SportBusiness group acquires Sports Television

SportBusiness Group has acquired the highly respected monthly publication, Sports Television: The Ever Changing Face with Richard Russell, its founder and one of the best known names in international sports television journalism, joining ...

SportBusiness Group has acquired the highly respected monthly publication, Sports Television: The Ever Changing Face with Richard Russell, its founder and one of the best known names in international sports television journalism, joining SportBusiness Group as Director of Broadcast Information.

Richard Russell, will play a major role in developing the broadcast-related editorial content of all SportBusiness Group products. "With escalating rights fees and the emergence of new media, the world of sports broadcasting is faced with a new set of challenges" said Andrew Knox, CEO, SportBusiness Group "Richard Russell's unprecedented wealth of experience and expertise in the field of sports broadcasting will be invaluable in addressing these issues, and a fundamental resource for SportBusiness Group as we continue to extend our output of market intelligence to assist companies in the industry of sport with their business planning."

Sports Television: The Ever Changing Face is an authoritative monthly-updated rolling newsletter, currently averaging some 75,000 words in each issue. It tackles markets by territory as well as delivering a global insight on the impact of deals and decisions. The intelligence and insights provided by the publication has made Sports Television: The Ever Changing Face a prime source of reference for many senior executives at the world's most influential broadcasters, rights owners, sports marketing companies and media agencies. "Joining forces with SportBusiness Group will add vital resources to Sports Television: The Ever Changing Face, including an online presence, which will enable us to deliver an even more comprehensive service to subscribers around the world." said Russell who has a distinguished record in the front line of sports television "I am delighted to have joined the group at such an exciting time of the company's development."

Richard Russell's addition to the SportBusiness team is one of a number of significant developments for the company. Since its inception, SportBusiness Group has grown from being a magazine publisher to a full-service company, helping its clients understand and profit from the global business of sport.

In addition to its magazine and online publishing ventures, Sport Business Magazine and sportbusiness.com, the group now includes a fast-growing conference operation and is holding its second annual conference on April 18th - 20th ; SportBusiness 2001: The Main Event, which will address the industry's most pressing issues across the board.

-SBG

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