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Sky Sports launches completely new channel after agreeing major broadcasting deal

Alex Brotherton

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Sky Sports launches completely new channel after agreeing major broadcasting deal

Sky Sports will launch a new television channel after a securing a huge broadcasting deal that has never been seen before.

Sky Sports dominates TV sports coverage in the UK, with the broadcaster already boasting channels dedicated to football, golf, F1, racing and cricket.

Now, the broadcaster has secured broadcasting rights for tennis in the UK and Ireland with a gigantic new deal.

On February 11, Sky Sports Tennis will launch as a one-stop-shop for tennis fans to get their fix of Novak Djokovic, Coco Gauff and co.

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Sky already acquired the rights to the US Open, ATP and WTA Tour rights last year, but now viewers will be able to watch over 4,000 live matches from over 80 tournaments across the whole year.

From February 11 viewers will be able to access multiple live court streams simultaneously via the Sky Sports app, Sky TV app or red button and on NOW Bonus Streams. The new channel will be available to Sky Sports customers with Complete, Action and Arena packages.

The first week of programming will feature live coverage from the Hologic WTA Tour tournament in Doha, where the likes of Coco Gauff, Ons Jabeur, Aryna Sabalenka, Naomi Osaka and Iga Swiatek will all be in action.

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The ATP Tour from Rotterdam will follow that, before an all-star line-up of Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Andrey Rublev and Daniil Medvedev take to the court in Doha from February 19.

Sky Sports Managing Director, Jonathan Licht, said: "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."

Former top British players Tim Henman and Laura Robson will provide analysis on the channel, which will also provide viewers with big-name interviews, behind-the-scenes access, and expert insights on some of the biggest matches and moments of the year.

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Sky Sports, Tennis, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray

Alex Brotherton
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