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World
League
Volleyball
2008
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The FIVB and IMG Sports Media, the sports produc-
tion and distribution division of IMG Worldwide, an-
nounced in October 2008 a four-year partnership
starting in 2009 that sees IMG Sports Media exclu-
sively distributing key FIVB tournaments worldwide
and acting as the official audio-video media rights
and event consultant and TV coordination agency of
the FIVB.
Under the terms of the deal, IMG Sports Media distri-
butes all media rights for Beach Volleyball’s SWATCH
FIVB World Tour (men’s and women’s) and SWATCH
FIVB World Championships (men’s and women’s,
2009 and 2011), the annual FIVB World League and
FIVB World Grand Prix events and the 2011 FIVB
World Cup (men’s and women’s).
In its role as the TV coordination agency, IMG advi-
ses the FIVB on all production matters, working on-
site with host broadcasters across the globe to make
sure that all production standards are met up to and
during each event. IMG is the central point of broa-
dcast information for the rights holders, promoters
and national federations.
IMG also manages the satellite distribution of the
events and news access worldwide.
“I am very happy with the new contract and I hope
this will give greater visibility worldwide, including
more TV news coverage of FIVB events,” FIVB Pre-
sident Jizhong Wei said at the time. “I am expecting
a very professional job from IMG Sports Media. I
would also like to thank all the agencies that have
been working for the FIVB until now.”
IMG Sports Media, the sports production and distri-
bution division of IMG Worldwide, is the world’s lar-
gest independent producer and distributor of sports
programming, offering the market an extensive ca-
talogue of more than 18,000 hours of television,
online, mobile and radio sports content across 240
categories of sports, including golf, football (soccer),
tennis, cricket, cycling, motor sports and mixed mar-
tial arts. IMG Sports Media also represents the broa-
dcast rights to many of the world’s premier sporting
events and maintains the world’s largest sports ar-
chive, with more than 250,000 hours of footage.
FIVB
joins hands
with IMG
TV and Marketing