Eurosport, IMG secure grass-court agreement
December 17, 2013
Eurosport and IMG Media, a division of IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, have agreed a new joint five-year media rights partnership with the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association), the governing body of tennis in Great Britain.
Eurosport and IMG Media will distribute the rights, outside of the UK, across all media platforms for the LTA-run ATP tournaments. These currently include the Aegon Championships at The Queen’s Club in West London and the Aegon International Championships at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne. The deal also includes the new WTA international event to be held in Nottingham from 2015, during the new three-week gap between Roland Garros and Wimbledon.
Eurosport will continue to broadcast the LTA tournaments across its pan-European network, while IMG will for the first time manage media rights distribution outside of Europe.