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The International Table Tennis Federation is set to become the latest governing body to abandon multiple short-term deals for its commercial rights in favour of a long-term strategic partnership, as it looks to at least double its commercial rights income by 2024.

Lagardère Sports agreed to pay an increase of about 50 per cent for international Asian Table Tennis Union rights in its renewal at the end of last month.

The International Table Tennis Federation awarded its rights in China to sports marketing company Seca as it believes it is the best partner to ease ITTF content into the Chinese digital market.

The International Table Tennis Federation’s decision to sell its media rights in China and other core markets itself left slim pickings for agencies, but hasn’t stopped Lagardère Sports from taking on the challenge.

The World Table Tennis has appointed experienced industry executive Melissa Soobratty as senior media director to lead its overall media strategy

A showcase event for the new-look global table tennis tour being run by World Table Tennis began yesterday (Wednesday) in Macau, with broadcast coverage in 141 markets around the world

World Table Tennis, the new commercial arm of the International Table Tennis Federation, has developed its video archive in co-operation with Imagen, the UK-based video management platform business

World Table Tennis, the new commercial arm of the International Table Tennis Federation, is continuing conversations with a view to selling further shares to private equity investors


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The International Table Tennis Federation, the sport’s governing body, will start renewal talks next month for its key commercial rights contract in what is a crucial summer for the sport.

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