ESPN and Tennis Australia Extend Their Long Term Broadcast Rights agreement for the Australian Open in Latin America and The Caribbean

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ESPN and Tennis Australia Extend Their Long Term Broadcast Rights agreement for the Australian Open in Latin America and The Caribbean

The new agreement will be effective with the first Grand Slam of the season, and includes the Adelaide International ATP 250. The most comprehensive regional coverage of the Australian Open available on ESPN’s platforms in Spanish, Portuguese and English, from January 16 to January 30, 2022.

ESPN has been home to the Australian Open in Latin America and the Caribbean since 1998, and is pleased to announce a multiyear extension of their agreement with Tennis Australia, for the continuity of the exclusive pay TV distribution rights in the region, including Brazil.

According to the terms of the agreement, ESPN continues to be the exclusive pay TV rights holder in the region and has rights for other platforms including its new STAR+ direct to consumer service, VOD, online digital platforms, and DVR/catch-up Services in Latin America and the Caribbean. Starting in 2022, ESPN features first ball to last ball coverage of the Australian Open on its linear and digital platforms starting with the qualifiers, the main draw featuring the men’s & women’s singles, doubles and mixed doubles, Legends, Juniors and Wheelchair – as well as support programming, highlights, films and other short form content.

As for ESPN.com, ESPN’s editorial website features complete coverage of the tournament, with live results, video highlights and expert analysis of the matches.

“We are proud to be the home of the Australian Open across Latin America and the Caribbean,” said Tim Bunnell, senior vice president of production, programming and acquisitions, marketing and advertising sales for ESPN. “For over 20 years, ESPN has been committed to showcasing the best of the tournament to fans – providing the most extensive comprehensive live coverage across multiple platforms networks. We are excited and thrilled to extend our agreement with Tennis Australia. The Australian Open will continue to be a vital component of our Grand Slam coverage and other major tennis events scheduled on ESPN’s platforms throughout the year.”

“ESPN is renowned for its quality tennis coverage on and off court and we’re delighted to announce an extension of our partnership for a further decade,” Tennis Australia CEO, Craig Tiley said.

“It was clear from the start of our relationship that ESPN shared our vision around innovation and delivery of highly engaging content for our fans. We look forward to continuing our work together to bring the most comprehensive and compelling AO coverage to fans across the region.”

Australian Open 2022

The Australian Open, taking place from January 16 through 30, kicks off the Grand Slam season in Melbourne Park, and the ESPN networks in Latin America and the Caribbean present over 150 hours of live coverage in Spanish, Portuguese and English, throughout the whole tournament.

Additionally, Star+ in Latin America and the ESPN App in the Caribbean provides streaming of over 1,400 live hours with up to 16 courts covered simultaneously.

 

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