Padel Federation signs LatAm deal with ESPN
March 7, 2022
The official new global padel tour – governed by the International Padel Federation (FIP) and backed by the Professional Players Association (PPA) and Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) – has announced a broadcasting deal, with ESPN revealed as the Official tour’s broadcast partner in LatAm, covering South America, Central America, Mexico and Caribbean. The Disney-owned broadcaster has signed a four year agreement to be the home of padel in the Americas in 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025.
ESPN aims to elevate the sport of padel in the key Americas markets – opening up accessibility and exposure in nearly 50 countries as part of the deal.
Luigi Carraro, President of the International Padel Federation (FIP), said: “When we say we are taking padel to the top of world sport, we mean it – and this major 4-year deal with ESPN for South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean is testament to that. Disney-owned ESPN is one of the world’s foremost sports broadcasters and a US giant of media – the fact we have signed this partner reaffirms the global ambitions that we hold; and also the enormous interest in the new Official tour. There is much more to come.”