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Ian Campbell named MD of Omnisport

Posted on 22.05.2017

Omnisport, Perform Group’s market-leading global sports news and content agency, has announced Ian Campbell as its new Managing Director.

Campbell joined Perform in 2012 and has held a number of senior roles, most recently Executive Vice President for Content in Europe & the Middle East. Prior to Perform, he spent his early career working as a journalist on national news agencies, regional newspapers and digital publications, before assuming a succession of senior commercial positions at the UK’s national news agency, The Press Association, including Managing Director of PA Sport. He brings extensive industry experience and commercial understanding to one of Perform’s flagship offerings.

Omnisport works with many of the leading global sports broadcasters and digital publishers  including: beIN Sports; ESPN; DirecTV; Yahoo; Eurosport; Fox Sports Asia; Sky Sports; Astro; L’Equipe; and Diario AS.

Focusing on the world’s biggest sports stories, Omnisport offers clients high-quality digital sports video in 15 languages. The service includes breaking news, match action and content enriched with world-class Opta sports data, together with up-to-the minute editorial content, including reports, news, exclusive interviews, features, data-enhanced editorial  and live blogs. Omnisport’s newsgathering network extends to more than 250 specialist journalists on 12 international news desks.

Its output is further enhanced through its partnership with Reuters, which enables it to select and voice in multiple languages the best of Reuters’ sports news video.

Campbell said: “Omnisport has built a reputation as the trusted sports content partner for many of the world’s major broadcasters and digital publishers. It’s done that by constantly evolving its product to suit sports fans’ rapidly evolving content consumption habits, without ever losing sight of core principles of accuracy, speed and relevance. Listening very closely to its customers, Omnisport will continue to develop its product offering to ensure they continue to receive content that engages their viewers, readers and users.”

Part of Perform Content, a division of Perform Group, Omnisport has access to Perform’s industry-leading Opta data, major global rights partnerships, sports business knowledge and a true understanding of what fans want.