How to Watch the Australian Open in Ireland and the UK

The Australian Open is the first grand slam of the year and is always hotly anticipated by tennis fans as they get to see top tennis stars like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Carlos Alcaraz play after the long winter break.

This article will look at who has the Ireland/UK streaming rights to the 2024 Australian Open and will show you how you can get access to live coverage of the 2024 tournament in Melbourne.

How to Watch the Australian Open in Ireland and the UK

2024 Australian Open TV Coverage (UK and Ireland)

In September 2021, Eurosport announced that Discovery+ had won exclusive rights to broadcast the Aussie Open across Europe starting in 2022 and running until 2031.

This means that if you want to stream the Aussie Open live in 2024 in Ireland and the UK then you are going to need to be subscribed to Discovery+.

It currently costs €/£6.99 per month to sign up for the Entertainment and Sport package which includes access to live coverage of the 2024 Aussie Open.

You also have the option of signing up for a year for £59.99 for the first year if you are from the UK and for €69.99 per year if you are from Ireland.

If you just want to watch tennis on Discovery+, then the cheapest option probably is to sign up for a month at a time whenever there is a big tournament that Discovery+ has the streaming rights to.

2024 Eurosport/Discovery+ Schedule

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Day 1023rd January 2024Quarterfinals
Day 1124th January 2024Quarterfinals
Day 1225th January 2024Ladies’ Semifinals
Day 1326th January 2024Gentlemen’s semifinals
Day 1427th January 2024Ladies’ final
Day 1528th January 2024Gentlemen’s final

The above schedule is based on the 2024 tournament being run from the 15th to the 28th of January 2024.

The official Discovery+/Eurosport’s live schedule for the 2024 tournament will be available to view here (closer to the start of the tournament).


What Presenters will be on Eurosport’s coverage of the 2024 Aussie Open?

Eurosport’s coverage of the 2023 tournament was led by Barbara Schett-Eagle and Mats Wilander. It is likely it will be the same presenters in 2024. The popular highlights program “Game Schett and Mats” is also likely to make a return for the 2024 tournament.

Will qualifying be streamed on Discovery+/Eurosport?

Qualifying for the Australian Open in 2023 was streamed on Discovery+/Eurosport so it is likely it will also be streamed for the 2024 tournament.

What commentators will be on Eurosport’s coverage of the 2024 Australian Open?

A full list of commentators hasn’t been confirmed yet, but the likes of Matt Smith, Richard Vaughan, Virginia Wade, Catherine Whitaker, Boris Becker, Chris Bowers, Chris Bradnam, Naomi Broady, Andrew Castle, Pat Cash, Matt Chilton, Kim Clijsters, Annabel Croft, Jo Durie, Adam Fielder, Paul Hand, Miles Maclagan, Marion Bartoli, John McEnroe, David Mercer, Arvind Parmer, Simon Reed, and Greg Rusedski have all provided commentary for Eurosport in the past.

Is the Eurosport Player included in a Discovery+ subscription?

Subscribers to the Entertainment and Sports Package on Discovery+ will get access to everything on the Eurosport Player.

How can I watch the Aussie Open in the US?

If you are based in the US then your best option to watch the Aussie Open online is to use ESPN as they allow tennis fans to stream matches at or on the ESPN app.