Industry Moves

The IMG agency has appointed Luke Organ as senior vice-president of global partnerships for its media business.

South African public-service broadcaster, the SABC, has appointed Nomsa Chabeli as its new group chief executive

Major League Baseball has hired Josh Clark as senior vice-president of content distribution as the league and its broadcast department wades through the ongoing regional sports network (RSN) turmoil

Experienced broadcast executive Laurent Prud’homme is leaving his role as chief executive of L’Équipe to become chief executive of Olympique Lyonnais under the John Textor era.

Mediapro, the Spain-based sports rights and broadcast production group, has announced today (Friday) that founding member Jaume Roures will leave the company after almost 30 years.

Spring Media, the Sweden-based international sports media agency, has announced the integration of recent acquisitions Athletic Sports Group (ASG) and Hogmore under the Spring Media brand, while Hans Svelander has been appointed as the company’s chief commercial officer.

UK-based sports production company Sunset+Vine has appointed Peter Angell as chief executive.

Iris Sport Media, the company set up by Ioris Francini and his former IMG colleagues Floris Weisz and Luca Baldanza, has officially launched in the market, positioning itself as a forward-looking boutique…

Sportfive’s appointment of former World Sport Group executive Venu Nair has signalled the ambition of the agency to win new business in cricket as it builds up its operations in Asia.

TMRW Sports, the company founded by Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and sports executive Mike McCarley which is behind TGL, has announced a raft of new hires as it continues to gear up to the January launch of the tech-focused golf league.

Veronica Diquattro, one of the leading executives at DAZN Group, has exited the sports industry to join Omio, an online travel comparison and booking website

Nick von Doetinchem has left his role heading up OneFootball’s media rights acquisitions to become Legends’ managing director of Central Europe.

Padel’s new Hexagon Cup event has recruited the Professional Triathletes Organisation’s chief marketing officer Tim Godfrey as strategic adviser.

CBS Sports have announced that chairman Sean McManus will retire in April 2024 and be replaced by David Berson after a 27-year run leading the division

Gernot Bauer, head of sport at Warner Bros. Discovery Germany, is leaving the media giant to join commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1

NBCUniversal has ended its search for a new president of its NBC Sports operation, promoting veteran executive Rick Cordella rather than choosing an outside hire

DAZN Group is undertaking another swathe of redundancies primarily affecting staff in the UK and Amsterdam in the latest cuts to operating costs, SportBusiness understands

Skweek, the basketball streaming platform owned by Monaco-based Fedcom Media, has made the UK its second market after launching in France last year on the back of various rights acquisitions