MUMBAI: DSPORT has become the first Indian sports channel to acquire the rights for the one of the hottest new international tennis properties Tie Break Tens. It will mark the first time an Indian sports channel will telecast this new format of tennis for sports fans.
DSPORT has acquired the tennis’ equivalent of the T20 format now available to fans in India for the first time ever. DSPORT is available on DishTV channel 630, Videocon D2H channel 410 and Hathway channel 183, Fastway LCN number 314 amongst others.
The third edition of the tournament is being held in Madrid on 4 May at 11:00 pm IST. This will be followed by broadcast of matches in London and Vienna.
Tie Break Tens is a relatively new, fast-format of tennis which involves both men and women competing for the prize money of US$200,000 each. This quick-fire version sees some of the best and top-ranked professional tennis players in the world including Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova, Grigor Dimitrov, Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori, Eugenie Bouchard, Jo Konta , Simona Halep and Garbiñe Muguruza to name a few, compete in a round-robin style tournament where every point counts.
Tie Break Tens features ten first to ten point tie-break matches. All matches are played and the champion crowned in a single session that lasts no more than three hours.
Discovery Networks - SVP & GM - South Asia Karan Bajaj said, “We’re thrilled to add tennis to DSPORT’s growing catalogue of exciting sports properties in line with our commitment to super-serve passionate sports fans across and redefine sports entertainment in India.”