FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
**PROGRAMMING ALERT**: 2017 FRENCH OPEN WOMEN’S SEMIFINAL LIVE ON NBCSN TOMORROW AT 11 AM ET
NBC to Air Encore of Women’s Semifinal at 11 a.m. MT & PT
Coverage Streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 7, 2017 – NBCSN will televise tomorrow’s women’s semifinal in the 2017 French Open featuring Karolína Plíšková and Simona Halep live at 11 a.m. ET, as NBC News covers Senate Hearings in Washington, D.C. NBC will join the French Open telecast following the NBC News coverage. Ranked third in the WTA, Plíšková reached the 2016 U.S. Open final, while fourth-ranked Halep reached the final round of the Italian Open this year.
In addition, NBC will air an encore presentation of the match at 11 a.m. MT and PT
Coverage of the French Open continues this Friday, June 9, with men’s semifinal round, which will be carried live on the East Coast at 11 a.m. ET on NBC, and will also be live to all time zones at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT on NBCSN.
NBC presents live coverage of the final rounds of the 2017 French Open this weekend, with the women’s final on Saturday, June 10, at 9 a.m. ET and the men’s final Sunday, June 11 at 9 a.m. ET on NBC.
Following is the television schedule for NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2017 French Open:
|Thurs., June 8||11 a.m. ET||Women’s Semifinals (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Thurs., June 8||11 a.m. (MT, PT)||Women’s Semifinals||NBC|
|Fri., June 9||11 a.m. (all time zones)||Men’s Semifinals (LIVE ET)||NBC|
|Fri., June 9||11 a.m.||Men’s Semifinals (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 10||9 a.m. ET||Women’s Final (LIVE)||NBC|
|Sun., June 11||9 a.m. ET||Men’s Final (LIVE)||NBC|
Highlighting the men’s field are 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal, who’s won a record nine French Open titles (2005-2008, 2010-2014), Stan Wawrinka, who has won three Grand Slam titles including the 2015 French Open, and top-ranked Andy Murray, who lost to Novak Djokovic in last year’s French Open final before winning Wimbledon and the gold medal at the Rio Olympics. They are joined by Dominic Thiem, who beat Nadal in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open, and defeated reining French Open champion Djokovic in the quarterfinals of the event earlier today.
Host Ted Robinson anchors NBC’s coverage, joined by analysts John McEnroe and Mary Carillo. This is Robinson’s 18th French Open in the anchor chair for NBC. McEnroe and Carillo teamed to win the mixed doubles title at the 1977 French Open.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Comcast’s X1, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.
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NBC AND THE FRENCH OPEN: In 1975, NBC became the first American television network to provide coverage of the French Open when the network signed a three-year deal with the French Tennis Federation. The tournament was covered by CBS from 1980-82 and returned to NBC in 1983, where it has remained since. This is NBC’s 35th consecutive year televising the event.
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