IMG Broadcasting bags telecast rights of Chennai Open

IMG Broadcasting bags telecast rights of Chennai Open
PTI
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First Published: Tue, Dec 30 2008. 06 16 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Dec 30 2008. 06 16 PM IST
By RSM
Chennai: IMG Broadcasting have bagged the television rights for $450,000 Chennai Open tournament to be held here from January 5-11 next year, giving opportunity to tennis lovers across 140 countries to watch the star-studded event.
The prestigious tournament, to be held at the SDAT Nungambakkam Stadium here, will be telecast throughout the Indian sub-continent on Zee Sports as IMG’s television division TWI will be responsible for the production works, a release said here today.
The 14th edition of the Chennai Open will be telecast through the TV broadcast network of 18 top international TV channels reaching more than one billion households across 140 countries worldwide, the release said.
India’s number one player Somdev Devvarman and number two Prakash Amritraj will feature in singles draw, while Olympians Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes will play with their respective partners in the doubles draw.
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First Published: Tue, Dec 30 2008. 06 16 PM IST