Sky Sports has launched Sky Sports Tennis as the home for ATP, WTA Tours and US Opens in the UK and Ireland. 

The tennis-dedicated channel will launch on 11 February, showing over 4,000 matches from more than 80 tournaments a year, featuring exclusive coverage of the ATP and WTA Tours, as well as full coverage of the US Open.

Sky Sports announced the channel following a landmark double agreement that included tennis media rights for both the ATP and WTA Tours.

Jonathan Licht, Sky Sports Managing Director, said: “It’s an exciting moment for Sky Sports as we launch a new home for tennis fans, and Sky Sports Tennis will give millions of homes easy access to watch the best players in the world all year round.

Former British players Tim Henman and Laura Robson have been named as part of the new team to work on the channel. From the first week of coverage, viewers can expect to see live coverage from the Hologic WTA Tour tournament in Doha.

In addition to live coverage, the channel will host a range of additional programming including big-name interviews, behind-the-scenes access, and expert insights on some of the biggest matches and moments of the year.

Licht added: “We’re proud to be the undisputed home of live sport for fans in the UK and Ireland, and this new channel will add value for our customers, enabling them to enjoy even more of the sports they love.”

The broadcast channel has bolstered Sky Sports’ portfolio of sports coverage with other deals this year, such as an agreement that saw the UK broadcaster retain the rights for the Open until 2028 and a deal that allowed it to cover the recent AFCON tournament.

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