FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 13th, 2021
PEACOCK ACQUIRES NEW PACKAGE OF ROLAND-GARROS MATCHES, EXPANDING NBC SPORTS’ EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF TENNIS GRAND SLAM
Peacock’s Exclusive Live Presentation of NBC Sports’ Coverage Includes Opening Day Match on Sun., May 30, New Night Session Over Middle Weekend (June 5-7), plus Championship Weekend Matches
Peacock to Stream Daily Roland-Garros Highlight Show and Full Match Encores Throughout the Tournament
NEW YORK and STAMFORD, Conn. – May 13, 2021 – Peacock today announced a multi-year agreement with the French Tennis Federation for a new package of Roland-Garros middle weekend night sessions, expanding NBC Sports’ exclusive coverage of the Grand Slam event. This year, Peacock will exclusively present the new night sessions in Paris: four live hours beginning at 2 p.m. ET on Sat., June 5 and Sun., June 6, and three live hours starting at 3 p.m. ET on Mon., June 7.
This new package is in addition to other exclusive windows of NBC Sports coverage on Peacock for the 2021 tournament, totaling nearly 20 hours of live Roland-Garros coverage across all three weekends of the 2021 event. Peacock will feature a first-round match at Noon ET on the opening day of the tournament, Sun., May 30, and the men’s doubles final at Noon ET on Sat., June 12. NBC Sports will produce all live Roland-Garros coverage that is available on Peacock Premium.
Peacock will also present full match encores from NBC Sports’ coverage of Roland-Garros 2021 on NBC (NBC Sports coverage dates on NBC below) and stream a Roland-Garros highlight show throughout the tournament.
“Showcasing premier matches over all three weekends of Roland-Garros 2021 is an exciting addition to Peacock’s world-class sports offerings.,” said Rick Cordella, EVP and Chief Revenue Officer, Peacock.
“We are pleased to expand upon NBC’s traditional broadcasts of Roland-Garros with extensive and exclusive live coverage on Peacock,” said Pete Bevacqua, Chairman, NBC Sports Group.
“We are delighted to widen our partnership with NBCUniversal, who have shown the tournament great loyalty for over 35 years. We are thrilled to count Peacock amongst Roland-Garros official broadcasters. This will enable us to continue offering maximum coverage of Roland-Garros in the US,” said Gilles Moretton, President of the French Tennis Federation.
NBC Sports will continue to present live coverage of Roland-Garros on NBC, with third- and fourth-round matches over the middle weekend (June 5-6), and the Women’s and Men’s semifinals and finals Thurs., June 10 through Sun., June 13. Extensive tune-in details will be released in coming weeks.
Peacock currently features live sports content from Premier League, US Speed Skating, Figure Skating, Rugby, Supercross, Skiing, and Snowboarding. Upcoming live sports coverage on Peacock will be headlined by INDYCAR, the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, and the 2021 NFL season, concluding with Super Bowl LVI. Highlights of Peacock’s previous live sports offerings include a Sunday NFL Wild Card playoff game, U.S. Open golf, U.S. Women’s Open golf, and upcoming events include Olympics and Paralympics coverage. Peacock Originals available on demand include Lost Speedways, hosted by Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and In Deep with Ryan Lochte. Peacock offers daily sports programming on the NBC Sports channel which streams Peacock Original Brother from Another, as well as The Dan Patrick Show, PFT Live, and The Rich Eisen Show.
Coverage of Roland-Garros will be on Peacock Premium. Viewers can sign up for Peacock at PeacockTV.com. Peacock is currently available on the Roku platform; Apple devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD; Google platforms and devices including Android™, Android TV™ devices, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices; Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One S and Xbox One X; Sony PlayStation4 and PlayStation 4 Pro; and VIZIO SmartCast™ TVs and LG Smart TVs. Comcast’s eligible Xfinity X1 and Flex customers, as well as eligible Cox Contour customers, enjoy Peacock Premium included with their service at no additional cost.