TSN and RDS to serve up more French Open

The channels have secured rights to the tournament through 2024.
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Game, set, match. Bell Media’s sport networks TSN and RDS have extended their exclusive rights for the French Open, in a deal that runs until 2024.

Canadian interest for the upcoming tournament comes in the form of last year’s quarter finalist Milos Raonic, and Genie Bouchard, whose 2014 semi-final with Maria Sharapova generated an average audience of 536,000 viewers (286,000 to TSN and 250,000 to RDS). The contest drew a total of 1.5 million unique viewers.

The two week tournament, which starts on May 24th, will feature multi-court coverage of the early rounds, round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals, across TSN’s five national feeds as well as on RDS. TSN’s five channels also the network to broadcast coverage from all 16 competition courts this year for the first time.

TSN, which has been broadcasting the French Open since the channel launched in 1984, also broadcasts the other Grand Slam tennis tournaments: the Australian Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open.

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