Advanced Television


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

NEP UK extends Wimbledon broadcast deal

NEP UK will continue its partnership with Wimbledon Broadcast Services (WBS) to provide the technical broadcast delivery for the Wimbledon Championships after agreeing a new four year deal. Every match across all 18 courts was televised during this year’s Championships for the first time, including Centre Court in UHD HDR. Eleven of the courts at […]

July 15, 2022

BBC: Record online audience for Wimbledon

The BBC’s coverage of the 2022 Wimbledon tennis tournament has beaten the 30.5 million stream record set in 2021, making it the most streamed Wimbledon ever. In addition, the volume of hours consumed by audiences on TV was the highest since the 2016 Championships when Andy Murray lifted the Men’s singles title. On BBC One, […]

July 12, 2022

Record audience for WB Discovery Sports

Warner Bros Discovery Sports (WBDS) has announced a record first half of the year with double-digit audience and engagement growth on all its channels and platforms so far in 2022. WBDS reports it is witnessing increases on both its linear television channels and digital platforms. The growth in audience and engagement has largely been driven […]

July 7, 2022

WBDS reveals Wimbledon coverage plans

Set to be broadcast live in 11 markets across Europe, Warner Bros Discovery Sports (WBDS) will deliver what it says will be a full 360-degree experience of The Championships from Wimbledon for fans in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Bulgaria on discovery+, Eurosport, Eurosport App and the […]

June 21, 2022By Colin Mann