2016 Australian Open TV Schedule: ESPN, Tennis Channel
by Staff | January 17th, 2016, 12:01 am
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The 2016 Australian Open begins Sunday night in the U.S. Once again the season’s first Slam will be aired on both ESPN and the Tennis Channel.

ESPN will offer over 100 hours of live coverage plus live streaming on their ESPN3 and WatchESPN services. The commentary crew includes familiar faces Darren Cahill, Brad Gilbert, Pam Shriver, Chris McKendry, Patrick McEnroe, Chris Fowler, Jason Goodall, Mary Joe Fernandez, Chrissie Evert and Cliff Drysdale.

The network will air the semifinals and finals exclusively the final weekend.

Tennis Channel will also air 30 live hours of coverage from the start of play.

World No. 1s Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are both defending champions and prohibitive tournament favorites.

2016 Australian Open Live TV Schedule (all times Eastern)
Sunday, Jan. 17, 7 p.m.–7 a.m., First Round, ESPN2
Monday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., First Round, Tennis Channel
Monday, Jan. 18, 9 p.m.–7 a.m., Early round play, ESPN2
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Second Round, Tennis Channel
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 9 p.m.–7 a.m., Early round play, ESPN2
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Second Round, Tennis Channel
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 9 p.m.–7 a.m., Early round play, ESPN2
Thursday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Third Round, Tennis Channel
Thursday, Jan. 21, 11 p.m.–7 a.m., Early round play, ESPN2
Friday, Jan. 22, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Third Round, Tennis Channel
Friday, Jan. 22, 9 p.m.–7 a.m., Early round play, ESPN2
Saturday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Round of 16, Tennis Channel
Saturday, Jan. 23, 9 p.m.–2 a.m., 3 a.m.-6:30 a.m., Round of 16, ESPN2
Sunday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Round of 16, Tennis Channel
Sunday, Jan. 24, 9 p.m.–2 a.m., 3 a.m.-6:30 a.m., Round of 16, ESPN2
Monday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals, Tennis Channel
Monday, Jan. 25, 9 p.m.–2 a.m., 3 a.m.-6 a.m., Quarterfinals, ESPN2
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals, Tennis Channel
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 9 p.m.–2 a.m., 3:30 a.m.-6 a.m., Quarterfinals, ESPN2
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m., TBA, Tennis Channel
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 9:30 p.m.–2 a.m., 3:30 a.m.-6 a.m., Semifinals, ESPN2
Thursday, Jan. 28, 11 p.m.-3:30 a.m., Mixed Doubles Semifinal/Women’s Doubles Final, Tennis Channel
Thursday, Jan. 28, 3:30 a.m.-6 a.m., Semifinals, ESPN2
Friday, Jan. 29, 3:30 a.m.-6 a.m., Semifinals, ESPN2
Saturday, Jan. 29, 3 a.m.-5:30 a.m., Women’s Final, ESPN2
Sunday, Jan. 31, 3 a.m.-6:30 a.m., Men’s Final, ESPN2
Sunday, Jan. 31, 12 a.m.-2 a.m., Mixed Doubles Final, Tennis


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3 Comments for 2016 Australian Open TV Schedule: ESPN, Tennis Channel

Seth Says:

Can you tell me if the times mentioned above are eastern time/pacific time or Australian time?


danica Says:

Eastern, say, New York time. For me in California, they are three hours less.

Good luck to all players!


darley Says:

no, 4pm eastern and matches on; your schedule is not accurate

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