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TENNIS CHANNEL TO CARRY MORE THAN 100 HOURS OF LIVE AND SAME-DAY COVERAGE OF 2007 US OPEN SERIES

SANTA MONICA, July 12, 2007

Prime-Time Sunday Doubles Finals on Network again this Summer,
in Addition to Singles Semifinal, Quarterfinal and Early Round Play


Tennis Channel, the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and passionate lifestyle of tennis, will air more than 100 hours of live and same-day match coverage during eight tournaments in this summer’s US Open Series. From July 20 through August 18, the network’s coverage includes seven prime-time Sunday double finals in addition to numerous singles semifinals, quarterfinals and early-round competition. With match repeats the network will devote more than 200 hours of airtime to US Open Series play.

Tennis Channel will televise weekday and weekend singles and doubles matches at five ATP men’s tournaments: the Countrywide Classic (Los Angeles), Indianapolis Championships (Indianapolis), Legg Mason Tennis Classic (Washington, D.C.), Western & Southern Financial Group Masters (Cincinnati) and Rogers Cup (Montreal); as well as three women’s Sony Ericsson WTA Tour’s events: the Acura Classic (San Diego), East West Bank Classic (Carson, Calif.) and Rogers Cup (Toronto). The network has been a partner with the United States Tennis Association (USTA), the governing body of the tournament series, since the US Open Series’ inception in 2004, along with fellow broadcasters ESPN, CBS Sports and NBC Sports. Combined, the four television networks will air more than 300 hours of live and same-day US Open Series coverage in 2007.

Tennis Channel’s 2007 US Open Series broadcast schedule (all times ET):

July 20-22 Countrywide Classic (ATP)
Friday, July 20 – 8:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (singles, doubles quarterfinals)
Saturday, July 21 – 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (singles, doubles semifinals)
Sunday, July 22 – 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (doubles final)

July 27-29 Indianapolis Tennis Championships (ATP)
Friday, July 27 – 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (singles quarterfinals)
Saturday, July 28 – 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (singles semifinal)
Sunday, July 29 – 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (doubles final)

Aug 3-5 Legg Mason Tennis Classic (ATP)
Friday, Aug. 3 – 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (singles quarterfinal)
Saturday, Aug. 4 – 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (singles, doubles semifinal)
Sunday, Aug. 5 – 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (doubles final)

Aug. 3-5 Acura Classic (WTA)
Friday, Aug 3 – 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (singles quarterfinals)
Saturday, Aug 4 – 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (singles, doubles semifinals)
Sunday, Aug 5 – 10:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. (doubles final)

Aug. 6-12 Rogers Masters (ATP)
Monday, Aug. 6 – 11:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m. (first-round singles, doubles)
Tuesday, Aug. 7 – 11:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m. (first-round singles, doubles)
Sunday, Aug. 12 – 8 p.m.-10 p.m. (doubles final)

Aug. 10-12 East West Bank Classic (WTA)
Friday, Aug 10 – 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (singles quarterfinals)
Saturday, Aug 11 – 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (singles semifinal)
Sunday, Aug 12 – 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (doubles final)

Aug. 13-14 Western & Southern Financial Group Masters (ATP)
Monday, Aug. 13 – 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. (first-round singles, doubles)
Tuesday, Aug. 14 – 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. (first-round singles, doubles)
Sunday, Aug. 19 – 8 p.m.-10 p.m. (doubles final)

Aug. 15-18 Rogers Cup (WTA)
Wednesday, Aug 15 – 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. (second-round singles, doubles)
Thursday, Aug 16 – 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. (third-round, singles, doubles)
Friday, Aug 17 – 11:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. (singles quarterfinals)
Saturday, Aug 18 – 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (singles semifinal)

Tennis Channel (www.tennischannel.com) is the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and passionate lifestyle of tennis. A hybrid of comprehensive sports, health, fitness, pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle and travel programming, the network is home to every aspect of the wide-ranging, worldwide tennis community. It also has the most concentrated single-sport coverage in television, with telecast rights to Roland Garros (the French Open), the Australian Open, US Open Series, ATP Masters Series, top-tier Sony Ericsson WTA Tour championship competitions, Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, and Hyundai Hopman Cup. Tennis Channel is carried by eight of the top 10 MSOs and has a national footprint via DIRECTV and Echostar’s DISH Network.

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For Further information:
Eric Abner , Tennis Channel, 310-314-9445 or eabner@tennischannel.com