Sky Sports in Five-Year Deal for US Open Championships


Sky Sports has secured a new five-year partnership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) for the US Open Championships, welcoming tennis back to the channel.

The new agreement will begin with the 2023 US Open at Flushing Meadows, starting on August 28, with Sky Sports holding the exclusive broadcast rights up to and including the 2027 event.

Sky Sports will have access to all individual court feeds, broadcasting a minimum of 135 hours of competition throughout the two-week Grand Slam tournament.

Sky Sports previously had a long relationship with the USTA, as partners for 25 years between 1991 and 2015.

Jonathan Licht, managing director of Sky Sports, said: “We are very excited to partner with the USTA once again to deliver the US Open, one of the greatest Grand Slam Tennis tournaments in the world. We have had a great history with the USTA and remember Andy Murray’s 2012 US Open win as one of the great moments on Sky Sports. This is another huge sporting event for our viewers, and we look forward to bringing tennis fans more of what they love and welcoming in new fans to the sport.”

Kirsten Corio, chief commercial officer for USTA, added: “The USTA and Sky Sports have a long history together, and it’s an exciting time to be partnering once again. We’re looking forward to showcasing the US Open to an increasing number of fans in the U.K. and Ireland over the next five years as the sport continues to grow and a new generation of stars emerges.”