Amazon Prime Video serves up live tennis
March 1, 2019
This year marks the start of a five-year deal that sees Amazon Prime Video deliver live and exclusive coverage of 37 ATP Tour events from 2019 to 2023, including all ATP Masters 1000 events, as well as the US Open from 2019 to 2022, available on Prime Video in the UK and Ireland, at no extra cost to a UK Prime membership.
Prime Video will also show the Nitto ATP Finals from The O2, the Next Gen ATP Finals, all ATP 500s, including the Fever Tree Championships from The Queen’s Club and thirteen ATP 250s, including the Nature Valley International from Eastbourne.
Following live studio coverage in 2018, Prime Video has now confirmed that Catherine Whitaker will return to present live coverage through 2019, alongside former players and tennis experts Greg Rusedski and Daniela Hantuchova in the studio. Established analysts and commentators Sam Smith and Mark Petchey will be back to provide on-site and studio commentary, with further commentary from ATP Media’s top international commentators Robbie Koenig and Nick Lester. Additional experts and commentators will join its coverage for tournaments throughout the year.
Prime Video will broadcast on-site, live studio coverage across tournaments, including at the BNP Paribas Open from Indian Wells, the Fever Tree Championships from The Queens Club, the US Open, and the Nitto ATP Finals from The O2. On-site field reporters will bring customers the latest action, analysis and commentary right from the court side at many tournaments.
Starting with the first ATP Masters 1000 event of the year, Prime members can look forward to on-site, live studio coverage at the BNP Paribas Open from Indian Wells, from March 7th – 17th. Customers will have access to full, uninterrupted, live coverage from every televised court, all match replays normally available within 15 minutes, and highlights on demand the following day. This is in addition to ATP 500s from Rotterdam, Dubai and Acapulco and ATP 250s from Marseille and Montpellier, which have already been available for customers to watch on Prime Video this year.
“2019 marks the start of our exclusive tennis coverage on Prime Video, and we’re excited to offer tennis fans 37 ATP Tour events and the US Open, at no extra cost to a UK Prime membership,” said Alex Green, European MD of Sport at Amazon Prime Video. “Customers can look forward to live, uninterrupted coverage from every tournament and in-depth analysis with the return of our presenters, including Catherine Whitaker, Greg Rusedski and Daniela Hantuchova for Prime Video’s tennis coverage in 2019.”