BNP PARIBAS OPEN ANNOUNCES EXTENSIVE BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR 2021 EVENT
Tennis Channel to Provide Exclusive First-Ball to Last-Ball Coverage with More than 120+ Hours of Live Coverage
INDIAN WELLS, Calif., October 1, 2021 – The BNP Paribas Open, a combined ATP Masters 1000 and WTA 1000 event to be held October 4 – 17, 2021 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, will feature expansive domestic television coverage on Tennis Channel, with more than 120 total hours of live action.
For the first time in the tournament’s history, the BNP Paribas Open will be broadcast exclusively within the United States courtesy of Tennis Channel, with first-ball to last-ball coverage across Tennis Channel and digital subscription service Tennis Channel Plus.
Tennis Channel will begin its broadcast on Wednesday, October 6 with a full day of coverage of the WTA Tour main draw first round and ATP Tour qualifying action. Live coverage of the BNP Paribas Open will continue through Sunday, October 17 with men’s and women’s singles final action. In addition, the popular “Tennis Channel Live at the BNP Paribas Open” will be broadcast daily from a studio on-site at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, beginning Wednesday, October 6 and continuing through the last day of play, for a full 60 minutes of commentary and analysis prior to live tennis coverage. WTA Tour qualifying rounds – taking place on Monday, October 4 and Tuesday, October 5, will be available on Tennis Channel Plus as well.
Tennis Channel broadcast talent for the BNP Paribas Open will include Steve Weissman, Martina Navratilova, Genie Bouchard, Brett Haber, Chanda Rubin, James Blake, Pam Shriver, Paul Annacone, Jim Courier, Lindsay Davenport, Prakash Amritraj, and Jason Goodall.
Additionally, live streaming of all main draw singles matches will be available via the Official 2021 BNP Paribas Open mobile app to fans on-site at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, as well as via the ATP Tour, WTA Tour, and Tennis Channel Plus.