What channel or streaming service is the Australian Open on?

A full list of where you can live action at the Australian Open.

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The Australian Open begins on January 14 and runs through January 28. For the first time in the tournament's history, the event will stretch over 15 days. This means an extra day for the second round while the other rounds will remain the same.

2022 winners Aryna Sabalenka and Novak Djokovic are back to defend their titles. 22-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal has had to withdraw from the event, however, due to an aggravation of his hip injury. Djokovic will be the top seed on the men's side while Iga Swiatek will be the top seed on the women's side.

Besides Sabalenka and Swiatek, the major contenders for the WTA title are Coco Gauff and Elena Rybakina. Gauff won the US Open in 2023. On the men's side, Carlos Alcaraz, Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev, and Jannik Sinner should give Djokovic the most problems.

How to watch the Australian Open

If you live in the United States, ESPN will have coverage from the first bounce to the last. You might have to check which channel to watch for your favorite player, though. That is because ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, and ESPN International (Central and South America) will all have live coverage. The Tennis Channel will carry replays which is likely important for US tennis fans due to the time zone difference.

If you live in Europe, Eurosport will carry the tournament. In Africa, beIN and Supersport will be your most likely destination. In the Middle East, beIN Sports is where you catch the action. In India, Sony Sports will have the Australian Open. For a list of all places everywhere, you can click here.

How to stream the Australian Open

For tennis fans in North America, ESPN+ will have live coverage from 7 pm ET to 7 am PT in the early rounds. Every match on every court with be streamed. That way you won't miss any action.

Elsewhere, most cable subscribers should also offer a streaming option. In Europe, discovery+ will also allow you to stream the event.

As the Australian Open is a 15-day event for the first time in the Australian Open's 119-year history, the schedule can be a tiny bit confusing. The most important thing to note is that the second round is over three days. Other rounds are the normal two days. The schedule is as follows:

  • Sunday, January 14 – Men’s and Women’s first-round matches
  • Monday, January 15 – Men’s and Women’s first-round matches
  • Tuesday, January 16 – Men’s and Women’s second-round matches
  • Wednesday, January 17 – Men’s and Women’s second-round matches
  • Thursday, January 18 – Men’s and Women’s second-round matches
  • Friday, January 19 – Men’s and Women’s third-round matches
  • Saturday, January 20 – Men’s and Women’s third-round matches
  • Sunday, January 21 – Men’s and Women’s fourth-round matches
  • Monday, January 22 – Men’s and Women’s fourth-round matches
  • Tuesday, January 23 – Men’s and Women’s quarter-finals
  • Wednesday, January 24 – Men’s and Women’s quarter-finals
  • Thursday, January 25 – Women’s semi-finals
  • Friday, January 26 – Men’s semi-finals
  • Saturday, January 27 – Women’s final, Men’s doubles final
  • Sunday, January 28 – Men’s final, Women’s doubles final

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