• Action from 11 Courts plus Two Hours of Whip-Around Coverage Starts each Day the First Week
• Three-Court Screen with Ashe, Armstrong and Grandstand Courts for Eight Days
• Starting with QFs, Three-Window Screen will Focus on Ashe with Iso-Cam on each Player
• First ESPN-Exclusive US Open Begins August 31
For ESPN’s first exclusive coverage of tennis’ US Open – from first ball to last ball August 31 – September 13 – fans will enjoy new offerings on ESPN3, in addition to the previously announced increase of court offerings, from seven to 11. Including a Spanish-language option, during daytime action ESPN3 will offer 14 separate feeds covering the action.
For the first 10 days of the tournament (through Wed., Sept. 9), the USTA’s 20-minute Inside the Baseline presented by IBM at 10:40 a.m. will lead into the start of play and set up the day’s action. In addition, at 7 p.m. Beyond the Baseline presented by Westin will recap the day session’s biggest developments.
Starting at 11 a.m., ESPN3’s exclusive coverage of each televised court will be supplemented for two hours by a specially produced “whip-around” feed, covering action from around the grounds at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Also, an additional feed, the “US Open Chase Review Multicam,” will debut. For the first eight days of the tournament (through Monday, Sept. 7) during the daytime action it will have three screens – the courts on Ashe, Armstrong and Grandstand. Starting with the quarterfinals Tuesday, Sept. 8, the three screens will cover matches on Ashe, as “ESPN3 Surround” did last year – with iso-cams on each player and the traditional TV production (started with the semifinals last year).
ESPN has televised the US Open since 2009. An 11-year agreement with the USTA for exclusivity was announced in May 2013. A complete look at ESPN’s plans for the 2015 US Open, including the daily schedule ( http://es.pn/1ECwZws ), a look at new technology ( http://es.pn/1MzW0yM ) and a conference call on programming and production plans ( http://es.pn/1PoHn0D ).