Cablevision has announced it will add the Tennis Channel to its iO Sports Pak service. The channel will be available in both standard and high-definition as soon as the broadcast signal is provided to Cablevision.
The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) and the Tennis Channel already have a distribution agreement. Cablevision, who is a member of the NCTC, hopes to have the channel running for the U.S. Open which starts on Aug. 31. (Qualifying matches started today.)
“We think this is a great solution that will allow New York tennis fans to see the Tennis Channel’s coverage of the U.S. Open,” said John Trierweiler, Cablevision’s senior vice president of product management.
The Tennis Channel will be available on Cablevision’s Sports Pak channels 399 (Standard definition) and 795 (High Definition).
Women in this week’s U.S. Open qualifying matches include Kimiko Date Krumm, Ekaterina Ivanova, Nicole Vaidisova, Yung-Jan Chan, Lauren Embree, Sandra Zahlavova, Stephanie Gehrlein, and Shenay Perry. Men include Horacio Zeballos, Xavier Malisse, Roko Karanusic, Michael Russell, David Guez, Michael Berrer, Jose Checa-Calvo, Carsten Ball, Diego Alvarez and Lukasz Kubot.