Ten Sports Claims I-League Deal is Close

By Community | September 25, 2012

Broadcaster Ten Sports said it is close to signing a deal with IMG Reliance for the broadcast rights of India’s premier football competitions, the I-League and Federation Cup.

“Ten Sports has been supporting I league for the last 6 years and will continue to do so if given the opportunity. We are close to coming to an agreement with IMGR,” Essel Group sports business CEO, Atul Pande, said.

Pande refuted claims by senior All India Football Federation (AIFF) officials that Ten Sports backed out of the Federation Cup deal at the last moment.

“The claim made by some AIFF functionaries that we walked out of the deal is baseless and without merit,” Pande said.

Pande said that the sports broadcaster will put the property on-air as soon as it gets the feed from IMG Reliance (IMGR).{jcomments on}