FOX Sports Asia has renewed its broadcast relationship with Tennis Australia for the Australian Open for another four years until 2021. The renewal of linear TV and OTT/digital rights covers 17 countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and the Philippines.
The agreement also includes tournaments in the Australia Open Series – Apia International Sydney (ATP), Brisbane International (ATP), the Hopman Cup, the World Tennis Challenge, and the Laver Cup.
“We look forward to continue to give fans the most compelling viewing experience across our entire network, including FOX Sports television channels, FOXSportsAsia.com and FOX+,” Italo Zanzi, executive VP and MD, Sports, APAC and the Middle East, FOX Networks Group, said.
In 2016, FOX Sports acquired the broadcast rights to the US Open Tennis Championships, adding to the other three tennis grand slam tournaments which are already exclusively broadcast across Asia on the channel – Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon.
Last year, it renewed its partnership with UFC in Asia Pacific. As part of the multi-year deal, FOX Sports Asia was also awarded exclusive rights to air UFC’s reality series, The Ultimate Fighter. It also struck a two-year partnership with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club to broadcast Spurs TV, the club’s weekly highlights programme, across various FOX Sports channels.