The Fédération Française de Tennis has agreed a five-year deal with the broadcaster.

Discovery FFT Roland-Garros

Discovery and the Fédération Française de Tennis have agreed a five-year extension to their European rights deal, which includes Roland-Garros.

The multi-platform agreement includes discovery+, Eurosport, and the broadcaster’s number of free-to-air channels across Europe. Starting in 2022, it continues Eurosport’s record of delivering every Roland-Garros since 1989.

Discovery has seen growth in viewing figures for Roland-Garros recently, with the pandemic seeing a number of major year-on-year increases across the continent - Poland (+122%), Spain (+58%), Russia (+35%) the UK (+24%), Italy (+23%) and the Netherlands (+12%).

This year, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Norway and Sweden will also be able to watch the tournament on discovery+, with 11 markets set to stream imbledon on the service later this summer.

Andrew Georgiou, president, Eurosport and global sports rights & sports marketing services, said: “Our relationship with Roland-Garros spans many years and during that time we have consistently delivered ever increasing viewership and engagement as the trusted partner of the FFT.

“Our coverage is recognised for reaching the widest audience by harnessing the greatest expertise and the most innovative technology, and by committing to a renewed long-term partnership with the FFT, we will continue to bring world-class tennis from Roland-Garros to millions of fans each year across Europe.”

Gilles Moretton, president of the Fédération Française de Tennis, added: “Our Grand Slam teaming up with Discovery, a company with such extensive reach, illustrates how Roland-Garros has stepped up its ambitions on the international stage. With this partnership, our shared aim is to offer a unique experience to all of Roland-Garros’ European fans.”