Sportradar has announced that it has won the RFP process to power the launch of the Tennis Channel’s direct-to-consumer streaming platform in the US.
The service is expected to be delivered to all tennis fans in the United States of America by early 2024, and per the release aims to create a “seamless, direct-to-consumer experience incorporating dynamic data ingredients and a wide range of user-friendly features.”
Comprehensive suite of Sportradar products to come to Tennis Channel
The Sportradar-powered product will have access to the Tennis Channel’s marquee, 24/7 linear-channel and hours of live and on-demand tennis matches and programming.
The Switzerland headquartered company has had a business affiliation with the Tennis Channel since 2019, where Sportradar agreed a partnership to provide the international OTT platform and became the channel’s global data partner.
Patrick Mostboeck, SVP, Audiovisual at Sportradar commented: “Tennis fans in the U.S. deserve a dynamic viewing experience that delivers the best tennis content and live matches right to their fingertips. With Sportradar’s industry-leading data-driven, end-to-end OTT solution, Tennis Channel will have all the tools and capabilities to meet the needs of their fans all over the U.S.”
He continued: “We are thrilled to work closely with Tennis Channel to deliver a platform that allows them to continue to grow engagement with the sport of tennis.”
Tennis Channel’s direct-to-consumer service will be revamped through Sportradar’s UX design, development of relevant apps for television and technical video encoding and integrations for the backend. This includes a multi-channel video programming distributor to service customers, as well as a dynamic advertising integration.
Andy Reif, Senior Vice President at Tennis Channel International added: “Tennis Channel has a longstanding relationship with Sportradar as we’ve worked together to bring Tennis Channel’s unparalleled coverage of the sport of tennis to markets outside the U.S.”
He concluded: “Now, we’re extremely excited to work with them to bring our flagship linear Tennis Channel directly to tennis fans throughout the U.S. via a new, best-in-class streaming platform, something they haven’t had the chance to enjoy before.”