SOURCE: Tennis Week Magazine
September 18, 2007 11:14 ET
Tennis Week Magazine Announces New Web Site and Eight Issues in 2008
Appoints Randy Master Publisher
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 18, 2007) - Tennis Week Magazine, continuing its evolution
and expansion across multiple platforms, announced today that it will
publish eight issues in 2008 and relaunch its redesigned web site,
TennisWeek.com, in November. Tennis Week has appointed Randy Master
publisher, effective immediately. Master reports to Brandusa Niro, IMG's
IMG, the world's premier sports, entertainment and media company, acquired
Tennis Week Magazine and its companion online news site, TennisWeek.com, on
Dec. 22, 2006. IMG launched the new Tennis Week in mid-March at the Sony
Ericsson Open, converting the magazine into a perfect-bound glossy
featuring more than 100 pages of editorial and advertising per issue.
Beginning with this September issue, Tennis Week has added national
newsstand distribution to its circulation model.
Since its inception, TennisWeek.com has served as a valuable online
resource for both avid and casual fans of the sport. The website
complements Tennis Week Magazine in providing comprehensive coverage of the
sport ranging from in-depth reports of industry business to locker room
chats with its top stars. In partnership with the industry-leader IMG
Media, the new TennisWeek.com will engage readers in unprecedented fashion.
New features planned for the site include:
-- Live and archived video content
-- Comprehensive multi-media Grand Slam coverage
-- Real-time scoring
-- Breaking news and e-mail blasts
-- The Evans Report column by Richard Evans
-- A new, user-friendly message board and increased interactivity for
-- Player profiles and interviews
-- Player and celebrity blogs
-- Updated TV schedule and rankings and much more
Tennis Week's new publisher, Randy Master, was first hired by Tennis Week
founder Eugene L. Scott as an associate editor, a position he held from
1996-98. He played a pivotal part in the launch of TennisWeek.com and was a
contributing editor to the tennis books published by TW including "Slam!,"
"Cup!" and the annual U.S. Open yearbook. Master then began a career in
sales at ESPN/ABC Sports and later joined The Tennis Channel where he
quickly made his mark as the top producer on the event side of the
network's sponsorship sales. He returned to Tennis Week last month as an
Executive Director of Sales and Business Development. His promotion to
Publisher marks another step forward for the most influential insider's
guide to the sport, which continues to expand the unique edge and fresh
perspective it brings to tennis both in print and online.
Tennis Week Magazine was founded in 1974 by Scott, a former Davis Cup
player with a world ranking as high as No. 11. Scott, who wrote "Vantage
Point," the most widely read and influential column in the sport, remained
publisher and editor in chief of Tennis Week until his death on March 20,
2006 at the age of 68.
IMG is the world's premier sports, entertainment and media enterprise.
Operating in 30 countries, IMG's diverse businesses include: consulting
services; event ownership and management; fashion events and models
representation; licensing; golf course design; and client representation in
golf, tennis, broadcasting, speakers, European football, rugby, cricket,
motor sports, coaching, Olympic sports and action sports. IMG Academies are
the world's largest and most advanced multi-sport training and educational
facilities, delivering world-class sports training experiences to more than
12,000 junior, collegiate, adult, and professional athletes each year.
IMG's media and entertainment operations include content production
subsidiaries Darlow Smithson Productions, Tiger Aspect Productions and
Tigress. Globally, IMG produces and distributes more than 11,000 hours of
sports, documentary, drama, comedy, entertainment, popular factual and
children's content annually. IMG also represents the broadcast rights to
many of the world's premier sporting events and has the world's largest
sports archive with more than 250,000 hours of footage.
Forstmann Little & Co. purchased IMG in 2004.