Eleven Sports names new CEO

FIFA’s former Chief Digital Transformation & Innovation Officer, Luis Vicente, has been named as the new CEO of the ELEVEN SPORTS Group.

He takes over as CEO from Marc Watson, who will continue to be at the helm of the ELEVEN SPORTS group, becoming Executive Chairman and Board Director of ELEVEN’s parent company Aser Ventures.  

Having previously worked with world football’s governing body, Vicente has held leadership roles at Manchester City and Valencia. He began his career in talent management, representing players such as Luis Figo and Ronaldo Nazario.

BT Sport launches no-contract monthly pass offering

BT Sport has launched a monthly pass offering to allow users to access the network on a no-contract basis.

Priced at £25 per month, the new offering positions BT Sport alongside fellow Premier League broadcasters Sky Sports and Amazon Prime Video - both of whom offer customers the chance to purchase no-contract monthly passes. Previously BT had only offered longer term subscriptions.

Premier League and ECB launch diversity programme for children

The Premier League and the ECB have launched a new partnership aimed at using their reach and appeal to encourage primary school children across England and Wales to celebrate diversity.

The ‘Roar! for Diversity’ programme is a curriculum-linked PSHE resource for 7-11-year-olds, and sees the two major sport rights holders come together in a bid to encourage inclusion.

Minute Media buys The Players' Tribune

Minute Media has confirmed the acquisition of website The Players’ Tribune.

The company - which owns a host of other sports media properties including 90Min - says that The Players’ Tribune will remain a standalone brand, complementing the organisation’s existing sport portfolio.

Founded by former New York Yankees player, and current Miami Marlins CEO, Derek Jeter, The Players Tribune has become known for its athlete-penned articles telling life stories from a first-person view.

IMG Media appoints new Co-Presidents

Adam Kelly and Sam Zussman have been appointed new Co-Presidents of IMG Media and Events, while IMG Media President, Ioris Francini, will be promoted to Chairman of the media group.

Kelly and Zussman are both longtime executives at the company, with Zussman having joined IMG from Mckinsey in 2006. He he has been President of the company’s Events division and has overseen a portfolio including tennis, golf, motorsport, football and rugby, as well as the company’s arts and entertainment events.

Op-Ed - Paying it forward: Why diversity in digital matters

Pranav Soneji, Co-Owner / Partner, LiveWire Sport talks about his own experiences breaking into the sport industry, and tells us why he’s paying it forward by championing diversity in digital.

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