Tennis on TNT

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Tennis on TNT is a television program produced by the basic cable television network TNT that broadcasts the main professional tennis tournaments in the United States. From 2000-2002, TNT alongside CNN Sports Illustrated (and CNNfn[1] in 2002 due to the former shutting down operations earlier in the year) broadcast same day, weekday coverage (approximately 89 hours of programming with TNT covering about 61 hours[2] in prime time) of Wimbledon,[3] replacing sister network HBO.[4]

TNT was ultimately replaced by ESPN2 while NBC still handled the American broadcast television portion of Wimbledon coverage. ESPN would eventually gain exclusive rights to Wimbledon, starting with the 2012 tournament.



  1. ^ Umstead, R. (June 17, 2002). "TNT's new Wimbledon doubles partner: CNNfn". Multichannel News. Archived from the original on November 5, 2012.
  2. ^ Dempsey, John (January 18, 2000). "TNT, NBC ace bids to Wimbledon rights". Variety.
  3. ^ TNT Wimbledon promo on YouTube
  4. ^ Sandomir, Richard (January 19, 2000). "PLUS: BROADCASTING; Wimbledon Deals Total $30 Million". New York Times.
  5. ^ Kramer, Staci D. (May 14, 2000). "TNT, CNN/SI Sign Courier for Wimbledon". Multichannel.

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