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Eurosport to Broadcast 2012 French Open Tennis Grand Slam in 3d in the UK(May 17, 2012)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 05/17/12 -- Eurosport will broadcast the 2012 French Open - Roland Garros Live, in 3D, via Sky in the UK market.
The Global sports channel will broadcast a Live 3D feed from Centre Court at Roland Garros from May 28th to June 10th and it will be available to UK sports fans, non exclusively, via Sky 3D TV.
It will be the third consecutive French Open tournament to be produced and available for fans in 3D.
Jean Thierry Augustin, Eurosport's Managing Director of Rights Acquisition, Distribution & Development said: "Eurosport was the first broadcaster to present live tennis in 3D with the French Open in 2010 and this agreements with Sky will give the British public an opportunity to experience live Grand Slam tennis in 3D. Eurosport has already committed to broadcast over 100 hours of 3D content from the London Olympic Games this summer ensuring an even wider variety of sports can also be viewed in this innovative way. In January 2012 Eurosport extended its relationship with the French Tennis Federation for a further three years to reinforce its position as the leading live tennis channel in Europe."
John Cassy, Director of Sky 3D, comments: "We're delighted to be partnering with Eurosport and bringing our customers live action from the French Open, as well as the first 3D Olympics this summer. By working with channel partners and continuing to invest heavily in our own 3D sports coverage, we're able to offer our customers a fantastic array of sport in 3D this summer, with football, rugby, cricket and tennis all available in immersive 3D over the next few months. Thanks to our ongoing commitment to 3D, Sky 3D customers can look forward to a monumental summer of sport."
Further deals regarding Roland Garros in 3D will be announced in due course.
For more information on current deals and promotions from Sky, please visit http://www.sky.com/shop/.
ABOUT EUROSPORT GROUP
The Eurosport Group is Europe's leading sports entertainment group. Eurosport, the n degrees 1 pan-European TV channel, broadcasts in 20 languages and reaches 129 million homes across 59 countries. Eurosport HD is the high definition simulcast of Eurosport. Eurosport 2 broadcasts to 57 million households in 18 languages across 47 countries. Eurosport 2 HD was launched in August 2009. Eurosport Asia-Pacific reaches 17 countries in the region and launched an HD channel in September 2011. Eurosportnews is the sports news channel transmitted worldwide. Eurosport.com, Europe's n degrees 1 online sports destination, has up to 17 million unique users per month (comScore) across an international network of sports websites in 11 languages, including Yahoo! co-branded sites in Germany, Spain, Italy and the UK. The Eurosport.com free mobile applications are available in 10 languages. Eurosport Player, Eurosport's web TV service, provides LIVE and on-demand sports to fans' PCs in 52 countries and the Player mobile application is available in 14 countries. Eurosport Events is the group's expert division in the management and promotion of international sporting events.
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