What channel or streaming service is the French Open on?

A full list of where you can live action at the French Open.
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We are almost into Grand Slam season, tennis fans! Sure, we have already watched the Australian Open but that was far back in January. Beginning next week, we will get the French Open, Wimbledon in July, the Olympics (not a major but still important) in late July, and then the US Open in September.

But let's say you want to take off two weeks of work and watch the French Open. How would you do so? Well, we have the answers.

But you will need to check your local listings as well. While many countries have one or two major broadcasters showing the French Open, some tennis lovers live in countries that might broadcast and stream differently than the rest of their continent. Some of those countries are below.

How to watch the French Open

If you want to catch the action live on your television screen instead of, one might assume, a smaller computer screen, then there are a number of ways to do that. But everything also depends on where you live. For instance, if you actually live in France you can watch on France TV.

In the United States, the Tennis Channel will have first-to-last coverage and it will be, as always with TC, amazing. The interplay between studio hosts alone is worth watching, let alone the matches. NBC will also carry some of the French Open.

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If you live in Europe - not counting France, Switzerland (tennis fans can watch on SRG SSR; that's a lot of abbreviations, Swiss!), Austria (Servus TV), and Belgium (RTBF; which sounds like a Roald Dahl title) - you can likely catch the action on Eurosport.

Australians can watch on NINE. New Zealanders can watch on Sky. A lot of Asia can watch on BEIN Sports. Canadians can watch on TSN and RDS, while Central and South America can watch on ESPN.

How to stream the French Open

Most of the broadcast carriers above will also be the streaming go-tos. The Tennis Channel's streaming service, Tennis Channel+, is amazing and worth the price of a subscription no matter the time of year. You can catch several matches that way that you might not see on the television channel.

As far as when the action takes place unless there is some catastrophic weather event, the dates are as follows.

  • Monday, May 20-Friday, May 24: Men’s and women’s singles qualifying
  • Sunday, May 26: Men’s and women’s singles first round
  • Monday, May 27: Men’s and women’s singles first round
  • Tuesday, May 28: Men’s and women’s singles first round
  • Wednesday, May 29: Men’s and women’s singles second round
  • Thursday, May 30: Men’s and women’s singles second round
  • Friday, May 31: Men’s and women’s singles third round
  • Saturday, June 1: Men’s and women’s singles third round
  • Sunday, June 2: Men’s and women’s singles fourth round
  • Monday, June 3: Men’s and women’s singles fourth round
  • Tuesday, June 4: Men’s and women’s singles quarter-finals
  • Wednesday, June 5: Men’s and women’s singles quarter-finals
  • Thursday, June 6: Women’s singles semi-finals
  • Friday, June 7: Men’s singles semi-finals
  • Saturday, June 8: Women’s singles final, men’s doubles final
  • Sunday, June 9: Men’s singles final, women’s doubles final

Each day's matches will begin at 11:00 Paris time (5 am ET), though center court play will not start until 12:00 (or 6 am ET). There will be one night session from May 26 through June 5 that will feature one singles match and that play will begin not before 20:15 (2:15 pm ET). The women's final will be held on Saturday, June 8, and will begin at 15:00 (9 am ET) with the men's final on Sunday, June 9, at the same time as the women's final.

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