Beginning This Season You Can Watch WTT on CBS!
World TeamTennis is expanding!
WTT and CBS Sports announced a multi-year television partnership spanning both broadcast and cable. Starting this summer, CBS Sports Network will televise 15 WTT matches throughout the season, starting on Monday, July 15. The network will also air the semifinals and finals from Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 2 and Saturday, Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. EST.
“World TeamTennis is proud to become a broadcast and cable partner with CBS,” said WTT CEO Carlos Silva. “WTT will be on broadcast, cable and online in 2019, and this is just another exciting way we plan to showcase and grow team tennis this summer.”
“CBS Sports is excited to partner with such an iconic property in the world of tennis,” said Dan Weinberg, Executive Vice President of Programming, CBS Sports. “World TeamTennis has a rich history spanning more than 40 years and attracts the best players in the world to play in their events. We look forward to televising this action-packed competition.”
The 2018 WTT season saw an unprecedented digital transition as the league introduced its own live match streaming platform, WTT.tv. Tennis fans from around the world were able to experience the high-energy World TeamTennis format with live or on-demand access to 43 matches produced by WTT broadcast teams in high-definition with expert commentary on WTT.tv’s mobile-optimized website. WTT.tv will again broadcast 43 matches live in 2019 and offer 16 CBS exclusive matches, via Video On-Demand on a 48-hour delay.
World TeamTennis Adds Las Vegas & Orlando Expansion Teams
2019 Season Begins July 14 & Ends on Aug. 3 with WTT Finals in Las Vegas
WTT officials announced two new teams will join the hunt of the King Trophy this season. The Las Vegas Rollers and the Orlando Storm will increase the size of the league to a total of eight teams this summer.
“The addition of two new teams, in two strong markets, is a positive move for WTT for 2019 and for the future,” WTT co-founder Billie Jean King said. “This expansion is not only good for the league, it also is another indication of importance of bringing our brand of tennis to new audiences and our commitment to growing the sport at all levels.”
The Storm will play their home matches at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona, Fla., and be coached by 2011 French Open mixed doubles champion and 16-time ATP doubles champ Scott Lipsky. The Rollers will play at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas and be coached by 1997 NCAA Division I doubles champion at UNLV and WTA veteran coach Tim Blenkiron.
The 44th season of WTT will run from July 14 – Aug. 3. Each team will host seven home matches and play seven away matches for a combined total of 59 regular-season matches ending on July 31. The WTT playoffs will be held on Aug. 2, followed by the Finals on Aug. 3, and take place at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
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