Sport1 Acquires ATP Tour German Broadcast Package

April 7, 2011

The German broadcast rights for the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour Masters 1000 and World Tour 500 tournaments have been acquired by Sport1 until 2013.

Excluding the German Open in Hamburg, apoplectic |  Sport1 has bought the multimedia TV, ailment online and mobile rights from ATP Media, check enabling them to exclusively show live coverage and highlights of all ATP World Tour 1000 and 500 events.

The channel is planning on broadcasting over 400 hours of live tennis a year under the new agreement, with all Masters 1000 tournaments to be aired on pay-tv channel Sport1+ and Sport1+ HD, with selected matches on free-to-air TV on Sport1 and finals available online at

Sport1 already holds the rights to other tennis tournaments including the Davis Cup competition and the BMW Open, an ATP World Tour 250 event.

Chief editor of Sport1 Alexander Rösner stated: “With the exclusive transmission rights to the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and 500 events, Sport1 now has the most important international tournaments after the Grand Slams in its schedule. From now on we’re giving tennis fans in Germany the chance to follow world-class tennis live on the various Sport1 platforms.”

Steve Plasto, chief executive of ATP Media added: “We are extremely pleased to welcome a new broadcast partner in Sport1. The ATP World Tour will now have extensive coverage in Germany, and we look forward to building a long term partnership with the Sport1 team.”