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SBD Global/March 28, 2013/Media

French Free-To-Air Channel M6 Interested In Roland Garros Media Rights

French free-to-air channel M6 President Nicolas de Tavernost revealed the channel "could be interested" in the media rights to Roland Garros in France, according to L'EXPRESS. The channel is studying "with interest" the next invitation to tender from the French Tennis Federation (FFT). Tavernost said, "Everything interests us, its a question of price and profitability." The last invitation to tender for the rights to the tournament was won by free-to-air channel France Televisions and covered the '10-13 period. The group pays €16M ($20.4M) annually to the FFT for the rights to the competition. The number "represents 6.9% of Rolland Garros' revenue." Qatari channel beIN Sport "is also interested" in the rights (L'EXPRESS, 3/27).
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