Eleven Sports picks up World Padel Tour rights in Portugal

International sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has acquired rights in Portugal to the World Padel Tour, a bat-and-ball series held primarily in Spanish-speaking countries.

The deal will see Eleven live broadcast 23 events from the World Padel Tour – including the Opens, Masters and Exhibition tournaments – exclusively in Portugal.

The deal will see an end to the free broadcasts previously offered through World Padel Tour’s official Youtube channel and website, according to Portugal’s O Jornal Económico, which first reported on the agreement.

Eleven’s portfolio in Portugal includes the Uefa Champions League and the broadcaster has carriage deals with all four major pay-television operators in the country: Nos, Vodafone, Meo and Nowo. It has also acquired rights in Portugal to Spain’s LaLiga, Germany’s Bundesliga, France’s Ligue 1 and Formula One.