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ESPN Acquires Cable And ‘Expansive’ Digital Rights For Tennis’ US Open

The US Open moves to ESPN (NYSE: DIS) in 2009, giving the Disney sports unit bragging rights for the tennis Grand Slam: US Open, Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon. The six-year agreement includes a home on ESPN2 and ‘expansive’ digital rights for ESPN 360 and digital is being talked up as one of the key points. The rights include:

—, can show action on all TV courts during ESPN2 windows, plus simulcasts of ESPN2