Globo's SporTV nets French Open rights to 2023
SporTV, the Brazilian pay-television operator owned by commercial broadcasting giant Globo, has acquired rights to the French Open, the clay court tennis grand slam, in a three-year deal.
The contract covers the 2021, 2022 and 2023 editions at Roland Garros.
The deal was announced ahead of the start of this year's French Open on Sunday, with the event having been delayed by four months because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Globo's SporTV3 channel is showing action from this year's tournament, together with BandSports, the pay-TV sport unit of commercial broadcaster Bandeirantes, which has shown the French Open in Brazil since 2013.
There is also a third option for French Open fans in Brazil this year, with the over-the-top streaming platform set up by the FFT, the French Tennis Federation, and Vivo, the Brazilian telco, for last year's tournament still in operation.
The OTT service costs R$29.99 ($5.40) for access to the entire tournament, or R$10.99 per day.