Cox Communications and the Tennis Channel have teamed up to provide French Open coverage to the cable operator’s authenticated subscribers.
At no additional cost, Cox subscribers can access the Tennis Channel’s linear coverage stream “from nearly everywhere” on a variety of devices such as smartphones, tablets and computers. Coverage of the two-week French Open, which is one of sport’s four major championships, starts Sunday.
Cox will be serving up tourney action to its subscribers across its Contour service, Cox TV Connect and Tennis Channel Everywhere apps. The Tennis Channel app supports iOS and Android devices. The service allows Cox customers to watch the Tennis Channel live in the home and on the go.
The Tennis Channel Everywhere app has an authentication feature that allows subscribers to access the network's linear stream. Once Cox users download the Tennis Channel Everywhere app, they can tap into the live stream of Tennis Channel's linear television programming by logging in through their Cox user ID and password.
"As we continue to roll out Tennis Channel TV Everywhere through our distribution partners like Cox Communications, we are excited to be able to give tennis fans the access and the content they both want and deserve," said Patrick Wilson, senior vice president of distribution, Tennis Channel. "Viewers will now be able to take more than 85 percent of the live tennis available on television in the U.S. with them wherever they go and view it whenever they want."
DirecTV, Dish Network and Verizon also support the Tennis Channel app.