Eurosport continues tennis comeback with bett1ACES
July 8, 2020
Eurosport has announced it will show the bett1ACES tournament, which takes place in Berlin from July 13th – 19th, exclusively in more than 50 markets across Europe.
Fans can enjoy coverage of one of the first world-class grass court tournaments of the year through Eurosport with all four daily bett1ACES matches broadcast live on Eurosport 1 with streaming live and on-demand via the Eurosport App.
The singles tournament features six ATP and six WTA players, who will share a €200,000 prize pot, including home favourites Alexander Zverev and former world no.2 Tommy Haas as he continues his eagerly anticipated return to professional tennis. The event kicks-off from the new Center Court at the Steffi Graf stadium at the LTTC Rot-Weiss tennis club before matches move to the hardcourt at a unique purpose-built arena within a hangar at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport.
Organisers e|motion group will enforce strict social distancing measures in coordination with local health authorities with spectator numbers limited to 800 at the Steffi Graf Center Court (regular capacity 4,000 seats) and 200 at Tempelhof Airport. All players and their staff will be tested for Covid-19 upon arrival, anyone entering either site will require a temperature check and all spectators will be urged to wear facemasks when not in their seats.
Andrew Georgiou, President, Eurosport and Global Sports Rights & Sports Marketing Solutions, said: “We are incredibly excited to be showcasing some of the world’s top tennis talent by bringing fans live grass court action for the first time this year. By leveraging the full portfolio of channels and platforms the Eurosport network has to offer, we are able to seamlessly scale world-class coverage and expert analysis to serve more than 50 markets and territories any way our customers choose to watch. We look forward to continuing to reward our fans with exclusive tennis content as we build towards back-to-back Grand Slams as part of unbeatable second half of the year.”
Edwin Weindorfer, organiser of the bett1ACES and CEO of the e|motion group, added: “We are extremely delighted to team up with such a prestigious partner as Eurosport on a pan-European level and are looking forward to present the bett1ACES tennis event with a state of the art broadcast product with some novelties such as the integration of a drone and the HawkEye Live technology for line calling at both tournaments. In these difficult times it makes us very happy to be able to offer world-class tennis to fans around the world. We have a great responsibility in these challenging times and will implement strict hygiene and safety measures for all players, fans and staff.”