Tencent secures Wimbledon rights

Chinese online streaming platform Tencent has acquired digital rights for the Wimbledon Championships.

Tencent struck the deal with the All England Club, which operates the tennis tournament.

The agreement will cover the 2017 Championships, which started yesterday (Monday) and will run until July 16.

Tencent will provide exclusive live digital coverage in China, as well as films, highlights and other content.

Last month Tencent struck a five-year digital partnership with the organisers of fellow grand slam, the French Open.