Watch U.S. Open Tennis on CBS
- 4 Seasons
The United States Open Tennis tournament has been carried on the CBS television network since 1968. Two years ago, the coverage was expanded to the CBS Sports Network, so that additional matches could be offered to the public. Every tennis court used by the United States Open is lighted, so that CBS can carry the coverage during the prime time hours, namely on the weekends. Commencing in the late 1990s, the United States Open followed the early National Football League game. By doing so, ratings were gained, since many would follow the tennis tournament after watching the football game. CBS has utilized a number of technological advances to improve upon the viewing experience including 3D television, and the MacCam, which is slow motion camera that provides a picture whereby the tennis ball has land in comparison to the out of bounds line. In the 47 years covering the event, CBS has used a number of play by play broadcasters including Bud Collins, Jim Nantz, and Pat Summerall who worked the broadcast from the inception through 1993. Throughout the broadcast, CBS will cut away from the live match, and go to the studio for commentary from former tennis greats such as John McEnroe and Jim Courier.