A hybrid of comprehensive sports, health, fitness, pop culture, entertainment and travel programming, the network is home to every aspect of the wide-ranging, worldwide tennis community. It also has the most concentrated single-sport coverage in television, with telecast rights to the US Open, Wimbledon, Roland Garros (French Open), Australian Open, Emirates Airline US Open Series, ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, top-tier WTA competitions, Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, and Hopman Cup. Tennis Channel is carried by nine of the top 10 video providers.
Tennis Channel has close to 90 percent of all the televised tennis in the United States – more than all other networks combined. The network creates the most viewing opportunities for fans to watch with its schedule, featuring more than 5,300 hours of competition. With comprehensive coverage from every one of the top 100 tournaments, the top 10 men and women have been known to play close to 700 times on Tennis Channel. However, the legends of the sport are not just on the court, they’re also in the broadcasting booth. Tennis Channel has more Hall of Fame talent than any other single-sports network with Lindsay Davenport, Jim Courier, Martina Navratilova, Tracy Austin, Bud Collins, Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe having regularly appeared on-air.
The network’s programming is not only limited to match play. Groundbreaking original shows such as the documentary-style Signature Series and Tennisography delve into the behind-the-scenes stories that highlight the history of some of the most influential players to ever step on the court, while introducing our audience to today’s up-and-coming talents. Tennis Channel also looks beyond the professionals at the net with lifestyle, travel, instructional and news shows like Tour Guide, Tennis Channel Academy, One Minute Clinic, Bag Check and Court Report.
Tennis Channel has stayed on the forefront of cutting-edge media technology with the continuous expansion of its digital offerings, adding multiple media platforms to create the ultimate tennis viewing experience for fans. The network has rolled out TV Everywhere to 75 percent of its subscriber base and is working on adding more partners. Additionally, when Tennis Channel launched its landmark digital subscription service, Tennis Channel Plus, it was the first to pair a subscription service with TV Everywhere ability within one app. The service features more than 600 additional live matches from more than 40 tournaments around the world – including the Australian and French Open – as well as thousands of hours of on-demand programming. The combination of Tennis Channel and Tennis Channel Plus in one easy-to-use app, available on multiple streaming devices like Apple and Roku, represents one of the first and most extensive live and archived tennis viewing experiences ever offered to fans.
It is safe to say there has never been a more complete home for the sport and its fans than Tennis Channel.