Eurosport will continue to bring fans across Europe all the action from the US Open after reaching a broadcast deal for a further five years. The deal excludes the UK and Ireland where Eurosport has historically sub-licensed the rights.
The new deal, which runs until 2022 and gives Eurosport exclusive rights to the tournament, ensures fans will be able to watch superstars such as Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and new women’s world number one Simona Halep compete at tennis’ showpiece events – the four Grand Slams from Melbourne, Paris, Wimbledon and New York – on Eurosport TV channels and Eurosport Player throughout the year.
Eurosport’s line-up analysts includes tennis legends Mats Wilander, Chris Evert, Barbara Schett, John McEnroe as well as super-coach Patrick Mouratoglou. Eurosport Germany, meanwhile, has already confirmed Boris Becker will be back in 2018 to offer his own perspective during its local coverage of the Grand Slams.
Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton said: “The US Open is always a special occasion, an invitation to the world to join a two-week party to conclude the story of the Grand Slam year.
“We are excited to extend our partnership with the USTA until 2022 and strengthen our position as the place for fans in Europe to follow every thrilling moment of Grand Slam action.
“The agreement maintains our focus on premium must-have content, delivering locally relevant coverage through dedicated country-specific production and talent.”
“Eurosport is a deeply-valued broadcast partner that has significantly invested in high-quality production and proven they can grow the audience for the US Open,” said Lew Sherr, USTA Chief Revenue Officer.
“We are very pleased to extend our relationship with them for another five years.”