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Amazon secured Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tour rights in the UK for the 2020-23 cycle with a bid nearly 60 per cent higher than incumbent pay-television broadcaster BT Sport's current fee, SportBusiness Media understands, as the tech and ecommerce giant moves to establish a dominant position in UK tennis broadcasting.

This month’s Australian Open, which concluded on Sunday night, marked the beginning of a new era in Australian sports broadcasting.

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

The value of Wimbledon rights in the DACH region will increase significantly in the next cycle after incumbent rights-holder Sky Deutschland faced down strong competition to retain them

Pay-television platform Sky Italia and Perform Group’s OTT service DAZN will probably both be happy with the outcome of an intense period of rights negotiations in Italy.

US media group Discovery has agreed a four-year deal for a host of ATP Tour events, strengthening its tennis portfolio in Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden

Internet giant Amazon has acquired exclusive UK rights to the WTA tennis tour from 2020, SportBusiness Media understands, taking the property from pay-television broadcaster BT Sport
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Tennis Channel and the US Tennis Association, in conjunction with the National Collegiate Athletic Association, have agreed a three-year deal to makes the pay-television broadcaster the exclusive broadcaster…

Tennis channel SuperTennis will be the domestic broadcaster of the ATP World Tour Finals in Italy for the five years from 2021, according to Federazione Italiana Tennis (FIT) president Angelo Binaghi

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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.

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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

Reduced exclusivity has not affected the value of Fox Sports’ new deal for French Open rights in Australia, agreed this month.

Brazil’s Grupo Bandeirantes bolstered its tennis coverage with a pair of deals covering several properties with the IMG agency.

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.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, TV Sports Markets analyses the recent developments in the media-rights landscape in Tennis.

In the latest interactive monthly data report, TV Sports Markets analyses the recent developments in the media-rights landscape in Tennis

In the latest interactive monthly data report, TV Sports Markets analyses the recent developments in the media-rights landscape in Tennis.

The value of US Open media rights across Europe will increase by about 26 per cent in the next cycle following deals struck with Eurosport and Amazon last month.

Streaming platform iQiyi has almost doubled its fee in a renewed deal for Australian Open digital rights in China.

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.

On the back of Twitter's purchase of the IPL rights tender and its announcement of several sports streaming deals in Asia-Pacific, Aneesh Madani talks to TV Sports Markets about the social media platform's future strategy regarding sports rights in the region.

The stakeholders involved in last week’s inaugural Laver Cup were happy with its global distribution, though it is thought to have generated little media-rights revenue.

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.