Australian Open Coverage on Tennis Channel Begins Jan. 13
January 13, 2024
LOS ANGELES – Tennis Channel’s 17th year of Australian Open coverage will begin Saturday, Jan. 13, with the nightly show Tennis Channel Live at the Australian Open at 5 p.m. ET. The news, analysis, highlight and interview program will air each afternoon at that time for two weeks during one of the sport’s four most prestigious competitions and first major of the year, from January 13-27. The network will surround the evening show with daily encore replays from the first round through the men’s singles final in Melbourne January 14-28 (complete schedule can be found at www.tennischannel.com/schedule). Tennis Channel first covered the Australian Open in 2008.
Hall of Famers Martina Navratilova (@Martina), Jim Courier and Lindsay Davenport (@LDavenport76) are part of the Tennis Channel Live at the Australian Open on-air team this year. All found success Down Under during their playing careers. Navratilova took the singles title three times, along with eight doubles championships and another in mixed doubles. Courier won the singles tournament back-to-back in 1992 and 1993, while Davenport won it in 2000 and reached the finals in doubles six times.
Coach and analyst Paul Annacone (@paul_annacone) returns to Tennis Channel’s encore replay studio during the Australian Open in 2024. In 1985 he won the event’s doubles crown. He’ll be joined by longtime network announcer Brett Haber (@BrettHaber), who worked with Annacone at last year’s event and throughout the year.
Author, Sports Illustrated editor/reporter and CBS’ 60 Minutes contributor Jon Wertheim (@jonwertheim) returns to Tennis Channel Live at the Australian Open this year, and will offer special features and analysis during the tournament. Award-winning host Steve Weissman (@SteveWeissman) is the show’s conductor, guiding the conversation through tournament storylines and they play out in Melbourne. Australian Open fans can find scores, news, highlights, interviews, videos and live blogs at TennisChannel.com, Tennis.com and Baseline.Tennis.com for free during the tournament. Classic matches from Melbourne will be available on-demand on subscription service Tennis Channel Plus.
Social media users have access to the event across Tennis Channel platforms, including Facebook (Facebook.com/TennisChannel), Twitter (Twitter.com/TennisChannel), Instagram (Instagram.com/Tennischannel) and TikTok (tiktok.com/@tennischannel) and Tennis Magazine’s Twitter (Twitter.com/Tennis) and Facebook (www.Facebook.com/TennisMedia). Tennis Channel (www.tennischannel.com) and its sibling network T2, which are owned by Sinclair Inc., are the only television-based multiplatform destinations dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle. The networks have the most concentrated single-sport coverage in television in one of the world’s most voluminous sports, with multiple men’s and women’s tournaments and singles, doubles and mixed competition throughout the year. Tennis Channel and T2 have rights at the four majors – US Open, Wimbledon, Roland Garros (French Open) and Australian Open – and are the exclusive U.S. homes of all men’s ATP World Tour and women’s WTA Tour competitions, Davis Cup, Billie Jean King Cup, United Cup, and Laver Cup. Direct-to-consumer streaming service Tennis Channel Plus is available to everyone in the United States and allows subscribers to select from another 4,500 live and on-demand matches and award-winning content from short-form to films throughout the tennis season. Tennis Channel International brings live competition and network content to markets in Europe and Asia via digital subscription and free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channels. Additional platform www.tennis.com is the largest digital outlet dedicated to the sport. Tennis Channel also manages a network of close to 20 podcasts and FAST channel Pickleballtv, a partnership with the Professional Pickleball Association.