BendBroadband to Air Australian Open Locally in Bend, Oregon

Thirteen Days of Live Match Coverage Set for Two-Week Major, First of Four Slams

Starting today, Central Oregon tennis enthusiasts can catch all the action of the Australian Open on the Tennis Channel, channels 36 SD and 636 HD in BendBroadband’s preferred package. The annual two-week tournament kicks off today, Monday, January 16th at 7 p.m. E.S.T.

New for the network’s Australian Open coverage in 2012 are 10 consecutive nights of prime-time matches, beginning at 7 p.m. ET, within its overall, 13-day coverage window (complete schedule follows).  This will take place from the first Monday through the second Wednesday, without any intermittent days off, as had occurred in previous years.

In addition to a live schedule that runs from the first day of play through the singles quarterfinals, men’s and women’s doubles finals, and mixed-doubles championship, Tennis Channel will again televise same-day encores of the men’s and women’s singles semifinals and championships. 

 

Tennis Channel’s Live Australian Open Match Schedule (all times ET)

Monday, Jan. 16                                 7 p.m.-9 p.m.              First-Round

Tuesday, Jan. 17                                7 p.m.-9 p.m.              Second-Round

Wednesday, Jan. 18                           7 p.m.-11 p.m.            Second-Round

Thursday, Jan. 19                               7 p.m.-11 p.m.            Third-Round

Friday, Jan. 20                                    7 p.m.-9 p.m.              Third-Round

Saturday, Jan. 21                               7 p.m.-9 p.m.              Round of 16

Sunday, Jan. 22                                  7 p.m.-9 p.m.              Round of 16

Monday, Jan. 23                                 7 p.m.-9 p.m.              Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals

Tuesday, Jan. 24                                7 p.m.-9 p.m.              Men’s and Women’s Quarterfinals

Wednesday, Jan. 25                           7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.         TBA

Thursday, Jan. 26                               11 p.m.-3 a.m.            Women’s Doubles Final

and Mixed Doubles Semifinal

Saturday, Jan. 28                               5:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m.    Men’s Doubles Final

Sunday, Jan. 29                                  12:30 a.m.-2:30 a.m.  Mixed Doubles Final

New in 2012, Tennis Channel is introducing “Ask the Expert,” in which viewers can upload short videos of themselves asking questions for members of the network telecast team to answer on air during the Australian Open.  Clips that are selected will be televised prior to talent members’ answers.  Videos can be submitted at www.tennischannel.com.

During the Australian Open members of the media, television viewers and tennis fans also will be able to stay engaged with Tennis Channel via Facebook (www.facebook.com/tennischannel), Twitter (www.twitter.com/tennischannel) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/tennischannel).