In recent years, the tennis tournament from New York has been hosted by Eurosport. The streaming service Sportdeutschland.TV is now taking over the broadcasting rights of the US Open.
Just a few days ago is the prestigious Grand Slam Tournament ended in Wimbledon, the last major tennis tournament of the year casts its shadow. Between August 22nd and September 10th, the tennis pros will be in New York. The transmissions usually take place in the evening and at night. This year, however, viewers have to adjust to a new channel, because it is not broadcasting as usual Eurosport the last Grand Slam tournament of the year, but Sportdeutschland.TV has secured the rights.
Until 2017: Sportdeutschland.TV grabs the US Open broadcast
As the streaming service from DOSB New Media confirmed on Thursday, a long-term agreement has been concluded with the United States Tennis Association and the tournament will be shown from 2023 up to and including 2027 exclusively in Germany and Austria and non-exclusively in Switzerland. Sportdeutschland.TV promises to show every game of the US Open 2023 live and on demand. This includes the qualifying tournaments as well as the main fields of men’s and women’s singles as well as the men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles tournament. In addition, Sportdeutschland.TV has committed to broadcasting all games of the junior and wheelchair tournament. Next to the live broadcasts, which can then be called up on demand, daily highlights are also presented. However, Sportdeutschland.TV will not broadcast the tournament completely free of charge, the exact division of paid and free content will be announced at a later date.
“The broadcast of the US Open on this scale is an incredible development in the history of Sportdeutschland.TV,” explains Björn Beinhauer, CEO of DOSB New Media. “We look forward to bringing tennis fans in the DACH region closer to the Grand Slam in a way they have never experienced before. I can already promise a top-class team of moderators and commentators as well as new and modern formats.