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).