ISG acquires majority stake in live sports broadcast graphics company

Nov 07th 2017

The move adds even greater depth to ISG’s virtual graphics capabilities and provides a platform from which the company can take advantage of the ever increasing opportunities in football and other sports across the whole of Europe.
‘We’re delighted with this development’ said ISG joint CEO Tony Ragan. ‘Virtual graphics have always been at the core of our business and AKISPORT are well established and have a proven track record of delivering high quality graphics services across a range of premier sports,’ he added.
AKISPORT has a strong client base of broadcasters, production and graphics companies and provide services across sports including football, basketball, ice-hockey, kick-boxing and swimming. The company not only operates in the Czech Republic and Eastern Europe but also provides services to clients from Slovakia, Sweden, Italy, Finland Germany and Russia.
Ales Marek, Executive Director of AKISPORT, believes that ISG’s commercial expertise will help propel the company to a whole new level. ‘ISG have revolutionised sports graphics in Southern Europe with a whole new commercial and technical approach that has benefited rights holders and consumers alike and that is something we want to build on,’ he said. ‘That approach, combined with our production expertise will help us become a dominant force in the marketplace.’
The company, which will have a commercial base in Prague and an operational HQ in Brno, will operate as ISG Graphics.