TV RIGHTS CLIPS 4: Tennis: US Open, Wimbledon, WTA Tour, ATP tour and more

Tennis: The IMG agency agreed a four-year deal, from 2013 to 2016, to advise on the distribution of the media rights for the US Open in Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Australia, with the US Tennis Association (page 1).

Tennis: Sports broadcaster Eurosport extended for one year, 2012, its deal for exclusive media rights in Europe, and non-exclusive rights in the Asia-Pacific region, for Women’s Tennis Association tournaments, in a deal with Regency Enterprises, the WTA’s media rights-holder (page 5).

Tennis: Australian commercial broadcaster the Seven Network acquired the television rights for the Wimbledon tennis tournament in a multi-year deal with the rights-holders, the All England Lawn Tennis Club. The deal begins with this year’s tournament in June. Seven will able to select the top two matches each day, including the quarter finals, as well as covering the singles semi-finals and finals and the doubles finals.

Tennis: German sports broadcaster Sport1 acquired exclusive rights for the ATP World Tour 1000 and 500 series, including the ATP World Tour Finals, in a deal beginning this month and running until the end of 2013, with ATP Media, the tour’s media rights arm. Live coverage of all nine 1000 series tournaments will be on pay-television channel Sport1+, with selected matches on basic-tier channel Sport1. The finals of the 1000 series tournaments will be streamed live online.

Tennis: The MP & Silva agency agreed an exclusive, multi-year media deal to distribute the international rights of the ATP World Tour event the Bet-at-home.com Cup which takes place in Kitzbühel, Austria between July and August.

Tennis: Dutch sports pay-television broadcaster Sport1 acquired live and highlights rights for the Davis Cup in a three-year deal, from 2011 to 2013, with the International Tennis Federation.

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