Prime Video brings global tennis back
August 4, 2020
This summer, Amazon Prime Video brings live global tennis back to fans in the UK and Ireland, including the US Open Grand Slam. The action begins with the WTA tour’s 31st Palermo Ladies Open, which is taking place now until August 9th.
Catherine Whitaker and Marcus Buckland will present Prime Video’s live studio tennis coverage across the remainder of the season. With former players and tennis experts Greg Rusedski, Daniela Hantuchova, Tim Henman and Annabel Croft all providing commentary and analysis. Broadcasters Sam Smith, Mark Petchey, Robbie Koenig and Nick Lester will also feature in the lead commentary line up throughout the season. British player Laura Robson, former British No.1 and broadcaster Anne Keothavong and TV presenter Radzi Chinyanganya will join for the US Open, with additional special guests confirmed later.
“We’re excited to be bringing back live, global tennis, including the ATP, WTA and US Open, to Prime Video customers in the UK & Ireland at no extra cost to their Prime membership,” commented Alex Green, MD Prime Video Sport Europe. “We know that fans across the UK and Ireland have been missing live tennis, especially during the summer. Viewers can look forward to the return of our studio coverage with first-class presenters and commentators across both men’s and women’s tours, all in one place on Prime Video.”
Customers will have access to full, uninterrupted, live coverage from every televised court, all match replays, and highlights on demand from tournaments across the season, including the upcoming US Open Grand Slam, ATP Masters 1000s and WTA Premier Mandatories, as well as ATP 500s and 250s, and WTA Internationals, Premiers and Premier 5s. Coverage will be available to watch with the Prime Video app on TVs, mobile devices, games consoles, set-top-boxes, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire tablets, or online.
Upcoming tennis tournaments on Prime Video include:
- 31st Palermo Ladies Open – August 3rd to 9th (WTA)
- Prague Open – August 10th – 16th (WTA)
- Top Seed Open, presented by Bluegrass Orthopaedics – August 10th to 16th (WTA)
- Western & Southern Open – August 22nd to 28th (WTA & ATP)
- US Open – August 31st to September 13th (Grand Slam)
- TEB BNP Paribas Tennis Championship Istanbul – September 7th to 13th (WTA)
- Generali Open – September 8th to 13th (ATP)
- Mutua Madrid Open – September 14th to 20th (WTA & ATP)
- Internazionali BNL d’Italia – September 20th to 27th (WTA & ATP)