SNTV sets up shop in Rio ahead of World Cup, Olympics

Gabriel Miramar-Garcia | 12-10-2012

Television sports video news agency SNTV is opening a new bureau in Rio de Janeiro.

SNTV, a joint venture between IMG Media and the Associated Press, will locate its new bureau at AP's office, as the city readies itself for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Games, both major events in the country's sporting history.

Ahead of both, the city will also welcome the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, as well as the Soccerex Global Convention later this year and the Sportel Rio conference, the international sports programme market for television and new media, in March 2013.

The Rio de Janeiro bureau will be the fourth permanent location SNTV has outside London. Its other offices are located in New York, Beijing and Singapore.

"Rio de Janeiro will consistently provide the biggest news stories in sport in the run-up to the next Olympic Games so it is essential that we have a presence on the ground as the stories break, said Martin Kay, managing director of SNTV. "Opening the Rio bureau will make sure we continue providing the unrivalled sports news service that our customers expect."