Prime Video had held the rights since 2018

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The US Open is returning to Sky Sports after a seven-year hiatus.

Prime Video has aired the grand slam event since 2018, but it was revealed earlier this year that the streaming platform was moving away from tennis. Sky Sports had been heavily linked with the rights before this confirmation.

The new deal starts with next year’s tournament at Flushing Meadows, and runs up to and including the 2027 edition.

Sky Sports will have access to all individual court feeds, broadcasting a minimum of 135 hours of competition over the two weeks. This includes the Men’s and Women’s tournaments, alongside respective Double’s, Mixed Doubles, Juniors, and Wheelchair competitions.

The broadcaster last broadcast the US Open in 2015, with the 2016 and 2017 tournaments shown by Eurosport. Prime Video then moved in with its five-year deal, alongside WTA and ATP events to offer a wide tennis offering. It is now thought that the streamer will be without live tennis on its platform.

Jonathan Licht, MD of Sky Sports, said: “We are very excited to partner with the USTA once again to deliver the US Open, one of the greatest Grand Slam Tennis tournaments in the world. We have had a great history with the USTA and remember Andy Murray’s 2012 US Open win as one of the great moments on Sky Sports. This is another huge sporting event for our viewers, and we look forward to bringing tennis fans more of what they love and welcoming in new fans to the sport.”

Kirsten Corio, Chief Commercial Officer, USTA says “The USTA and Sky Sports have a long history together and it’s an exciting time to be partnering once again. We’re looking forward to showcasing the US Open to an increasing number of fans in the UK and Ireland over the next five years as the sport continues to grow and a new generation of stars emerges.”