USA TODAY Sports and Tennis Channel Join Forces For 'Court Report'
Weekly Video Recaps Posted Every Monday
MCLEAN, Va., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY Sports and Tennis Channel are joining together to provide a weekly video feature called "Court Report" that will be available at tennis.usatoday.com every Monday.
The weekly report will recap tournaments that have just concluded, and will feature news, results, action highlights, player interviews and previews of upcoming events. The videos are hosted by Tennis Channel personalities such as Cari Champion, Arlene Santana and Angela Sun.
"USA TODAY is committed to growing its video offerings for sports fans. We're proud to be teaming up with Tennis Channel to bring more in-depth coverage of the week in tennis to our audience," said Ross Schaufelberger, vice president and general manager of USA TODAY Sports. "Tennis Channel provides high-quality video content that emphasizes the most exciting plays and turning points from the major men's and women's events each week. 'Court Report' is a great way for tennis enthusiasts to catch up on the world of tennis in one five-minute feature each Monday."
"Since 2009 Tennis Channel viewers have been able to stay on top of this sport with our nightly 'Court Report' news segments, which have covered everything from surprise winners and injury updates to exclusive interviews when major stories are breaking," said Robyn Miller, senior vice president, marketing, Tennis Channel. "Working with USA TODAY, one of the leading news authorities in all of sports, we've had great success in bringing these reports to a wider audience during the US Open and Australian Open, and we're thrilled to continue this relationship on a weekly basis moving forward."
Tennis Channel (www.tennischannel.com) is the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle. 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 the US Open, Wimbledon, Roland Garros (French Open), Australian Open, Olympus US Open Series, ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, top-tier WTA competitions, Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, and Hyundai Hopman Cup. Tennis Channel is carried by nine of the top 10 MSOs, Verizon FiOS TV, AT&T U-verse, DIRECTV and DISH Network.
USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in 1982, USA TODAY's mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation. Today, through its newspaper, website and mobile platforms, USA TODAY connects readers and engages the national conversation. USA TODAY, the nation's number one newspaper in print circulation with an average of more than 1.8 million daily, and USATODAY.com, an award-winning newspaper website launched in 1995, reach a combined 5.9 million readers daily. USA TODAY is a leader in mobile applications with more than eight million downloads on mobile devices. The USA TODAY brand also includes USA TODAY Education and USA TODAY Sports Weekly. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).
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