Samsung TV Plus Gets Access to Tennis Channel’s New Ad-Supported T2 Platform

Samsung TV Plus, the ad-supported VOD platform available on internet-connected Samsung televisions and select Galaxy mobile devices, has inked a deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group for exclusive 12-month over-the-top video access in the U.S. to T2, Tennis Channel’s new ad-supported streaming service.

Tennis Channel, which features 24/7 access to tennis tournaments from around the world, is available for an annual subscription fee of $109.99.

South Korean-based Samsung, the world’s largest television manufacturer, last summer launched an ad-supported streaming video platform featuring third-party content, including Hollywood movies, across internet-connected TVs manufactured after 2017.

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“The demand for top-level sports programming has grown even stronger as media platforms continue to evolve, and we couldn’t be happier to usher in T2, our new FAST standard, with Samsung TV Plus,” Ken Solomon, president of the Tennis Channel, said in a statement.  “Thanks to the voluminous live-match content unique to tennis — daily, global events around the clock with often overlapping multi-court coverage — T2 lets millions of Americans watch live tennis from many of the world’s top events, all year long. There are more great matches than we can fit on Tennis Channel, making T2 and Samsung TV Plus’ innovative platform the perfect complement. It allows us to attract even more viewers to the game in an exciting new way, rising the tide for tennis fans, our existing distribution partners and the game’s stakeholders everywhere.”