Tennis

Pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia has extended its deal for rights to the Wimbledon tennis grand slam, while it has also secured an agreement for the Bundesliga, the top division of German football

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Media has rubbished claims it is complicit in the operation of pirate service BeoutQ as a “malicious lie”.

The top sanctioning and governing bodies in tennis have joined forces to “publicly condemn and call for the immediate closure” of BeoutQ, a pirate service based in Saudi Arabia.

The All England Lawn Tennis Club, organising body of Wimbledon, has renewed deals for the grand slam tournament with broadcast partners in France, Spain, Japan and the Middle East and North Africa.

Nine has today (Monday) reached an agreement to commence its coverage of the Australian Open a year early, with the deal coming a week after it said it had exited talks with the rights-holder of the tennis grand slam, fellow commercial broadcaster Seven.

USA

US-based mixed gender team league World TeamTennis has launched a new OTT platform that will provide live streaming of every match for the first time in its 43-season history.

Nine has exited talks with fellow commercial broadcaster Seven to make an early start to its domestic coverage of the Australian Open grand slam tennis tournament, leaving it without a mainstream sports event this summer.

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has struck a three-year extension to its rights deal for tennis grand slam the French Open.

E-commerce and media company Amazon is close to agreeing a rights deal for the Laver Cup tennis tournament, according to the Australian Financial Review newspaper.

International sports broadcaster Eurosport will launch a dedicated 4K ultra-HD channel for its coverage of this year’s French Open tennis tournament.