PRESS INFORMATION: Table Tennis England agrees 3-year production partnership with 1080 Media TV

Table Tennis England agrees 3-year production partnership with 1080 Media TV

London based 1080 Media TV has been selected as the production partner for Table January 25th 2023 – Tennis England (TTE), in a 3-year agreement as part of their new initiative with their online video and streaming platform TTE.TV

This is a significant agreement that is part of a new impetus for the sport in England, which has set out new goals and long term objectives to raise the profile of table tennis in the coming years, and continue to support the progress made at the elite level of performance as well.

England’s Paul Drinkhall in action

The team at 1080 Media TV are no strangers to this however, having covered many previous international and national championships. Cliff Webb, who founded the company 15-years ago said, ‘’We’re delighted to have been selected by Table Tennis England to be their production partner in this new agreement, as after many years of working together with them, we have gained a huge amount of experience and insight in covering the sport. Certainly one of the highlights for us, was the incredible ITTF Team World Cup staged in London in 2018, when TTE hosted the top nations in the world. It was a challenge working as the host broadcaster for this, given the wide international coverage required on both our World Feed, and the special coverage for TV Tokyo ahead of the Olympics, but a fabulous result, seen and enjoyed around the globe. The new TTE.TV initiative recently launched is just as exciting we feel, as it’s an opportunity to focus people in one platform to watch the best action, and we are looking forward to working with TTE to help build and develop this in the coming years’’.

The first major coverage of this new agreement begins on Thursday the 26th  and 27th of January, with an international ‘double-header’, as England’s men first take on the strong team from Serbia in Group A6, and then a day later, face a visit from France. Both matches are part of the European Table Tennis Union’s European stage for the European Championships later in the year. England started their campaign by beating Serbia 3-2 in the away match before Christmas.

Commenting for Table tennis England, Head of Engagement Keely Armitt said, ‘’1080 Media TV have built an excellent understanding of our sport and have delivered consistently strong productions of our events in recent years, so we’re delighted to further cement our relationship with them. The launch of our new channel, TTE.TV, gives us a huge and exciting opportunity to take our sport to new heights in partnership with them, showcasing the best of English table tennis to existing and new supporters all over the world. 

As well as live TTE.TV coverage, both matches will have a live audience of hundreds of enthusiastic supporters at the venue.