Tennis Channel will carry 77 hours of live French Open coverage beginning the first week with seven hours of live match play will air each day, from 5 a.m. to noon ET, with coverage continuing through the men’s and women’s quarterfinals deep into the second week of play.
The network is working with ESPN2 again to bring viewers an almost round-the-clock tournament experience for the fourth consecutive year, with each channel cross-promoting the other’s schedule. As Tennis Channel’s daily match coverage concludes at noon ET, ESPN2 picks up the action without missing a beat, covering the tournament through 6:30 p.m. ET, when Tennis Channel’s French Open Tonight begins. Tennis Channel will produce all coverage for both channels, with each making use of its own on-air team.
Tennis Channel’s extensive French Open coverage has never been limited to television. The network will again offer free live and on-demand broadband streams, with close to 125 matches and 200 hours during the first 10 days of the tournament. Visitors to the network’s site, www.tennischannel.com, will be able to view any one of five courts for the first eight days of the event, followed by a single court on days nine and ten.
Date Time (ET) Event
Sunday, May 23 5 a.m.-Noon First-Round
Monday, May 24 5 a.m.-3 p.m. First-Round
Tuesday, May 25 5 a.m.-Noon First-Round
Wednesday, May 26 5 a.m.-Noon Second Round
Thursday, May 27 5 a.m.-Noon Second Round
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