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Neo Sports Plus acquires Sony Ericsson WTA tour rights

Mumbai, Feb 8 (UNI) Neo Sports Plus, the all sports channel and a part of the Neo Sports Broadcast stable today announced a major acquisition of the television rights of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour from 2008 to 2011.

With this acquisition, Neo Sports Plus will ensure the delivery of the very best of women's professional tennis to all tennis lovers in India. It will be the exclusive broadcast partner for all top events on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in the Indian sub-continent for the four seasons from 2008 to 2011. The live telecast of Sony Ericsson WTA Tour tennis commences on Neo Sports Plus from February 9, a release said.

The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, the world's premier professional sport for women, boasts of more than 2,000 players representing 90 nations in 2007 competing for over USD 70 million in prize money at 60 events in 34 countries.

The 2008 season comprising 24 top tier tennis events concludes in November with the Sony Ericsson Championships - Qatar 2008 Championships in Qatar, the release added.


Story first published: Friday, February 8, 2008, 16:25 [IST]
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