Ziggo Sport has acquired the television rights of the ATP Tour for another three years. The exclusive agreements with ATP were due to expire in 2023 but have now been extended through to 2026. The sports channel will also broadcast the ABN AMRO Open 2023. This weekend, Ziggo Sport will also televise the final of the Dutch National Tennis Championships live, immediately followed by a week of top tennis from the World Tennis League.
The contract extension assures sports fans at Ziggo Sport of comprehensive coverage of all nine ATP 1000 tennis tournaments, including matches in Indian Wells, Monte Carlo, Rome and Paris. In addition, the sports channel also features the last tennis tournament of the year in November: the important ATP Finals featuring the eight best players and doubles teams on the ATP Tour throughout the season. Furthermore, Ziggo Sport will broadcast all 13 ATP 500 tournaments, 34 ATP 25 tournaments and the weekly ‘behind the scenes’ TV programme ATP World Tour Uncovered.
Marcel Beerthuizen, the managing director of Ziggo Sport, wants to make sport accessible to TV viewers: “Tennis is one of the biggest and most popular sports in the Netherlands. That’s why, as the biggest sports channel in the Netherlands, we feature a lot of live tennis, and one of our six channels is even entirely dedicated to tennis. Our new exclusive television contract with ATP assures millions of households of another three seasons of top tennis.”
ABN AMRO Open 2023
Ziggo Sport will also broadcast all the matches taking place on the centre court of the ABN AMRO Open (ATP 500) in the coming years. From 11 February, the sports channel will be back in Ahoy Rotterdam. For commentary, analysis and interviews, Ziggo Sport has an extensive team on standby, including former top tennis players Kristie Boogert, Jan Siemerink and John van Lottum.
Finals of the Dutch National Tennis Championships on 18 December
On Sunday 18 December from 11.45am, Ziggo Sport will broadcast the women’s singles and men’s singles finals of the Dutch National Tennis Championships live from the NTC in Amstelveen. Who will be the Dutch champion? Big contenders at this year-end tournament are top Dutch players Botic van der Zandschulp, Tallon Griekspoor and Alec Deckers. Among the ladies, Suzan Lamens seems to be the big favourite.
The finals of the Dutch National Tennis Championships can be seen on Ziggo Sport (channel 14) and Ziggo Sport Select.
World Tennis League from Monday 19 December (a first)
From Monday 19 December to Saturday 24 December, the first edition of the World Tennis League will take place in Dubai. In this unique mixed event, four teams full of the top male and female tennis players compete against each other over the course of a week. Iga Swiatek, Novak Djokovic, Sascha Zverev, Nick Kyrgios, Félix Auger-Aliassime, Aryna Sabalenka and Caroline Garcia, among others, will take to the court representing The Kites, The Hawks, The Eagles and The Falcons.
The World Tennis League can be seen from Monday 19 December at 3pm on Ziggo Sport (channel 14), Ziggo Sport Select and/or Ziggo Sport Tennis.
Tennis and Padel channel
Dutch tennis fans will also be in their element with Ziggo Sport in 2023. Besides the ATP Tour (men’s) and the ABN AMRO Open, the sports channel will also broadcast the WTA Tour (women’s). Furthermore, in the coming year, Ziggo Sport will be featuring plenty of tennis from Wimbledon, the Davis Cup, the Billie Jean King Cup and the Libéma Open (ATP 250 and WTA 250). The sports channel will also cover all the international tournaments of the World Padel Tour, including the Master Final.