FFT launches domestic rights tender for French Open

The French Tennis Federation (FFT) has launched a domestic rights tender for the French Open grand slam tournament from 2021 to 2023.

French newspaper L’Équipe reported that the audiovisual rights have been divided into three lots, with one lot containing exclusive rights.

Broadcasters have until July 18 to submit offers for the rights, with the winning bids to be announced the following day.

Domestic rights to the French Open are currently shared by public-service broadcaster France Télévisions and pan-European sports broadcaster Eurosport. The two broadcasters have rights to the competition until 2020.

This year’s French Open concluded last weekend, with Rafael Nadal and Ashleigh Barty picking up the men’s and women’s singles titles, respectively.