Sky and SuperTennis extend content agreement in Italy
Sky Italia, the country’s pay-television broadcaster, and SuperTennis, the specialist digital free-to-air and satellite tennis channel, have agreed a renewed two-year content-sharing deal for their coverage of the sport.
The agreement covers the 2021 and 2022 seasons.
Under the extended deal, Sky will have simulcast live broadcasting rights to five ATP 500 tournaments and seven from the ATP 250 circuit.
This includes the Sardegna Open in Cagliari, Italy, the Open Banc Sabadell in Barcelona, the BMW Open and Mercedes Cup in Munich and Stuttgart respectively, and the Cinch Championships at Queen's Club in London.
Sky already holds rights to all nine ATP Masters 1000 tournaments, including this weekend’s Monte-Carlo Masters, the Wimbledon championships, and the ATP Finals, which will be staged in Italy for the first time this year after Turin replaced London as host.
The pay-TV operator signed a three-year agreement to retain rights to top ATP events in 2020.
Meanwhile, SuperTennis will have deferred free-to-air broadcasting rights to one match per day from Wimbledon, including the finals of the men's and women's singles at the prestigious grand slam tournament.
It will also provide live simultaneous coverage of the doubles finals and live coverage of the matches from the junior tournaments.
In addition, SuperTennis will show one match per day on a deferred basis from the ATP Masters 1000 tournaments including Monte Carlo, Rome, Indian Wells, Shanghai, Madrid and Paris, along with this year’s ATP Finals.
SuperTennis' free-to-air tennis rights also include all tournaments on the women’s WTA Tour, all 13 ATP 500 tournaments and 35 ATP 250 tournaments.