How to see Roland Garros when you are an expatriate?

Today, Sunday 22 May, the Roland-Garros tournament begins. Eagerly waiting for this popular program loved by the French and the rest of the world. When you are an expatriate, it is not always easy to pick out the channel or medium that will broadcast the matches. Notably since this year, Amazon’s Prime Video has acquired the rights in France. In this article, we are telling you some remedies.

France Television

Traditionally, Roland-Garros would be broadcast on French television, despite the purchase of some rights by Amazon. From the terrace of Philippe-Chatier Court. Laurent Luyat and his team of advisors (Mary Pierce, Michael Lodra, Justin Henin, Patrick Mouratoglu and Michael Jeremiaz) will air from 11am. All matches will be broadcast on the Simon-Matthews Court, except for the ten evening sessions and matches, which will be broadcast on Prime Video. The main matches can also be seen in replays on the France TV sport site for up to seven days after the end of the tournament. France Television’s social network will also be used throughout the fortnight.

If you’re an EU resident, there’s a simple solution: Molotov. For a handful of euros per month, it is possible to access all French channels without any restrictions and even some replays.
For others or those who don’t want to pay, there is still a VPN out there. For this you have to take a high-end VPN service. The software bypasses geo-restrictions and will let you access Roland Garros live streams.

Follow the steps below to stream Roland Garros from abroad:

  • Subscribe to a VPN
  • Download the software to the desired device.
  • Open the app and log in using the credentials you received via email.
  • Connect to a France server or any server of your choice
  • To watch Roland Garros live, visit France TV.
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premium videos

The paid app will stream the tournament every day from 10:45 am onwards. Clementine Sarlat will air for the opening show from a studio set up directly in the corridors of Roland-Garros. She will be surrounded by mentors (Tatiana Golovin, Pauline Parmentier, Severin Beltram, Arnaud Clement, Guy Forget, Marion Bartoli, Fabrice Santoro) who will be on set and on the court. The channel will broadcast the main draw matches in Ultra High Definition (UHD). Prime Video will also introduce the X-ray function, which will give access to detailed information on Match, Fire TV and Android mobiles, all with a simple click or by rotating your mobile or tablet in portrait mode. Amazon Prime will exclusively broadcast ten evening sessions and Simon-Matthews Court matches.

In addition, Prime Video will air the documentary “Noah, the Meaning of Winning” starting May 20, exclusively, Through unpublished archive images – including some from Yannick Noah’s personal collection – and testimonials of personalities selected by their closeness to Yannick Noah at key moments in his life, the story lets you capture this strong dimension of victory in the achievement of his dreams. invites you to.

Unfortunately, only Amazon Prime members living in metropolitan France and Monaco can watch Roland-Garros on Prime Video. Indeed, the French Tennis Federation provides broadcasting rights for each country separately. Prime Video only acquired the rights to mainland France, Andorra, Monaco and overseas departments and territories. The rest of the world, including Saint-Barthélemy, would not have access to it. So you have to fall back on a VPN as well.

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Main court at Roland Garros © AFP

national broadcast

Obviously, it is not only the French operators that will be broadcasting the matches. We have compiled some of the countries for you.

United Kingdom

Brits love tennis, and the UK this year gave the broadcast rights for Roland Garros 2022 to ITV, one of the UK’s biggest TV stations. ITV will show a selection of French Open matches on ITV and ITV4, which you can watch online on ITV Hub.

United States of america

Roland Garros 2022 will be broadcast in the US on multiple channels and streaming sites such as NBC, Sling TV, YouTube TV, Fubo and Peacock.

Canada

Roland Garros 2022 will be broadcast in Canada on TSN. And if you want to watch sports online, you can do so through the Fox Sports online streaming site.

Australia

Roland Garros 2022 will air in Australia on Fox Sports. And if you want to watch sports online, you can do so through the Fox Sports online streaming site.

Europe

Tennis is extremely popular throughout Europe. Whether you are in Spain, Germany, Poland or the Netherlands, you can watch Roland Garros 2022 on Eurosport or stream it online on Eurosport Player. But the Paris court will also be present in Belgium on various public channels such as the RTBF.

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