In case you're wondering how they were able to hire cameramen and production teams for all 16 courts, the answer is they didn't. While the seven courts we've seen streaming in previous years will have full fledged TV style coverage again, they're relying on an "automated system" for six more and "robotic cameras" for the last three. It's still great news, but adjust your viewing expectations accordingly.
Terry Brady, ESPN, director of remote operations, says the transition from Channel 7 Australian handling host duties to Tennis Australia has been seamless. “Tennis Australia has taken the event and done some interesting things,” he says. “There are seven TV courts but they are also using Sony’s Hawkeye automated system on six other courts. And then three additional courts have three robotic cameras on each with the camera 1 position a fixed camera and then two net cameras controlled via joystick.”