Roland Garros

Amazon signs night rights for Roland-Garros

Amazon has continued its reach into the European sports broadcast market with the acquisition of rights to Roland-Garros. Amazon is currently the exclusive rightsholder for the US Open, ATP and WTA tours in the UK. The deal will see Amazon have live broadcast rights to the competition from 2021-2023, though only for the new night […]

Orange and France Télévisions providing 8K TV on 5G at Roland Garros

Orange has teamed up with French public broadcaster France Télévisions to air the first live broadcast of matches in 8K over 5G from the Roland Garros French Open tennis tournament. The pair have joined forces to air what the say will be the first ever live 8K TV images of matches from the Philippe-Chatrier court, […]

Virgin Media teams with Eurosport for 4K UHD TV Wimbledon coverage

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media has teamed up with Eurosport to provide coverage of this week’s Wimbledon tennis tournament in 4K UHD TV. Virgin TV customers with a new V6 TV box will be able to watch both finals in ultra high-definition for the very first time. Customers can watch the men’s and women’s finals at […]

Eurosport launching 4K UHD TV channel for Roland Garros

Eurosport is to launch a dedicated 4K UHD TV channel this Sunday, kicking off with Ultra HD coverage of the Roland Garros tennis championship in Paris. The channel will air every match from the Philippe Chatrier centre court in the format. The channel will be branded Eurosport 4K and will be available in the UK […]

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 […]

Eurosport teams up with Tennis Channel for Roland Garros

Discovery-owned Eurosport has teamed up with Tennis Channel to enhance its coverage of the forthcoming Roland Garros French Open championship. According to Eurosport, the agreement will enable it to distribute additional content during the championship. Eurosport will have access to new camera angles, highlights and archive footage and the ability to integrate this content instantaneously […]

France Télévisions extends ultra HD experiment

French public broadcaster France Télévisions is extending its 4K trial beyond its coverage of the Roland Garros French open tennis championship until June 21. The broadcaster will air a number of documentaries on France 5, the channel it dedicated on a temparoary basis to 4K, and a film about the technologies of the future, coproduced […]

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 […]