Sky strikes five-year ATP and WTA tennis partnerships

Pay TV operator Sky has struck new five-year tennis partnerships with both ATP Media, the broadcast arm of the ATP, and WTA Ventures, the commercial arm of the WTA, which will see over 80 tournaments made up of 4,000 matches available on Sky Sports, OTT platform NOW and German equivalent WOW.  Both Tours will be […]

Australian Open a grand slam for Eurosport

Eurosport has seen “significant growth” in viewership thanks to the ongoing Australian Open tennis grand slam tournament. Eurosport said that linear viewership was up by double digits in its top 11 markets, with Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 registering a 41% and 28% increase respectively. Poland saw the greatest uplift of 276% thanks to the […]

Amazon reveals extensive summer slate of live Tennis broadcasting

Amazon has announced a summer schedule of tennis broadcasting as sports continues to mount a comeback in a post-lockdown world. Coverage will start with the 31st Palermo Ladies Open WTA event from August 3, followed by the WTA and ATP tour Western & Southern Open in New York from August 22. The summer will be […]

Wimbledon organiser schedules emergency coronavirus meeting for next week

Wimbledon organiser, the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), will hold an emergency meeting next week to discuss postponing the championship. The organiser had maintained that the tournament – scheduled to take place on June 29-July 12 in the titular south west London locale – would go ahead as planned, but with prime minister Boris […]

Tennis: French Open rescheduled; Wimbledon staying steady

The French Open, originally set to take place at the end of May, has been rescheduled to September 20-October 4 in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. All professional tennis globally has been suspended until at least April 20. The French Tennis Federation (FFT) issued a statement that said: “Though nobody is able to predict […]

Amazon signs night rights for Roland-Garros

Amazon has continued its reach into the European sports broadcast market with the acquisition of rights to Roland-Garros. Amazon is currently the exclusive rightsholder for the US Open, ATP and WTA tours in the UK. The deal will see Amazon have live broadcast rights to the competition from 2021-2023, though only for the new night […]

Amazon takes live rights to US Open tennis in the UK and Ireland

Amazon has agreed a five-year deal to broadcast live and on-demand coverage of the US Open Tennis Championships to Prime Video Members in the UK and Ireland. The deal, agreed with the USTA – the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the US – is due to begin with the 2018 US Open […]

Amazon agrees live and on-demand ATP Tennis rights

Amazon has agreed two deals with ATP and ATP Media to broadcast live ATP tennis in the UK and Ireland and to add Tennis TV to its Amazon Channels line-up in the US . In the UK and Republic of Ireland, Amazon Prime Video has agreed live and on-demand distribution rights to the ATP World […]

Amazon serves up new ATP tennis tournament

ATP and ATP Media have confirmed that Amazon will be an official worldwide streaming partner for the ATP World Tour. Starting this year, Amazon will have global over-the-top rights to broadcast the Next Gen ATP Finals through Amazon Prime Video – except in China. In the US it will also have the full exclusive rights […]

Amazon beats Sky to secure ATP tennis rights for UK

Amazon has beaten Sky to secure the UK rights to men’s ATP World Tour tennis, according to press reports. As reported by The Guardian, the global streaming giant is believed to have paid up to £10 million (€11 million) a year to secure the rights to the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and Masters 500 […]