Last night, Monaco hosted the second ever TV Sports Awards (TVSA), honouring the best work in the sport media industry. Perform CEO Simon Denyer walked away with the Media Executive of the Year award and FIBA claimed the Best TV Rights Deal for their partnership with Perform.
The TV Sports Awards 2016 recognise and celebrate excellence in the sports media industry, whilst raising funds for the Play for Change foundation.
In his role as Perform Group CEO, Simon has overseen the strategic development of the leading digital sports content and media group from a product, geographical expansion, rights and commercial perspective. Recent highlights include the live media, betting and production deal with the WTA, worth $525m over 10 years (the largest in the history of women’s sports), and DAZN, the recently launched multi-sports OTT service in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan, which has claimed a wide-range of rights, including the J-League and MLB in Japan, along with EPL, NFL and Bundesliga (highlights) in Germany.
The long-term strategic partnership with FIBA earlier this year saw London-based Perform announced as the worldwide partner for the distribution and sale of all media-related rights. Perform will package and distribute all live FIBA content to broadcasters, betting companies and digital platforms, along with collecting and distributing live data via its RunningBall and Opta brands. The 17-year deal epitomises Perform’s focus on long term strategic rights deals – and was recognized last night when it was named the Best TV Rights Deal.
Held to coincide with SPORTELMonaco, the TVSA provided a great occasion to unite and celebrate the success within the industry.