Rey, and Copa America 2015 matches... 

The International Biathlon Union has signed a deal with Infront Sports & Media extending representation of marketing rights of the IBU World Cup and the IBU World Championships Biathlon for the period 2014-2018. IBU President Anders Besseberg commented: "I am happy about this continued cooperation with Infront, which constitutes an important financial basis for the sport of biathlon."