ESPN & Australian Open Agree to 10-Year Extension

ESPN, Inc. and Tennis Australia have reached a new 10-year extension thru 2021 of ESPN's multimedia coverage of the Australian Open.  Having televised the Australian Open – including the women’s and men’s semifinals and finals exclusively – since 1984, this is ESPN’s longest uninterrupted professional sports programming relationship.
The new agreement takes effect in 2012 and includes all ESPN platforms.  It continues the extensive ESPN2 television coverage, Spanish-language U.S. rights for ESPN Deportes and distribution in Latin America via ESPN International (2012-16).  It also includes expanded rights for, iTV (interactive television), and highlights on and other emerging and digital media, including ESPN Mobile TV.