First Person

IMG Media's Sport 24, is the first and only live sports channel for the airline and cruise line industries, which was launched in 2012. 

Part of the leadership team and responsible for four divisions within IMG Media, including Channels (Sport 24 and EDGE), Esports, Replay (Archive), and Home Entertainment, RICHARD WISE, SVP Content and Channels, who has "steered the ship" since inception, offers a "tenth anniversary" overview of the channel.

Excerpts from a wide-ranging interaction:

Jan 24, 2019 14:01
MUMBAI: When Gaja Capital, the city-based private equity firm, provided funding Rs 650 million to SportzVillage, the sports and fitness education venture back in October 2015, little did it know that it would play a part in changing the landscape of amateur sport in India. S
Nov 06, 2018 17:11
MUMBAI: ‘Charity begins at home.’ It is easy to believe that the clichéd saying applies to most companies entering the sports sponsorship arena, starting from their home country before branching out to the world. However, if there is one Indian company who is changing this status quo at present, it is Balkrishna Tires which is famously known as BKT Tires.
Oct 30, 2017 17:10
For a FIFA tournament to be successfully run, there are many people that play their part in these endeavours. As project director for the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, Joy Bhattacharjya was a key individual in making the first FIFA tournament in the South Asian country a success.
Oct 25, 2016 21:10
UDIT SHETH, Founder and Managing Director of TransStadia, believes that good infrastructure is the catalyst to development of sports in the country, which is why he wanted to be in the infra, lifestyle, development side rather than the front end
Jul 05, 2016 16:07
JAVIER TEBAS is the president of the Spanish Football League LaLiga. The Costa Rican born Spaniard, who took over as LaLiga president in April 2013, has addressed several of the league's key issues, including match-fixing, distribution of TV revenue and the clubs' collective debt since taking charge.  
Apr 04, 2016 09:04
WITHOUT SOUNDING clichéd, the year 2016 has a lot to look forward to, for Indian hockey. The main reason one can predict is the Olympic Games being held this year and the very real possibility for the Indian hockey teams to perform well.