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Minute Media buys The Players' Tribune

Minute Media has confirmed the acquisition of website The Players’ Tribune.

The company - which owns a host of other sports media properties including 90Min - says that The Players’ Tribune will remain a standalone brand, complementing the organisation’s existing sport portfolio.

Founded by former New York Yankees player, and current Miami Marlins CEO, Derek Jeter, The Players Tribune has become known for its athlete-penned articles telling life stories from a first-person view.

Sky Sports wins exclusive Masters coverage

Sky Sports has landed exclusive coverage of the Masters, golf’s first major of the year, from 2020 onwards.

Since 2011, Sky and the BBC have shared coverage of the tournament, with the free-to-air network broadcasting live play from the final two days at Augusta concurrently with the pay TV carrier. From next year onwards, however, the BBC will show no live golf at all, broadcasting only highlights of the Masters.

BBC to show two Formula E races on FTA TV

The sixth season of Formula E will return to the BBC, with every race available online and two races shown live on terrestrial channels.

The free-to-air broadcaster will show both the Marrakesh E-Prix in February and the Rome E-Prix on 4th April on a network TV channel, with all of the other ten races streamed on the BBC Sport website as well as on iPlayer. Formula E also says select races will be available on the BBC Red Button service.

Amazon Prime to launch Andy Murray documentary

Amazon Prime has announced a new documentary centred around Andy Murray’s return to tennis after having hip surgery in January.

Andy Murray: Resurfacing, directed by Olivia Cappuccini, will chart the three-time Grand Slam champion’s return from injury and show behind-the-scenes footage of his rehabilitation from surgery in January 2019 to winning the European Open in October, as well as his surprise doubles appearance with Serena Williams at Wimbledon in July.

Eurosport lands Davis Cup Finals rights

Eurosport has landed media rights to the revamped Davis Cup by Rakuten Madrid Finals in a two-year deal with the International Tennis Federation, covering the UK and Scandinavia.

The event will feature 75 matches between 18th and 24th November across 18 national teams, including a Great Britain side welcoming the returning Andy Murray for the first time since 2016. All nations will compete in a group stage before qualifying sides will advance in knockout stages from the quarter final onwards. Each tie will feature two singles matches followed by a doubles match.


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