The sports director of the group public shows its support to the sector set off by the sars coronavirus.–‘—-‘–
Copied in the clipboard ! The riders in the 2010 Tour de France on the last stage on the Champs-Elysées in Paris (JEAN-MARIE PORCHER / FRANCEINFO / RADIO FRANCE)
Once is not custom, the return will be very sporty on France Télévisions : the Tour de France at the end of August, Roland-Garros at the end of September. Dates to be unusual due to the health crisis. By then, it is the effervescence to arrange these appointments in compliance with the measures of distance physical. “For the Tour de France, if the organizer asks us to reduce our presence, we will. Emissions, such as the Cycling Club, could be done from Paris, “says the director of sports of France Télévisions, Laurent-Eric Le Lay.
With regard to Roland Garros, which would have had to begin Sunday, may 24th, the date of the report is not yet fixed, either the 20 or the 27th of September. It is not known if there will be the public. “No matter, the main thing is that the tournament could take place. And I’m not sure that we will do less of hearing.”
For these two events, there will be on France TV exactly the same number of hours of distribution, as if they had taken place on the dates of initial and full stages of the Tour de France and an antenna outlet from 15h until the end of the matches for Roland-Garros.
Less sport this summer
Other postponements or cancellations have forced France Télévisions to review its schedule of programs : no JO this summer, no final Top 14 rugby, not European athletics Championships. “Our policy is clear, “said Laurent-Eric Le Lay : we pay if we publish. For the olympic Games for example, it has delayed our payment.“
There will, however, sport on the public channels this summer, if the situation does not deteriorate : the Critérium du Dauphiné, the final of the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue football. In the meantime, the sports offer is present on the digital platform France.tv with the most grand finals of the International of France of tennis since 1983, and a tournament of E-Sports in partnership with the French Tennis Federation. Players who would have had to walk on the dirt involved.