Tennis

The French Tennis Federation (FFT) has extended its deals with its Japanese broadcast rights partners ahead of this year’s edition of the French Open grand slam tournament.

Germany’s Angelique Kerber has become the latest tennis player to strike a deal to stream her matches live via social media platform Facebook.

The United States Tennis Association has confirmed a five-year deal with Amazon that grants the internet company exclusive live rights in the UK and Ireland to the US Open grand slam tournament.

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.

British No.1 Kyle Edmund has become the latest tennis player to stream his matches via social media channels through an agreement with endorsement partner British Airways.

Australian commercial broadcaster Nine has snatched the domestic rights to the Australian Open tennis grand slam from rival Seven from 2020.

USA

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.

The French Tennis Federation (FFT) has agreed rights deals in Australia for the French Open grand slam with pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports and public-service broadcaster SBS, while Tennis Australia has launched a domestic tender for rights to the Australian Open and other tournaments.

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