Broadcaster will air competition in 60 territories, including France
Canal+ will broadcast the Premier Padel Tour in 60 territories, including France.
Its deal begins with the Greenweez Paris Premier Padel Major taking place at the iconic Stade Roland-Garros from 11-17 July, and will further expand Premier Padel’s broadcast reach. Its Italy Major was shown in 167 territories last month, an increase from 156 for the inaugural tournament in Qatar in March.
Governed by the International Padel Federation (FIP) and backed by the Professional Padel Association (PPA) and Qatar Sports Investments (QSI), Premier Padel is launching at least 10 new tournaments in 2022 – including four category one “Major” events. The first two majors were the Qatar and Italy events, with the next ones to be the Roland-Garros competition, and the Mexico Premier Padel Major at the Club Sonoma en Monterrey, México from 28 November to 4 December.
The inaugural category two tournaments will be taking place in August, in Madrid, Spain from 1-6 August and Argentina (location to be confirmed) from 8-14 August.
Luigi Carraro, president of the International Padel Federation, said: “We are delighted to add Canal+ to our world-class portfolio of international broadcasters. The response to Premier Padel has been breath-taking and we look forward to padel fans at the venue and fans watching on from all over the world enjoying the upcoming Greenweez Paris Premier Padel Major at Stade Roland-Garros. One of the most historic venues in the world will welcome the fastest growing sport in the world, it’s one not to be missed.”
Thomas Sénécal, Canal+ director of sports, added: “Canal+ has always been a great supporter of emerging sports. Offering Premier Padel to all our subscribers worldwide is a perfect example of this. We’ll provide complete coverage, enhanced by the knowledge of our experts. Launching our Premier Padel coverage with the Major in France at the prestigious setting of Roland-Garros? We couldn’t dream of anything better.
“We look forward to seeing you in 10 days. Padel is becoming more and more popular, and we are very proud to be one of the leading broadcasters showcasing the sport globally in our territories and in France until 2026. Canal+ is indeed the home of padel.”