French Open tennis set for OTT offering in Brazil

The French Tennis Federation (FFT) has agreed a partnership with telco Vivo to provide an OTT service in Brazil for the French Open grand slam tournament, according to local media.

Pay-television broadcaster BandSports holds exclusive linear broadcast rights to the French Open in Brazil, but Maquina do Esporte said a website and app have been launched to exploit OTT rights via Vivo.

The two platforms will offer exclusive content, interviews and archive footage, as well as all matches from the 2019 French Open, which takes place at Roland Garros from May 26 to June 9.

Brazilian tennis fans will be charged R$29.99 (€6.80/$7.60) for access to the full tournament, or R$10.99 for daily access.  The agreement between the FFT and Vivo, a subsidiary of Spanish telco Telefónica, was brokered by the Effect Sport agency.

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