Pay-TV broadcaster SuperSport has renewed its media rights deal with the French Tennis Federation (FFT) for broadcasting Roland Garros in sub-Saharan Africa.
According to FFT, the agreement will run for six more years. The new contract covers linear and digital rights to the French Open within 50 countries.
It was 15 years ago that the partnership was established, and their previous agreement covered the 2018 to 2021 seasons.
The Wimbledon and Roland Garros are highly valued tennis properties. The tournaments are both hosted in friendly time zone for African viewers than the Australian and US Open.
SuperSports indicated that the media rights agreement covered all evening sessions for the tournament.
The evening sessions of the tournament started after the Philippe-Chatrier centre court built a retractable roof to redevelop the Roland Garros finished in 2020.
President of FFT, Gilles Moretton, said, “With this new deal, supporters in Africa will continue to indulge their passion and enjoy the tournament.”
SuperSort was also able to extend media rights with the Australian Open for five more years, from 2022 to 2026,
The Wimbledon and Roland Garros are joining a long list of sporting events covered by the broadcaster, including the English Premier League, Italy’s Serie A and the Uefa Champions League.
The Executive Director of SuperSport, Marc Jury, added “Our collaboration with the French Tennis Federation is one of the oldest, and SuperSport is thrilled to have extended this partnership.