Sky Deutschland extends ATP Cup rights agreement

The men’s ATP Cup will remain on Sky Deutschland after the pay-television broadcaster announced it has retained the rights to the tennis tournament in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The broadcaster exclusively carried the 2020 ATP Cup in Germany, along with the non-exclusive rights in Austria and Switzerland.

Sky will provide live coverage of the ATP Cup, including both semi-finals which are scheduled for 4 February. It will air both day and night sessions, along with any games with any German involvement.

Last week, commercial broadcaster ServusTV tied down the free-to-air rights to the ATP Cup.

The tournament is pencilled from 1 to 5 February, with Melbourne Park set to stage the competition before the Australian Open later in the month.

The 2021 edition of the competition will take on a truncated format. The number of countries permitted to compete has been reduced from 24 to 12 teams as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Players will be ordered to quarantine for 14 days before competing.

Sky Deutschland already has agreements in place with ATP for the ATP Finals, ATP Masters 1000 tournaments, the majority of ATP 500 events and certain ATP 250 tournaments, running until 2023.