Tennis Channel and distribution partners Verizon FiOS TV and the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) are introducing the network’s first TV Everywhere app 8/26, in conjunction with the first day of the two-week US Open in Flushing Meadow, NY. At no extra charge, Verizon FiOS TV or NCTC subscribers will be able to access the network’s linear stream on a wide variety of additional platforms, including phone, tablet and computer.
There are a number of new ways for Verizon FiOS TV and NCTC member subscribers to enjoy Tennis Channel live on mobile and other devices other than their televisions. Tennis Channel’s Tennis Channel Everywhere app – free to all Apple and Android users, regardless of whether they currently get Tennis Channel – will have a new authentication feature that allows the subscribers of participating distribution partners to access the network’s linear stream. This is currently limited to Verizon FiOS TV and NCTC, with the expectation of rolling out additional participants in the coming months. Verizon FiOS TV users can log on through the My Verizon online portal and NCTC has added Tennis Channel to its WatchTVEverywhere authentication system.
Though introduced with the US Open, one of the largest spectacles in all of sports, Tennis Channel TV Everywhere will continue on Verizon FiOS TV and NCTC following the tournament.
Following the launch of its Tennis Channel Everywhere app in May, Tennis Channel has held encouraging discussions with all of its major distribution partners about expanding the service to include TV Everywhere authenticated linear streams for their respective subscribers. The network expects for additional TV Everywhere rollout in Q4.
Users can download the Tennis Channel Everywhere mobile app for Apple at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id651092377?mt=8 and Android at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tennischannel.tceverywhere.