IMC/SportMax announce World Cup deal

October 28th, 2011

From left: IMC Deputy Chairman Philip Martin, SportsMax CEO Oliver McIntosh and IMC Chairman Pat Rousseau symbolically hand the World Cup replica trophy to national senior team men's coach Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore. The occasion was the announcement of IMC as regional rights broadcast holders of the FIFA World Cup at The Wyndham Kingston on Wednesday. - Contributed

Pat Rousseau, chairman of International Media Content (IMC) and its subsidiary, SportsMax, yesterday expressed delight that his company was chosen by FIFA to be owners of the broadcast rights for the Caribbean of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The broadcast rights, which became an issue recently after the original owner, Trinidad-based JDI, was stripped of the privilege by FIFA, will see IMC/SportsMax delivering the event to a host of broadcasters around the region, including Jamaica’s CVM Television.

“With minor variations, FIFA has signed a new contract directly with IMC for us to be originalowners of broadcast rights for the region of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil” said Rousseau at a press conference, held at The Wyndham hotel.

“This is indeed a proud moment for IMC and SportsMax and we are delighted, and as we have done in the past, we plan to deliver to the people of the region world-class coverage of the event.”

JDI, which is owned by Austin ‘Jack’ Warner, and had sold the broadcast rights to IMC/SportsMax in 2007 for the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, was stripped of this right after Warner was implicated in a recent FIFA presidential cash-for-votes scandal.

Warner, in the aftermath of the allegations, has since resigned from all football-related activities.

The JDI after acquiring the original broadcast rights of FIFA events typically used to off-sell these rights to IMC/SportsMax, who would then off-sell these said rights to other regional broadcasters, including Jamaican free-to-air station, CVM Television.

World-class events

“In our negotiations with FIFA, they looked at our track record, and having seen how we have delivered a number of world-class sporting events, they expressed confidence in us, and handed us the rights for all upcoming FIFA World Cups, including the Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022 events,” said Rousseau.

“It is a significant achievement for us to bid against international companies and come out on top, and this is another reason why we are so happy,” he said.

Some of the other World Cups included in the package are the FIFA Under-20 and Under-17 youth World Cups, and the FIFA Women’s World Cups in 2015 and 2019.

Also included among the broadcast rights package acquired by IMC/SportsMax are other media rights, including that of radio, closed-circuit, and Internet transmissions.

Pat Rousseau, chairman of International Media Content (IMC) and its subsidiary, SportsMax, yesterday expressed delight that his company was chosen by FIFA to be owners of the broadcast rights for the Caribbean of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The broadcast rights, which became an issue recently after the original owner, Trinidad-based JDI, was stripped of the privilege by FIFA, will see IMC/SportsMax delivering the event to a host of broadcasters around the region, including Jamaica’s CVM Television.

“With minor variations, FIFA has signed a new contract directly with IMC for us to be originalowners of broadcast rights for the region of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil” said Rousseau at a press conference, held at The Wyndham hotel.

“This is indeed a proud moment for IMC and SportsMax and we are delighted, and as we have done in the past, we plan to deliver to the people of the region world-class coverage of the event.”

JDI, which is owned by Austin ‘Jack’ Warner, and had sold the broadcast rights to IMC/SportsMax in 2007 for the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, was stripped of this right after Warner was implicated in a recent FIFA presidential cash-for-votes scandal.

Warner, in the aftermath of the allegations, has since resigned from all football-related activities.

The JDI after acquiring the original broadcast rights of FIFA events typically used to off-sell these rights to IMC/SportsMax, who would then off-sell these said rights to other regional broadcasters, including Jamaican free-to-air station, CVM Television.

World-class events

“In our negotiations with FIFA, they looked at our track record, and having seen how we have delivered a number of world-class sporting events, they expressed confidence in us, and handed us the rights for all upcoming FIFA World Cups, including the Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022 events,” said Rousseau.

“It is a significant achievement for us to bid against international companies and come out on top, and this is another reason why we are so happy,” he said.

Some of the other World Cups included in the package are the FIFA Under-20 and Under-17 youth World Cups, and the FIFA Women’s World Cups in 2015 and 2019.

Also included among the broadcast rights package acquired by IMC/SportsMax are other media rights, including that of radio, closed-circuit, and Internet transmissions.

Pat Rousseau, chairman of International Media Content (IMC) and its subsidiary, SportsMax, yesterday expressed delight that his company was chosen by FIFA to be owners of the broadcast rights for the Caribbean of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The broadcast rights, which became an issue recently after the original owner, Trinidad-based JDI, was stripped of the privilege by FIFA, will see IMC/SportsMax delivering the event to a host of broadcasters around the region, including Jamaica’s CVM Television.

“With minor variations, FIFA has signed a new contract directly with IMC for us to be originalowners of broadcast rights for the region of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil” said Rousseau at a press conference, held at The Wyndham hotel.

“This is indeed a proud moment for IMC and SportsMax and we are delighted, and as we have done in the past, we plan to deliver to the people of the region world-class coverage of the event.”

JDI, which is owned by Austin ‘Jack’ Warner, and had sold the broadcast rights to IMC/SportsMax in 2007 for the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, was stripped of this right after Warner was implicated in a recent FIFA presidential cash-for-votes scandal.

Warner, in the aftermath of the allegations, has since resigned from all football-related activities.

The JDI after acquiring the original broadcast rights of FIFA events typically used to off-sell these rights to IMC/SportsMax, who would then off-sell these said rights to other regional broadcasters, including Jamaican free-to-air station, CVM Television.

World-class events

“In our negotiations with FIFA, they looked at our track record, and having seen how we have delivered a number of world-class sporting events, they expressed confidence in us, and handed us the rights for all upcoming FIFA World Cups, including the Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022 events,” said Rousseau.

“It is a significant achievement for us to bid against international companies and come out on top, and this is another reason why we are so happy,” he said.

Some of the other World Cups included in the package are the FIFA Under-20 and Under-17 youth World Cups, and the FIFA Women’s World Cups in 2015 and 2019.

Also included among the broadcast rights package acquired by IMC/SportsMax are other media rights, including that of radio, closed-circuit, and Internet transmissions.

Source:Jamaicagleaner

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