Cable channel Bravo will be the exclusive home to Olympic tennis starting this Saturday in the U.S. The network, owned by Olympic host broadcaster NBC, is scheduled to air 56 hours of tennis coverage from the first round Saturday, July 28 through to the semifinal matches on Friday, August 3.
Things get a little more complicated on the final medal weekend. On Saturday NBC will broadcast the women’s singles gold medal match, then NBC Sports Network will televise the men’s doubles gold.
Have your remote handy on Sunday when three different NBC channels will air Olympic tennis. NBC will offer live coverage of men’s gold medal match at 9am ET. Around that, NBC Sports Network will air doubles gold medal matches for mixed and women’s. MSNBC will have coverage of the men’s singles bronze during the mixed final.
Bravo/NBC’s talent line-up consists of Justin Gimelston, Rennae Stubbs, Brett Haber, Andrew Catalon, reporter Jon Wertheim and studio host Pat O’Brien. The familiar duo of Ted Robinson and John McEnroe will slide in from their other Olympic duties to call the men’s gold medal match Sunday.
Bravo/NBC 2012 Olympic Tennis TV Schedule & Listings (U.S. Only, all times Eastern)
Saturday, July 28 – Early Rounds, 7am-3pm ET (Live) BRAVO
Sunday, July 29 – Early Rounds, 7am-3pm ET (Live) BRAVO
Monday, July 30 – Early Rounds + Doubles, 7am-3pm ET (Live) BRAVO
Tuesday, July 31 – Early Rounds + Doubles QFs, 7am-3pm ET (Live) BRAVO
Wednesday, August 1 – Early Rounds + Mixed Doubles, 7am-3pm ET (Live) BRAVO
Thursday, August 2 – Quarterfinals, 7am-3pm ET (Live) BRAVO
Friday, August 3 – Singles + Mixed Semifinals, 7am-3pm ET (Live) BRAVO
Saturday, August 4 – Women’s Singles Gold Medal, 9am-11am ET (Live) NBC
Saturday, August 4 – Men’s Doubles Gold Medal, 11:30am-2pm ET (Live) NBC SN
Sunday, August 5 – Mixed Doubles Gold Medal, 7am-8:30am ET (Live) NBC SN
Sunday, August 5 – Men’s Singles Bronze Medal, 7am-9am ET (Live) MSNBC
Sunday, August 5 – Men’s Singles Gold Medal, 9am-11:30am ET (Live) NBC
Sunday, August 5 – Women’s Doubles Gold Medal, 12:15pm-2pm ET (Live) NBC SN
For more details, see our Olympics schedule and information page.
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