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UKTV to serve up live tennis

Coverage of Tie Break Tens to be produced by Sunset+Vine

UKTV has acquired the exclusive rights to tennis tournament, Tie Break Tens, which will be broadcast on Dave.

Tie Break Tensis a short format of tennis in which only tie-breaks are played. Each match is a first-to-ten point tie break.

Dave’s live coverage of the Tie Break Tens series will begin with the Madrid tournament on 4th May, with coverage hosted by Ore Oduba and produced by Sunset+Vine.

Richard Watsham, director of commissioning at UKTV, said: “I’m confident Sunset+Vine will capture the energy and speed of the Tie Break Tens event brilliantly with entire tournaments packed into four hours of live sports action. It’s fantastic to have world class tennis in an ultra-competitive format with top players live on Dave.”

Andrew Preece, Sunset+Vine’s executive director, added: “Sunset+Vine is excited to produce Tie Break Tens – a uniquely intense pro tennis tournament decided in a single ‘prime-time’ night. Tie Break Tens delivers an attitude to the game never before seen in the sport and that’s why we’re excited to be partnering Dave to bring this event to the UK with a bold and innovative coverage.