French Open

Discovery renews French Open international rights deal

Discovery has announced a five-year rights deal for the French Open. Covering 2022-26, the multi-platform deal between Discovery and the Fédération Française de Tennis covers more than 50 territories outside of France. Eurosport has broadcast the French Open since 1989. In addition to Eurosport, Discovery will lean on its new streaming service discovery+, starting from […]

Tennis: French Open rescheduled; Wimbledon staying steady

The French Open, originally set to take place at the end of May, has been rescheduled to September 20-October 4 in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. All professional tennis globally has been suspended until at least April 20. The French Tennis Federation (FFT) issued a statement that said: “Though nobody is able to predict […]

Eurosport launches VR app to coincide with French Open

Eurosport has launched a virtual reality (VR) app to coincide with this year’s French Open tennis tournament. Eurosport VR will give viewers access to immersive sports content, including highlights from Roland Garros and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage shot in VR. During Roland Garros fans will be able to “see the world through the eyes of some […]

Thomson Video Networks delivers French Open in 4K

Technology provider Thomson Video Networks’ ViBE 4K HEVC encoder was used to transmit live 4K streaming of the 2015 French Open tennis championship, the company has revealed.  France Télévisions in partnership with FRANSAT, the French DTH platform operated by Eutelsat, used the ViBE 4K to broadcast live UHD pictures in H.265 format on the Francetvsport […]

Ateme providing 4K encoding at French Open

Video compression specialist Ateme is providing the primary live encoding platform for 4K, HEVC delivery of the French Open tennis tournament.  The images are being broadcast on the Fransat platform, which is distributing the tournament to French free-to-air broadcasting service TNT via satellite. The footage can be viewed on any 4K-compatible TV, according to Ateme. […]

TDF partners with Envivio to air French Open in 4K

French transmission services provider TDF is using Envivio HEVC video processing to broadcast the French Open tennis tournament in 4K.  TDF is using Envivio’s Muse 4K Ultra HD compression technology to live-stream the action to compatible 4K TV sets in France, with TDF to deliver various matches from the Centre Court in DVB-T2 format to […]

France Televisions launches French Open app

French public broadcaster France Televisions has partnered with interactive and social television specialists Monterosa to launch a new app to coincide with the start of this year’s French Open tennis tournament. The A Vous de Jouer (Your Turn To Play)  app will roll out this weekend and is based on Monterosa’s LViS Sports Predictor app […]

Eurosport and France Télévisions agree French Open deal

Eurosport and France Télévisions have agreed domestic broadcast rights with the French Tennis Federation (FFT) to air the French Open until 2018. France Télévisions will remain the French broadcaster for the next five editions of the tennis tournament, though Eurosport, through the new deal, has also taken sub-licensed rights in the country. Eurosport has already […]

Eurosport ties up French Open tennis rights until 2021

The Eurosport Group has signed a new long-term partnership with the Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT), giving it pan-European coverage rights for French Open tennis at Roland Garros until 2021. The new deal covers live TV and digital rights in all of Eurosport’s European territories – excluding host country France – and grants Eurosport all […]

French tennis bids fall short

The French tennis federation, the FFS, has expressed disappointment after failing to secure what it said were acceptable offers for rights to broadcast the Roland Garros French Open tennis championship for the 2014-18 period, according to local reports. Gilbert Ysern, director general of the FFS, cited by financial daily Les Echos, said the organisation had […]