Movistar Plus adds Madrid Open in ATP renewal
Movistar Plus, the Spanish pay-television operator owned by telecoms giant Telefónica, has renewed its rights to show top events from men’s tennis’ ATP Tour from 2019 onwards.
The broadcaster yesterday announced a multi-year deal under which it will remain the home of top-tier ATP Masters 1000 tournaments, including a new addition in the Madrid Open, plus second-tier ATP 500 events such as the Barcelona Open and selected third-tier ATP 250 competitions.
Movistar Plus will also show the end-of-season ATP Finals presently held in London.
Coverage will be available on the premium Movistar Deportes TV channels, and on Vamos, the new general sports channel available to all Movistar Plus customers.
Movistar Plus also holds exclusive rights to Wimbledon, the UK’s grand slam tournament, and offers the Australian Open, French Open and US Open via the Eurosport channels available on its platform.
The new agreement with the ATP follows Movistar Plus’ recent deal with Discovery, the US media giant that owns Eurosport, giving it full rights to golf’s PGA Tour, European Tour and World Golf Championships from 2019 to 2021, and the Ryder Cup in 2020.