2015 Australian Open TV Schedule: ESPN, Tennis Channel
by Staff | January 16th, 2015, 9:40 pm
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The 2015 Australian Open begins Sunday evening in the U.S.A. via two cable networks – ESPN and Tennis Channel. ESPN will cover the majority of the event including the final weekend matches while the Tennis Channel will broadcast first ball action and outer court, non-singles events.

ESPN2 will present daily, marathon, overnight telecasts from Melbourne (primarily starting at 9 p.m.) through the women’s semifinals, when the action switches to ESPN. Approximately 40 additional hours will be aired on ESPN2 during the afternoon with action from the overnight telecasts.

Online, ESPN3 will offer nearly 800 hours from up to 13 courts, both the most ever for an ESPN tennis event, adding nearly more than 300 hours and from six additional courts than in 2013. ESPN3’s coverage starts at 7 p.m. over the first 11 days of the tournament with the first ball each day of all TV court matches. Additionally, ESPN3 will offer live the men’s, women’s and mixed doubles championships and the finals of the boys and girls divisions.

All the action on ESPN and ESPN2 is also available through WatchESPN online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the award-winning WatchESPN app, and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One to more than 75 million households nationwide via an affiliated video or internet provider.

ESPN’s team will once again feature Cliff Drysdale, Chris McKendry, Chris Fowler, Darren Cahill, Patrick McEnroe, Pam Shriver, Chrissie Evert, Mary Joe Fernandez, Tom Rinaldi, Brad Gilbert, John McEnroe and Jason Goodall.

In its eighth year of Australian Open coverage, Tennis Channel will unveil a live, hourlong, daily introductory show from the Melbourne tournament grounds similar to lead-in programs it uses at the US Open and other events throughout the year. Hosted by Emmy Award winner Brett Haber, Hall of Famers Jim Courier and Martina Navratilova, and Sports Illustrated’s Jon Wertheim, Live at the Australian Open will air most nights from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. ET, immediately preceding the start of the day’s play Down Under. Tennis Channel will have 11 consecutive days and 40 hours of live coverage at this year’s Australian Open. With encore replays, highlights, a special preview and the new Live at the Australian Open, the network will devote close to 200 hours to the two-week major, one of the most prestigious events in the sport.

Lindsay Davenport, Justin Gimelstob and Bill Macatee will also be part of the Tennis Channel roster.

2015 Australian Open TV Schedule (All times ET)
Sunday, Jan. 18, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Pre-Tournament Welcome, Tennis Channel
Sunday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m.–7 a.m., Early round play, ESPN2
Monday, Jan. 19, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., First Round, Tennis Channel
Monday, Jan. 19, 9 p.m.–7 a.m., Early round play, ESPN2
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Second Round, Tennis Channel
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 9 p.m.–7 a.m., Early round play, ESPN2
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Second Round, Tennis Channel
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9 p.m.–7 a.m., Early round play, ESPN2
Thursday, Jan. 22, 6 p.m.-11 p.m., Third Round, Tennis Channel
Thursday, Jan. 22, 11 p.m.–7 a.m., Early round play, ESPN2
Friday, Jan. 23, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Third Round, Tennis Channel
Friday, Jan. 23, 9 p.m.–7 a.m., Early round play, ESPN2
Saturday, Jan. 24, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Round of 16, Tennis Channel
Saturday, Jan. 24, 9 p.m.–7 a.m., Round of 16, ESPN2
Sunday, Jan. 25, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Round of 16, Tennis Channel
Sunday, Jan. 25, 9 p.m.–2 a.m., 3 a.m.-6:30 a.m., Round of 16, ESPN2
Monday, Jan. 26, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals, Tennis Channel
Monday, Jan. 26, 9 p.m.–2 a.m., 3 a.m.-6 a.m., Quarterfinals, ESPN2
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals, Tennis Channel
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 9 p.m.–2 a.m., 3:30 a.m.-6 a.m., Quarterfinals, ESPN2
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m., TBA, Tennis Channel
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 9:30 p.m.–2 a.m., 3:30 a.m.-6 a.m., Semifinals, ESPN2
Thursday, Jan. 29, 10 p.m.-3:30 a.m., Mixed Doubles Semifinal/Women’s Doubles Final, Tennis Channel
Thursday, Jan. 29, 3:30 a.m.-6 a.m., Semifinals, ESPN2
Friday, Jan. 30, 3:30 a.m.-6 a.m., Semifinals, ESPN2
Saturday, Jan. 31, 3 a.m.-5:30 a.m., Women’s Final, ESPN2
Saturday, Jan. 31, 5:30 a.m.-8 a.m, Men’s Doubles Final, Tennis Channel
Sunday, Feb. 1, 3 a.m.-6 a.m., Men’s Final, ESPN2
Sunday, Feb. 1, 12 a.m.-2 a.m., Mixed Doubles Final, Tennis


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3 Comments for 2015 Australian Open TV Schedule: ESPN, Tennis Channel

Emilia Kicovic Says:

Why is it that the biggest part of the coverage (in general) is always reserved for Federer and Nadal and not for the seed no. 1 (Djokovic)? Where is the logic?


Beatrice Morrow Says:

Oh my heavenly stars–TENNIS AGAIN ????–taking away my “Mike and Mike” —seriously—BARF !!!!How many ESPN channels do you have, that you have to ruin ESPN2 ???? Seriously !!!!!!


kiran Says:

is it my tv or is the court coverage commentators voice commentary is overwhelmed by crowd noise.

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