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ESPN Acquires US Open Broadcast Rights In Australia, New Zealand

ESPN acquired the broadcast rights to tennis' US Open in Australia and New Zealand under a five-year agreement beginning in August. ESPN will be the exclusive broadcaster for all matches leading to the quarterfinals. From there, ESPN will simulcast the quarterfinals night sessions, semifinals and finals, alongside SBS. ESPN will show 150 hours of live TV coverage across ESPN and ESPN2, plus 1,300 hours streaming on WatchESPN, with matches from up to 12 courts. All of the key matches will be broadcast live on ESPN and ESPN2. Additionally, ESPN.com will be running comprehensive digital coverage from a team of reporters on site (ESPN).