via press release:
2014 FRENCH OPEN COVERAGE ON NBC BEGINS THIS SUNDAY, MAY 25, AT NOON ET
NBC’s 27 Hours of Coverage Culminates with Women’s Final on Saturday, June 7 and Men’s Final on Sunday, June 8
32nd Consecutive Year as Broadcast Home of the French Open
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 20, 2014 – NBC presents 27 hours of the 2014 French Open, beginning this Sunday at Noon ET, with live opening-round coverage, culminating with the live Women’s Final on June 7 and the live Men’s Final on June 8.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal headlines the men’s field with a record eight French Open titles (2005-2008, 2010-2013), while Novak Djokovic looks to complete his career grand slam at Roland Garros.
Top-ranked Serena Williams is a two-time French Open champion (2002, 2013) and will defend her women’s singles title this year, facing competition from 2012 champion and last year’s runner-up Maria Sharapova.
COMMENTATORS: Host Ted Robinson anchors NBC’s coverage, joined by analysts John McEnroe and Mary Carillo. This is Robinson’s 15th French Open in the anchor chair for NBC. McEnroe and Carillo teamed to win the mixed doubles title at the 1977 French Open. This is NBC’s 32nd consecutive year televising the event.
FRENCH OPEN ON NBC: Following is the television schedule for NBC’s coverage of the 2014 French Open, which culminates with live coverage of the Women’s (June 7) and Men’s (June 8) Finals:
FRENCH OPEN ON NBC
|Sunday, May 25||Noon – 3:00 p.m. ET||First Round (LIVE)|
|Monday, May 26||Noon – 3:00 p.m. (all time zones)||First Round (LIVE ET)|
|Saturday, May 31||Noon – 3:00 p.m. ET||Third Round (LIVE)|
|Sunday, June 1||1:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET||Fourth Round (LIVE)|
|Thursday, June 5||11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (all time zones)||Women’s Semifinal (LIVE ET)|
|Friday, June 6||11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (all time zones)||Men’s Semifinals (LIVE ET)|
|Saturday, June 7||9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET||Women’s Final (LIVE)|
|Sunday, June 8||9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET||Men’s Final(LIVE)|
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA FRENCH OPEN COVERAGE
NBC Sports Live Extra — the NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream NBC’s French Open coverage. The vast majority of the content will be streamed live via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play and on Windows 8 and Windows mobile devices.
French Open coverage airing NBC, including the Women’s (June 7) and Men’s (June 8) Finals, will be streamed to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra.
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.