ESPN, DirecTV join forces to air Roland Garros tournament
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
| 27 May 2014
DirecTV and ESPN have started broadcasting the Roland Garros tennis Grand Slam. Through the so-called interactive mosaic, both channels will broadcast the complete coverage of the tournament, offering all the matches and more than five hours of programming every day.
With several channels dedicated to Roland Garros, both signals will broadcast up to six matches at the same time during the tournament's first week, in which most of games are played. Through an interactive menu, ESPN and DirecTV will offer the live event, the results and live statistics.
ESPN will also broadcast the event through ESPNplay.com for computers, tablets and smartphones. The coverage will be available for the South American Hispanic audience.
The Paris tournament is one of the most watched tennis events in the world. Rafa Nadal will try to conquer his ninth Roland Garros, along with Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka. In the women's competition, Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka, Agnieszka Radwanska and Maria Sharapova will be fighting to win the title.