Davis Cup - Davis Cup finds a new home on British Eurosport

Tue, 24 Jan 11:30:00 2012

The Davis Cup has a new home on UK television with British Eurosport securing a two-year deal to broadcast exclusive coverage of the World Group.

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The UK channel of Europe’s leading sports media group will also broadcast the Fed Cup final and Hopman Cup in 2012 and 2013.

In addition, British Eurosport will have live coverage from each of Britain's 2012 Europe/Africa Zone Group I fixtures, including the first round tie against Slovak Republic in Glasgow on 10-12 February.

All matches from Davis Cup ties broadcast on the channel will also be streamed live via Eurosport’s online subscription service, Eurosport Player.

The deal follows British Eurosport’s live coverage of Great Britain’s 2011 ties against Luxembourg and Turkey and adds to the channel’s portfolio of tennis rights which includes extensive coverage of the WTA Tour and selected ATP events, the British grass court tournaments in the lead up to The Championships at Wimbledon and Grand Slam tournaments.

David Kerr, Managing Director, Eurosport UK said: “We’re thrilled to be able to bring Eurosport viewers the unique drama of the Davis Cup. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal provided some magical moments in recent finals and there’s sure to be more great drama and emotion in this year’s matches.

“Following our broadcast of Great Britain’s successful campaign last year, we’re delighted to once again bring coverage of GB’s Davis Cup ties in what is an important year for the team as they seek qualification into the top tier, the elite World Group.

“Added to our exclusive coverage of the World Group ties, Fed Cup final and Hopman Cup secured for the next two years, UK tennis fans will be able to enjoy a stronger than ever tennis offer on British Eurosport.”

British Eurosport is available on Sky 410 & Virgin Media 525. British Eurosport 2 is available on Sky 411 & Virgin Media 525. Also available online via Eurosport Player: www.eurosportplayer.co.uk

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