Every England home match, the Mark Bates Ltd Senior National Championships, the Senior British League Premier Division are among the events to be streamed live from next season.
Table Tennis England has teamed up with live sport streaming service provider Joymo to create TTE.TV – a new ‘Home of Table Tennis’ which will broadcast the biggest and best events in the country free of charge to our members.
Headlined by England home matches, the Mark Bates Ltd Senior National Championships, the Senior British League Premier Division and the new SBL Premier Cup, plus exclusive behind-the-scenes content, means TTE.TV will be the go-to place for live streaming all year round. Other national events will also be rolled out on the platform during this season and beyond.
The partnership will see Joymo build and maintain the platform and provide customer support enabling table tennis fans in England and around the world to watch elite table tennis live and on-demand across multiple connected devices.
The service is free to all members until the end of July 2023. Non-members can subscribe for £4.99 a month or £49.99 a year. Pay-per-view options will also be available.
Table Tennis England Chief Executive, Adrian Christy, said: “This is a really exciting moment for Table Tennis England and for members, fans and participants of the sport across the country.
“It’s our firm belief that a new digital home for the sport will allow us to bring table tennis closer to even more fans as we serve great content and more live events. We have an ambition to enable greater visibility of table tennis and access to new followers of the sport who can watch elite competitions and deepen their bond with the sport from day one.
“The direction of travel is clear when it comes to consumer viewing habits and we want to ensure Table Tennis England is at the forefront – creating more opportunities for people to connect and engage with the sport.
This will, in turn, excite more people to play table tennis, bring fans closer to our players, help us with our elite-level ambitions and inspire more medal-winning performances.”
Commenting on the agreement, Mike Emery, CEO of Joymo, said: “We are delighted that Table Tennis England, after a thorough procurement process, has selected Joymo to power their live streaming ambitions.
“We are excited to be partnering with another forward-thinking sports federation that understands the immediate opportunity that direct-to-fan streaming offers, as well as the broader potential that owning and developing direct relationships with your fans will provide.
“Consumers are streaming more content than ever before, and it is proven to drive higher levels of engagement and greater audience reach. Joymo is committed to working with rights holders to provide a cost-effective entry point so that more sports can realise the benefits of direct-to-fan streaming services.”
Founded in Norway in 2017, Joymo provides rights holders with an innovative and affordable Over The Top (OTT) streaming solution, enabling them to broadcast their content direct-to-fans and connect their events and competitions with a global audience.
Joymo’s unique model enables rights holders to retain full ownership of their data and control on-page and in-vision advertising. Among the organisations they already work with are British Weightlifting and Basketball Ireland.