ServusTV Germany secures broadcasting rights to Roland-Garros
From Sunday, May 23, 2021, ServusTV Germany will show selected top games of the French Open - as well as the finals.
last edit: Mar 22, 2021, 11:36 am
After acquiring the exclusive free TV rights to the MercedesCup and the bett1open , the new partnership with Roland-Garros is the next important step in expanding our live sports program in Germany. We are delighted to be able to show tennis fans in Germany a Grand Slam tournament live on ServusTV for the first time, ”says David Morgenbesser, Head of Sports Rights and Distribution.
“The French tennis association is pleased to have signed the broadcast agreement with ServusTV Germany. This additional free TV broadcast means that Roland-Garros will benefit from a higher audience rating in Germany. The cooperation will also inspire German tennis fans, who will be able to follow the fate of their compatriots Angelique Kerber and Alexander Zverev on the Parisian clay court, ”says Emilie Montané, FFT Media and Production Director.
The Roland Garros tournament has been held in the Stade Roland Garros in Paris since 1891 and is the only clay court tournament in the Grand Slam series. This represents a special challenge for the participants, as the game on red ash is much slower than, for example, on hard court surfaces. As a result, the matches last longer on average than in other Grand Slam tournaments. The Spaniard Rafael Nadal (13 wins) and the American Chris Evert (7 wins) won the most individual titles.
In the eyes of sports fans and the general public, Roland-Garros is an unmissable event that enjoys immense prestige. The 2020 tournament was broadcast in 222 countries around the world, confirming the tournament's status as a premier international sporting event. Organized by the French Tennis Federation, Roland Garros is the only Grand Slam tournament played on clay, one of the oldest and finest surfaces in tennis history.