LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2023 – Tennis Channel’s free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channel T2 is now available to Amazon Freevee viewers, and on sports-first live TV streaming platform Fubo in its base Pro channel plan, available to all subscribers. This greatly expands the number of viewers in the United States who have access to daily tennis throughout the year, with live coverage of the top-ranked players and most-important tournaments in the sport.
Introduced in 2022, T2 is Tennis Channel’s second television network, with matches and original programming that do not appear on its sibling channel. Because of the volume of professional tennis any given week – multiple men’s and women’s tournaments; singles, doubles and mixed matches; a variety of courts all day – T2 is unprecedented and unrivaled as a FAST channel that is able to provide top-tier, daily live competition from one of America’s most popular sports. This includes matches played by tennis superstars like US Open champions Novak Djokovic and Coco Gauff. Since its launch, T2 has aired more free live tennis to U.S. audiences per year than ever before in television.
Fubo is a sports-first cable TV replacement product that aggregates more than 300 live sports, news and entertainment networks and is the only live TV streaming platform with every Nielsen-rating sports channel (source: Nielsen Total Viewers, 2022). In addition to coverage of tennis and other sports, Fubo also streams popular live entertainment and news programming and features more than 40,000 TV shows and movies on-demand each month.
“We’re excited to work with Amazon Freevee and Fubo to bring live, daily tennis to millions of tennis fans all year long,” said Lee Schlazer, senior vice president, distribution, Sinclair and Tennis Channel. “There’s never been this opportunity for so many Americans to watch the best tennis matches and players in the world every day. We’re thrilled to expand our availability to Freevee and Fubo.”
T2 carries live, different matches from almost all tournaments that appear on Tennis Channel throughout the year. Among these in 2023 were Roland Garros (commonly known as the French Open and one of the sport’s four major annual events), the BNP Paribas Open, Miami Open, Monte-Carlo Masters, Italian Open, Canadian Open, Davis Cup and the Billie Jean King Cup.
T2 is also available for free on Samsung TV Plus and YouTube TV.
Amazon Freevee is a streaming video service with thousands of premium movies and TV shows, including Originals and free ad-supported (FAST) Channels, available anytime, for free. All FAST Channels available on Freevee can be accessed through the Freevee app, as well as within Fire TV and Prime Video.
With a mission to build the world’s leading global live TV streaming platform with the greatest breadth of premium content and interactivity, FuboTV Inc. (d/b/a Fubo; NYSE: FUBO) aims to transcend the industry’s current TV model. The company operates Fubo in the U.S., Canada and Spain and Molotov in France.
In the U.S., Fubo is a sports-first cable TV replacement product that aggregates more than 175 live sports, news and entertainment networks and is the only live TV streaming platform with every Nielsen-rated sports channel (source: Nielsen Total Viewers, 2022). Leveraging Fubo’s proprietary data and technology platform optimized for live TV and sports viewership, subscribers can engage with the content they are watching through interactive product features like FanView, an in-video experience showcasing live game, team and player stats and scores in real time. Fubo was also the first virtual MVPD to enable simultaneous viewing of up to four live channels (Multiview on Apple TV) as well the first to stream in 4K HDR.
Learn more at https://fubo.tv
Tennis Channel (www.tennischannel.com) which is owned by Sinclair Inc., 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, Davis Cup, Billie Jean King Cup, United Cup, and Laver Cup. Direct-to-consumer streaming service Tennis Channel Plus is 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 International brings live competition and network content to markets in Europe and Asia via digital subscription and free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channels.Additional platform www.tennis.com is the largest digital outlet dedicated to the sport. Tennis Channel also manages a network of close to 20 podcasts.
About Sinclair, Inc.
Sinclair, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) 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 affiliated with all the major broadcast networks; owns Tennis Channel and multicast networks Comet, CHARGE!, TBD and The Nest; and owns and provides services to 21 regional sports network brands. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and the nation’s largest streaming aggregator of local news content, NewsON. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.
# # #
For further information:
Eric Abner, Tennis Channel, 310-314-9445, firstname.lastname@example.org, @TennisChannel