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Tennis Channel bolsters college coverage with USTA, NCAA deal

Tennis Channel and the US Tennis Association, in conjunction with the National Collegiate Athletic Association, have agreed a three-year deal to makes the pay-television broadcaster the exclusive broadcaster of the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Tennis National Championships.

The agreement begins with this year’s events, to be held at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida, on May 16-25.

Tennis Channel will show more than 50 hours of live matches, with live coverage every day of the 10-day competition.

In all, the network will provide the most hours of NCAA Championships coverage in television history. Held simultaneously, both the men’s and women’s events feature team and individual tournaments.

The agreement expands Tennis Channel’s coverage of college tennis at the USTA National Campus. Since 2018, Tennis Channel has televised the USTA’s College MatchDay series of head-to-head competitions, featuring some of the country’s top schools.

Last month, the Tennis Channel renewed its exclusive multimedia partnership with the Citi Open tournament until 2023.