LOS ANGELES—Since 2003, Tennis Channel has brought you the best of the ATP World Tour—live action throughout the year from all of the biggest events in men’s tennis. Today, we’re excited to announce that the media partnership was extended, so you can keep watching live action from all of the Masters 1000s, ATP World Tour 500s and Nitto ATP Finals for years to come.
There’s more, though: for the first time in the partnership, Tennis Channel will have live, over-the-top (OTT) streaming rights to Masters 1000 and ATP World Tour 500 events on Tennis Channel Plus. (subscribe at tennischannel.com/subscribe).
The combination of Tennis Channel and Tennis Channel Plus will now have live coverage from the first round through to the final at 19 of the biggest tournaments on the ATP World Tour calendar: seven Masters 1000s tournaments (Monte Carlo, Madrid, Rome, Canada, Cincinnati, Shanghai and Paris) and all 12 of the ATP World Tour 500 tournaments (Rotterdam, Rio de Janeiro, Dubai, Acapulco, Barcelona, Halle, Queen’s Club, Hamburg, Beijing, Tokyo, Basel and Vienna).
This essentially doubles the number of tournaments available to Tennis Channel Plus subscribers, and you can watch it all, regardless of whether or not you have a Tennis Channel TV subscription.
Video on demand has also expanded with more classic matches and clips from the ATP archive.
Indian Wells, Miami and the ATP Finals are limited to TV and authenticated streaming, though Tennis Channel Plus will have live women’s coverage at Indian Wells and Miami from first round to the finals.
“Tennis Channel has been an important media partner to the ATP World Tour for many years now, and we’re delighted to enter this new and expanded agreement, which will give tennis fans in the US the opportunity to watch more ATP World Tour tennis on Tennis Channel’s linear and digital broadcasts than ever before,” said Chris Kermode, Chairman and President of the ATP World Tour.
This expansion couldn’t have come at a more exciting time: This week Roger Federer, who’s fresh off his 20th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, has a chance to become No.1 again at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, the Netherlands—an ATP World Tour 500-level event.
If he reaches the semifinals, he’ll be No.1 for the first time since the week of October 29, 2012.
You can watch every round of Federer’s quest for No.1 live on Tennis Channel Plus this week.
Tennis Channel Plus is available on the Tennis Channel app—which we just relaunched—as well as online, all iOS or Android devices and connected-TV devices Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire.
“From day one we’ve always believed in using new technologies as a way to finally give people as much of this immensely prolific, always-on sport as they want, wherever and however they want it,” says Ken Solomon, President of Tennis Channel. “I don’t think we can understate the importance of what this evolution of our ATP Media agreement means for Tennis Channel Plus. To nearly double the number of live tournaments in adding almost every Masters 1000 and 500 event to the service, from first round through the finals, is a tremendous addition to the schedule of events fans can access digitally.”
This Week on Tennis Channel Plus 2/12
ATP Buenos Aires (Feb. 14-18)
-Watch Tennis Channel Plus live coverage of Dominic Thiem and Argentina Open beginning Monday February 12 at 12 p.m. ET.
-Can’t make it to Buenos Aires? Watch every match from the Argentina Open on-demand with Tennis Channel Plus.
ATP Rotterdam (Feb. 13-14)
-Don’t miss extended ATP Rotterdam Court 1 coverage live on Tennis Channel Plus Tuesday February 13 at 6 a.m. ET.
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