Aug 162016

US Open coverage on British Eurosport

Eurosport has given details of its US Open tennis coverage, the first time its held exclusive rights in the UK market.

Some 214 hours have been scheduled between August 29 and September 11 to be shown on Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2 and the Eurosport Player. With Sky Sports no longer holding rights to the event Eurosport will be able to push British player Andy Murray to the front of the court.

Susanna Dinnage, EVP and MD of Discovery Networks UK and Ireland said: “With unrivalled multiplatform coverage and a world-class line-up of expert analysts and commentators, Eurosport is providing the most comprehensive coverage of the US Open to date in the UK. As well as full coverage on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2, for the first time we’re bringing live action from 12 match courts via Eurosport Player putting tennis fans in complete control. Our exclusive and unparalleled coverage of the US Open takes fans even closer to all the action and the stories that matter from the last Grand Slam of the year.”

The presenting line-up is headed by host Rob Curling with former British No. 1 players Greg Rusedski and Annabel Croft joining from Sky Sports.

Grand Slam champions Pat Cash, Mats Wilander and Mary Pierce will be joined in Flushing Meadows by Andrew Castle, Mark Petchey, Jo Durie and Catherine Whitaker with Simon Reed, Frew McMillan and Chris Bradnam on commentary duties.

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