Peacock Inks Deal With French Tennis Federation For New Package Of Roland-Garros Games
NBC owned OTT video streaming platform Peacock has a signed multi-year agreement with the governing body for tennis in France ‘The French Tennis Federation.’
Peacock The French Tennis Federation deal is to expand the Grand Slam event coverage that include, new night sessions in Paris:
Four live hours beginning at 2 p.m. ET on Sat., June 5 and Sun., June 6, and
Three live hours starting at 3 p.m. ET on Mon., June 7
NBC Sports will produce all live Roland-Garros coverage that is available on Peacock Premium and coverage of Roland-Garros 2021 will total nearly 20 hours of live Roland-Garros coverage across all three weekends of the 2021 event.
Peacock will present a first-round match at Noon ET on the opening day of the tournament, Sun., May 30, and the men’s doubles final at Noon ET on Sat., June 12.
Pete Bevacqua, Chairman, NBC Sports Group said “We are pleased to expand upon NBC’s traditional broadcasts of Roland-Garros with extensive and exclusive live coverage on Peacock.”
Rick Cordella, EVP and Chief Revenue Officer, Peacock said “Showcasing premier matches over all three weekends of Roland-Garros 2021 is an exciting addition to Peacock’s world-class sports offerings.”
Gilles Moretton, President of the French Tennis Federation said “We are delighted to widen our partnership with NBCUniversal, who have shown the tournament great loyalty for over 35 years. We are thrilled to count Peacock amongst Roland-Garros official broadcasters. This will enable us to continue offering maximum coverage of Roland-Garros in the US.”