Sky and the United States Tennis Association have announced a new five-year broadcast deal which sees the US Open Championships return to Sky Sports.
The channel replaces Amazon’s Prime Video as the exclusive UK and Ireland outlet for the US Open starting with the 2023 event.
According to a statement, Sky Sports will have access to all individual court feeds and will broadcast “a minimum” of 135 hours of competition throughout the two-week Grand Slam tournament.
In addition, the Sky Sports linear channels its digital and social channels will provide “extensive coverage” for both existing tennis fans and new audiences.
Sky and the USTA say their new deal includes coverage of both the Men’s and Women’s tournaments, alongside respective Double’s, Mixed Doubles, Juniors, and Wheelchair competitions.
Jonathan Licht, MD Sky Sports said: “We are very excited to partner with the USTA once again to deliver the US Open, one of the greatest Grand Slam Tennis tournaments in the world.
“We have had a great history with the USTA and remember Andy Murray’s 2012 US Open win as one of the great moments on Sky Sports. This is another huge sporting event for our viewers, and we look forward to bringing tennis fans more of what they love and welcoming in new fans to the sport”
Kirsten Corio, Chief Commercial Officer, USTA says: “The USTA and Sky Sports have a long history together and it’s an exciting time to be partnering once again.
“We’re looking forward to showcasing the US Open to an increasing number of fans in the UK and Ireland over the next five years as the sport continues to grow and a new generation of stars emerges.”