How to Watch the French Open in Ireland and the UK

The French Open is the second grand slam of the year, with top tennis stars like Novak DjokovicCarlos Alcaraz, and Iga Swiatek playing in the singles in 2023.

This article will look at who has the Ireland/UK TV rights to the 2023 French Open and will show you how you can watch live coverage of the 2023 tournament at Roland Garros.

How to Watch the French Open in Ireland and the UK

2023 French Open TV Coverage (Ireland and the UK)

In June 2021, The French Tennis Federation announced that Eurosport (Discovery+) had won exclusive TV rights to broadcast the French Open across Europe starting in 2022 and running until 2026.

This means that if you want to stream the matches live at Roland Garros in 2023 then you are going to need to be a Discovery+ subscriber (Entertainment and Sports Package).

It currently costs €/£6.99 per month to sign up for the Entertainment and Sport package which includes access to live TV coverage of the 2023 tournament at Roland Garros.

You also have the option of signing up for a year for £59.99 for the first year if you are from the UK and for €69.99 per year if you are from Ireland.

If you only want to watch tennis on Discovery+, then the cheapest option probably is to sign up for a month at a time whenever there is a big tournament that Discovery+ has the streaming rights to e.g. Australian Open.

Eurosport’s TV Coverage of the tournament is available to subscribers of BT TV, Sky, and Virgin Media.

2023 French Open TV Schedule (Eurosport/Discovery+)

Day 1 – Sunday28th of May 20231st
Day 2 – Monday29th of May 20231st
Day 3 – Tuesday30th of May 20231st
Day 4 – Wednesday31st of May 20232nd
Day 5 – Thursday1st of June 20232nd
Day 6 – Friday2nd of June 20233rd
Day 7 – Saturday3rd of June 20233rd
Day 8 – Sunday4th of June 20234th
Day 9 – Monday5th of June 20234th
Day 10 – Tuesday6th of June 2023Quarterfinals
Day 11 – Wednesday7th of June 2023Quarterfinals
Day 12 – Thursday8th of June 2023WTA Semifinals
Day 13 – Friday9th of June 2023ATP semifinals
Day 14 – Saturday10th of June 2023WTA final
Day 15 – Sunday11th of June 2023ATP final

The official Discovery+/Eurosport’s Live schedule for the 2023 tournament is available to view here.


What Presenters will be on Eurosport’s coverage of the 2023 tournament at Roland Garros?

Eurosport’s coverage of the 2023 tournament will be led by Mats Wilander, Tim Henman, and Barbara Schett-Eagle.

Will qualifying be streamed on Discovery+/Eurosport?

Qualifying for the 2023 Roland Garros tennis tournament was streamed on Discovery+/Eurosport.

What commentators will be on Eurosport’s coverage of the 2023 French Open?

A full list of commentators hasn’t been confirmed yet, but the likes of Paul Hand, Miles Maclagan, Marion Bartoli, John McEnroe, David Mercer, Arvind Parmer, Simon Reed, Greg Rusedski, Matt Smith, Richard Vaughan, Virginia Wade, Catherine Whitaker, Boris Becker, Chris Bowers, Chris Bradnam, Naomi Broady, Andrew Castle, Pat Cash, Matt Chilton, Kim Clijsters, Annabel Croft, Jo Durie, and Adam Fielderhave have all provided commentary for Eurosport in the past.

Is the Eurosport Player included in a Discovery+ subscription?

Subscribers to the Entertainment and Sports Package on Discovery+ will get access to everything on the Eurosport Player.

Is Eurosport on BT TV?

Yes, it is included in BT TV’s Big Sport and VIP packages on TV channels 412 (435 HD) and 413 (436 HD) on your BT TV box.

Is Eurosport on Now TV?

No, it is not currently available through the Now TV sports pass.