SBS serves up US Open broadcast deal

Australian broadcaster wins free-to-air rights to tennis championship.

SBS serves up US Open broadcast deal

Australian broadcaster SBS has acquired the free-to-air rights to the US Open, the final Grand Slam on the annual tennis calendar.  

SBS’s coverage of the two-week hard court tournament will commence on 6th September, during the quarter-final rounds. The Australian public network will broadcast a selection of matches live on its linear channels, SBS and SBS HD, as well as streaming further matches live on its online platforms. 

Pay-TV channel ESPN will continue show the tournament in Australia from the beginning of the championship. 

“SBS has a proud heritage in bringing the best of international sport to Australian fans,” said Ken Shipp, SBS’s director of sport. “The US Open is one of the iconic events on the sports calendar, and this deal sees the climax of the year’s final Grand Slam returning live and free to all Australians.”

The 2017 men’s US Open final was won by Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka, who beat Serbian Novak Djokovic in four sets, while the women’s champion was Germany’s Angelique Kerber, who beat the Czech Republic’s Karolina Plíšková in three sets in the final.