MONTREAL, May 12, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Starting in the summer of 2016, TVA Sports will welcome to its airwaves the best players from around the world in Montreal and Toronto for the Rogers Cup. Following the renewal of the partnership between Tennis Canada and Rogers, the channel will be the official French-language broadcaster of the tournament until 2020.
Tennis fans can watch every round of the tournaments held in Montreal and Toronto and will have an unprecedented number of ways that they can watch the matches at any given time. Viewers can follow their favorite players live on TV, online, and on their mobile phones and tablets.
"The number of Tennis fans is growing and their passion for the game is clearly enjoyed by the best players in the world who consider the Rogers Cup to be among the most prestigious of tournaments," said Serge Fortin, Vice President, TVA Sports. "It was important for us to give fans more with a multiplatform offering and access to exclusive content, and this will span the next five years. With the recent performance of Eugenie Bouchard, Françoise Abanda, Milos Raonic, Vasek Pospisil, as well as many other players, Canadian tennis has become more popular than ever. "
"We are thrilled and tremendously grateful to Rogers, Sportsnet and TVA Sports for their commitment to our world-class tournaments and to helping us achieve our mission of growing the sport of tennis in Canada," said Kelly Murumets, President and CEO, Tennis Canada. "They have done a great job of promoting and raising the profile of our athletes and the game through their current broadcast coverage, and we are excited to see that grow, now that they will be the home for our Canadian tennis events."
"We look forward to working with TVA Sports on our Rogers Cup broadcast to ensure our French audience continues to get high-quality coverage of our two marquee tournaments," said Eugene Lapierre, senior vice-president for Tennis Canada and tournament director for the Rogers Cup in Montreal. "TVA has shown an increased commitment to tennis over the past several years and we expect even more growth and improvement to come from this new agreement."
The complete schedule for the 2016 Rogers Cup will be announced at a later date.
SOURCE TVA Sports
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