Eurosport to screen Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals event exclusively in the UK, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland
Eurosport will be the only place to watch up to 75 matches from the Davis Cup Finals in six Eurosport markets after agreeing a multi-year deal to screen the re-vamped event.
Eurosport in the United Kingdom, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland has secured exclusive linear and digital rights for the Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals in 2019 and 2020.
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, disruptive technology and augmented reality to enhance their viewing experience.
Laurent Prud’homme, SVP Rights Acquisitions & Syndication for Eurosport, said: “There is an extraordinary 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.
“We are delighted to partner with the ITF and Kosmos for this event, an agreement that serves to highlight Eurosport’s position as the Home of Tennis in Europe.”
The final of the 2019 Davis Cup will take place at the 12,500-capacity Manolo Santana Stadium in the Caja Magica Complex on Sunday 24 November.
Last week, Eurosport built on its portfolio of tennis rights with the announcement it has agreed multi-year deals 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.
November will be a bumper month of tennis for fans in Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, who will be able to enjoy the Next Gen ATP Finals live on Eurosport from Milan, Italy. Eurosport will provide live coverage of every point on all platforms and devices, including its leading OTT streaming service - Eurosport Player.