LAVER CUP Press Release, September 17, 2019
The Laver Cup and Eurosport, the number one destination for sports fans in Europe, today announced a new agreement that will bring live and dedicated multi-platform coverage of this year’s event across Europe.
The agreement grants Eurosport rights to broadcast the Laver Cup to more than 50 European markets, including Switzerland, where this year’s event will be hosted at Palexpo, Geneva, from September 20-22.
“This year’s Laver Cup in Geneva is going to be very special, and we’re delighted to have Eurosport join our family of premium live broadcasters,” Tony Godsick, President and CEO of TEAM8 and Laver Cup Chairman, said.
“With a sold-out arena for the three days of the tournament, we are pleased fans across Europe will be able to watch Eurosport’s extensive coverage on television, and on Eurosport Player.”
“We are delighted to secure the multi-platform rights to the prestigious Laver Cup event across Europe,” Laurent Prud’homme, Senior Vice President, Rights Acquisitions, Eurosport, said.
“Our unprecedented coverage of Grand Slams across Europe and ATP in many European territories has made us the ‘Home of Tennis’ for millions of fans across the continent and we are thrilled that we can now provide these viewers with comprehensive Laver Cup coverage. Once again the biggest names in the sport will be competing on Eurosport in what promises to be another memorable event.”
Team Europe lifted the trophy at the inaugural event in Prague in 2017 and in Chicago in 2018, with Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Fabio Fognini the powerhouse team for 2019. Team World comprises John Isner, Milos Raonic, Nick Kyrgios, Taylor Fritz, Denis Shapovalov and Jack Sock.