Davis Cup deal for BBC Sport

BBC logo at Broadcasting House 2010

BBC Sport has secured a three-year deal to broadcast all of Great Britain’s Davis Cup World Group matches until at least 2016.

2014 has the markings of a fantastic year of sport and I’m pleased that we can now add Great Britain’s Davis Cup matches to our coverage on the BBC.

These ties are a welcome addition to our existing sport portfolio which this year includes the Winter Olympics, the World Cup, Wimbledon, Commonwealth Games, The Open, ATP World Tour Finals and Formula 1. – BBC Director of Sport, Barbara Slater

The GB Davis Cup Team has returned to the elite World Group of the competition for the first time since 2008. They face the USA on clay in their first round tie from the 31st of January to February 2nd in San Diego. The matches will be broadcast on BBC Two and BBC Three with commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and 5 live sports extra.

This new agreement will guarantee that British tennis fans have widespread access to our premier team competition, and sees a return of Davis Cup by BNP Paribas to free-to-air television in the UK for the first time since 2008. – ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti

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