Sony six bags telecast rights for champions tennis league | Sony Six has bagged the exclusive broadcasting rights for the Champions Tennis League. The inaugural league will take place from November 17 to 26, 2014, and will be held in six cities in India. The league will witness national and international tennis talent with each team having top ATP and WTA players, captained by a tennis legend.
The six city based teams will play 12 matches over eight days starting November 17. The teams will be structured into two groups of three sides each and play each other in a home and away format. The top team in each half plays each other in the 13th match on the 10th day for the inaugural Champions Tennis League trophy.
Each team will feature one male and one female international player ranked amongst the top 25 in the ATP and WTA rankings. Each team will have an international legend as playing captain, apart from a noted top ranked Indian male tennis player. Two juniors aged under-21 will also be a part of each team, selected by the All India Tennis Association. All the games will be featured live and exclusive on Sony SIX and Sony Six HD.
Announcing the acquisition, NP Singh, CEO, MSM India, said, “Introduction of Champions Tennis League will help redefine the Indian tennis market paradigm. This will be a landmark event that will put India on the global map of tennis, featuring some of the world’s greatest tennis stars playing right here in our country. We are excited about this partnership and believe that the tournament will be a perfect blend of tennis and entertainment that has never been seen in India.” Vijay Amritraj, Chairman and MD of Second Serve, said, “I am also proud to say that our Indian Davis cup players will be alongside the international players, along with two Indian youngsters.”