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Star India bags 5 year broadcast rights for French Open

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 1 (PTI) Countrys leading broadcaster Star India today announced that it has bagged exclusive broadcasting rights for the next five French Open from 2017 to 2021. Under this contract, which includes media and digital rights, Star India will become Roland-Garros exclusive media partner for India and the Indian subcontinent (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka). Star India will offer extensive coverage of the full 15 days of the tournament, and all of the French Tennis Federations (FFT) on-ground initiatives in the region. On the occasion, Nitin Kukreja, CEO of Star Sports said, “Star India is delighted to announce a strategic partnership with the French Tennis Federation that reiterates our support and increase visibility towards Roland-Garros. This partnership adds to our existing repertoire of Wimbledon and the International Premier Tennis League, positioning Star Sports as the premier destination for tennis in India. “Star Sports is committed to fostering a multi-sport culture in India and bringing the best sporting action to Indian audiences across cricket, kabaddi, football, badminton, hockey, motorsports and now global tennis.” Jérémy Botton, FFTs CEO, added: “I am very pleased to announce the signature of this contract with Star India. It will ensure the Federation is able to guarantee maximum exposure for Roland-Garros in India and further increase the visibility of the tournament in this part of the world. This agreement also reflects our strategy to develop Roland-Garros abroad and especially in India, which has been a priority region for the FFT for several years.” PTI SSC SSCadvertisementlast_img read more