Can geo-referenced satellite imagery be exported to .kml/.kmz for use in other GIS packages like MapInfo Pro from Google Earth?

It is not possible to export geo-referenced satellite imagery to .kml/.kmz for use in other GIS packages like MapInfo Professional from Google Earth.
Google does not own the imagery they display in Google Earth, and so cannot give anyone else a license to use that imagery for any purpose other than screenshots - which may be used unaltered in commercial reports or presentations: i.e. single, static, un-georeferenced images retaining full attribution to Google and its suppliers. You do not need Google Earth Pro to do this either: Pro just gives you the ability to save higher-resolution screenshots. There is no difference in the licensing permissions between Standard and Pro.
UPDATED:  December 12, 2018