Women’s Tennis Asscociaton (WTA)

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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.

UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport last month agreed to pay an increase of about 25 per cent to renew Women’s Tennis Association rights.

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.

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

USA

US basic-tier broadcaster Tennis Channel will bolster its tennis portfolio when it takes over WTA rights from pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports in 2019

Australian telecommunications company Telstra has entered into a six-year partnership with Perform through which it will aid the digital sports media company’s delivery of its media-rights and production contract with the Women’s Tennis Association.

UK pay-television broadcaster BT Sport has retained its rights to a number of leading Women’s Tennis Association tournaments under a new three-year deal.

BeIN Media Group has acquired rights for events operated by the Women’s Tennis Association in a multi-territory deal.

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Chinese video streaming platform iQiyi made an aggressive move into sport this month, acquiring digital rights in major deals with the PGA Tour and the Women’s Tennis Association.

The Perform Group is in advanced talks over a deal for Women’s Tennis Association rights in France from 2017, TV Sports Markets understands.

Digital media company Perform and the IMG Events & Media agency have come away honours even after head-to-head battles for two of the biggest contracts in the sports betting rights market.

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