Monte Carlo Masters final to get FTA airing in C8 deal
Canal Plus, the pay-television operator in France, has struck a three-year sub-licensing deal with Eurosport, the Discovery-owned sports broadcaster, to show the closing stages of tennis' Rolex Monte Carlo Masters, the top-tier Masters 1000 ATP Tour event.
Beginning with next month's tournament, C8, the French network's free-to-air digital terrestrial TV channel, will offer both semi-finals and the final live.
Eurosport will continue to show the entirety of the tournament live.
Rights to the Monte Carlo Masters and Rolex Paris Masters were held by Canal Plus, not BeIN, in the last rights period, with C8 also showing last year's final, won by Rafael Nadal (pictured).
This year's Monte Carlo Masters runs from 15 to 21 April.