Arqiva, the international satellite and media services provider, has announced a long-term deal with global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, IMG, to deliver two live sports playout channels in Singapore.
The deal – which will see both playout channels go live on 30 April – will also see Arqiva provide IMG with additional occasional use (OU) support for global sporting events throughout 2018, including the A-League Football and National Rugby League (NRL) in Australia, and the US Major Soccer League (MLS). Arqiva aims to aid IMG’s ambitious growth goals, with scope to support future rights deals with additional playout and OU capabilities over the course of the contract.
Chris Walder, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific at Arqiva, said: “We are delighted to be extending our relationship with IMG and working with its team even more closely than before. With seven members of IMG staff now situated in our offices in Singapore, they join a host of Asian media giants – including 11 Sports, Discovery and Asian Tour Media – in our ranks.