Amazon Scores U.K. Rights for U.S. Open Tennis Championships


Amazon Prime Video has landed rights to broadcast the U.S. Open Tennis Championships in the U.K. and Ireland.

The five-year agreement, which begins with the 2018 U.S. Open, will bring live and on-demand content to Prime members in both countries. Eurosport previously scored a deal to broadcast the competition in the rest of Europe for another five years.

“This new partnership allows the United States Tennis Association (USTA) to showcase our live and on-demand content to Amazon Prime members throughout the U.K. and Ireland,” said Lew Sherr, USTA’s chief revenue officer. “We are excited to market the telecasts via Prime Video and provide fans more ways to watch tennis matches.”

“Prime Video is focused on bringing customers a great selection of high-quality entertainment across drama, comedy, documentaries, live sports and more,” added Jay Marine, VP of Prime Video Europe. “We are delighted to now offer Prime members U.S. Open tennis at no extra cost to their membership, right alongside their favorite shows and movies.”

“We are proud to partner with the USTA to add the U.S. Open to the growing portfolio of sports available on Prime Video,” added Alex Green, the managing director of channels and sports for Prime Video Europe. “This prestigious event, along with the other exciting tennis coming this year and next, makes Prime Video a destination for tennis fans in the U.K. and Ireland.”