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ESPN announces long-term agreement with Tennis Australia

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ESPN announces long-term agreement with Tennis Australia

ESPN and Tennis Australia have inked a nine-year deal that will see ESPN broadcast live coverage of the Australian Open on its channels: ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN+.

The partnership, which will get underway from 2023 and last till 2031, will cover all the games at the 16 courts including all singles, doubles, juniors, wheelchair and legends matches. ESPN+ will also cover more than 1,300 games and 3,000 hours of coverage from the Majors.

Craig Tiley, Australian Open Tournament Director, commented:

ESPN has been an outstanding partner of the Australian Open for nearly 40 years and I’m delighted to extend and expand our collaboration. As one of our most long standing broadcasters, ESPN has a reputation for innovation and great storytelling, both of which form part of the Australian Open DNA.

Together we look forward to connecting with an even wider fan base in the United States and Canada and attracting new audiences across multiple platforms. As well as comprehensive coverage of the compelling on-court action, we will work together to also showcase the human stories, the personalities of the players and their teams, their preparation for competition on the Grand Slam stage and their journey to greatness.

Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, ESPN and Sports Content, added:

We are proud of our nearly four-decade relationship with Tennis Australia and are thrilled to continue our exclusive coverage of one of the sport’s most important events.

The Open has provided so many memorable moments on our networks. With the capacity and quality of ESPN+, we can bring fans Down Under for every match, from qualifying through the championship of each division.

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