FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
USTA AND ESPN ANNOUNCE COMPREHENSIVE TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA PARTNERSHIP FOR US OPEN AND EMIRATES AIRLINE US OPEN SERIES
Eleven-Year Exclusive Deal to Begin in 2015 Provides More Than 200 Hours of Summer Tennis Television Coverage
Additional Programming Will Cross all of ESPN’s Platforms
White Plains, N.Y., May 16, 2013 ? The USTA today announced that it has entered into a comprehensive media partnership with ESPN for the television and digital presentation of the US Open and the Emirates Airline US Open Series. The 11-year agreement will begin in 2015 and extend through the 2025 US Open and provide professional tennis with more than 200 hours of live coverage each summer. Current domestic television agreements for the US Open conclude following the 2014 US Open.
ESPN will become the exclusive domestic television and digital media partner for the US Open and the Emirates Airline US Open Series, and will have the right to sub-license coverage with agreement from the USTA. In addition, ESPN will continue to televise the US Open in Latin America and Canada. The comprehensive deal includes rights for all ESPN platforms including cable television, digital distribution and live-streaming of US Open matches.