BeIN Sport swoops for Wimbledon and ATP World Tour rights

French pay-television broadcaster beIN Sport has acquired exclusive domestic rights for the Wimbledon tennis championships and the men’s ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and 500 series plus the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals.

The deal will run for five years, from 2014 to 2018.

BeIN Sport will broadcast the events on its beIN Sport 1, beIN Sport 2 and beIN Sport Max television channels.

The package includes live rights and highlights on television and online platforms.

The deal excludes the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments in Monte Carlo and Paris-Bercy, France.