– Sportsnet remains exclusive broadcast home of Canada’s premier tennis tournaments in Montreal and Toronto –
February 2, 2021 – Building on a partnership that has delivered world-class tennis to fans coast-to-coast-to-coast, Sportsnet and Tennis Canada today announced a multi-year domestic media rights extension agreement for the National Bank Open presented by Rogers (formerly Rogers Cup presented by National Bank).
As an English-language broadcast partner of the premier international tennis tournament since 2011, Sportsnet will continue to hit the courts in Toronto and Montreal to serve up the sights, sounds and superstars of the National Bank Open presented by Rogers, starting August 2021.
“As long-time partner and supporter of Tennis Canada, Sportsnet is proud to carry on the tradition of delivering world-class coverage of Canada’s top-tier tournament,” said Bart Yabsley, President, Sportsnet. “As the games’ biggest names – including Canada’s numerous young stars – return to the courts in Toronto and Montreal this season, we look forward to serving up the best courtside coverage and once again shine the national spotlight on Canada’s passion for tennis.”
“We are thrilled to continue our broadcast partnership with Sportsnet, Canada’s #1 sports network,” said Gavin Ziv, Managing Director of the National Bank Open (Toronto). “During a time when it is more important than ever to rely on professional presentation and wide distribution of sporting events, we look forward to continuing our work to deliver the world-class tennis content Canadians have come to expect.”
The National Bank Open presented by Rogers is scheduled to return to action with the stars of the ATP facing off at the Aviva Centre in Toronto (Aug. 7-15) and champions of the WTA clashing at IGA Stadium in Montreal (Aug. 6-15). National cross-court coverage will air across Sportsnet’s TV platforms and stream live on SN NOW. Details of Sportsnet’s coverage of the 2021 National Bank Open presented by Rogers, including broadcast teams and schedule, will be announced in coming months.
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About Tennis Canada
Founded in 1890, Tennis Canada is a non-profit, national sport association with a mission to lead the growth of tennis in Canada and a vision to become a world-leading tennis nation. We value teamwork, passion, integrity, innovation and excellence. Tennis Canada owns and operates the premier National Bank Open presented by Rogers WTA and ATP Tour events, four professional ATP and ITF sanctioned events and financially supports four other professional tournaments in Canada. Tennis Canada operates junior national training centres/programs in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. Tennis Canada is a proud member of the International Tennis Federation, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paralympic Committee, and serves to administer, sponsor and select the teams for Davis Cup, Billie Jean King Cup, the Olympic and Paralympic Games and all wheelchair, junior and senior national teams. Tennis Canada invests its surplus into tennis development. For more information on Tennis Canada please visit our Web site at: www.tenniscanada.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.