WOWOW has acquired Japanese streaming rights to more than 30 ATP World Tour tennis tournaments in 2018 and 35 events in 2019 and 2020.
Under the deal with ATP and ATP Media, WOWOW, which already has broadcast rights to the major Grand Slam tennis tournaments and the Davis Cup, will stream 32 additional tournaments for its members on-demand this year, as well as 35 next year and in 2020. The expanded agreement includes The Nitto ATP Finals, all nine ATP World Tour Masters 1,000 tournaments, ten ATP World Tour 500 tournaments and 12 ATP World Tour 250 tournaments in 2018. In 2019 and 2020, it includes the Nitto ATP Finals, all nine ATP World Tour Masters 1,000 tournaments, 12 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments and 13 ATP World Tour 250 tournaments.
WOWOW’s professional tennis streaming coverage will begin on February 26 with Kei Nishikori’s match at The Abierto Mexicano Telcel tournament in Acapulco, as well as Yuichi Sugita’s match at The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.