May 27, 2011
TSN Extends FRENCH OPEN Rights with Multi-Year Deal
– TSN has been home to FRENCH OPEN for more than a quarter-century –
– 2011 FRENCH OPEN action continues on TSN through to June 5 –
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Toronto, ON (May 27, 2011) – With the biggest tennis stars competing at Roland Garros over the next week, TSN announced today it has reached a six-year multimedia rights extension with the French Tennis Federation for the prestigious FRENCH OPEN.
As part of the deal, TSN and TSN2 will continue to be the exclusive Canadian home of the Grand Slam event with more than 100 hours of FRENCH OPEN coverage each year featuring men’s and women’s singles Early Rounds, Round of 16, quarter-finals, semifinals and Finals. Coverage will be broadcast in High Definition and be available on various TSN platforms, including TSN MOBILE TV.
The deal includes French language rights for RDS.
“The legendary FRENCH OPEN clay-courts at Roland Garros have shaped some of the tennis world’s most remarkable moments for close to eight decades,” said Stewart Johnston, President of TSN. “We are pleased to continue our more than 25-year relationship with the French Tennis Federation giving Canadian tennis fans complete coverage of one of the sport’s biggest events.”
“We are proud to celebrate our long partnership with TSN by extending the duration and scope of our relationship,” said Michel Grach, Media & Sponsorship Director of the French Tennis Federation. “TSN and TSN2 have always delivered high quality coverage, and as technologies and broadcast platforms evolve we look forward to providing even more FRENCH OPEN magic to tennis fans across Canada.”
TSN has been televising the FRENCH OPEN since 1985. TSN is home to all of tennis’ marquee Grand Slam events including WIMBLEDON, U.S. OPEN and AUSTRALIAN OPEN.
For a schedule of TSN’s coverage of the 2011 FRENCH OPEN visit TSN.ca.
TSN is Canada's Sports Leader and Canada’s most-watched specialty network. Delivering more sports coverage in High Definition than any other network in Canada, TSN's comprehensive broadcast schedule features an exciting lineup of sports including NHL, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, the IIHF World Junior Championship, Season of Champions Curling, Golf’s Majors, F1, NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series, Grand Slam Tennis, EURO 2012 and 2016, the Tour de France, NCAA March Madness tournament and Championship Boxing events. TSN properties include TSN2, TSN MOBILE and the industry-leading sports website TSN.ca. Official broadcaster of the London 2012 Olympic Games, TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.
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