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Amazon Prime Video and Eurosport unveil US Open plans

By 27th August 2020 No Comments

Amazon Prime Video will show all live matches in the UK and Ireland, while Eurosport has the rights to the rest of Europe, including analysis in the Eurosport Cube (pictured below).

Amazon Prime Video is airing all live matches from the US Open Tennis Championships 2020 in the UK and Ireland.

Coverage from the tournament, which runs from 31 August to 13 September, will begin daily at 3:30pm BST, with all match replays available within 15 minutes of the match ending, and on-demand highlights available the next day.

Amazon Prime Video will broadcast live studio coverage throughout the US Open, with Greg Rusedski, Daniela Hantuchova, Tim Henman, Annabel Croft, Anne Keothavong and Laura Robson providing commentary and analysis. Martina Navratilova and Jim Courier will also join for analysis during the tournament.

Meanwhile, Eurosport’s coverage of the US Open (It has rights to US Open coverage across Europe in over 50 countries and territories, except the United Kingdom and Ireland) will include analysis in the Eurosport Cube.

This interactive, mixed-reality studio was first unveiled during the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. It uses augmented reality (AR) and enhanced graphics to ”transport fans into the heart of the action from New York and offer the most detailed and insightful analysis of the action,” says Eurosport.

Barbara Schett will anchor Eurosport’s coverage from the Eurosport Cube in London throughout the two weeks of the tournament with seven-time Grand Slam winner Mats Wilander providing analysis.

Boris Becker and Justine Henin will also be “beamed into the Eurosport Cube studio in London directly from their locations in Munich and Paris respectively to give their own expert perspective from the best of the men’s and women’s matches throughout the fortnight.”

Andrew Georgiou, president, Eurosport and global sports rights and sports marketing solutions said: “The award-winning Eurosport Cube was the hit of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, winning praise from sports fans for its game changing analysis and lauded by the industry for redefining the Olympics viewing experience. We subsequently worked hard to take it to the next level and integrate the latest technology with a plan to bring the Eurosport Cube 2.0 to Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

“With the Games re-scheduled to next year but the experience ready to go, there really is no better arena than Grand Slam tennis to see the return of the Eurosport Cube. We will not unveil all the bells and whistles straight away as we will keep a few elements up our sleeves for Discovery’s coverage next summer that will feature every minute of the Games and analysis a multitude of sports. As we look to the US Open, we believe the Eurosport Cube can transform how fans connect with tennis and the players, bringing to life technical nuances and the reasons matches are won or lost in a way that’s never been seen before in the tennis.”

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