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This agreement, which makes Eurosport and France Télévisions the official broadcasters for the five coming editions of the Roland-Garros tournament in the French market, is the result of a tender launched last autumn regarding the commercialisation of the audio-visual rights for the coming editions 2014 until 2018 of the tournament.
France Télévisions will remain domestic broadcaster of the French Open, as they have been since 1987. Eurosport, already broadcaster of the French Open in the rest of Europe until 2021, has acquired with this deal sub-licensed rights in France from France Télévisions.
Jean-Thierry Augustin, CEO of the Eurosport Group, says: “We are very pleased that we are able to continue our collaboration with the FFT thanks to this agreement, with whom we are already partnering in all other European countries to broadcast Roland-Garros until 2021. This new agreement will enable us to offer our subscribers extensive coverage of the tournament, both on our channels (Eurosport and Eurosport 2) and on our various digital offerings, whether on the internet, mobile, tablet or connected TV. The Roland Garros tournament is one of the flagship events in the portfolio rights of the Eurosport Group, and we are very proud to be able to continue, through the various agreements we have now signed, to support the development of tournament in France and internationally in 54 countries.”