French Open 2016 TV Channels, Live Telecast, Broadcast rights: The French Open is one of the four major Grand Slam events which take place each year. Roland Garros as it is popularly known takes place in Paris, France where players from all around the globe participate to prove their supremacy. This tournament is very important as a victory in this competition offers valuable points to the ATP rankings. The French Open was founded in 1891 and has now grown into a famous tennis event which is watched by billion fans worldwide. The broadcasting rights are sold to television channels through a bidding procedure which takes place after certain duration.
TV Broadcast: The French Open 2016 would be starting from May 22 and would end on June 5, 2016. This competition would be broadcasted through numerous channels in order to offer the live feed to the global audience. The official domestic broadcasters are the France National Television channels, that is, France 1, 2 and 3. They are the host broadcasters who hold the charge for the live coverage of Roland Garros. They record the live matches from the courts and distribute the footage to other broadcasters around the world. The French Open has gained a major viewership and is the second largest most watched grand slam event after the Wimbledon.
French Open 2016 TV Channels:
|France||France TV &EuroSport 1&2|
|United States||ESPN 2, NBC, Tennis Channel|
|Canada||RDS & TSN|
|European Countries||EuroSport 1 & 2 (Most countries)|
|African Countries||Super Sports & BeinSport (in some countries)|
|South American Countries||ESPN Latin|
|India & Subcontinent||Neo Sports& MNC Sports|
|Fiji & Pacific Islands||FoxSports|
ITV Sport has gained the rights in the United Kingdom to telecast all the matches from the French Open till 2018. The matches can also be watched on British EuroSport. In the United States, the current broadcasting rights of this tennis tournament are fixed with NBC, ESPN2 and Tennis Channel. In India, the broadcasting deal is fixed with NEO Sports which would be telecasting the French Open live. This five-year deal was fixed in 2012.
French Open 2016 Live Telecast: This tennis tournament has grown popular because of the rise in the level of competition. The Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles segments consist of star players who have a huge fan base. This has forced people to watch the matches live on television and also on the internet. There are certain sports websites handled by ITV and ESPN which offer the live streaming of French Open matches. You can also listen to live commentary on some special websites on the internet.