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Old Sep 29th, 2012, 03:40 PM   #250
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Re: News confirmed: No tennis on Eurosport in 2013 outside the slams

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Originally Posted by *Jean* View Post
http://brl-tv.blog.leparisien.fr/arc...arrive-en.html

interesting parts translated into English:

MCS Tennis: first European TV channel 100% tennis.
The channel has a contract with the WTA Tour to broadcast 22 live tennis events per season for 4 seasons + 15 ATP 250 tournaments.
In addition to being available in France, MCS Tennis will be available in 50 countries, including Portugal, Israel, Belgium and French-speaking parts of Africa. This wish of international development will be translated into the launching of 4 international versions, including one in English.

As far as France is concerned, news are confirmed:
France Télévisions will broadcast the French Open, the Monte-Carlo Open ATP 1000, Fed Cup/Davis Cup matches of French teams.
Canal+ and Sport+ will broadcast 8 ATP 250 tournaments, 8 WTA International tournaments, 75% of ATP 500 tournaments, and all ATP 1000 tournaments. Canal+ also has the rights for Wimbledon.
Eurosport has the rights for the Australian, the French and the US Opens.
I still have no idea at all what this MCS channel is, never heard of it. Maybe it's a new one due to launch next year?
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