City of Lights Ready to Shine on USA Network

Live Coverage of 2001 French Open Tennis Championships Begins

Monday, May 28, 10 AM ET from Stade Roland Garros



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from USA Networks, Inc.

    NEW YORK, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Champs Elysees. The Arc de
 Triomphe. Notre Dame. The Louvre. The Eiffel Tower.
     Those defining Parisian landmarks will take a back seat to Stade Roland
 Garros beginning Monday, May 28 (10 AM-1 PM ET/7-10 AM PT) as USA Network
 presents live coverage of the 2001 French Open Tennis Championships. USA
 Network, home of more grand slam tennis action than any other American
 broadcast or cable network, will air over 30 hours of live coverage that
 includes men's and women's opening round action through the women's and men's
 semifinals on Thursday, June 7 and Friday, June 8, respectively.
     Throughout the two-week event, Stade Roland Garros, with its intimate
 setting, serves as the focal point of the sports world during the last days of
 May and beginning of June. Will Venus and Serena add the French Open to their
 collective grand slam trophy case? Can Jennifer Capriati continue her
 triumphant return to the top of the tennis world with her second grand slam
 title this year? Can Andre Agassi add the 2001 French Open title to his 2001
 Australian Open championship? Will Pete Sampras paint the final stroke of a
 career grand slam in the red clay of Paris? Or will viewers see the rise of a
 host of young new stars cake themselves in red clay, sweat and determination
 to capture the ultimate clay court championship and professional tennis'
 second major championship?
     From 1980-1985, USA aired coverage of the French Open, and regained the
 rights in 1994. This year marks the seventh straight year USA Sports airs
 tennis' second Grand Slam. In 1997, USA Network originated 32 hours of live
 tournament coverage and will continue that schedule this year.
     USA Sports boasts television's top tennis announce team including John
 McEnroe, Bill Macatee, Ted Robinson and Pat Cash. Collectively, McEnroe and
 Robinson team up to call more grand slam tennis than any other duo, with three
 of professional tennis' four major championships (French Open, Wimbledon and
 US Open) on their schedules.
     Gordon Beck is the Executive Producer, USA Sports.
     Gregg Picker will serve as senior producer of USA Sports' live coverage of
 the 2001 French Open Tennis Championships. Bruce Treut and Rick Clifford will
 direct the coverage.
 
     The following schedule lists USA Network's live coverage of the French
     Open:
 
     May
     Mon.    28     Men's & Women's Opening Rounds    10 AM-1 PM ET/7-10 AM PT
                    Men's & Women's Opening Rounds    1-4 AM SD/ET/PT
                    (repeat)
     Tues.   29     Men's & Women's Opening Rounds    10 AM-1 PM ET/7-10 AM PT
                    Men's & Women's Opening Rounds    1-4 AM SD/ET/PT
                    (repeat)
     Weds.   30     Men's & Women's Second Rounds     10 AM-1 PM ET/7-10 AM PT
                    Men's & Women's Second Rounds     1-4 AM SD/ET/PT
                    (repeat)
     Thurs.  31     Men's & Women's Second Rounds     10 AM-1 PM ET/7-10 AM PT
                    Men's & Women's Second Rounds     1-4 AM SD/ET/PT
                    (repeat)
 
     June
     Fri.    01     Men's & Women's Third Rounds      10 AM-1 PM ET/7-10 AM PT
                    Men's & Women's Third Rounds      1-4 AM SD/ET/PT
                    (repeat)
     Mon.    04     Men's Fourth Round                10 AM-1 PM ET/7-10 AM PT
                    Men's Fourth Round (repeat)       1-5 AM SD/ET/PT
     Tues.   05     Men's & Women's Quarterfinals     9 AM-1 PM ET/6-10 AM PT
                    Men's & Women's Quarterfinals     1-5 AM SD/ET/PT
                    (repeat)
     Weds.   06     Men's Quarterfinals               9 AM-12 PM ET/6-9 AM PT
                    Men's Quarterfinals (repeat)      1-4 AM SD/ET/PT
     Thurs.  07     Women's Semifinals                8-11 AM ET/5-8 AM PT
                    Women's Semifinals (repeat)       1-4 AM SD/ET/PT
     Fri.    08     Men's Semifinals                  1-4 PM ET/1-4 PM PT (TD)
                    Men's Semifinals (repeat)         1-4 AM SD/ET/PT
 
