Sky Sports secures live US Open & ATP World Tour tennis
Sky Sports will show the world’s top tennis players for another five years thanks to two new deals announced today.
The agreements with the USTA and ATP mean Sky Sports will show more live tennis than any other broadcaster, including Andy Murray’s US Open grand slam defence at Flushing Meadows in August. The deals further strengthen the unrivalled rights portfolio across six Sky Sports channels.
Under the new deals, Sky Sports viewers can enjoy regular coverage of the biggest names in men’s tennis, including Murray, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The agreement includes coverage of women’s matches from the US Open too, enabling fans to follow Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka plus British challenges from Laura Robson and Heather Watson.
The two new deals comprise:
• US Open: A three-year deal beginning this autumn offering approximately 200 matches from the men’s and women’s competitions, including exclusively live night matches, semi-finals and the final. Sky Sports viewers with Sky will be able to access up to eight different simultaneous matches through the red button.
• ATP World Tour: A five year deal starting next year for live events from the ATP World Tour, including the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at The O2 in London. The coverage includes ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and ATP World Tour 500 events from around the world.
Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports said: “These deals offer Sky Sports viewers the biggest names in tennis in some of the best events including Andy Murray’s defence of the US Open later this year.
“The agreements underline our unrivalled rights portfolio across six channels and continue a busy period of rights renewals, with over 20 agreements in the last year alone. With The British & Irish Lions Tour, back-to-back Ashes Series, the ICC Champions Trophy, every race live in the F1 season, Super League, US Open & US PGA Golf, Andy Murray defending his US Open title and of course our biggest ever season of football, there has never been a better time to be a Sky Sports viewer.”
Tennis on Sky Sports offers commentary and expert analysis from Boris Becker, Greg Rusedski, Mark Petchey, Annabel Croft and Barry Cowan. Coverage is presented by Marcus Buckland.
Sky Sports News HD offers coverage throughout the week and skysports.com, the UK’s most popular commercial sports website provides visitors with the latest views, news and analysis from the game.
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