NBC’s Peacock Pens Agreement to Acquire New Package of Matches From Roland-Garros
Peacock has signed a multi-year agreement with the French Tennis Federation for a new package of Roland-Garros middle weekend night sessions, expanding NBC Sports’ exclusive coverage of the Grand Slam event. This year, Peacock will exclusively present the new night sessions in Paris: four live hours beginning at 2 p.m. ET on Sat., June 5 and Sun., June 6, and three live hours starting at 3 p.m. ET on Mon., June 7.
“Showcasing premier matches over all three weekends of Roland-Garros 2021 is an exciting addition to Peacock’s world-class sports offerings.,” says Rick Cordella, EVP and Chief Revenue Officer, Peacock.
This new package is in addition to other exclusive windows of NBC Sports coverage on Peacock for the 2021 tournament, totaling nearly 20 hours of live Roland-Garros coverage across all three weekends of the 2021 event. Peacock will feature a first-round match at Noon ET on the opening day of the tournament, Sun., May 30, and the men’s doubles final at Noon ET on Sat., June 12. NBC Sports will produce all live Roland-Garros coverage that is available on Peacock Premium.
“We are pleased to expand upon NBC’s traditional broadcasts of Roland-Garros with extensive and exclusive live coverage on Peacock,” says Pete Bevacqua, Chairman, NBC Sports Group.
Peacock will also present full match encores from NBC Sports’ coverage of Roland-Garros 2021 on NBC (NBC Sports coverage dates on NBC below) and stream a Roland-Garros highlight show throughout the tournament.
“We are delighted to widen our partnership with NBCUniversal, who have shown the tournament great loyalty for over 35 years,” says Gilles Moretton, President of the French Tennis Federation. “We are thrilled to count Peacock amongst Roland-Garros official broadcasters. This will enable us to continue offering maximum coverage of Roland-Garros in the U.S.”
NBC Sports will continue to present live coverage of Roland-Garros on NBC, with third- and fourth-round matches over the middle weekend (June 5-6), and the Women’s and Men’s semifinals and finals Thurs., June 10 through Sun., June 13. Extensive tune-in details will be released in coming weeks.