The French Tennis Federation (FFT) has extended its broadcast partnership with BeIN Sports for the French Open tennis Grand Glam in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
The renewal with that pay-TV network, which has broadcast the tournament for more than 15 years, will continue to see the French Open broadcast across 24 countries in the region until 2026.
BeIN Sports’ coverage, which includes the night-session matches, is broadcast across Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
“We are delighted to continue our long-term partnership with BeIN Sports, the leading live sports platform in the MENA region, until 2026,” said Gilles Moretton, president of the FFT.
“We have many tennis fans in the region who look forward to Roland-Garros every year, and we are happy that they can continue enjoying the tournament and live all its emotional moments.”
Mohammad Al-Subaie, BeIN’s chief executive for MENA, added: “As we gear up for, arguably, the biggest year in BeIN’s history – broadcasting the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 live and exclusively in MENA – it is partnerships with the likes of the FTT that continue to enable us to provide the very best variety of world sports to our millions of subscribers and viewers. We look forward to broadcasting all the action from Roland-Garros over the coming years.”