Amazon Challenge France Tlvisions and Will Broadcast Roland Garros

Starting in 2021, you will be able to watch Roland Garros matches on Amazon Prime Video The SVoD service is thus coming to France Télévisions

Rafael Nadal defeated Dominic Thiem in the final of Roland Garros, 2019 edition (Image credits: Roland Garros).

Roland Garros is an institution in the world of tennis. The Grand Slam on clay is one of the biggest events of the year for racquet pros and France Télévisions has been broadcasting the matches for years. But to everyone’s surprise, Amazon came to the market and won part of the tournament broadcast rights.

Thus, from 2021 to 2023, you will be able to watch certain Roland Garros matches on the SVoD Amazon Prime Video platform. The offer is reserved for subscribers at no extra cost. ” We’re going to reach out to young people ,” explained Bernard Guidicelli, president of the French Tennis Federation in an interview with Les Echos. The latter also reminds us that this is the ” first foray into sport in France ” of the e-commerce giant.


The distribution of the matches between Amazon and France Télévisions has already been decided. The American giant will exploit matches on the Simonne-Mathieu court and ten evening matches, including the quarter-finals. The French TV group, meanwhile, is entitled to all other matches. It should also be noted that the two companies will co-host the semi-finals and the final.

With this initiative, Amazon Prime Video undoubtedly wants to distinguish itself from Netflix, the leader of SVoD, which does not broadcast live sports events. This differentiation is also justified by the upcoming arrival of a huge competitor, Disney+, which should not be interested in sport either.




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