ESPN gets exclusive rights to US Open across Latin America, the US


Juan Fernandez Gonzalez

| 31 August 2015

Holding the exclusive US Open rights for Latin America's largest Spanish-speaking countries and the US, ESPN is to cover the last Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year from first ball to last ball, starting today (31 August).

Including a Spanish-language option, ESPN3 will offer 14 separate feeds covering the action during the day.

In Latin America, ESPN will air complete English and Spanish coverage for Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay, Venezuela and Uruguay.

For the first ten days of the tournament (through to 9 September), the USTA's 20-minute Inside the Baseline, presented by IBM, will lead into the start of play. In addition, Beyond the Baseline presented by Westin will recap the day's biggest developments.

Also, an additional feed, the US Open Chase Review Multicam, will be debuted. For the first eight days of the tournament it will have three live on-court screens from Ashe, Armstrong and Grandstand. Starting with the quarter-finals, these screens will cover matches on Ashe, with iso-cams on each player as well as traditional TV production.

ESPN has been televising the US Open since 2009 and an 11-year agreement with the USTA for exclusivity was announced in May 2013.