ESPN Keeps Accompanying Australian Open Viewers for the Next 9 Years
The Australian Open has been broadcast live on ESPN since 2004.
ESPN and Tennis Australia have agreed to a nine-year deal, ensuring that the Australian Open will continue to be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN+.
All singles (including qualification), doubles, juniors (including wheelchair and legends), and mixed doubles competitions on all 16 courts in Melbourne will be aired from 2023 through 2031.
The Australian Open, which takes place in 2023 and is the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, will extend ESPN’s connection with the network, which began in 1984.
“For almost four decades, ESPN has been a terrific partner of the Australian Open, and I’m happy to maintain and grow our connection,” said Craig Tiley, Tournament Director of the Australian Open. ESPN, one of our longest-running broadcasters, has a well-deserved reputation for breaking new ground and telling compelling stories, two attributes that the Australian Open embodies.
Additionally, throughout the year, ESPN+ will broadcast nearly 1,300 matches and 3,000 hours of coverage from the sport’s Majors, including rights to three of the four.
According to a deal between ESPN and Tennis Australia, the Australian Open, tennis’ inaugural Grand Slam, will be broadcast exclusively on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN+ from 2023 until 2031.
All 16 Melbourne courts will be covered, including singles, doubles, juniors, wheelchair, and legends tournaments (including qualification).
This pact extends ESPN’s longest-running professional sports programming partnership, which began in 1984 and now spans more than 30 years. The Australian Open will take place from January 16 to January 29, 2023.
Craig Tiley, director of tennis events, is “delighted” to continue the “excellent” partnership with ESPN that has lasted nearly four decades. ESPN has broadcasted the Australian Open for decades, and they have a reputation for innovation and storylines.
ESPN+ will get access to almost 1,300 matches and 3,000 hours of video from the sport’s biggest competitions, including rights to three of the four major championships.
The FIBA World Cups in 2022 and 2023 will be broadcast exclusively on ESPN, the Australian Opals’ and Boomers’ new home.
ESPN and FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, have agreed to broadcast all of FIBA’s international events for the next four years, including the forthcoming FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 in Sydney, Australia, in September.
ESPN’s status as “The Home for Basketball” is strengthened with the inclusion of FIBA to its NBA, NBL, WNBA, and NCAA coverage, making it a must-watch destination for the Australian Opals and Boomers.
On September 22 and October 1, all 38 games of the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 in Sydney, which takes place from September 22 to October 1, will be televised live and exclusively on ESPN, including all Australian Opals games.
France, Serbia, Japan, Nigeria, and Canada will be opponents for the Australian Opals in Group B.
ESPN will also broadcast the FIBA Men’s Basketball World Cup 2023, as well as the FIBA Men’s Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers and FIBA’s Continental Cups, which will be hosted in the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia.
The next three home FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 qualifying games versus China and Japan will be aired live and exclusively on ESPN on June 30, July 1, and July 3.
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That will be a good news for the avid fans of ESPN. If you have been using the service for years, you just need to stick to what you have right now to enjoy the upcoming events.