The Australian Open signals the start of the Grand Slam season and it’s the start of a multi-year deal with Sky - Sky
• Sky renews its partnership with Tennis Australia, with a multi-year deal for the Australian Open from 2023
• Sky first partnered with the AO in 1991
• Multiple tournaments included in the line-up, including the Laver Cup and AO Legends
• The AO adds to an impressive schedule of sport for Sky viewers
Sky New Zealand is delighted to confirm tennis fans from all over Aotearoa will be able to watch a full slate of tennis from across the Tasman, thanks to a multi-year deal with Tennis Australia.
Sophie Moloney, Sky CEO says, “We know how much the Australian Open is loved by our customers, who look forward to these two weeks of world class tennis every summer. I’m so pleased our customers will be able to see the best in the business on court in Melbourne for years to come. What’s more the Open follows the ASB Classic in January, back for the first time in two years and also available on Sky.
“In addition to the Australian Open grand slam, the new deal with our partner Tennis Australia includes the AO Junior Championships, AO Legends, the AO Qualifying Tournament, the Wheelchair Championships and the AO Australian and Asia-Pacific Wildcard Play-offs. The deal also includes the Laver Cup – the latter celebrating the legendary Rod Laver after whom the famed Melbourne tennis arena is named.
“Sky has been an amazing partner for more than 30 years and has helped make the Australian Open one of the most popular sports events in New Zealand,” Tennis Australia Chief Revenue Officer Cedric Cornelis said.
“Sky’s innovative approach to showcasing the full AO experience in January across all media platforms will also help us drive more Kiwi visitors across the Tasman to our events.”
The AO follows the ASB Classic in New Zealand and will be live on Sky and Sky Sport Now from 16 – 29 January 2023, with other related tournaments ahead of that landmark event including the Qualifying Tournament as outlined above. Specifically, Sky will have four dedicated channels on Sky Sport and Sky Sport Now. What’s more, Sky Box subscribers will be able to access a total of 16 different court feeds via Sky Go so they can watch ALL the action wherever they are able to stream. Selected content will also be available free-to-air, with details to be revealed soon.