Tennis Channel goes deep down under

Tennis Channel is extending its Australian tour, announcing a multi-year rights deal with Tennis Australia that will include all domestic media rights to five annual events leading up to the first Grand Slam of the year, along with access to historical matches from the Australian Open library and ongoing collaboration on original programs. Included in the agreement will be the Australian Open Asia Pacific Wildcard Playoff and Australian Open Australian Wildcard Playoff, in addition to FAST4 Tennis and World Tennis Challenge exhibition. Beginning in 2017 both the Brisbane International ATP 250 and Apia International Sydney ATP 250 will be included as a part of the agreement as well. In addition, the two organizations will work together to create new short- and long-form content designed to highlight historical Australian tennis players and archival footage from memorable Australian Open matches.

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