Spark Sport bags US Open broadcast rights

The three-year agreement kicks off on August 24 with the US Open qualifying competition.

Spark Sport has secured rights to broadcast the prestigious tennis championship, US Open, for the next three years. Spark Sport went toe to toe with Sky Sports to secure this huge broadcasting deal.

The three-year agreement kicks off on August 24 with the US Open qualifying competition followed by Spark’s extension of its Women’s Tennis Association licenses.

The streaming platform will deliver live and on the spot coverage of the New York Grand Slam for the very first time this year, having their digital and traditional privileges extended until 2024.

Spark will televise the live broadcast of the wheelchair and junior bouts, as well as highlights, previews, and assessment presentations, in complement to men’s and women’s singles and doubles match at Flushing Meadows.

Head of Spark Sport, Jeff Latch, said, “Our goal is to bring Kiwis more of the sport they love, and we know we have a lot of tennis-mad fans in Aotearoa. 

“Our subscribers will now have access to the US Open, a tournament that has evolved into one of the most popular sports and entertainment spectacles around the globe, as well as WTA tournaments already available on the platform. ” 

US Tennis Association Chief Executive, Lew Sherr, stated, “It’s the perfect time to partner with Spark Sport in New Zealand, as they continue to grow and prioritise their tennis coverage within an ever-expanding live sports portfolio. 

“We’re excited for the next three years and are looking forward to Spark Sport delivering a high level of US Open coverage to the great fans in New Zealand.” 

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