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Lady
Oct 8th, 2003, 01:58 PM
http://www.eurosport.com/home/pages/V3/L0/S57/E5509/sport_Lng0_Spo57_Evt5509_Sto492193.shtml Eurosport and WTA deal

Eurosport and the WTA Tour announced today the extension of their multi-year broadcast agreement, which calls for the leading pan-European sports channel to devote more coverage to WTA Tour tournaments throughout Europe than ever before.


Eurosport, which began airing WTA Tour tournaments in 1999, will continue broadcasting WTA Tour events through 2007. Each year, Eurosport will deliver an unprecedented 420 hours of coverage of 27 WTA Tour tournaments, in addition to supporting WTA Tour events through its website, www.eurosport.com and its sports news channel Eurosportnews.

The extension of the agreement punctuates Eurosport's increasing dedication to women's professional tennis, which continues to grow in popularity worldwide. With this extension, Eurosport's coverage of WTA Tour tournaments has doubled since its' inaugural year of televising women's professional tennis four years ago.

"GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR FEMININE SIDE"

"Eurosport clearly recognizes the enormous value in televising women's professional tennis,'' WTA Tour Chief Executive Officer Larry Scott said. "Their extraordinary commitment to covering our tournaments speaks to the attractiveness and vitality of women's tennis in Europe and beyond.''

"By extending our contract until the end of 2007,Eurosport is confirming its continued support of the WTA Tour. We're proud to be not only a broadcaster but also truly involved in the development of women's tennis." Angelo Codignoni, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eurosport.

The extension is being announced at a press conference today during the WTA Tour's Porsche Tennis Grand Prix tournament. As part of the announcement, Eurosport will unveil its promotional Magic Bus. This promotional Bus will be co-branded with Eurosport and the WTA Tour's "Get In Touch With Your Feminine Side'' campaign and will be travelling to tournaments across Europe to promote the sports channel's WTA Tour programming.

E. Blackadder
Oct 8th, 2003, 02:00 PM
:bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 8th, 2003, 02:02 PM
:banana: :woohoo: :D

great smash
Oct 8th, 2003, 02:10 PM
Fantastic news!

I'm paying 10 every month just to see Eurosport, but now I'm assured it will be worth it for some years to come!

snoop
Oct 8th, 2003, 02:11 PM
:woohoo:

:bowdown: Eurosport

thalle
Oct 8th, 2003, 02:13 PM
:woohoo: That's great! Wonderful deal:)

SpikeyAidanm
Oct 8th, 2003, 02:14 PM
I envy all of you :tears:

Come-on-kim
Oct 8th, 2003, 02:15 PM
:bounce:

vaiva
Oct 8th, 2003, 02:18 PM
Great news! Now if only Eurosport and ATP could reach the same deal :angel:

AaronJoyB
Oct 8th, 2003, 02:46 PM
yeah!!

fifiricci
Oct 8th, 2003, 03:02 PM
Bloody marvellous!!

We :hearts: u Eurosport

Smart
Oct 8th, 2003, 06:41 PM
Great!

salima
Oct 8th, 2003, 07:03 PM
:clap2:

Philip
Oct 8th, 2003, 07:31 PM
:woohoo:

Mercury Rising
Oct 8th, 2003, 07:40 PM
:sad: :mad:

MartinaI
Oct 8th, 2003, 07:45 PM
FAB! Thank you Eurosport!!

YSL
Oct 8th, 2003, 10:22 PM
That's great.. They just need to get interactive service during the Slams ;) But in the meantime :woohoo:

anabel
Oct 9th, 2003, 02:29 AM
Yay!!! :woohoo:

:banana: :yippee: :banana:

LeonHart
Oct 9th, 2003, 03:59 AM
now, why won't espn do the same? Oh yeah, they think we like to watch professional fishing :mad:

azza
Oct 9th, 2003, 06:22 AM
I want to go back to Malta :( :mad: :fiery: :bigcry:

ghosts
Oct 9th, 2003, 07:26 AM
27 WTA Tour tournaments :banana: :yippee: :woohoo: