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WBD grows Australian Open audience

Warner Bros Discovery Sports (WBDS) has reported audience growth year-on-year across Europe on its streaming platforms discovery+ and the Eurosport App for its exclusive coverage of the Australian Open 2023 following week one of the tournament. Streaming audiences increased by almost a third across Europe on discovery+ and the Eurosport App. Other growth highlights include: […]

January 25, 2023

Table Tennis England production partnership with 1080 Media TV

London based 1080 Media TV has been selected as the production partner for Table Tennis England (TTE), in a 3-year agreement as part of their new initiative with their online video and streaming platform TTE.TV The agreement is part of a new impetus for the sport in England, which has set out new goals and […]

January 25, 2023

Gravity Media expands Tennis Australia partnership

Gravity Media, ta provider of complex live creative production and media services, and Tennis Australia today detailed the expanding broadcast and technology partnership that delivers the Australian and international all-screens coverage of this year’s Australian Open. This is Gravity Media’s 9th year as the broadcast and technology solutions partner for Tennis Australia for the Australian […]

January 25, 2023

US Open returns to Sky Sports

Sky Sports has signed a new five-year partnership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) for the US Open Championships. The new agreement will begin with the 2023 US Open at Flushing Meadows, starting on August 28th, with Sky Sports holding the exclusive broadcast rights up to and including the 2027 event. Sky Sports will […]

December 15, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Record broadcast markets for Billie Jean King Cup

The 2022 Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge Finals has announced that broadcast coverage for this year’s event will extend to a record 196 territories, the most in the event’s 59-year history. The tournament, previously known as the Fed Cup, is currently taking place in Glasgow, Scotland (culminating on November 13th) with 12 teams – […]

November 11, 2022

Netflix considered ATP tennis bid

Netflix recently made an offer for the live streaming rights to the ATP tennis tour for some European countries – including the UK and France – but eventually pulled out of the bidding. It’s possble that Netflix was put off the deal by the cost, but the Wall Street Journal, where the report originated, added […]

November 10, 2022

BBC, BT Sport share Billie Jean King Cup

BBC Sport and BT Sport will offer broadcast coverage of the Billie Jean King Cup 2022 Finals. All of Great Britain’s matches will be broadcast on the BBC Sport website and iPlayer, with BT Sport agreeing co-exclusive rights, televising every single tie from November 8th to 13th. The opening match, which will see GB take […]

November 1, 2022By Nik Roseveare

ITVX commissions Boris Becker docu-series

A new series for ITVX will tell the inside story of how one of the world’s greatest sporting stars ended up in Wandsworth Jail. Produced by Finestripe Productions, The Rise and Fall of Boris Becker [working title] will feature exclusive interviews with some of those who know the tennis legend best, as well as previously […]

October 14, 2022

Prime Video, LTA unveil programme to inspire girls to play tennis

Prime Video and the LTA have launched a multi-year programme to inspire girls to pick up a racket and play tennis. The ‘Prime Video LTA Youth Girls’ programme will train coaches across Great Britain to deliver lessons and guidance specifically designed for girls. The programme will focus on creating an environment that motivates girls and […]

October 4, 2022

IMG acquires Cingularity

IMG has acquired sports broadcast fibre service provider Cingularity, bolstering IMG Productions’ content delivery capabilities for federations, events and broadcasters.  Cingularity specialises in remote production video solutions and has worked closely with IMG in recent years to support remote production for clients, including Amazon for tennis and EuroLeague basketball.  As the market for remote production […]

September 1, 2022