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Want to watch all the action from Wimbledon, without calling in sick for two weeks? No worries, tennis fans can watch much of the action online, thanks to multiple live streams. Apps for Android and iOS even make the prestigious tournament available on the go.
For the first time in the digital age one U.S. network has complete rights across platforms. ESPN will live stream 800 hours+ on broadband network ESPN3, plus ESPN and ESPN2 via Watch ESPN, And it’s only for subscribers. Tennis Everywhere, as long as someone pays.
For those that want to watch the delayed US Open Men’s Final match between Number 1 seed Rafael Nadal and Number 3 seed Novak Djokovic today but are stuck at work, CBS Sports and the US Open will stream it live on CBSSports.com and USOpen.org.
The US Open are about to start, and this year, tennis fans will be able to enjoy the tournament through live streams from every session. Video will be streamed in HD, and tennis fans will be able to follow the action from all five courts.
Widely held wisdom in world of live sports webcasts is that weekdays rock. That’s when folks are desk-bound, and need to tune in online to get their sporting fix. So we weren’t altogether disappointed to learn that a rain delay pushed the men’s U.S. Open tennis final to Monday. Let’s just hope Roger Federer brings his A-game — as shown by “the greatest shot I ever hit in my life,” as he described a between-the-legs save in the tournament semifinals.
The game will be shown at 4 p.m. ET on CBSSports.com and USOpen.org. Back when it was scheduled for the weekend, the finals match wasn’t going to be aired online at all, because CBS was worried about affiliate ratings. Now, the top-seeded Federer will battle No. 6 seed Juan Martin Del Potro in person, on TV, and on the web.
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Aided by the holes left in a new slate of cable and broadcast partners and a full platter of weekday action, USOpen.org became the go-to sit…
Shhh! Don’t tell Liz, but a good chunk of my morning has been spent watching the U.S. Open online. The good news is that it’s actually quite cool. The interface is easy to use and gives you the ability to preview (with li’l video thumbnails!) and switch between five different courts. Plus, there’s a picture-in-picture mode, so you can keep an eye on two matches at once.
I only encountered one pre-roll ad when I launched the player, and they aren’t cutting away to commercials in between games (as in game, set, match). Additionally, unlike the Olympics, which had a lot of coverage but oftentimes no commentary, each court has announcers providing analysis. (Bonus: Many have sophisticated accents.)
You can check out all the action at USOpen.org.
The tennis flavor of the U.S. Open kicks off on Monday, Aug. 31, but if you can’t make it to New York or are stuck at work, just turn on your PC. The U.S. Open announced yesterday that USOpen.org will be live streaming more than 150 matches for free here in the U.S..
From the looks of it, the tennis organization is going, ummm, balls out:
The media console will include picture-in-picture match viewing, user commenting and live match stats updates integrated with the live video. The USTA world feed, which is fed to international broadcasters in more than 180 countries, will be streamed live during all the live television windows for ESPN2 and Tennis Channel. All five television courts with announcer commentary will be available to users in high definition.
Last year, the only event shown online was the men’s final, which was delayed because of weather. But those clouds brought a silver lining for online video the match was subsequently rescheduled for the following Monday, when most people were at work and not in front of their TVs. More than 300,000 viewers tuned in online to watch Roger Federer beat Andy Murray.
Thankfully, it appears that the U.S. Open coverage will be better than NBC’s (s ge) not-live Wimbledon online this year. I think I’ll just quote paidContent’s Rafat Ali on this one:
Compare this to the horrendous NBC policy on Wimbledon, but to be tiny-bit fair, it was on a completely different timezone. Actually, scratch that, NBC Sports sucks, we all know that.
Image courtesy of USOpen.org.
Updated below: The USTA is also taking the plunge on full streaming of major championships. This year, it will stream almost all of the matc…