IGBS to serve as host broadcaster for Asian Beach Games Bali 2008

International Games Broadcast Services (IGBS), the
newly-named company born out of Doha Asian Games Broadcast Services (DAGBS),
has been awarded the host broadcasting of the 1st Asian Beach Games Bali 2008.

The 1st Asian Beach Games will take place in
Bali, Indonesia,
in October 2008. Forty five nations are going to participate in seventeen
different sports, ranging from beach handball, sailing and surfing to triathlon.

This event represents a first contract for IGBS, the 50/50
joint-venture in which resources of the parent-companies, HBS and IMG Media,
are to be pooled again to deliver yet another “best ever”, after the world
acclaimed delivery of the Asian Games Doha 2006, in
Qatar.

“We at IGBS are very proud to be involved in the first
edition of the Asian Beach Games Bali 2008,” says Francis Tellier, CEO of IGBS.
“It represents an opportunity to utilise the extremely positive experience
gained at the 15th Asian Games in another dynamic, challenging and interesting
multi-sport environment.”

Bali 2008 will be followed by Oman 2010, Haiyang 2012 and
Baraclay 2014.