Rettighederne til Australian Open Tennis har været at finde hos Eurosport / Discovery Networks i rigtig mange år, og det ændres der ikke på foreløbig. Discovery har nemlig indgået en ny rettighedsaftale om dækning af kalenderårets første Grand Slam turnering med hele 10 år. Således skal vi helt frem til 2031 før rettighederne udbydes igen.
I øjeblikket dækker Eurosport / Discovery+ US Open tennis turneringen.
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“We have an incredible heritage in delivering leading tennis coverage for broad audiences enjoying Grand Slam events on our platforms, covering all the stories that matter on and off the court on whichever platform people choose to follow the tournament,” said Andrew Georgiou, president of sports, Discovery.
“Extending our relationship with the Australian Open on a long-term basis means we can take this even further, utilising the full breadth and depth of Discovery’s global channels, platforms and brands – including Eurosport and our streaming service Discovery+ – to work with Tennis Australia and reach new audiences, around new and different stories, to play an even bigger part in helping grow the tournament.”
Craig Tiley, chief executive of Tennis Australia and Australian Open tournament director, added: “For more than 25 years Eurosport has helped showcase the best of the Australian Open into Europe and we are delighted to extend and expand this historic partnership.
“We look forward to bringing our innovative coverage to life through Eurosport and Discovery’s free to air, subscription TV and multiple online destinations, and telling the stories of the players both on the court and beyond, both in January and throughout the year.”