Star Sports to broadcast Int'l Premier Tennis League
DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 17 October 2014
Star Sports has acquired the rights to broadcast the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) live via its pay-TV channels and online.
"The IPTL is an unprecedented opportunity for sports fans across India to experience the game played by its legends. This is the first time India will play host to some of the biggest names in tennis, and we at Star Sports are extremely proud to be associated with this league," said Nitin Kukreja, president sports, Star India.
"We're confident that the league will take the game of tennis to much greater heights and further accelerate its development and adoption."
The IPTL will be played in stadiums in the Philippines, Singapore, India and UAE from 28 November to 13 December 2014. Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Jo Wilfried Tsonga, Tomas Berdych, Goran Ivanisevic and Pete Sampras are among the tennis stars involved.
"Given Star Sports's network strength and their commitment to growing sport in the country, our decision to partner with them was an easy one," said IPTL founder and MD Mahesh Bhupathi.
"We're confident that the IPTL's quicker and more exciting format, bundled with Star Sports' strength in packaging and promotion will lend greatly to delivering a great viewing experience to sports fans, and attracting new ones to the game."
Matches will be shown live on subscription channels Star Sports, Star Sports HD and streamed on starsports.com.