Fox Sports To Air All Australian Open Matches Live
Singapore – FOX Sports Asia has increased its commitment to bringing viewers the best possible access to the world’s top sporting events by making all 411 matches available LIVE on its network for the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam event of 2016, to tennis fans in Asia*. FOX Sports’ coverage will exceed 200 hours of LIVE in-studio production from Singapore with all matches being shown LIVE across its flagship FOX Sports and FOX Sports 2 channels, as well as on-the-go on the FOX Sports Play app and on online on foxsportsasia.com. Tennis fans will be able to catch multiple matches in a variety of camera angles with the seamless addition of the FOX Sports Play offering a seamless experience and unprecedented access across platforms.
FOX Sports’ LIVE broadcast will also be complemented by studio shows, helmed by their resident tennis presenter, Jason de la Peña, along with pundits that include former World Number 9, Paradorn Schrichipan, current professional and Asian Games Gold Medallist, Danai Udomchoke, Singapore’s No. 1 women’s tennis player, Stefanie Tan and Malaysia’s No. 1 men’s tennis player, Adam Jaya.
The team on-site at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne include Marion Bartoli, the 2013 Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles Champion and former World Number 7, who will provide viewers with her insights amidst the action. Paula Malai Ali, a familiar face on FOX Sports, will also be reporting on-site, to not only provide exclusive interviews, but also give an up-close perspective of what makes the Australian Open such a unique grand slam.
Rohit D’Silva, Executive Vice President, Commercial, and Head of Sports, at FOX International Channels Asia said, “The Australian Open is a marquee event for us and we are proud to be able to offer truly comprehensive coverage across all screens, providing viewers across Asia unprecedented access to the first grand slam of the year"
Richard Heaselgrave, Commercial Director, Tennis Australia said “Being the Grand Slam of Asia-Pacific, it is really exciting to see how FOX Sports has significantly increased their live and on-demand coverage across multiple platforms. As one of our key broadcasters in the region, we are looking forward to engaging tennis fans with compelling viewing experiences, plus all the action from Australian Open 2016.”
All matches will also feature commentary in Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Cantonese, Mandarin and Thai, in addition to English, which underscores the sports network’s commitment to making sports more accessible to more fans in key markets across Asia.
In celebration of the easy going, cool & funky vibe of a tournament set to record-breaking high summer temperatures, the theme of #HOTISCOOL will accompany FOX Sports’ coverage of the Australian Open. Hot tennis action coupled with light-hearted moments and passionate crazy fans will showcase both the intensity of action, and entertaining overall feel of the event.
The network also welcomes back event sponsors ANZ Bank, KIA Motors and Rolex, as well as long-term partners, Thai Airways, who have been confirmed as partners of FOX Sports’ broadcast of Australian Open 2016.
*Territories include: Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua,New Guinea, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, North Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Source: Fox International Channels