Friday, 19 September 2014 15:21 PM BST
Fox Sports secures six-year broadcast rights extension in Asia
Singapore: FOX Sports hits another winner to confirm its place as the home of premier sporting action after securing exclusive broadcast rights (cable, satellite and terrestrial) and multi-media rights with The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club (AELTC) to The Championships, Wimbledon for another six years, from 2015 – 2020 in Asia*. This adds to a stellar list of the world’s top tennis events already airing on the FOX Sports network, including the Australian Open and the French Open.
In addition to serving up LIVE coverage of the entire two-week showpiece from Wimbledon, in standard and high definition, fans will also be able to catch the action LIVE and on-demand on FOX Sports Play at or via the iOS and Android apps. Subscribers to FOX Sports Mobile, may also follow the action streamed LIVE to their mobile phones. Extensive highlights are also available on the 24/7 sports news channel, FOX Sports News.
Viewers in Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand will also be able to access commentary in Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Cantonese, Mandarin and Thai respectively, in addition to English.
“We are pleased to continue our strong relationship with the AELTC as we build on the strength of Wimbledon and offer our fans the best in grand slam tennis”, said Zubin Gandevia, President Asia-Pacific and Middle East, FOX International Channels.
"We are delighted to build on our strong partnership with FOX Sports for a further 6 years. Delivering live output across all platforms of all the action, plus telling the Wimbledon narrative to a growing pan-Asian audience is a high priority for The Championships” added Mick Desmond, Commercial Director, AELTC.
The broadcast deal will thrill tennis fans in Asia, who have enjoyed watching legendary players like Pete Sampras and Martina Navratilova, to current stars like Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams, to young upstarts like Eugenie Bouchard and Milos Raonic, as well as new stars, grace the courts at the famous SW19 sporting jewel.
*territories include Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Hong Kong, Guam, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, North Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
About FOX International Channels
FOX International Channels (FIC) is 21st Century FOX’s international multi-media business. FIC develops, produces and distributes 300+ wholly- and majority-owned entertainment, sports, factual and movie channels in 45 languages across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. These networks and their related mobile, non-linear and high-definition extensions reach over 1.725 billion cumulative households worldwide. In addition, FIC acquires, develops, produces and co-produces scripted and non-scripted programming for its linear and digital platforms including the Golden Globes nominated hit series The Walking Dead, The Bridge and Da Vinci's Demons.
In Asia Pacific and the Middle East, FIC’s portfolio includes 30+ channel brands across all genres on both linear and non-linear platforms, including FOX Sports, FOX, National Geographic Channel, and SCM (formerly STAR Chinese Movies). As the region’s leading broadcaster, FIC reaches more than 580 million cumulative homes with offices in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Australia and the UAE.
About FOX Sports
FIC Sports networks includes FOX Sports, the channel that delivers some of the most compelling LIVE sport events from around the world, including the flagship sports news show FOX Sports Central; FOX Sports 2, the channel for fans of ball and racquet sports; FOX Sports 3, for fans of adrenaline-pumping sports action; FOX Sports News the first 24/7 sports news channel; FOX Sports Play, the broadband network providing LIVE and on-demand sports properties and additional exclusive content; FOX Sports Mobile, the mobile application that allows fans to access on-demand, premium world-class mobile sports content and, the online destination for comprehensive sports content.