Advanced Television

Rafael Nadal

Discovery grows Australian Open audience

discovery+ and Eurosport have seen sizable audience and digital engagement growth recorded across Discovery’s platforms during The Australian Open. Television and streaming audiences have so far seen double-digit year-on-year increases across the 50 countries and territories where Discovery presents the Australian Open. Featuring extended news reporting and on-demand video, Eurosport’s ebsote and its local country […]

January 24, 2022

Netflix docuseries to follow pro tennis players

Tennis fans will be able to share in a year in the life of some of the world’s best known players as they journey around the world, seeking to win on the sport’s biggest stages, in a new Netflix documentary series. To bring this series to the screen, Netflix has teamed up with the four […]

January 17, 2022By Nik Roseveare

beIN Sports acquires Australian Open rights in APAC

beIN Asia Pacific has secured exclusive rights to the Australian Open and the Adelaide International (ATP 250) Tournament in 10 territories across the Asia-Pacific region from 2022. The new 5-year media rights agreement commences with the 2022 edition of the Australian Open and Adelaide International ATP 250 Tournament.  Markets covered are Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, […]

January 12, 2022

StarHub serves up all 4 tennis Grand Slams

StarHub is the first provider in Singapore to serve up front-row seats to all four Grand Slam tournaments. Leveraging an extended partnership with beIN, customers with a Sports+ subscription will be able to watch live tennis action on beIN Sports 2, with the Australian Open from January 17th to 30th, and the French Open (Roland-Garros) […]

January 12, 2022

Watch4 to stream ATP 250 Tournaments

Watch4, an AVoD service in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, has entered into a licensing agreement with IMG, an Endeavor company, to stream three ATP 250 tournaments live from Australia. From now to January 15th, Watch4 will feature live streams of 21 Tennis Australia’s tournaments taking place in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. The matches, which are […]

January 10, 2022

Wimbledon returns to BBC

From June 28th, BBC audiences can once again tune again to the iconic Wimbledon tennis tournament after the event was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport, commented: “We are delighted to bring back Wimbledon, such a centrepiece event of the sporting calendar to unite the nation after what […]

June 17, 2021

Discovery extends Roland-Garros rights

Discovery and the Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT) have announced a new agreement that will see Roland-Garros remain with the broadcaster for a further five years. This new deal will leverage Discovery’s assets across Eurosport, discovery+ and its network of free-to-air channels throughout Europe. Commencing 2022, the renewal of the multi-platform rights will extend the […]

June 11, 2021

Eurosport grows Roland-Garros audience

Eurosport has reported significant year-on-year growth of its audience on its digital platforms across Europe, in addition to viewers watching on discovery+, following the first week of play at Roland-Garros, as fans streamed the action and engaged with exclusive content in their millions. The success of some of Europe’s biggest stars, including Iga Swiatek, Daniil […]

June 8, 2021

Virgin Media to show French Open in 4K and HDR

Virgin Media will broadcast Roland-Garros event in 4K with High Dynamic Range (HDR) when Eurosport’s coverage of the tournament starts on September 27th. With limited spectators allowed to watch the French Open inside the stadium, Virgin Media will provide the highest picture quality possible for viewers. Roland-Garros will run for two weeks until October 11th. […]

September 23, 2020