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France’s MCS Tennis channel set to cease broadcasting

French telecommunications company Altice has elected to close its tennis-dedicated pay-television channel, according to multiple reports.

MCS Tennis launched in January 2013 after the acquisition of rights to the Women’s Tennis Association tour. The channel has also broadcast some events from the men’s ATP tour, while it most recently televised the 2016 season of the International Premier Tennis League.

MCS Tennis is currently part of the SFR Sport service, but the Mediasportif.fr website said it will cease broadcasting on December 31.

Pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports is set to commence broadcasting WTA tournaments in France in January after beIN Media Group in May agreed a multi-territory deal with the tour running from 2017 to 2021.