Discovery subsidiary Eurosport will continue to broadcast the Australian Open live and exclusively across Europe after renewings its broadcast rights deal with Tennis Australia until 2031.
The ten-year extension will continue to offer the Australian Open to a bigger audience by streaming the Grand Slam across streaming services, including Discovery+.
Eurosport will also hold exclusive rights to other Tennis Australia events, including the Adelaide International ATP tournament.
After first broadcasting the Australian Open in 1995, the contract will include all linear and digital rights, extending the Australian Open’s long-term association to more than 25 years.
In addition to broadcasting live events, Discovery has collaborated with Tennis Australia on lifestyle and entertainment content designed to appeal to the broader audience, telling the stories of the players on and off the court.
Discovery’s, President of sport, Andrew Georgiou, said: “We have an incredible heritage in delivering leading tennis coverage for broad audiences enjoying Grand Slam events on our platforms, covering all the stories that matter on and off the court on whichever platform people choose to follow the tournament.
“Extending our relationship with the Australian Open on a long-term basis means we can take this even further, utilising the full breadth and depth of Discovery’s global channels, platforms and brands – including Eurosport and our streaming service Discovery+ – to work with Tennis Australia and reach new audiences, around new and different stories, to play an even bigger part in helping grow the tournament,” he said.
Tennis Australia, CEO, Craig Tiley, added: “For more than 25 years Eurosport has helped showcase the best of the Australian Open into Europe, and we are delighted to extend and expand this historic partnership.”
“We look forward to bringing our innovative coverage to life through Eurosport and Discovery’s free to air, subscription TV and multiple online destinations, and telling the stories of the players both on the court and beyond, both in January and throughout the year.” Ministry of Sport