Fox Sports partners with SBS as broadcasters share French Open tennis rights

Fox Sports will continue to be the only place to watch live, start-to-finish coverage of the tournament.

Fox Sports has announced it will continue to be the only place to watch live, start-to-finish coverage of the French Open tennis at Roland-Garros after securing a new three-year agreement.

Foxtel is promising viewers will receive the most comprehensive daily coverage from the opening day to the Men’s and Women’s Final live and in HD, in a new arrangement that will see SBS become the free-to-air broadcast partner.

Fox Sports will deliver primetime daily coverage starting at 7pm with the first three hours of each day’s play exclusively live until the Quarter Finals.

From the Quarter Finals onwards, Fox Sports will continue to deliver live and HD coverage right through to the Men’s and Women’s Finals, which will be simulcast with SBS.

Fox Sports’ coverage includes the best men’s and women’s singles, doubles and mixed doubles matches, including additional court feeds and hours of exclusive content across the tournament.

Foxtel CEO Patrick Delany said: “As the home of Roland-Garros for the past 20 years, it’s fantastic to extend this strong partnership. We’ve recently witnessed an incredible fortnight of action at the Australian Open with Federer claiming his 20th Grand Slam and Wozniacki securing her maiden title, and interest in tennis continues to grow.

“Fox Sports and Foxtel’s streaming service, Foxtel Now, will be the only place to watch the stars back in Grand Slam action with start to finish coverage of the Roland-Garros. This adds to our premium tennis offering, with live coverage of Wimbledon and the US Open also available on the Foxtel platform.”

The 2018 French Open commences on May 21 2018.

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