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Nine’s grand slam in 3 year deal for US Open

All 4 tennis Grand Slams Australian Open, Wimbledon, Roland Garros & now the US Open on Nine / Stan Sport.

Nine is now the home for all four Grand Slams tournaments after securing exclusive rights to the US Open.

A three-year deal sees action across Channel 9 and Stan Sport from 2022.

Director of Nine Sport, Brent Williams, said: “We are thrilled to have one of the world’s most prestigious sporting events in the US Open coming to Nine and Stan Sport. Today’s exciting announcement makes us the exclusive home of all four tennis Grand Slams.

“With the Australian Open, Wimbledon, Roland Garros and now the US Open, we have expanded both our FTA and live streaming offering, with unprecedented coverage of elite tennis all year round.

“We are excited that fans will be able to access every superstar player, every thrilling match and every single point of these iconic tournaments on a Nine platform.”

United States Tennis Association Chief Revenue Officer, Lew Sherr, said: “We have always admired the Nine Network’s coverage of the Australian Open, so we know that the US Open has found a great home on Nine and Stan Sport.

“They have a proven commitment to tennis and a demonstrated ability to elevate and integrate the sport’s presentation across all their platforms.”

Nine / Stan also has broadcast rights to the Davis Cup, Billie Jean King Cup and Laver Cup Tennis Tournament, all the summer lead-up tournaments to the Australian Open, including the ATP Cup.

9 Responses

  1. Monopoly is never good for the consumer. Channel 9 pushed most games to Stan Sport in Wimbledon and French Open, with only a few selected games on FTA.

    Very interested to see now that Stan Sport is live, if Channel 9 continues the trend of pushing games to it, or like last year pushes games not on FTA to the free 9now app.

    1. Amending the second para,

      Very interested to see now that Stan Sport is live, if Channel 9 continues the trend of pushing games to it, or like last year pushes games not on FTA to the free 9now app *for the Australian Open in January*

      1. Channel Nine showed matches from the start of play to the end of play for both RG and Wimbledon, best coverage of tennis we have had in year(probably ever).

        I’m going to miss ESPN’s production but if Nine/Stan give the treatment like they have to the other slams this year then it’s great for the sport 🙂

        1. Nah, Nine only showed the games on Centre Court in Wimbledon and the main court in RG but not always. For eg, when Federer was playing Cilic in RG Round 2, that wasn’t on the telly, instead Shopalov was. The only way to watch was Stan Sport.

          It’s still okay if it’s Wimbledon, French Open or US Open. But when it’s AO, and on our shores, hoping they will have all games free on 9Now as always and not push them to Stan Sport which is behind a paywall.

          1. They can only one show match at a time. Not sure what else you’re expecting. Stan Sport gave us access to every court for these slams for the first time which was great.

            AO does have a different contract so you don’t have to worry about it being on Stan.

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