IMG acquires Premier League rights in Japan, Vietnam and Mongolia
MUMBAI: IMG Media has acquired the Premier League live audio visual broadcast rights for Japan, Vietnam and Mongolia. IMG Media will have the rights to broadcast all 380 Barclays Premier League matches per season from 2013-16.
Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore said, "We know IMG well and are extremely pleased that they have chosen to invest in the Premier League broadcasting rights for Japan, Vietnam and Mongolia. We look forward to working with them as they distribute the Barclays Premier League in a comprehensive and innovative manner to our fans in all three countries."
IMG Media SVP and Head of Football Michael Mellor, "The popularity of the Premier League has never been higher in the Asian regions and we anticipate there will be strong competition for the various rights in all three territories."