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Broadcasters to take IPTL to 150 countries
MUMBAI: The global broadcast reach of the second edition of the International Tennis Premier League (IPTL) will be 40 per cent more than the inaugural season. The event will be broadcast in over 150 territories across the globe.
Giving the league a global broadcast footprint are ESPN, Fox Asia, Sky Sports, TV5, WOWOW, Eurosport, Tennis Channel, and the Abu Dhabi Media Group. They will broadcast the event in US, UK, South-East Asia, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Caribbean.
All matches will be produced in HD quality with IPTL graphics and commentary by Jason Goodall and Robbie Koenig.
“We are proud to strengthen our reach, taking it to global audiences through many of the world’s leading broadcasters. The success of Season 1 is a result of the format being accepted by the players translating into high-intensity competition. We will continue to offer an unmatched viewing experience to our global audiences who are now beginning to enjoy tennis in a manner never seen before,” said IPL founder Mahesh Bhupathi.
This year’s edition will see five franchises—The Micromax Indian Aces, OUE Singapore Slammers, UAE Royals, Philippine Mavericks and Japan Warriors—battle it out for the coveted IPTL trophy.
The five franchises will feature Grand Slam champions, current and former World No.1 players, and other top tennis talent from across the world. The star-studded line-up boasts seven of the top 10 men’s and women’s players.