Sumary of Nine secures fourth tennis Grand Slam event with US Open rights deal:
- Nine Entertainment Co has secured the rights to exclusively broadcast the US Open tennis tournament as it looks to build out sports content for its free-to-air television network and streaming service Stan.
- The US Open deal means that Nine, which is the owner of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, has now locked in coverage of all four of tennis’ Grand Slam events, having already bought the rights to the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon.
- But the latest deal for the US Open means that Nine and its streaming service Stan also have the exclusive broadcast rights to four Grand Slam tennis tournaments – the US Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the Australian Open.
- Seven’s coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics broke ratings records this year, helped by a favourable timezone and lockdowns across Australia that meant more people were spending time at home.