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The fine old Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year kicking off today.
And it's not just the last major tournament for the game and see that and well.
The US open is the main event for one sports network.
Fox Business Cheryl Casone is courtside in Queens New York -- Hey Tracy and David obviously yes we -- not the only network that is on the ground here today for opening day of the US open Mets -- -- channel.
Is making a big push this here.
To compete with people again on CBS is began but enough about them Ken Solomon is the C -- -- -- on the -- Jamie right now.
Along with -- -- we.
Broadcasting legend can I say president and Libby could -- it several times when he hears you covered -- what are -- coverage of the spoke to be working together.
Can't do the start with you -- with kind of the business of that the coverage that you're providing out because.
Really tennis is your network covering business -- covering tennis why tennis for an entire network part.
My question I mean it that the truth is that sense is the one sport that's played all year long there's no season that starts in January and it ends in December it starts at the Australian Open we go right through the French and Wimbledon.
In between we've got both the men's and women's stores plus the Davis Cup and it ends all at the end of the year.
It happens every day at seven days a week it starts on a Monday and ends on the Sunday every -- -- the best players -- virtually all year long only way to covered as with a full time channel.
And bill I mean you've been covering this war for 18 years and this -- your twentieth Grand -- that your covering.
This coursing -- really getting momentum -- think that.
Twentieth Grand Slam -- Tennis Channel have a coming here for 23 years.
And it's interesting you look around you -- -- this facility was and now you stand out here you've got to walk of champions is beautiful entrance.
With a unit spear behind us how the the facility has grown really reflects in many ways how the sport has grown.
And Tennis Channel.
Planting the flag right in the middle of America's Grand Slam is really driven.
For all of us look among those that driven Citi professionals and I didn't ask you can you or just involved in the big FCC by the decision came down in your -- you were fighting Comcast.
You won you won one for the little guys in the world of broadcasting.
And basically you're looking for more fairness in media fairness in distribution -- feeling.
If I don't feel as -- -- doubted the FCC has ordered Comcast to give us that almost every one of -- 23 million homes that'll bring -- -- over 55 million homes we've got a lot of other networks calling independent network saying hey this is great because.
All -- really about is saying that free voices need -- chance to be able to get on the air if they've got a great idea.
We have a network that oftentimes thanks to bill and thanks -- tournaments like this is is ranks in the top five sometimes number one.
And we wanna be able to get -- of people in the same way that people who did that networks that are owned by distributors.
Get -- so it's a big win.
-- got to get a final word.
Thirty -- Roger better gonna take it Omniture what do you.
I think Rogers Serena have to be there that heavy favorites although Novak certainly is a tremendous hardcourt where.
He's had a great run recently but Roger you winning that seventeenth Grand Slam.
At Wimbledon coming into that US open the way he's been playing.
Very very special.
Bill -- -- again broadcast of the US open again on CBS -- a lot saying and of course thank you very much to both to be appreciated this has been it's just Al meant to say.
It's free of for fighting for the little double broadcasters eleventh -- right.
Well do you David treated -- our last sit here today from the US up -- little little weather a lot of great tennis the crowds are actually coming in out for the nighttime.
Playing I might actually go watch a game and -- -- possible paralympic.
Is it on the -- -- -- the price of the ticket to you know I mean you might as well stay there and catch what I'm right wrapped by Al Nidal a lot of we want to know I guess he heard is he's not gonna be there right.
Right exactly which is kind of a big disappointment there's an injury there -- -- connect.
Got joke the joke of it ticket ever -- don't directly -- the -- using money -- -- -- -- -- -- client -- -- thank you very --
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