Bags exclusive rights for 5 years in the Indian Sub Continent; prior to this, ESPN Star Sports had the telecast rights.
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | July 13, 2011
NEO Sports, a premium all Sports Channel from the bouquet of NEO Sports Broadcast Pvt. Ltd., has acquired the exclusive broadcast rights of French Open for a period of 5 years (2012 to 2016) in the Indian Sub Continent (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives)
The French Open is a marquee Grand Slam event held in May. It is regarded as one of the most physically demanding tennis tournaments in the world since it is the only Grand Slam played on clay.
Michel Grach, Media and Sponsorship Director, Federation Francaise de Tennis (FFT) said, “We are extremely pleased to be associated with Neo Sports, the leading sports network in India, to broadcast the French Open in the Indian sub-continent. The French Open enjoys a large fan base in India and our association with Neo Sports will definitely help us expand this further.”
Prasana Krishnan, COO, NEO Sports Broadcast Pvt. Ltd said, “Acquiring the telecast rights of French Open is in sync with our vision to provide quality viewing experience of the best international sporting events. This is a significant step in that direction and we will continue to fortify our product offering.”