Sky Sports today announced that it will launch a dedicated tennis channel in the UK and Ireland.
Sky Sports Tennis will bring viewers over 4,000 matches from more than 80 tournaments a year on the ATP & WTA Tours, as well as full coverage of the US Open, all exclusively live.
“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,” said Sky Sports Managing Director, Jonathan Licht.
“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 channel, which will also be available on NOW, will be on Sky 408 from the 11th February when the channel becomes live, before moving exclusively to 407 on the 13th February where it will remain.
Sky Sports Tennis will also be available on Virgin Media and EE TV, and the multiple live court streams will be available to Virgin Media customers via the Sky Sports mobile app and red button and on EE TV as NOW Bonus Streams.
The first week of programming will feature live coverage from the Hologic WTA Tour tournament in Doha.