London, UK – 13 April, 2014 – Representing over 40 of the biggest sporting federations, governing bodies and events, IMG has just launched the world’s largest dedicated sports archive.
This state of the art platform is provided by Imagen and it enables customers to search, browse, watch, clip and download some of the world’s greatest sporting moments. From May 1st, 2013, the latest available action from Wimbledon, The Open Golf Championship, the Barclays Premier League, IRB Rugby World Cup and the Australian Open, will be available online.
IMG’s clients will have their own branded pages within the IMG Sport Video Archive site which uniquely allows access to full-length coverage as well as highlights of major events.
The content has been digitised from its original film, SD and HD formats to be made available online. The archive consists of match footage, programming and interviews. New content will also be continuously uploaded every week with other major sports and federations also coming on-board. While the priority is to upload the most recent footage, the archive dates back over 100 years.
Richard Wise, Senior Vice President, IMG Media, said: “A tremendous amount of research and development has gone into this new resource including working very closely with our partners throughout the process. The result is an service that has a very user-friendly browser navigation system for our clients and customers. This, in turn means that searching and viewing the specific footage they require will be a much easier process.
“We are confident the new website will prove an extremely popular addition to the service we already provide. Our aim has always been to create the world’s best sports archive and this is a major step in achieving our goal.”
Part of IMG Media, the largest independent producer, packager, and distributor of sports programming in the world, IMG Sport Video Archive provides premium content solutions for a wide variety of mediums, including television productions, advertisements, movies, DVD and home videos, corporate presentations, mobile phones, training, websites, trade shows, education and museums.
Users of the site will have instant access to the extensive catalogue of footage and customers will also be provided with exciting news and content updates via quarterly e-newsletters and social media platforms.
Representing over 40 of the world’s biggest sporting federations, governing bodies and events IMG Sport Video Archive is based in London, with offices around the world including New York, Shanghai, Sydney and Tokyo.
Among the highlights featured within the IMG Sport Archive are: Seve Ballesteros’ three Open titles, Bjorn Borg’s and Roger Federer’s five in a row Wimbledon wins, Jonny Wilkinson’s 2003 Rugby World Cup winning drop goal, David Beckham’s goal from the halfway line in 1996 and action from The ATP, The Ashes, the Ryder Cup, and the US Open and US PGA Championship golf events.