(Greater Palm Springs, CA) - June 1, 2018 - Wheel of Fortune has doubled up with Tennis Channel to serve viewers with "Tennis Week," airing June 4 – June 8, 2018.
Tennis Channel provided the featured prizes on the Wheel, which include luxury vacation packages surrounding upcoming major tennis tournaments around the world: the French Open in Paris, the WTA Finals in Singapore, the US Open in New York, the Nitto ATP World Tour Finals in London, and the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, CA. The network also supplied Indian Wells tournament footage for the program.
During the week, some of the world's top tennis players including Roger Federer, Jo Wilfred Tsonga, Coco Vandeweghe, Alexander Zverev, Jack Sock, John Isner, Simona Halep, Eugenie Bouchard, and Ryan Harrison will be featured in show opening segments, bumper segments, closing packages, and prize packages.
Also, as part of "Tennis Week," Pat Sajak and Vanna White were invited to the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, Calif., to tape some segments for the five shows, including some time on the court with the most successful men's doubles team of all time, the Bryan Brothers. They were also visited by Tennis star and Southern California native, Steve Johnson.
Wheel of Fortune also worked with the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau to give viewers the chance to win a trip of their own to the Greater Palm Springs area, an exciting tennis destination. Fans will want to watch the show and enter the bonus round puzzle at www.wheeloffortune.com for the chance to win a five-night stay at the Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa, Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa, or The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa.
Tennis Channel cameras were on location and in the studio to capture behind-the-scenes footage for a special "Tennis Week" Tennis Extra that is currently airing on Tennis Channel and is also posted on www.tennischannel.com. The cable network will also promote the themed week with a robust schedule of promotional advertising.
Tennis Channel www.tennischannel.com, which is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, is the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle. A hybrid of comprehensive sports, health, fitness, pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle and travel programming, the network is home to every aspect of the wide-ranging, worldwide tennis community. It also has the most concentrated single-sport coverage in television, with telecast rights at the US Open, Wimbledon, Roland Garros (French Open), Australian Open, ATP World Tour events, WTA competitions, Davis Cup, Fed Cup and Hopman Cup. Tennis Channel is carried by nine of the top 10 video providers.
"Wheel of Fortune"
Reaching more than 27 million weekly viewers, Wheel of Fortune reaches more viewers than any other program on television. Trademarked as America’s Game™, it has earned seven Emmy Awards including a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show. Wheel of Fortune is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. It is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Studios International, both units of CBS Corp.
About Greater Palm Springs, California
Greater Palm Springs is Southern California’s premier resort, tennis and golf destination. Discover a place of many experiences and surprises in nine distinctive cities: Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella. As a respite for mind, body and spirit, Greater Palm Springs is ready to provide you with an unparalleled sense of escape, adventure, recreation, relaxation and your own unique way to play--anytime of the year. For more information on Greater Palm Springs, visit www.VisitGreaterPalmSprings.com