FOX Sports Asia Scores U.S. Open Tennis Championships


SINGAPORE: FOX Sports in Asia has acquired the broadcast rights for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, adding to its slate of grand slam tournaments that already includes Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

The five-year deal begins in 2017. It covers linear (pay and terrestrial), OTT and digital platforms in Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. In addition to the live broadcast on linear channels, viewers can catch free short-form clips, news updates and highlights on the FOX Sports Play app and ‪

“This is a great win for FOX Sports and we are pleased that our affiliate and broadcast partners, and tennis fans will be able to experience comprehensive coverage of the U.S. Open, with FOX Sports’s complete suite of linear and digital/OTT platforms,” said Rohit D’Silva, the executive VP of commercial and sports at FOX Networks Group (Asia Pacific and the Middle East).

“The USTA is thrilled to partner with FOX Sports in Asia and looks forward to bringing premier coverage that will showcase the US Open—the highest-attended annual sporting event in the world—to fans throughout the region beginning next year,” added Lew Sherr, USTA’s chief revenue officer.