World Table Tennis (WTT) will be broadcasted for the first time in its promotional showcase, the WTT Macau.
The showcase event, that opened yesterday (November 25) and will run until Sunday November 29, will be broadcasted to 141 countries, leveraging the importance of the WTT Macau to the future of table tennis.
The countries are in the key markets of Asia-Pacific, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Among others, WTT Macau will be broadcasted by: beIN Sports in Australia, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia; Sky in New Zealand; Elta in Taiwan; TV Tokyo in Japan; telco FPT in Vietnam; CCTV, Tencent, Zhibo TV and iQiyi in China; Eurosport in the Indian subcontinent; SuperSport in sub-Saharan Africa; Sky in Italy; Free Sports in the UK; ESPN in Latin America; and Twitch in the US and Puerto Rico. The action will also be streamed by YouTube and Twitch in the remaining markets.
WTT Macau has been organised as a way of showcasing the future of the sport by featuring a new playing format, scoring system and dynamic prize money structure. Some of the biggest names in table tennis will be competing for the prize.
The revamp of WTT is hoped to “catapult table tennis to the forefront of global sports business”, according to their website. It also lays out the vision and mission for table tennis, which is to “elevate table tennis to the upper echelon of world sport” and for the WTT to “become the global table tennis commercial leader by transforming the table tennis experience and how it is delivered internationally through world-class entertainment events, engaging fan-centric content and enhancements to ensure table tennis will have a profound impact on everyone’s lives worldwide.”
The WTT Macau will offer US$800,000 in prize money, which is broken down by different achievements.
Author: Jake Wilkin