|The life-long partner of the tournament, francetélévisions contributes to the modernisation of the event thanks to the skill of its teams and the quality of production. |
For Roland-Garros 2006, the novelty was the 15th day of competition, and francetélévisions increased the coverage of the event by offering, in partnership with the FFT, complete ADSL television coverage, exclusively on “Maligne TV”, showing just about every rally of the fortnight, and, for the very first time, high-definition coverage of court Philippe-Chatrier during the entire tournament.
This makes Roland-Garros the first major sporting event viewers in France can enjoy in high definition, confirming, fourteen years after the Albertville Winter Olympics, francetélévisions’ pioneer role in high definition TV.
francetélévisions in 2006 was :
Novelties such as “Un jour à... Roland-Garros”, every night at 8:10 pm. The best players of the tournament took part in short comedy sketches one after the other. This programme also included as much footage and results as possible with the highlights of each day, a close-up on the day’s main match and the traditional behind the scenes story.
15 days of matches, 7 courts covered, 18 commentators and prestigious consultants on ADSL television.
Technical means to serve entertainment
The francetélévisions teams work alongside the FFT to set up state-of-the-art technical installations involving essentially france 3’s regional production units’ latest mobile video production equipment and france 2’s mobile video van, as well as SFP equipment.
The Philippe-Chatrier court enjoyed coverage thanks to the latest OB van model belonging to france 3 Lille, with 15 cameras (2 close-up cameras, 1 remote-controlled camera on rails and 1 on a remote-controlled pivoting head) as well as 4 slow-mos.
The Suzanne-Lenglen court had coverage thanks to france 3 Marseille’s tech equipment, consisting of 10 cameras (of which 1 close-up) and 2 slow-mos.
Court n°1 had coverage until June 4th, thanks to the France 3 Rennes OB van, 5 cameras and 2 slow-mos. Finally, courts n°2 and 7 enjoyed coverage up until June 3rd inclusive, with 4 and 5 cameras plus 1 slow-mo respectively.
The state-of-the-art France 3 Lyon OB van looks after the transmission titles on france 2, france 3 and france 4 as well as the daily editions, with 11 cameras placed in both interview rooms, on the terrace and in the commentators’ booths above the Philippe-Chatrier and Suzanne-Lenglen courts.
The “Super signal”
Every year the “Super signal” produced by the FFT is adopted in over one hundred countries by our broadcasting partners.
Daily from 11 am, the total package (titles, scores, statistics, etc.) allows roaming from one court to another (of the seven courts equipped with cameras), to the interview rooms or behind-the-scenes, enabling broadcasters to access the best of the tournament any time of day.
The “dream team” made up by Fred Stolle, Wally Masur, Kerryn Pratt, Mark Woodforde and David Basheer is commentating.
All this makes Roland-Garros the most watched French event in the world, (214 countries in total), the only to be broadcast live on an “American network”. Agreements between the FFT and NBC have been stretched to 2010 and ESPN broadcast over 100 hours of Roland-Garros in 2006.
Japanese, Swiss, Belgian channels and Eurosport international even bring their own production crews in order to customise the footage provided by French TV.
Key figures in 2007
195 territories and 90 broadcasters
7,741 hours of coverage (including Eurosport in 20 languages)
Over 31,000 million viewing minutes (average audience of the program by the duration of this program)
The tournament was broadcast in 195 territories in 2007
… and by 90 broadcasters
A tournament broadcast worlwilde
| Region || Duration (hours)|| %|
| Europe ||4,181.09||54|
| North America|| 469|| 6|
| Latin America|| 493.22|| 6|
| Asia ||1,254.43||16|
| Oceania|| 522.44|| 7|
| Africa|| 306.29|| 4|
| Middle East|| 513.47|| 7|
| Total ||7,741.14||100|
More than 60% of live coverage
|Type ||Duration (hours)|| %|
|Total || 7 741||100|
The 2007 broadcasters
Canvas (VRT); ); EEN(VRT); La deux (RTBF); BHRT 1; HRT2; CYBC2; TVE 1; La 2 ; Teledeporte ; YLEExtra ; France 2; France 3 ; France 4; ET 1; Sport+; BBC ONE; BBC TWO; TG 4;RTCG2; Sport 1; NED 1 (NOS); NED 2 (NOS); Eurosport; TVR2; BBC Interactive; RTRSports; NTV+ Sport HD; NTV+ Sport Online; NTV+ Tennis; RTS 1; RTS 2; TVS 2; SF2; TSI 1; TSI 2; TSR 2; 2M; CSN (Supersport) ; Mnet ; Supersports 1; Supersports2 ; Supersports 5; Supersports 6; CCTV 5;Guangdong TV;Guangzhou TV; Tianjin TV; MBC ESPN; Super Channel; HK Cable sports; Star SportsIndia (ESPN); TV Tokyo; Wowow; Astro; Solar Sports; Starhub; Channel 7 (BBTV);Supersports; CT43; DN1; ESPN Brazil ; ESPN Latin America; ESPN +; ESPN Dos;RDS ; TSN ; ESPN 2 ; ESPN Deportes; NBC; The Tennis Channel; ESPN Israël; Sport5; Al-Jazeera Sport Channel 1; Al-Jazeera Sport Channel 2; ART Sports 3; ESPNOrbit; Dubai Sports Channel; Fox Sports 1; Fox Sports 2; Fox Sports 3; SkySports 1; Sky Sports 2; Sky Sports3