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Tennis Channel to Have Dwell Protection of BNP Paribas Open, Miami Open

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LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2023 – Tennis Channel will as soon as once more flip right into a 24-hour community devoted to the BNP Paribas Open and Miami Open all through the month of March, as two of the game’s most vital occasions start the annual springtime season. From March 8-April 2, the channel will dedicate 32 days and greater than 550 stay and encore hours to those two tennis-calendar heavyweights, surpassed in variety of gamers and days by solely the 4 majors. Protection from Indian Wells, Calif., and Miami Gardens, Fla., begins on the primary day of BNP Paribas Open main-draw play, Wednesday, March 8, at 1 p.m. ET. The lineup will function 12 consecutive hours of stay matches, the primary of many in March with in depth, half-day telecast home windows adopted by all-night encore replays.

Underneath manner March 8-19, Tennis Channel’s BNP Paribas Open protection will embrace greater than 115 hours of stay matches and one other 150-plus hours of encores this yr. Most days start at 1 p.m. ET with one-hour lead-in present Tennis Channel Dwell on the BNP Paribas Open, forward of daylong competitors beginning at 2 p.m. ET. Championship weekend options males’s and ladies’s doubles finals Saturday, March 18, in a window with the boys’s singles semifinals that will get going at 2 p.m. ET. Sunday, March 19, males’s and ladies’s singles finals shut the occasion at 4 p.m. ET.

The community follows an analogous schedule on the Miami Open March 21-April 2. A notable exception is the alternative of a day by day lead-in present with the nightly Tennis Channel Dwell on the Miami Open on the conclusion of every night’s play. Greater than 120 stay and 170 encore hours are deliberate from Miami in 2023, with matches starting at 11 a.m. ET most mornings. The ultimate Saturday, April 1, will function the ladies’s singles closing at 1 p.m. ET, adopted by the boys’s doubles championship. Sunday, April 2, will see the reverse, with males’s singles and ladies’s doubles winners topped, additionally set for 1 p.m. ET.

Dwell BNP Paribas Open and Miami Open competitors will even stream on Tennis Channel Plus. The digital subscription service will make all matches from each occasions accessible on demand upon their completion.

The community’s second linear tv channel, T2, is free on Samsung TV Plus to everybody watching a Samsung tv made in 2017 or later. T2 will once more present stay matches from Indian Wells and Miami that won’t be carried on Tennis Channel. Viewers with each channels will be capable of channel surf between the 2 to pick the match of their choice, or keep on prime of each. Each day protection happen on the BNP Paribas Open from Wednesday, March 8, by way of Friday, March 17, starting at 2 p.m. ET. Miami Open home windows additionally start at 2 p.m. ET and run from Wednesday, March 22, by way of Thursday, March 30.

Likewise, stay protection of each occasions will air on Bally Sports activities regional sports activities networks (RSNs) all through the nation this yr. The channels will function protection at Indian Wells from Wednesday, March 8, to Tuesday, March 14, and from Miami Wednesday, March 22, by way of Wednesday, March 29.

On-Air Expertise Tennis Channel could have a full roster of achieved former tennis professionals and adorned sportscasters on air throughout its protection in Indian Wells and Miami. This consists of 14 former tour gamers, six of whom are within the sport’s Corridor of Fame.

Corridor of Famer Martina Navratilova (@Martina) will supply evaluation in the course of the Miami Open once more this yr. As a participant, she grabbed singles championships in Southern California in 1990-1991, and in South Florida in 1985, the place she additionally gained the doubles and mixed-doubles event that very same yr. Fellow analysts Jim Courier, Tracy Austin (@thetracyaustin), Lindsay Davenport (@LDavenport76), Pam Shriver (@PHShriver) and Andy Roddick (@andyroddick) spherical out the Corridor of Fame illustration in Tennis Channel’s event cubicles this March. Courier was the primary man to win the singles “Sunshine Double” in 1991, taking each occasions whereas additionally successful the doubles championship in Indian Wells. He gained the BNP Paribas Open singles title a second time in 1993, and can supply his perspective throughout each occasions.

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As will Davenport, who hails from Southern California and dominated the desert throughout her enjoying days. She gained eight titles between 1997-2003: two singles (1997, 2000) and 6 doubles (1994-1995, 1997-1998, 2000 and 2003) crowns on the occasion. Shriver gained doubles championships in Indian Wells (1989) and Miami (1986-1987), whereas Roddick gained doubles on the BNP Paribas Open (2009) and singles on the Miami Open (2004, 2010). Each can be on air for Tennis Channel in Indian Wells.

Her first time in Miami as a Tennis Channel analyst this yr, Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) was a finalist on the occasion in 2017. She gained the BNP Paribas Open singles title in 2011 and reached the ultimate once more in 2013 and 2010. Analyst Chanda Rubin (@ChandaRubin) gained the BNP Paribas Open doubles championship in 1996 and can lend her voice to each occasions in 2023. So will Jan-Michael Gambill (@JanmikeGambill), a Miami Open singles finalist in 2001 and doubles finalist in 1999. Former participant and major-champion coach Paul Annacone (@paulannacone) will even supply his ideas throughout each occasions this month. In 1985 and 1987 he gained doubles crowns in Miami. Announcer Mark Knowles (@Knowlzee10s) took the doubles title residence from Indian Wells in 2006, and reached the doubles closing in Miami two years later. Former gamers Leif Shiras (@ShirasLeif), Jason Goodall and Mark Petchey (@_markpetchey) will announce matches throughout Tennis Channel’s protection this yr month as nicely. Shiras can be on air for each, whereas Goodall (Indian Wells) and Petchey (Miami) will cut up duties between the 2. Prakash Amritraj (@PrakashAmritraj) completes the listing of tour professionals on air this yr. He’ll conduct interviews on the Miami event desk together with associate and fellow community world reporter Dani Klupenger (@daniklup).

The Tennis Channel Dwell lead-in and wrap-up reveals can be hosted by community announcer Steve Weissman (@Steve_Weissman), who will work with Roddick in Indian Wells, and Annacone and Rubin throughout Miami. Announcer Noah Eagle (@NoahEagle15) will even seem on Tennis Channel Dwell on the Miami Open.

Emmy Award-winning sportscaster and longtime Tennis Channel announcer Brett Haber (@BrettHaber) will deal with play-by-play obligations throughout each occasions once more this yr. Ari Wolfe (@ariwolfe) and Geoff Chizever (@Geoff_Chiz) will do the identical.

Digital Throughout Indian Wells and Miami, the free Tennis.com web site and app will present highlights, scores, information, head-to-head matchup statistics, win-probability charges and estimated begin occasions. Customers can entry Tennis Channel’s Match Level predictor recreation (https://predictor.tennis.com/en) whereas Indian Wells is in session and reply questions for the prospect to win from a listing of prizes, a visit to subsequent yr’s event amongst them. The community’s on-air group members will even be lively on Instagram from Southern California and South Florida all through March.

Tennis Channel’s YouTube (www.youtube.com/consumer/tennischannel), Fb (www.fb.com/tennischannel), Twitter (www.twitter.com/tennischannel) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/tennischannel) platforms will preserve followers as much as the minute this month, as will Tennis.com’s Fb (www.fb.com/TennisMedia) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/Tennis) accounts.

 

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