ATP 250 tennis coming to FreeSports

New channel FreeSports has confirmed it will show twenty five ATP 250 events a year, mostly live.

The channel launched on Sky and Freeview on 31 August, and will show five events before the end of this year, beginning with the Moselle Open in Metz.

FreeSports will also be available on Freesat from 11 September, in time for its first tennis tournament, and is currently negotiating with Virgin Media for carriage.

Freeview viewers will need to ensure they are able to pick up DVB-T2 signals which are broadcast to 75% of the country, and while the channels is not broadcast in high definition, HD equipment will be required.

The new channel’s owners hope to broadcast in HD on satellite in the future if they get the viewing figures to support the cost.

FreeSports owners are Premier Media, who operate the Premier Sports subscription channel on Sky. Its other sports include football, ice hockey, NASCAR and rugby league.

Eurosport have the rights to the other ATP 250 events, including St. Petersburg in the same week as Metz.