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Tired of the best streaming services and their scripted (and unscripted) content? Are you tempted by live sports action this summer from the Men’s European Football Championship, the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Men’s T20 World Cup in Cricket – and much more?

If you are a tennis fan, then you should check out Sky’s recently launched Tennis channel. Similar to Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports Cricket, it lets you watch major tournaments and sports dramas that are on par with those of challenger (albeit without the relentless, synth-heavy soundtrack) on Sky Sports Tennis.

Here’s what (and who) you’ll find on the channel and how to subscribe.

Sky Sports Tennis Channel: An Introduction

Sky Sports Tennis launched in February 2024 with an eye-catching commercial featuring José González’s striking cover of The Knife’s song “Heartbeats” and thousands of shiny new tennis balls.

As the name suggests, it is the broadcaster’s new specialty channel for everything related to tennis. It plans to broadcast over 80 tournaments and over 4,000 matches per year.

Sky owns the rights to the prestigious US Open Grand Slam and also regularly broadcasts matches from the top leagues of women’s and men’s tennis, including the ATP and WTA finals.

The ATP Masters 1000 series (including the prestigious tournaments in Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid, Rome and Cincinnati) will also be shown on Sky.

Sky TV customers with a Sky Sports subscription can find Sky Sports Tennis on channel 407 or via the interface of their Sky Glass TV or Sky Stream box.

Customers of Sky-operated streaming service NOW with a daily sports membership have access to live matches on Sky Sports Tennis, Sky Sports Arena and Sky Sports Mix, while customers with a monthly sports membership also have access to additional coverage via bonus streams.

Virgin Media customers can receive Sky Sports Tennis on channels 520 (HD) or 537 (SD), while EE TV customers can watch on channels 445 (HD) or 425 (SD).

Carlos Alcaraz celebrates winning a tennis match

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Sky Sports tennis coverage schedule: What’s coming in June 2024?

The clay court tennis season is now over following victories by Iga Świątek and Carlos Alcaraz at the French Open, and all eyes now turn to Wimbledon (broadcast free in the UK by the BBC), where the grass court season begins.

Here are the tournaments you can watch on Sky Sports Tennis in June. Most of the tournaments that Sky broadcasts take place in Germany, with the exception of the ATP and WTA 250 in Rosmalen, which takes place in ‘s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands, and the ATP 250 Championships in Mallorca.

10 to 16 June: ATP 250 Stuttgart Open

10 to 16 June: ATP/WTA 250 Rosmalen Grass Court Championships

17 to 24 June: ATP 500 Halle Open

17 to 24 June: WTA 500 Grass Championships Berlin

25 to 29 June: ATP 250 Mallorca Championships

25 to 29 June: WTA London Open

If a tournament name includes a number, it indicates the number of ATP or WTA ranking points the winner will receive.

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For those of you in the UK who want to watch the ATP Queen’s Club Championships (June 17-24) and the ATP/WTA Eastbourne International (June 22-29), these will be broadcast on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer, the LTA has announced.

The WTA Nottingham Open (until 16 June) and the WTA Birmingham Classic (15-23 June) will be broadcast on BBC iPlayer and the Red Button.

Sky Sports Tennis will also broadcast late night recaps and replays of the latest matches from the ATP and WTA Tour throughout the month.

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Sky Sports Tennis subscription: How to sign up

There are several ways to watch Sky Sports Tennis, the most common being to sign up for the full Sky Sports package via Sky Q, Sky Glass or Sky Stream.

You’ll need the entry-level Sky TV package – that is, Sky TV for Sky Q or Sky TV plus Netflix Standard with adverts for Sky Glass and Sky Stream – before you can subscribe to additional packages such as Sky Sports.

Check out the latest offers from Sky Glass

The full Sky Sports package includes nine dedicated sports channels, plus Sky Sports Mix, Sky Sports Arena and Sky Sports News.

You can watch Premier League and men’s EFL Championship football, Formula 1 and IndyCar, top-level cricket, selected Women’s Super League football matches, the German Bundesliga (featuring the likes of Harry Kane and Jadon Sancho), major rugby matches, Premier League Darts, as well as rugby, basketball and netball.

From August, this package will also include Sky Sports+, a new linear channel complemented by live streams, significantly expanding its reach.

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Check out the latest Sky Stream offers

New Sky Q, Sky Glass and Sky Stream customers will be able to add Sky Sports to their packages for £20 per month instead of the usual £28 per month from 11 June, based on an 18-month contract.

Sky Glass or Sky Stream customers can choose a 31-day contract instead, although this will cost a little more per month – currently the offer price is £27 per month instead of the usual £30 per month.

Existing customers who want to upgrade to Sky Sports should log into their Sky account or view customer offers here. On this page you will find an offer to get Sky Sports Complete for £30 per month as an existing customer on an 18-month contract, but note that the small print states that this “requires a new 18-month Sky TV contract”.

Sky Stream – from £26/month

Sky Stream – from £26/month

NOW also offers the option of a daily Sky Sports membership for £14.99 per day or a flexible monthly Sky Sports membership for £29.99 per month for the first six months on a month-to-month basis, rising to the full price of £34.99 per month from the seventh month.

As described above, the monthly Sky Sports membership also includes bonus streams or “additional content around selected sporting events”. Examples listed include additional EFL football matches, further tennis coverage and the F1 Race Control feed.

New NOW customers who are willing to commit to at least six months can take advantage of an offer where they pay £26 per month for that six-month period. Note that membership will automatically renew at full price from the seventh month onwards.

This promotion also applies to “existing NOW Sports members within the last 30 days of their current offer” – but not to those “currently billed through a third-party provider such as Apple, EE or BT”.

From August, NOW customers can also benefit from the expanded Sky Sports+ offering.

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Sky Sports tennis commentators and presenters

Sky Sports Tennis’ presenting team is led by Gigi Salmon, with commentary from Jonathan Overend and Tim Henman and Laura Robson as the channel’s regular pundits.

Before leading the Sky Sports tennis team, Gigi worked for talkSPORT, Chelsea TV and Radio Wimbledon. She was also on the BBC Radio 5 Live tennis team for several years, covering major tournaments including Wimbledon.

Jonathan rose to national prominence from local BBC radio in 1997 when he joined the BBC Radio 5 Live team to work on sports coverage.

In addition to his tennis coverage, he worked on the channel’s coverage of the Ashes cricket tournament, the Paralympics and the Men’s World Cup, and hosted the Sunday afternoon coverage of the Premier League for five years.

He went freelance in 2020 and although his voice can still be heard on the BBC, he has since also worked for broadcasters such as ITV and Times Radio.

Laura won an Olympic silver medal in mixed doubles with Andy Murray in London 2012 and reached her highest WTA ranking to date the following summer, when she was among the top 30 tennis players in the world in women’s singles.

She retired from competitive tennis in 2022 and, in addition to her work for Sky, was part of Eurosport’s French Open broadcast team this year.

Tim Henman holds a microphone while standing in a courtyard of the Roland Garros tennis complex

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During his playing career, Tim won 15 ATP titles and reached the semifinals of the French Open, the US Open and Wimbledon. He also won an Olympic silver medal in the men’s doubles in Atlanta in 1996.

Since retiring at the end of 2007, Tim has been a regular on the BBC’s Wimbledon coverage and, like Laura, he also contributed his insights to Eurosport’s coverage of the French Open this year.

Guest experts who have appeared on Sky Sports’ tennis coverage so far this year have included Annabel Croft, Martina Navratilova, Anne Keothavong, Marion Bartoli and Feliciano Lopez.

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