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Dutch telco Ziggo has landed exclusive multi-platform rights in the Netherlands to the ATP men’s tennis tour, SportBusiness Media understands.

International media group Discovery streamlined its portfolio of Wimbledon rights in its latest multi-territory European deal to align with its ATP Tour holdings across the continent.

Pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia has paid a 50-per-cent uplift to agree a three-year extension of its rights to ATP Masters 1000 events and the end-of-season ATP Finals.

Saran Media has leveraged its long-standing relationship with the All England Lawn Tennis Club to extend its deal for Wimbledon rights in Turkey and Central Asia.

US media group Discovery continues to push for dominance over tennis in Europe, acquiring exclusive rights to the ATP World Tour in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania.

Live tennis will return to the UK market later this month with subscription streaming service Amazon Prime Video securing rights to the ‘Battle of the Brits’ men’s exhibition tournament. T
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Sports data and technology company Genius Sports has teamed up with US-based tennis talent agency Topnotch Management (TNM) to create the Grand Slam Tennis Tours MatchPlay 120 series, a new tournament f…

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has acquired the exclusive rights to broadcast the newly-created Mapfre League tennis tournament in Spain

Tennis’ Tie Break Tens has launched a channel on social video platform Twitch, where all previous seven tournaments from the fast-paced, short-form competition will be available to stream.

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Greek pay-television broadcaster Nova has paid over a 10-per-cent increase to secure a three-year extension for the rights to grand slam tennis tournament Wimbledon.

US media group Discovery saw off an aggressive bid from incumbent Match TV to take over exclusive rights in Russia to Women’s Tennis Association events from 2020, completing its tennis set in the country.

Internet giant Amazon will pay more than public-service broadcaster France Télévisions for a substantially smaller package of rights to the French Open’s 2021-23 cycle.

Danish commercial broadcaster TV2 has targeted tennis rights, with the additions of the ATP Tour and Wimbledon to its portfolio over the last two months complementing its WTA rights.

The French tennis federation’s (FFT) decision to hold its first tender in six years for domestic rights to the French Open is unlikely to significantly boost incomes or break the broadcasting duopoly of France Télévisions and Eurosport, according to industry experts spoken to by SportBusiness Media.

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.

Media group Discovery’s willingness to acquire more ATP Tour content in the Nordic region than rival broadcasters had in the current cycle was key to its successful acquisition of the property.

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.

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.