Adelphia Adds Tennis in Fla.


Adelphia Communications Corp. has added The Tennis Channel in systems in the West Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Martin and Palm Beach County, Fla., service areas.

The 24-hour channel said 41% of local residents are tennis fans, and the West Palm Beach area is also home to some of the most important tennis professionals in the world, including Serena and Venus Williams, Andy Roddick, Anna Kournikova and Chris Evert. The area is the third-largest tennis-fan base in the United States and home to some of the top junior tennis academies, the International Tennis Championships, the Master Series NASDAQ 100 and a number of other world-renowned tennis tournaments.

Most West Palm Beach-area residents had a free preview of the channel on analog until Dec. 1, but it’s now a digital network.