Amazon nets French Open rights in France
July 25, 2019
Amazon Prime Video has acquired the exclusive rights to show the Roland-Garros French Open Tennis night sessions as well as all matches taking place on the Simonne-Mathieu court in France in a three-year deal starting in 2021. Prime members in France will have access to this coverage at no additional cost to their membership.
Prime members will be able to watch all ten night session matches starting at 9pm each night and featuring top players and match-ups of the competition. Prime members can also enjoy exclusive daily coverage of all matches played on the newly built Simonne-Mathieu court and live coverage of Men’s and Women’s Singles and Doubles Semi-Finals and Finals, as well as daily highlights of all the action throughout the tournament.
Prime Video’s tournament coverage will also include top French commentary and in-studio discussions and analysis with tennis experts, while full match replays will also be available for hardcore tennis fans who want to experience the full match experience at any time.
Prime members in France will be able to watch Roland-Garros content on the Prime Video app for TVs, game consoles and connected devices, including Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV, mobile devices and online at primevideo.com.
“Prime Video is focused on bringing our French customers a great selection of high-quality entertainment and now we are adding live sports on top of all the great series and movies they can already enjoy as part of their Prime membership. We are thrilled to be offering Prime members in France coverage of such an iconic event, their favorite tennis Grand Slam of the year,” said Alex Green, MD Prime Video Sport EU. “We are excited by the new Roland-Garros night sessions, which we think will be among the year’s top sporting moments, all available to Prime members at no extra cost.”