World TeamTennis reveals new partnerships, including China streaming deal

US franchise-based competition World TeamTennis has detailed a raft of broadcast and digital media agreements for its 2019 seasons, including a first streaming deal in China.

WTT will broadcast in China through video hosting service Youku, WTT’s exclusive media partner in China. It will show all 59 WTT regular season matches via its streaming platform.

In Latin America, América Móvil-owned sports broadcaster Claro Sports and its digital brand, Marca Claro, are airing 17 WTT matches.

Newly-formed sports data and technology giant Stats Perform will deliver all 59 live matches to legal betting sites and apps outside North America and China for watch and bet streaming throughout the WTT season.

Dailymotion, the video-sharing technology platform, will stream and promote league content on a WTT-branded channel worldwide, including live matches in select international markets.

WTT is made up of eight teams competing for the King Trophy.

US broadcaster CBS has 17 exclusively live matches in the US across the CBS Network and CBS Sports Network from July 14 to August 3. The former will show the Philadelphia Freedoms take on the Vegas Rollers on July 21, while the other 16 matches will air throughout the season exclusively on CBS Sports Network.

Sports streaming service ESPN+ will carry 18 matches exclusively during the 2019 WTT season, with an additional 24 streaming on both ESPN+ and WTT.com.

Eight tape-delayed matches will air on regional sports networks around the country, including on NBC Sports RSNs in Washington, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago and the Northwest; and on Fox Sports Prime Ticket, San Diego, Southeast and Florida.

The mixed gender team league last year launched an OTT platform providing live streaming of every match for the first time in its history.

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