Tennis Channel to produce and air U.S. Open broadcasts
Michelle Clancy | 13-07-2012
Tennis Channel has announced that it will cover nine of the 10 Emirates Airline US Open Series events during the seven weeks between now and the U.S. Open.
The service will be offering more than 100 match hours from the annual North American summer hard-court season.
The network's lineup includes five men's ATP and three women's WTA tournaments, along with a combined event with both men's and women's draws at the same venue. The network will air the singles semifinal, quarterfinal and early round action (in addition to select doubles play).
The women's New Haven Open at Yale is the lone exception. The network's lineup will include: ATP - BB&T Atlanta Open (Atlanta), Farmers Classic (Los Angeles), Citi Open (Washington, D.C.), Rogers Cup (Toronto) and Winston-Salem Open (Winston-Salem, N.C.); WTA - Bank of the West Classic (Stanford, Calif.), Mercury Insurance Open (Carlsbad, Calif.) and Rogers Cup (Montreal). Tennis Channel will also showcase the men's and women's Western & Southern Open (Cincinnati).
This summer marks the ninth consecutive year that Tennis Channel has covered the Emirates Airline US Open Series, continuing a streak that began when the USTA created the circuit in 2004. The network will produce all coverage for itself and fellow series broadcasters ESPN and CBS Sports, other than the Cincinnati and Canada-based events.