Sky TV acquires rights to ASB Classic and Heineken Open

Sky TV has snapped up the broadcast rights to New Zealand’s two premiere tennis tournaments.

Both the women’s ASB Classic and the men’s Heineken Open will now be screened on Sky TV for the next five years at least.

Auckland Tennis today announced the deal, which will see all centre court matches screened live and uninterrupted from the start of play at 1pm through until the last game of the day.

Prime will carry a highlights package that will screen daily as part of the coverage.

Tennis Auckland chief executive Robyn Kiddle said: ‘We know New Zealand is a strong sports viewing nation and this is supported by the fact that Sky is now available in nearly 50 per cent of our homes. 

”For the first time in the history of these international tournaments, we are able to offer complete and uninterrupted coverage of all centre court games.” 

TVNZ has held the broadcast right for the previous two tournaments.

Source: Stuff

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  • reece_555

    Finally, should have moved there years ago.

  • joeseyeballs

    and the sky monster gobbles more…

    about time the guvmint should some testicular fortitude and kept key sporting events in teh fta arena as per australia.