January 06 2019

Eurosport to be the Home of Tennis in Russia following multi-year deal with ATP and ATP Media

January 06 2019

• Three-year deal agreed between Eurosport and the ATP Tour and ATP Media
• 39 ATP Tour events a year to be screened on Eurosport platforms in Russia
• “Another example of Discovery’s focus on owning sport verticals…cements our position as the global leader in real-life entertainment”: Prud’homme

Eurosport will be the Home of Tennis in Russia after it was today announced that the number one destination for sport fans will show 39 ATP Tour tournaments a season for three years starting in January 2019.

The agreement, which includes nine ATP Masters 1000 events, 13 ATP 500 events and 15 ATP 250 events, the end-of-season Nitto ATP Finals tournament as well as the Next Gen ATP Finals, once again highlights Eurosport’s commitment to super-serving strong communities of passionate fans. An array of former stars will lead Eurosport’s coverage of ATP Tour events including Alexander Metreveli and former world number five Anna Chakvetadze.

Tennis fans across Russia can also keep up-to-date with all of the news making headlines on and off the court via the ATP Tour: Uncovered magazine show, ensuring every angle is covered on Eurosport’s linear, digital and OTT platforms throughout the season.

The new deal with the ATP and ATP Media strengthens Eurosport’s tennis offering in Russia with the broadcaster already showing all four Grand Slams – the Australian Open, Roland Garros, The Championships from Wimbledon and the US Open – exclusively across its platforms.

Laurent Prud’homme, SVP Rights Acquisitions & Syndication - Eurosport, said: “Eurosport has a proud heritage screening the greatest events on the tennis calendar and this new rights agreement truly demonstrates our commitment to the sport and its fans.

“Tennis fans will be the real winner with fans able to enjoy well over 40 weeks’ worth of tennis on Eurosport Russia platforms every year from 2019. We are absolutely thrilled to partner with the ATP and ATP Media in what is yet another example of Discovery’s focus on owning sport verticals and cements our position as the global leader in real-life entertainment.”

Mark Webster, CEO – ATP Media, said: “We are once again delighted to have reached agreement with Eurosport to become a broadcast partner of ATP Media in another territory. The Russian market is extremely exciting for tennis with some of the next generation of stars emerging from there and we believe Eurosport is the perfect partner to tell their story.”

In October 2018, Eurosport announced it had signed a deal with the ATP and ATP Media that will see 37 ATP Tour events a year screened on Eurosport France platforms for five years, commencing 1 January 2019.

Eurosport Russia ATP Tour rights package includes the following tournaments:
ATP Masters 1000s (9 events):
BNP Paribas Open: Indian Wells
Miami Open presented by Itau: Miami
Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters: Monte-Carlo
Mutua Madrid Open: Madrid
Internazionali BNL D’Italia: Rome
Rogers Cup: Montreal/Toronto
Western & Southern Open: Cincinnati
Rolex Shanghai Masters: Shanghai
Rolex Paris Masters: Paris

Nitto ATP Finals: London

Next Gen ATP Finals: Milan

ATP 500s (13 events):
ABN AMMRO World Tennis Tournament: Rotterdam
Rio Open presented by Claro: Rio de Janeiro
Abierto Mexicano Telcel: Acapulco
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships: Dubai
Barcelona Open BancSabadell: Barcelona
Gerry Weber Open: Halle
Fever-Tree Championships: London
German Open Tennis Championships: Hamburg
Citi Open: Washington D.C.
China Open: Beijing
Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships: Tokyo
Swiss Indoors Basel: Basel
Erste Bank Open 500: Vienna

ATP 250s (15 events):
Tata Open Maharashtra: Pune
Diema Xtra Sofia Open: Sofia
Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship: Houston
Gazprom Hungarian Open: Budapest
Millennium Estoril Open: Estoril
Open Parc Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Lyon: Lyon
Turkish Airlines Open Antalya: Antalya
Nature Valley International: Eastbourne
J. Safra Sarasin Swiss Open Gstaad: Gstaad
Abierto Mexicano de Tenis Mifel presentado por Cinemex: Los Cabos
Winston-Salem Open: Winston Salem
Moselle Open: Metz
Zhuhai Open: Zhuhai
Chengdu Open: Chengdu
European Open: Antwerp