LOS ANGELES, Could 22, 2023 – Tennis Channel can have dwell protection every single day of the 15-day French Open once more this 12 months, its seventeenth 12 months in Paris, from Could 28-June 11. Between the community, its subscription-service Tennis Channel Plus and its free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channel T2, followers can have entry to shut to 1,750 dwell hours of matches at Roland Garros (generally known as the French Open), the world’s most prestigious clay-court competitors and the second main on the tennis calendar. Motion on all platforms begins with the event’s outset, Sunday, Could 28, at 5 a.m. ET.
In all, Tennis Channel viewers can count on greater than 140 dwell hours of protection this 12 months, with one other 190-plus hours of encores. Because it has completed since first televising the French Open in 2007, the community will grow to be a de-facto “Roland Garros Channel” for 15 days. Usually this implies 12 dwell hours from every day’s begin of play at 5 a.m. ET to its concluding match, adopted by all-night replays main as much as the following morning’s first ball (full schedule under).
After exhibiting the primary spherical by means of quarterfinals Could 28-June 7, Tennis Channel will air the mixed-doubles remaining and girls’s semifinals on Thursday, June 8. The boys’s semifinals will run Friday, June 9, adopted by the Junior Ladies’ and Boys’ Finals on Saturday, June 10. The ladies’s doubles remaining takes place Sunday, June 11. The community will present same-day encores of the lads’s and girls’s singles and doubles semifinals on the ultimate weekend once more as properly.
T2 will present near 100 hours of dwell matches that won’t be obtainable on Tennis Channel this 12 months, up from 80 hours final 12 months throughout its first 12 months on air. This may put extra hours of French Open competitors on U.S. tv at no cost than ever earlier than. 13 days of dwell protection are deliberate from Could 28-June 9, starting most days at 5 a.m. ET. From Could 28-June 2 T2 will likely be dwell from 5 a.m.-2 p.m. ET, after which once more June 3-5 from 5 a.m.-12 p.m. ET. Stay matches June 6-7 happen from 5 a.m.-1 p.m. and June 8 from 6 a.m.-10 a.m. On June 9 T2 will likely be dwell from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. T2 (and Tennis Channel) will grow to be obtainable on YouTube TV on June 1, day 5 of Roland Garros. All Samsung TV Plus customers with 2017-or-newer Samsung sensible TVs and Galaxy cell units presently get T2.
Subscription-service Tennis Channel Plus will likely be dwell 13 days as properly, and provide each French Open match on demand following its completion. The platform will let customers select from as much as 16 court docket feeds without delay, with greater than 1,500 dwell hours and 600 matches. Debuting on the event in 2014, Tennis Channel Plus is on the market to everybody in the USA, no matter whether or not they subscribe to Tennis Channel.
Choose Bally Sports activities regional networks across the nation will present as much as 36 hours of dwell French Open play from Could 28-June 5. Throughout these 9 days protection will happen from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. ET. As with T2, matches on Bally Sports activities networks is not going to air on Tennis Channel.
This week Tennis Channel is together with Roland Garros qualifying matches as a part of its Courtside protection of different clay-court tournaments main into Paris. The community will present 15 dwell and greater than 20 encore hours, with further matches on T2 and Tennis Channel Plus. On Saturday, Could 27, at 11 a.m. ET, Tennis Channel Stay at Roland Garros will preview this 12 months’s event.
Tennis Channel’s strong on-air roster for Paris options Corridor of Famers, event champions, adorned sportscasters and tennis consultants. Corridor of Famer and all-time nice Martina Navratilova (@Martina) returns to the primary occasion the place she served as an analyst for the community, throughout its inaugural French Open in 2007. A mainstay ever since, her Roland Garros resume consists of 11 championships as a participant: two singles (1982, 1984), seven doubles (1975, 1982, 1984-1988) and two blended doubles (1991-1992).
Fellow Corridor of Famers Jim Courier and Lindsay Davenport (@LDavenport76) are additionally within the Corridor of Fame and can return to the Metropolis of Gentle as analysts in 2023. Courier received French Open singles titles in 1991 and 1992, whereas Davenport took the mixed-doubles trophy dwelling in 1996. Announcer Pam Shriver (@PHShriver) is the fourth Corridor of Famer on Tennis Channel’s crew. A dominant doubles participant, she received 5 French Open championships: 4 doubles (1984-1984, 1987-1988; with Navratilova) and one blended doubles (1987).
Former gamers Paul Annacone, (@paulannacone), Chanda Rubin (@ChandaRubin) and Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) are all main champions and again as Tennis Channel analysts throughout this 12 months’s French Open protection. Annacone received the 1985 Australian Open doubles titles and can be identified for teaching Pete Sampras and Roger Federer to Grand Slam success. Rubin and Wozniacki additionally soared Down Beneath, with the previous taking the 1996 doubles crown and the latter the singles in 2018.
Rubin will seem on the Tennis Channel Stay event desk on the French Open, together with former participant Prakash Amritraj (@PrakashAmritraj). All year long Amritraj hosts the community’s “Prakash Worldwide” interview segments from occasions across the globe. Led by award-winning sportscaster Steve Weissman (@SteveWeissman), the desk can even characteristic reporter and essayist Jon Wertheim (@jonwertheim), an writer, Sports activities Illustrated editor and CBS’ 60 Minutes correspondent.
Emmy Award-winning announcers Ted Robinson (@tedjrobinson) and Brett Haber (@BrettHaber) are again within the Roland Garros sales space for Tennis Channel this 12 months, as is former participant Jason Goodall. Leif Shiras (@leifshiras) and Mark Knowles (@Knowlzee10s) additionally hung out on the professional circuit, with Knowles successful the French Open doubles title in 2007 throughout Tennis Channel’s first 12 months on the occasion.
Analysts Jan-Michael Gambill (@JanmikeGambill), Jill Craybas (@jcray74), Jimmy Arias (@ariastennis), CiCi Bellis (@cicibellis) and Nicolas Pereira (@nicolaspereira) deliver further pro-tour expertise to Tennis Channel’s French Open crew. In 1981 Arias received the mixed-doubles championship in Paris. Announcers Brian Webber (@bwwebber) additionally has an Emmy Award to his title and can deal with Roland Garros play by play this 12 months, as will Gill Gross (@Gill_Gross).
Along with unmatched dwell and on-demand matches on Tennis Channel Plus, Tennis Channel’s digital Roland Garros protection is in depth once more this spring. The Tennis.com web site and app deliver the sport to customers like no different platform. A roadmap for longtime followers and novices alike, Tennis.com affords dwell scoring, event calendars and brackets, information, tales, highlights, win-prediction percentages, estimated begin instances for all matches, the chance to immediately hyperlink to dwell or on-demand matches and knowledge feeds constructed round favourite gamers. Anybody on the earth with an iOS or Android system can entry the free platform, which is the game’s most complete automobile for staying on high of Roland Garros.
The second season of digital sequence Heat & Fuzzy, hosted by comic Michael Kosta, will premier this week on Tennis.com, the community’s app and YouTube. Kosta hosts a high participant like Coco Gauff, Carlos Alcaraz, Iga Swiatek and others every week for humorous and off-beat dialog that veers from the standard tennis press-conference line of questions.
The community’s “Racquet Bracket” recreation can be again this 12 months, with the possibility to guess winners initially of the occasion. Additionally, 2023 marks the French Open return of the channel’s free Bally Sport Caller Match Predictor Recreation, which affords prizes all through the event.