What is geoblocking?

Due to broadcasting rights and restrictions there are some tournaments we are unable to show on Tennis TV in every country around the world.

These restrictions – we call them geoblocks and others call them blackouts – are decided and governed by the tournaments, and depend on the agreements that they have with broadcasters around the world.

 

While there are only a few restrictions which vary from tournament to tournament, here is a general guide:

  • ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments, the Nitto ATP Finals and the Next Gen ATP Finals have no rights restrictions and are available to watch live or on demand in every country around the world.
  • ATP World Tour 500 tournaments are sometimes blocked in the country of that tournament – we call this the host territory or host country.
  • ATP World Tour 250 tournaments are generally available to watch live or on demand in every country around the world, although in some instances limited geoblocks will apply.

Check out the tournament calendar for a monthly list of tournaments that you can watch, or see the list of geo-blocking restrictions in 2018.

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