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Sport1 extends ATP World Tour rights partnership

German sports broadcaster Sport1 has extended a rights deal for the ATP World Tour, the professional men’s tennis tour, for three years, from 2014 to 2016.

The exclusive agreement comprises live coverage and highlights of the Masters 1,000 and 500 tournaments on the tour as well as the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals.

The deal covers television, online and mobile rights in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The broadcaster will show more than 400 hours of live tennis from the tour per year across pay-television channel Sport1 Plus, the Sport1.de website and free-to-air commercial channel Sport1.

The broadcaster has shown the tour since acquiring rights from the ATP Media division of the organisation for the start of the 2011 season.