BeIN Sport, looking to capitalize on its coverage of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Marco Balotelli and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has retained IMS to sell national advertising across its portfolio.
The rep firm will offer media buying and planning opportunities for BeIN Sport and BeIN Sport en Español, as well as BeIN Sport Play, the programmer’s TV Everywhere play for authenticated U.S. subscribers.
One of the largest media buying companies in Latin America, IMS will furnish BeIN Sport with a dedicated sales force in the major advertising markets in the U.S. IMS’s media agnostic planning is supported by powerful research tools, as it focuses on campaign management, optimization, and client services to ensure premium delivery and results.
With BeIN Sport, IMS will be able to pitch sponsorship and inventory packages around the programmer’s international sports coverage, including La Liga, Spain’s top futbol circuit and home to Messi and Ronaldo, Italy’s Serie A, where Balotelli plays, and France’s Ligue 1, where Ibrahimovic has been hitting the back of the net for Paris Saint-Germain.
“Both BeIN Sport and BeIN Sport en Español have become a primary TV destination for the most passionate of fans with its thousands of hours of live and exclusive coverage of international superstars and competitions from around the globe,” said Yousef Al-Obaidly, managing director of BeIN Sport. “Our partnership with IMS will allow sponsors and advertisers to directly align with some of the most sought after premium TV sports properties and competitions in the world.”
Noted d Gastón Taratuta, CEO, founder and partner of IMS: “Our experience in growing top global digital brands and working with media agencies in territories around the globe coupled with beIN SPORT’s content and passionate audience makes this marketing opportunity a one-two punch for advertisers. We’re looking forward to this unique partnership with the network, and to customizing a well-rounded approach for brands that want to take advantage of this new opportunity to reach potential buyers.”