Tournament to Air on ABC, ESPN2, Tennis Channel, ESPN3 and TennisTV.com
Indian Wells, CA
by MVT PR|
Coverage of the 2012 BNP Paribas Open, the largest ATP World Tour and WTA combined two-week event in the world to be held March 5-18, 2012 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, will air on ABC, ESPN2, Tennis Channel, ESPN3 and TennisTV.com it was announced today by Steve Simon, tournament director.
Tennis Channel will kick off live coverage on Saturday, March 10 and continue broadcasting through Friday March 16. The first six days (March 10-15) will feature eight to 12 hours a day of live BNP Paribas Open action on the network beginning at 11:00 a.m. PT. The commentators and reporters for Tennis Channel will be Justin Gimelstob, Lindsay Davenport, Brett Haber, and Ashley Fisher.
On Friday, March 16, Tennis Channel and ESPN2 will split the eight-hour live broadcast starting again at 11 a.m. PT. The coverage will include the men’s singles quarterfinals as well as the women’s singles semifinals. On Saturday March 17, Tennis Channel will broadcast the ATP World Tour doubles final live. It will air following the women’s doubles final.
Final weekend coverage singles coverage on ABC will include both men’s semifinals back-to-back on Saturday, March 17, and men’s and women’s championship matches on Sunday, March 18. Coverage will begin at 11:00 a.m. PT both days. Chris Fowler, Darren Cahill, Mary Joe Fernandez and Pam Shriver will call the action on ESPN2 and ABC.
In addition to the television broadcasts, fans can catch more than 60 hours of live streaming action on ESPN3 from Saturday, March 10 through Friday, March 16. The website will also feature replays of the semifinals and finals matches after they have aired on ABC. The telecasts are also available through WatchESPN online at WatchESPN.com and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app.
Fans can also watch live streaming matches at BNP Paribas Open LIVE. Powered by TennisTV.com, the official live streaming website of the ATP World Tour and WTA, BNP Paribas Open LIVE will show more than 60 matches from Indian Wells, including men’s and women’s singles quarterfinals, semi-finals and finals. Matches will be streamed live online and on mobile devices, through TennisTV’s iPad, iPhone and Android Apps. Fans who sign up for BNP Paribas Open LIVE can also see tennis year round, with access to up to 90 ATP World Tour and WTA tournaments (territorial restrictions may apply).
Additionally, Tennis Channel will provide more than 125 hours of encore coverage of the tournament including encore broadcasts of the men’s and women’s singles semifinals and finals and both doubles finals on Monday, March 19.
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