BNP Paribas Open Coverage Schedule


Coverage of the 2012 BNP Paribas Open, to be held March 5-18, 2012 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, will air on ABC, ESPN2, Tennis Channel, ESPN3 and TennisTV.com.

Tennis Channel will kick off live coverage on Saturday, March 10 and
continue broadcasting through Friday March 16. The first six days
(March 10-15) will feature eight to 12 hours a day of live BNP Paribas
Open action on the network beginning at 11:00 a.m. PT. The
commentators and reporters for Tennis Channel will be Justin
Gimelstob, Lindsay Davenport, Brett Haber, and Ashley Fisher.

On Friday, March 16, Tennis Channel and ESPN2 will split the
eight-hour live broadcast starting again at 11 a.m. PT. The coverage
will include the men’s singles quarterfinals as well as the women’s
singles semifinals. On Saturday March 17, Tennis Channel will
broadcast the ATP World Tour doubles final live. It will air following
the women’s doubles final.

Final weekend coverage singles coverage on ABC will include both men’s
semifinals back-to-back on Saturday, March 17, and men’s and women’s
championship matches on Sunday, March 18. Coverage will begin at 11:00
a.m. PT both days. Chris Fowler, Darren Cahill, Mary Joe Fernandez and
Pam Shriver will call the action on ESPN2 and ABC.

In addition to the television broadcasts, fans can catch more than 60
hours of live streaming action on ESPN3 from Saturday, March 10
through Friday, March 16. The website will also feature replays of the
semifinals and finals matches after they have aired on ABC. The
telecasts are also available through WatchESPN online at WatchESPN.com
and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app.

Fans can also watch live streaming matches at BNP Paribas Open LIVE
(www.bnpparibasopen.com). Powered by TennisTV.com, the official live
streaming website of the ATP World Tour and WTA, BNP Paribas Open LIVE
will show more than 60 matches from Indian Wells, including men’s and
women’s singles quarterfinals, semi-finals and finals. Matches will be
streamed live online and on mobile devices, through TennisTV’s iPad,
iPhone and Android Apps. Fans who sign up for BNP Paribas Open LIVE
can also see tennis year round, with access to up to 90 ATP World Tour
and WTA tournaments (territorial restrictions may apply).

Additionally, Tennis Channel will provide more than 125 hours of
encore coverage of the tournament including encore broadcasts of the
men’s and women’s singles semifinals and finals and both doubles
finals on Monday, March 19.

For more information, visit www.bnpparibasopen.com.


BNP Paribas Open To Award Men’s and Women’s Singles Champions $1 Million Each

The BNP Paribas Open, will become the first ATP World Tour and WTA combined tennis tournament to award its men’s and women’s singles champions each $1 Million in prize money, it was announced on Tuesday by Tournament Director Steve Simon.

The tournament will increase its total prize money commitment for the 2012 tournament to more than $11 million. In addition to the $1 Million being awarded to both the men’s and women’s singles champions, the singles finalists, semi-finalists and quarterfinalists will now earn $500,000, $200,000 and $100,000 respectively, and prize money has been increased for all rounds of the tournament.

“Becoming the first combined ATP World Tour and WTA event to award $1 Million to each singles champion and reach these overall prize money levels is a testament to the growth and success of the event for more than 35 years,” said Simon.

The BNP Parbas Open will be held March 5-18, 2012 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.