Attention tennis fans: The Austrian broadcaster ServusTV has secured the free TV rights to two classics: the US Open in NYC and the Erste Bank Open in Vienna. It starts at the end of August.
“Flushing Meadows” – music to the ears of tennis fans and an absolute classic of the international tennis scene. ServusTV has secured the free TV rights to the second oldest major tournament for two years and will report live from the US Open from New York City from August 31st.
It will then continue on October 26th at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna: From this autumn, the Salzburg private broadcaster will be the official TV partner and host broadcaster of the highly endowed ATP 500 tournament for a total of five years and wants four games a day, including all games by Dominic Thiem broadcast live from the center court in the Wiener Stadthalle. TV rights also include online and mobile rights.
“The fact that we can offer fans in Austria another Grand Slam tournament and the Austrian classic tennis with all Dominic Thiem games free of charge on ServusTV is literally very big tennis. And it is a further component in the top-class sports offer from ServusTV, ”says broadcaster boss Ferdinand Wegscheider.
At the US Open, ServusTV is the exclusive Austrian TV partner and wants to broadcast the top games of the tournament as well as all games with Dominic Thiem live on TV and in the live stream on servustv.com. In addition, all games are available in the media library after the broadcast.
“After the ATP Cup, the Davis Cup, the Australian Open and the Generali Open Kitzbühel, the acquisition of rights to these two tournaments was a logical step. After all, we want to offer the fans in this country the best tennis around Austria’s top star Dominic Thiem in top quality, ”said sports rights boss David Morgenbesser.
ServusTV will broadcast the US Open live from Flushing Meadows from August 31st and the Erste Bank Open live from the Wiener Stadthalle from October 26th.