Arizona State U. Broadcasts First Football Game After Split With IMG
November 5, 2014 at 4:18 AM (PT)
This past weekend's ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY football game broadcast was the first after the school terminated its contract with IMG COLLEGE. The ARIZONA REPUBLIC reports that ASU is threatening legal action in DECEMBER if IMG does not pay $5.5 million in damages for breach of contract over alleged distribution deficiencies; IMG in turn has claimed $34 million in its own damages and has threatened legal action.
The school's game broadcast with TIM HEALEY was arranged by ASU Athletics Chief Business Development Officer GREG MCELROY with BONNEVILLE Sports KMVP-F (ARIZONA SPORTS)/PHOENIX and SKYVIEW NETWORKS, and a deal with TUNEIN will offer streaming of the games. MCELROY told the REPUBLIC that the school plans to negotiate a new rights deal with another partner but that the talks might take up to six months.