Tennis

Two Circles appointed to drive ATP Finals attendance

The ATP, governing body of men’s professional tennis, has engaged two-time BT Sport Industry Agency of the Year Two Circles to provide marketing support for this year’s Nitto ATP Finals.

The eight-day tournament, which this year will be held from 10th to 17th November, is one of the most attended sports events in the UK, and has boasted an average attendance of more than 250,000 per year since it moved to The O2 in London in 2009.

Wimbledon in OPPO partnership

Smart device brand OPPO has agreed a deal with the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) to become the Wimbledon Championships’ inaugural Official Smartphone Partner, as well as the grand slam tournament’s first Asian partner.

The five-year deal begins with this year’s Championships and adds to OPPO’s sporting portfolio. The company already serves as the official mobile phone partner of Spanish football club Barcelona, as well as the International Cricket Council.

London loses ATP Finals to Turin

The ATP has announced that the Italian city of Turin will replace London as host of the ATP Finals, the season-ending event for men’s tennis, after next year.

Turin has sealed a five-year deal, running from 2021 to 2025, with the ATP Finals to call Pala Alpitour, Italy’s largest indoor sporting arena, its new home. 

Beats by Dre’s Powerbeats Pro ‘Unleashed’

Beats by Dre has marked the launch of its new Powerbeats Pro wireless fitness headphones range with a new campaign spot directed by Hollywood filmmaker Hiro Murai.

British boxer Anthony Joshua, Chelsea footballer Eden Hazard, US women's football star Alex Morgan, basketball legend LeBron James, tennis ace Serena Williams and gymnast Simone Biles are just some of the superstars who feature in ‘Unleashed'.

ATP Media extends with LiveWire

ATP Media has extended its partnership with LiveWire Sport for a further two years to continue delivering the strategy for Tennis TV’s social media channels.

It follows the success of a collaboration that began in 2017 and has helped achieve significant growth for the official live streaming service of the ATP Tour.

Tennis TV’s total social following increased by more than 50% in 2018 and has since reached two million fans. Engagements also grew by 110% year-on-year and video views by 70% to a total of 430 million, according to figures provided by LiveWire Sport.

BT Sport to broadcast GB Fed Cup Tie

BT Sport has been confirmed as the exclusive TV broadcaster for Great Britain’s first Fed Cup on home soil for 26 years.

Already the home for WTA coverage, BT Sport has extended its move into the tennis market and will broadcast the Fed Cup action live from Bath University on BT Sport 2 from 6th-9th February.

The annual women’s tennis tournament involves over 100 nations around the globe, with the Europe-Africa Group 1 ties split across two host locations, Great Britain and Poland. 

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