TV5 aces IPTL rights in Philippines

Commercial broadcaster TV5 has acquired rights in the Philippines for the 2015 edition of the International Premier Tennis League exhibition tournament.

Coverage of the league, which features current and former tennis stars, will be shown live on TV5 and via the Sports5.ph website.

TV5 president and chief executive Emmanuel Lorenzana said: “Let's take it year by year and see, but TV5 is known as a sports channel. We need more events like this to promote tennis here.”

The league will feature the Philippines Mavericks franchise, including top players such as Serena Williams, Richard Gasquet, Sabine Lisicki and Milos Raonic. The series will begin on December 2 in Japan before moving on to Manila in the Philippines. Further legs will take place in India, Dubai and Singapore through to December 20.