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WBD to offer 273 hours of live Roland-Garros coverage

Viewers across Europe (excluding France) can watch non-stop action from Roland-Garros with Warner Bros Discovery’s comprehensive coverage of the year’s second Grand Slam, starting May 28th. Scott Young, SVP Content and Production at Warner Bros. Discovery Sports Europe, said: “Our raison d’être is to connect fans with the sports and athletes they love. Our wall-to-wall […]

May 24, 2023

France: Amazon extends Roland-Garros rights

Amazon has secured the rights to exclusively broadcast the Roland-Garros French Open Tennis night sessions on Prime Video in France for an additional four years to 2027. From 2024, this will increase to 11 live and exclusive night sessions on the Philippe-Chatrier court, delivering tennis fans the most anticipated matches each day on Prime Video. […]

March 30, 2023

beIN MENA renews French Open rights

The French Tennis Federation (FFT) and beIN Media Group, the global sports and entertainment group, have announced a multiyear extension of their existing partnership that will see beIN Sports continue to broadcast the Roland-Garros tournament until 2026 across all 24 countries in the MENA region. Under the agreement, beIN Sports will broadcast the Parisian Grand […]

June 7, 2022

France: Prime Video enhances Roland-Garros coverage

Co-hosting the forthcoming Roland-Garros French open tennis tournament along with France Télévisions, streaming platform Prime Video has confirmed coverage of all the main matches in 4K. This will be complemented with an audio multi-track option that allows the choice of watching a match with or without commentary. This option will be available via the web, […]

May 17, 2022From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Netflix docuseries to follow pro tennis players

Tennis fans will be able to share in a year in the life of some of the world’s best known players as they journey around the world, seeking to win on the sport’s biggest stages, in a new Netflix documentary series. To bring this series to the screen, Netflix has teamed up with the four […]

January 17, 2022By Nik Roseveare

StarHub serves up all 4 tennis Grand Slams

StarHub is the first provider in Singapore to serve up front-row seats to all four Grand Slam tournaments. Leveraging an extended partnership with beIN, customers with a Sports+ subscription will be able to watch live tennis action on beIN Sports 2, with the Australian Open from January 17th to 30th, and the French Open (Roland-Garros) […]

January 12, 2022

beIN Sports Asia acquires French Open rights

beIN Sports has secured exclusive rights to Roland-Garros, the French Open tennis tournament, in 10 territories across the Asia region. The new media rights agreement covers five editions of the tournament from 2022 to 2026. The Asian territories included in the agreement are Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Philippines, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. […]

January 7, 2022

The Switch delivers live HD feeds of French Open to Tennis Channel

The Switch, a provider of production services and global delivery of live video, deployed connectivity to support live coverage of this year’s French Open. The state-of-the-art deployment in Paris’s Stade Roland Garros, home to the Grand Slam tournament, allowed the transport of uncompressed HD feeds via dedicated fiber paths to the main broadcast rightsholders. The […]

June 24, 2021

Discovery extends Roland-Garros rights

Discovery and the Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT) have announced a new agreement that will see Roland-Garros remain with the broadcaster for a further five years. This new deal will leverage Discovery’s assets across Eurosport, discovery+ and its network of free-to-air channels throughout Europe. Commencing 2022, the renewal of the multi-platform rights will extend the […]

June 11, 2021

Eurosport grows Roland-Garros audience

Eurosport has reported significant year-on-year growth of its audience on its digital platforms across Europe, in addition to viewers watching on discovery+, following the first week of play at Roland-Garros, as fans streamed the action and engaged with exclusive content in their millions. The success of some of Europe’s biggest stars, including Iga Swiatek, Daniil […]

June 8, 2021