SBD/October 4, 2011/Media

Tennis Channel Extends French Open Media Rights Deal Through '22

Tennis Channel has signed a multiyear extension to keep its rights to the French Open. Specific financials were not released. The 10-year deal keeps the French Open on the channel through '22. The deal gives Tennis Channel exclusive U.S. non-broadcast media rights to all French Open matches and includes streaming, digital, mobile, video on demand and "TV Everywhere" (John Ourand, THE DAILY). MULTICHANNEL NEWS' Mike Reynolds noted Tennis Channel, which has "shared French Open rights with ESPN2 in exchange for coverage opportunities from the Australian Open, has yet to negotiate a similar arrangement with the worldwide leader for Roland Garros over its new" extension (MULTICHANNEL.com, 10/3).
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