NBC Sports Group and the French Tennis Federation have added another 10 hours of live U.S. TV coverage and expanded digital rights for the Grand Slam through 2024. Under the multiplatform deal NBC will air the opening Sunday of the tennis tournament, as it did this year for the first time, plus mid-weekend matches and men and women’s semifinals and finals. The extension brings key competition days to NBC including Memorial Day plus women’s semifinals rounding out the championship weekend. The new agreement takes NBC through 42 consecutive years of broadcast coverage and will provide more comprehensive coverage including live streaming of more matches on NBCSports.com which will also post daily video highlights and online-only analysis.
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