London, 3 April 2007:- Rebecca Lindon has been appointed Business Manager of videogames-related entertainment specialist Gamer.tv, it was announced today.
Her role will be to develop the two Gamer strands: Gamer.tv Entertainment content, which provides videogames-related content to multiple platforms internationally, and Gamer.tv Creative, which specialises in providing bespoke, cost-effective marketing solutions to the games industry.
Rebecca joins Gamer.tv, an IMG Media company, from Future Publishing, a special interest magazines company, where she was latterly Commercial Partnerships Manager responsible for developing an SMS platform, brokering reader offer deals and developing brand extensions. With over seven years experience in the games industry, she also held positions in international sales and business development at BBC Multimedia, Ubisoft and Computer Trade Weekly.
Patricia Duffy, IMG Media's Director of Special Projects, said: "I am delighted to welcome Rebecca to Gamer.tv. She comes with a wealth of experience in the gaming industry which will be invaluable as we seek to achieve our strategic goals, and further grow our business."
Rebecca Lindon said: "This is a fantastic time to be joining Gamer.tv. With three major consoles battling it out, it's a time when video games are experiencing more of a mainstream demand than ever before, and Gamer.tv is perfectly poised to help service that growing market. In addition, Gamer.tv Creative has been appointed the official media partner for the MCV Awards for the fourth year running, which further cements our position."
Gamer.tv's entertainment content currently airs on the UK's Bravo channel as well as internationally to a number of territories including USA, Italy, Australia and India.
About IMG and IMG Media
IMG is the world's premier Sports, Entertainment and Media Company. IMG is a diversified global business with two major business segments: IMG Sports & Entertainment, and IMG Media. IMG employs over 2,600 people in 30 countries. Forstmann Little & Co. purchased IMG in 2004.
IMG Sports & Entertainment includes: consulting services; event ownership and management; fashion events and models representation; licensing; golf course design; client representation in golf, tennis, broadcasting, speakers, European football, rugby, cricket, motorsports, coaching, Olympic sports and action sports. In addition, IMG Academies is the world's largest and most advanced, state-of-the-art, multi-sport training and educational facility, delivering world-class sports training experiences to over 12,000 junior, collegiate, adult and professional athletes each year.
IMG Media, which includes our content production subsidiaries TWI, Darlow Smithson Productions (DSP) and Tiger Aspect Productions (TAP), is recognized as a global leader in the delivery of traditional and new media content and services, with Internet, broadband and mobile expertise, transforming how audiences access and interact with content.
IMG Media produces and distributes over 11,000 hours of sports, documentary, drama, comedy, entertainment, popular factual and children's content annually, over multiple platforms across 220 countries, including award-winning television and radio programming. It also represents the broadcast rights to many of the world's premier sporting events and has the world's biggest sports archive with more than 250,000 hours of footage.
More information about IMG is available at www.imgworld.com, www.darlowsmithson.com, and www.tigeraspect.co.uk, and www.gamer.tv
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