One Life Studios bags worldwide rights for media licensing of TPL

One Life Studios bags worldwide rights for media licensing of TPL

The third season of the Tennis Premier League will have eight teams and 80 players.

One Life Studios

Mumbai: One Life Studios (OLS), synonymous with creating Indian content for the world, is set to make a mark in premium sports entertainment. OLS has won the worldwide rights for the media licensing of the brand new season of Tennis Premier League (TPL).

Helmed by former tennis player Kunal Thakur and actor-entrepreneur Mrunal Jain of Skygoal Sports, TPL provides unparalleled global exposure to India's young talent, shaping the future of tennis in India, said the statement.

With two highly successful previous seasons, the third season will have eight teams and 80 players with the best of Indian and international players coming together in a lineup of matches over five days, it added.

Some of the Indian players include current India's top singles player Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Ramkumar Ramanathan, Yuki Bhambri the first Indian to win the Junior Australian Open title, and the fourth Indian in history to capture a junior singles title at a grand slam championship.

The international rankers who will be seen in this season's TPL are Samantha Dawn Murray Sharan (UK), Diana Marcinkēviča (Latvia), Peangtarn Plipuech (Thailand), Valeriya Strakhova (Ukraine), Sabina Sharipova (Uzbekistan), Sofia Shapatava (Georgia).

Joining them in the dugouts will be tennis legends like Leander Paes. A host of Bollywood and sports celebrities are also expected to be spotted cheering for their teams.

Talking about winning the mandate, OLS frontman, ace content creator and tennis enthusiast Siddharth Kumar Tewary said, "As an avid lover of the sport, I have always felt that tennis is a growing sport which definitely needs more visibility & reach so that more and more sports enthusiasts adopt this game. Our objective in partnering with Skygoal TPL is to give the young talent global exposure and build TPL into a worldwide success. I am extremely excited about this unique, innovative and fast-paced format and confident that every tennis lover will be as thrilled to view it."