Australian commercial broadcaster Nine has snatched the domestic rights to the Australian Open tennis grand slam from rival Seven from 2020.
SuperSport, the pay-television broadcaster that operates in sub-Saharan Africa, has struck a three-year extension to its rights deal for tennis grand slam the Australian Open.
Tennis Australia told TV Sports Markets its commitment to an open tender for its domestic rights allowed commercial broadcaster Nine to acquire them in a surprise deal.
Tennis Australia has increased the value of Australian Open rights in the Middle East and North Africa by about 40 per cent following a renewal with beIN Sports.
The value of Australian Open tennis rights in China increased by 75 per cent in the new cycle, from 2018 onward, following new digital and linear broadcast deals.
Tennis Australia, organiser of the Australian Open, has extended and expanded its broadcast partnership with Chinese streaming platform iQiyi for the grand slam tournament.
Tennis Australia has extended and expanded its rights partnership with Japanese pay-television broadcaster Wowow.
The Tennis Australia national governing body has held talks with domestic commercial broadcasters Seven and Nine over the potential staging of a new ‘Fast 4’ team tournament in Sydney.
Pan-European sports broadcaster Eurosport has renewed an exclusive agreement to show the Australian Open grand slam tournament in a rights deal that also includes a number of other top tennis properties in the country.
Fox International Channels (FIC) Asia, a broadcast subsidiary of US media company 21st Century Fox, has acquired rights across 20 Asian territories for the Australian Open tennis grand slam tournament.