The 2021 French Open tournament will receive extensive global TV coverage, going out on more than 170 channels in 222 countries and territories. France Televisions and Amazon Prime Video will be offering maximum coverage of the tournament in France.
Roland Garros has also signed several new broadcast agreements, with Australia, Brazil and the USA. For Australia, Channel Nine will be showing all the matches from Paris. It will provide extensive coverage of the tournament through its free-to-view channels Channel Nine, 9Go and 9GEM, its on-demand service 9Now and its OTT platform Stan. Besides, the French Open, Channel Nine also has other Grand Slam events in Wimbledon and the Australian Open.
The FFT has also strengthened its ties with Brazil by signing agreements with Globo and BandSports. BandSports, which has broadcast the tournament since 2013, will once again be showing it this year. Meanwhile, Globo, Brazil’s leading TV network – covering nearly 2,000 sporting events a year – will show matches from Roland-Garros on SporTV, the country’s leading pay channel.
|France||France TV Sport, Prime Video|
|USA||NBC Sports, Peacock TV, Tennis Channel, Bally Sports|
|Brazil||Band Sports, SporTV|
|North Africa and Middle East||Bein Sports|
|Sub-Saharan Africa||SuperSport, Canal+|
|China||CMG, Tencent Sports|
|South East Asia||Fox Sports|
|Japan||WOWOW, TV Tokyo|
|New Zealand||Sky Sports|
|South Korea||CJ ENM|
STAR SELECT IS THE PLACE FOR INDIAN FANS
As far as India is concerned, Star Select one and two will be telecasting all the matches live from Paris. The action for the first week will start at 2.30 PM IST. Although there is not a single Indian in the singles draw, the doubles action could be shown live. For the South East Asian viewers, Fox Sports will be the channel.
For viewers Down Under in New Zealand, Sky will be broadcasting live tennis from Roland Garros. TV Tokyo and WOWOW have the rights for telecast in Japan. North American and fans in the Middle East can watch all the action from bEIN sports. ESPN holds the rights for telecast in Latin America.
There will also be more French Open coverage in the USA. The Tennis Channel, which has covered the tournament since 2007, will show seven night sessions on its pay channel. In addition to the coverage NBC has offered every year for more than 35 years now.
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