French Open broadcast production tender launched today

An invitation to tender has been launched by the French Tennis Federation (FFT) for the broadcast production of its events from 2021 to 2023, including its flagship French Open.

The ITT documents are due to be made available to prospective bidders today.

A bid deadline of January 15 has been set by the FFT.

The FFT has worked with Input Media, the UK-based production firm that has been rebranded under the Gravity Media name, since 2008. These services have included the production of two world feeds, a daily highlights programme, individual match edits and digital content.

The new production contract will mirror in length the French Open’s new domestic broadcast rights deals.

Online streaming giant Amazon has picked up a package of rights from 2021 to 2023, including matches played on the Simonne-Mathieu Court and the night sessions. Incumbent France Télévisions, the public broadcaster, picked up the first rights package, includes all tournament matches except those played on the Simonne-Mathieu court and night sessions on the Philippe-Chatrier main show court.

The semi-finals and finals will be co-broadcast by the two parties.

Production companies interested in the contract have been asked to contact Amandine Tyl, the FFT’s broadcast production project manager (