The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam of the year and it will be followed by Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open. If you are tennis fan you surely want to see the best players in the World fighting for the Australian Open title. This post lists the channels the broadcast the matches live and also presents several options to watch them online.
The 2016 edition of Australian Open takes place between 18th and 31st of January. It consists of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles play.
Novak Djokovic was the winner of the men’s single in 2015, after a 4-set match against Andy Murray. It was his eighth Major Singles title and his fifth at the Australian Open.
In the women’s single Serena Williams is the defending champion. Will Serena Williams win in 2016? Or will Maria Sharapova get back on Serena? We will see, while enjoying the tournament.
Back to the 2016 edition, you may find the tournament schedule, news and other related info online on the Australian Open site. Additionally, here are some other useful links for tennis fans interested in overall rankings:
Australian Open 2016 TV Broadcasters list
The tournament is shown on TV channels from all over the World. You may find below the list of the official broadcasters:
|Algeria||beIN Sports, Eurosport|
|Antigua and Barbuda||ESPN|
|Austria||Eurosport, ORF News|
|British Virgin Islands||ESPN|
|Brunei||Fox Sports Asia|
|Cambodia||Fox Sports Asia|
|Central African Republic||Supersport|
|Chad||beIN Sports, Supersport|
|China||CCTV, GSM, IQIYI|
|Congo Brazzaville||Fiji TV|
|Djibouti||Supersport, beIN Sports|
|East Timor||Fox Sports Asia|
|Egypt||beIN Sports, Eurosport|
|Fiji and the Pacific Islands||Fiji TV|
|Hong Kong||Fox Sports Asia|
|Indonesia||Fox Sports Asia|
|Italy||Eurosport, SuperTennis News|
|Korea Republic||Fox Sports Asia|
|Laos||Fox Sports Asia|
|Macau||Fox Sports Asia|
|Malaysia||Fox Sports Asia|
|Mongolia||Fox Sports Asia|
|Myanmar||Fox Sports Asia|
|Papua New Guinea||Fox Sports Asia|
|Philippines||Fox Sports Asia|
|Singapore||Fox Sports Asia|
|Taiwan||Fox Sports Asia|
|Thailand||Fox Sports Asia|
|United Kingdom||BBC, Eurosport, SKY Sports News|
|Vietnam||Fox Sports Asia|
How to watch the Australian Open 2015 online
Most of the TV channels listed above are also streaming online. They are geo-restricted, meaning that the content is available only for users located in certain countries. For example, only users located in UK are able to access BBC iPlayer. If you really want to access a channel that is not available for you you can do so by using a VPN or SmartDNS service like HideMyAss or ibVPN / ibDNS.
You may also use SopCast for accessing TV channels on your computer or Android devices. After the installation, start the application and look for a TV channel that broadcasts Australian Open matches. The quality of the transmission is rather poor, but it is better than nothing.
The first Grand Slam of the year is always spectacular and it is must-see for the tennis fans. As listed above there are more than 100 channels that show the matches live on TV and online. Enjoy!
P.S. Who are your favorite players? Who do you think will win in 2016? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!