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Digital and data specialists Perform Content wrote to tennis’s ATP Tour this week to say the company is prepared to make a larger offer than that currently on the table from IMG for the betting and data rights to ATP World Tour events, SportBusiness Media understands.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the tennis media-rights landscape in 2019.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, SportBusiness Media analyses the tennis media-rights landscape in 2019.

The value of ATP Tour tennis rights in Germany, Austria and Switzerland has once again dramatically increased amid intense competition for a year-round competition with a growing domestic interest
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Extending and expanding its deal for ATP World Tour 1000 and 500 rights should secure Tennis Channel’s position against the growing sports-rights ambitions of Amazon

The Association of Tennis Professionals and Women’s Tennis Association have joined forces to launch a new weekly programme on their digital platforms to try and offset the absence of live tennis action d…

Andrea Gaudenzi, the new chairman of the ATP tennis tour, has said the Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the need for a more collective model in tennis, suggesting that tennis media rights are too “fragmented” and…

Singapore telecoms operator StarHub has bolstered its tennis offering by reaching an agreement to launch the beIN Sports 2 channel via its StarHub Entertainment service

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has continued its rights acquisition drive by agreeing a deal for the new ATP Cup national team tournament

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The ATP is earning less from market-by-market sales in the Nordics than from the last cycle’s pan-regional deal, after Modern Times Group added World Tour rights in Norway and Sweden to its earlier Denmark deal last month. A separate deal has also been agreed in Finland with MTV3.

Amazon secured its first major sports rights deal in the UK with the acquisition of ATP World Tour 1000 and 500 rights, a move which surprised local experts.

The value of digital rights to ATP events in China has fallen by about 80 per cent in a new deal that replaces its cancelled agreement with streaming platform LeSports.

France Télévisions prised prestigious free-to-air tennis rights from M6 late last month, despite paying no increase for the rights.

Sports broadcaster Eurosport has completed its set of grand slam tennis rights in Turkey and Central Asia, acquiring Wimbledon rights from Saran Media in a three-year deal.

Modern Times Group has opted for ATP World Tour rights instead of extending its coverage of the Women’s Tennis Association Tour, TV Sports Markets understands.

ATP World Tour betting streaming rights have been acquired by the IMG agency after it beat four other bidders – including the incumbent Perform Group

Aggressive Chinese OTT operator LeSports has cash-flow problems, resulting in delays to payments for many of its deals.

The ATP World Tour earned a strong increase in the value of its rights in Latin America last month after renewing its deal with ESPN.

Pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports has positioned itself as the home of tennis in the Netherlands following deals for ATP and WTA rights in recent weeks.

Tennis Australia has renewed its deal with ESPN for Australian Open rights in Latin America and the Caribbean without putting the rights on the market.

The premier men’s and women’s tennis tours struck new media rights deals in Canada last month, both earning decent rights-fee increases.

German pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland is close to dislodging Sport1 as the holder of ATP World Tour tennis media rights in the country.

The ATP World Tour earned hugely improved terms in new deals covering China and India this month.

Prisa stake at the centre of battle for control of Spanish pay-TV market as Canal Plus spends on rights

Al Jazeera set to buy out MP & Silva from beIN Sports in Asia

IMG/Eurosport deal for LTA rights is a blow for IEC in Sports

BBC keeps ATP for two more years to keep sponsors happy

BeIN Sport nabs Wimbledon rights in France but has to settle for a share of the ATP events with Canal Plus