LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9, 2023 –Tennis Channel’s annual Australian Open telecast will take place January 15-29.  The network will again have daily analysis, highlights, news and encore replays at the first major of the year, underway with Tennis Channel Live at the Australian Open Sunday, Jan. 15, at 5 p.m. ET.  This is Tennis Channel’s 16th year of Australian Open coverage, with its first in 2008.

Tennis Channel Live at the Australian Open will feature Hall of Famers Martina Navratilova (@Martina) and Lindsay Davenport (@LDavenport76).  Navratilova won a mixed-doubles, three singles and eight doubles crowns at the Australian Open during her career.  Davenport won the event’s singles title in 2000 and was a six-time doubles finalist. Former player and network global reporter Prakash Amritraj (@PrakashAmritraj) will also join the show, as will reporter and author Jon Wertheim (@jonwertheim).  Steve Weissman (@SteveWeissman) will host the conversation, focusing on the tournament and player storylines as they unfold in Melbourne.

The program will run at 5 p.m. ET every day of the two-week tournament (with a 6 p.m. start-time exception on Wednesday, Jan. 18).  From Sunday, Jan. 15 through Sunday, Jan. 22, Tennis Channel Live at the Australian Open will air two hours each day.  The second week, from Monday, Jan. 23, through Sunday, Jan. 29, the show will last one hour.

Tennis Channel will also provide daily encore highlights and replays with host Brett Haber (@BrettHaber) and former player and coach Paul Annacone (@paul_annacone).  Annacone won the Australian Open doubles championship in 1985.  The encores get underway with first-round matches Monday, Jan. 16, at 7 a.m. ET.  A complete schedule of the network’s daily live show and encore coverage can be found at: www.tennischannel.com/schedule.

Subscription service Tennis Channel Plus will carry on-demand Australian Open classic matches during the tournament.  Australian Open scores, highlights, news, interviews, live blogs and video features can be found on TennisChannel.com,Tennis.com and Baseline.Tennis.com, free to all.


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Tennis Channel’s social media platforms will also follow the action Down Under around the clock: Facebook (Facebook.com/TennisChannel), Twitter (Twitter.com/TennisChannel) and Instagram (Instagram.com/Tennischannel), and Tennis Magazine’s Twitter (Twitter.com/Tennis) and Facebook (www.Facebook.com/TennisMedia) channels.

Tennis Channel(www.tennischannel.com) which is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, is the only television-based multiplatform destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle.  The network has the most concentrated single-sport coverage in television in one of the world’s most voluminous sports, with multiple men’s and women’s tournaments and singles, doubles and mixed competition throughout the year.  Tennis Channel has rights at the four majors – US Open, Wimbledon, Roland Garros (French Open) and Australian Open – and is the exclusive U.S. home of all men’s ATP World Tour and women’s WTA Tour competitions, Laver Cup and Billie Jean King Cup.  Direct-to-consumer streaming service Tennis Channel Plusis available to everyone in the United States and allows subscribers to select from another 4,500 live and on-demand matches and award-winning content from short-form to films throughout the tennis season.  Tennis Channel Internationalbrings live competition and network content to markets in Europe and Asia via digital subscription and free ad-supported streamingTV (FAST) channels.Additional platforms Tennis Magazine and www.tennis.com are the largest print and digital outlets dedicated to the sport.  Tennis Channel also manages a network of close to 20 podcasts.

About Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is a diversified media company and a leading provider of local news and sports. The Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 185 television stations in 86 markets; owns multiple national networks including Tennis Channel and Stadium; has TV stations affiliated with all the major broadcast networks and owns and/or operates 21 regional sports network brands. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital and streaming platforms NewsON and STIRR. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed atwww.sbgi.net.

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Eric Abner, Tennis Channel, 310-314-9445, eabner@tennischannel.com, @TennisChannelPR