Eurosport will be the only place to watch the Davis Cup by Rakuten finals in the UK, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland.
“There is great synergy between the Davis Cup and Eurosport with both synonymous with passion. The Davis Cup always brings out incredible displays of patriotism in all players representing their home country, while at Eurosport we continue to power people’s passions for tennis by delivering the best events to millions of fans across the continent.” – Laurent Prud’homme, SVP Rights Acquisitions & Syndication for Eurosport
Eurosport this week announced that it has reached a two-year TV and digital rights partnership with the International Tennis Federation to show the Davis Cup by Rakuten finals in six of its markets*. Fans across the UK, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland will have the opportunity to enjoy the premier international team event in men’s tennis finals live on Eurosport and Eurosport Player and on-demand via Eurosport’s digital platforms in 2019 and 2020.
Leon Smith, GB’s Davis Cup Captain, has announced that Andy Murray will play in the singles competition alongside Dan Evans and Kyle Edmund. Murray cemented his place following a stunning victory over Stan Wawrinka to win the European Open in Antwerp. Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski will feature in the doubles for the group stage matches against Netherlands and Kazakhstan on 20 and 21 November.
This year’s finals, which has been transformed into a one-week tennis extravaganza set to feature the best players from all over the world, will be hosted in Madrid’s “La Caja Magica” between 18-24 November, with fans watching on Eurosport’s platforms able to enjoy new camera angles and augmented reality to enhance their viewing experience.
Last week, Eurosport also announced that it has agreed on a multi-year deal with ATP and ATP Media to screen the ATP Tour in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia having already reached similar agreements over the past 12 months in France, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Russia.
“We are delighted to partner with the ITF and Kosmos for this event, an agreement that serves to reinforce Eurosport’s position as the Home of Tennis in Europe.” – Laurent Prud’homme, SVP Rights Acquisitions & Syndication for Eurosport