German-language broadcaster Sport1 has signed a new deal to continue airing action from the ATP World Tour until 2016.
The new agreement covers live coverage and highlights of all Masters 1000 and ATP World Tour 500 events during the next three seasons.
Under the deal Sport1 will air more than 400 hours of live men’s tennis per year, including the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
Sport1 first acquired the rights to the ATP’s top events in 2011. Its deal covers exclusive multimedia TV, online and mobile distribution rights in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
"I am delighted that we can continue to offer tennis fans in Germany world-class tennis throughout the year on the various platforms of Sport1,” said the broadcaster’s director of sports, Alexander Wölffing.
“With the exclusive transmission rights to the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and the ATP World Tour 500, Sport1 now has the most important international tournaments after the Grand Slams in its schedule for the next three years."