ServusTV picks up Australian Open rights

Austrian commercial broadcaster ServusTV has acquired rights for the Australian Open tennis Grand Slam.

The deal will run for three years, from 2019 to 2021.

As part of the agreement, ServusTV will show live coverage of every match featuring Austrian player Dominic Thiem, who is currently ranked in the top 10 after reaching the final of the French Open earlier this year.

ServusTV plans to have a studio on site at the Melbourne event, with the live coverage supported by background reports, interviews and analysis. A daily highlights programme will also be shown between 17.00 and 18.00 local time in Austria. Additionally, ServusTV will stream live coverage of every match via the Servus.com website and its mobile app.

The 2019 Australian Open will run from January 14-27.