MADRID, November 9, 2019 (Davis Cup Finals Press Release)
The Davis Cup by Rakuten Madrid Finals will be broadcast live on more than 41 television channels around the world reaching more than 171 countries and territories. Matches from the Finals will be broadcast from 80 cameras across the venue, allowing fans from across the world a chance to experience the event both on- and off-court.
The Finals, which are organised and promoted by Kosmos Tennis and the International Tennis Federation (ITF), run from Monday 18 to Sunday 24 November.
Under the new format for Davis Cup introduced this year, the world’s 18-best national teams will compete over the course of the week for the right to be crowned world champions. Media from around the world will cover the Finals, with more than 600 journalists, photographers and broadcasters expected at the venue during the week of the competition.
In Spain, whose team are led by world No. 1 Rafael Nadal, the Davis Cup by Rakuten Madrid Finals will be broadcast exclusively on Movistar+, which will show every match from the competition. The Spanish team begin their campaign for a 6th Davis Cup title on the evening of Tuesday 19 November, with a tie against Russia – who are led by US Open finalist Daniil Medvedev – before taking on 2018 Davis Cup champions Croatia the following evening.
Among the main international broadcasters, Fox will broadcast the competition in the United States on its Fox Sports channel. In the United Kingdom, Eurosport, a channel with an impressive history in broadcasting tennis, will be the only place to follow the action live on TV. Meanwhile, Rakuten TV will provide for Davis Cup fans in Southeast Asia and Ukraine, with viewers in the United States also able to tune in to the Rakuten TV platform to watch the matches.
In France, both TF1 and beIN Sports will show the event, while in Russia it will be available on public sports channel Match TV and in Serbia there will be a choice between RTS and Arena Sport.
Australian Davis Cup fans will be able to view their team’s quest for a first Davis Cup title in 16 years on the commercial free-to-air television network Nine Network, also known as Channel 9, which became the host broadcaster for the Australian Open for the first time this year and will also broadcast this weekend’s Fed Cup Final between Australia and France. Elsewhere in Oceania, beIN Sports will also carry coverage, which has a potential reach of more than 25 million people across the continent.
In Argentina, the subscription television channel TyC Sports, which has broadcast all editions of the Davis Cup since 1995, will continue its strong and long-term partnership with the competition. Viewers in Chile will have a choice of three channels broadcasting the matches, while in Colombia both TyC and Win Sports will carry coverage.
In addition to showing every point from the Finals, viewers will also gain a flavour of Madrid as a city and tourist destination – with a superb atmosphere and raucous support expected for both the Spanish team and the 17 visiting nations.
A full list of broadcasters will be published on the Davis Cup and Davis Cup Finals websites prior to the event.