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 Inc.'s (Nasdaq:   USAI) Entertainment unit, is cable television's leading
 provider of original series and feature movies, sports events, off-net
 television shows and blockbuster theatrical films.  USA Network is available
 in 80% of all U.S. homes, and is seen in more than 81 million U.S. homes.  The
 USA Network Web site is located at http://www.usanetwork.com.
 
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    NEW YORK, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Champs Elysees. The Arc de
 Triomphe. Notre Dame. The Louvre. The Eiffel Tower.
     Those defining Parisian landmarks will take a back seat to Stade Roland
 Garros beginning Monday, May 28 (10 AM-1 PM ET/7-10 AM PT) as USA Network
 presents live coverage of the 2001 French Open Tennis Championships. USA
 Network, home of more grand slam tennis action than any other American
 broadcast or cable network, will air over 30 hours of live coverage that
 includes men's and women's opening round action through the women's and men's
 semifinals on Thursday, June 7 and Friday, June 8, respectively.
     Throughout the two-week event, Stade Roland Garros, with its intimate
 setting, serves as the focal point of the sports world during the last days of
 May and beginning of June. Will Venus and Serena add the French Open to their
 collective grand slam trophy case? Can Jennifer Capriati continue her
 triumphant return to the top of the tennis world with her second grand slam
 title this year? Can Andre Agassi add the 2001 French Open title to his 2001
 Australian Open championship? Will Pete Sampras paint the final stroke of a
 career grand slam in the red clay of Paris? Or will viewers see the rise of a
 host of young new stars cake themselves in red clay, sweat and determination
 to capture the ultimate clay court championship and professional tennis'
 second major championship?
     From 1980-1985, USA aired coverage of the French Open, and regained the
 rights in 1994. This year marks the seventh straight year USA Sports airs
 tennis' second Grand Slam. In 1997, USA Network originated 32 hours of live
 tournament coverage and will continue that schedule this year.
     USA Sports boasts television's top tennis announce team including John
 McEnroe, Bill Macatee, Ted Robinson and Pat Cash. Collectively, McEnroe and
 Robinson team up to call more grand slam tennis than any other duo, with three
 of professional tennis' four major championships (French Open, Wimbledon and
 US Open) on their schedules.
     Gordon Beck is the Executive Producer, USA Sports.
     Gregg Picker will serve as senior producer of USA Sports' live coverage of
 the 2001 French Open Tennis Championships. Bruce Treut and Rick Clifford will
 direct the coverage.
 
     The following schedule lists USA Network's live coverage of the French
     Open:
 
     May
     Mon.    28     Men's & Women's Opening Rounds    10 AM-1 PM ET/7-10 AM PT
                    Men's & Women's Opening Rounds    1-4 AM SD/ET/PT
                    (repeat)
     Tues.   29     Men's & Women's Opening Rounds    10 AM-1 PM ET/7-10 AM PT
                    Men's & Women's Opening Rounds    1-4 AM SD/ET/PT
                    (repeat)
     Weds.   30     Men's & Women's Second Rounds     10 AM-1 PM ET/7-10 AM PT
                    Men's & Women's Second Rounds     1-4 AM SD/ET/PT
                    (repeat)
     Thurs.  31     Men's & Women's Second Rounds     10 AM-1 PM ET/7-10 AM PT
                    Men's & Women's Second Rounds     1-4 AM SD/ET/PT
                    (repeat)
 
     June
     Fri.    01     Men's & Women's Third Rounds      10 AM-1 PM ET/7-10 AM PT
                    Men's & Women's Third Rounds      1-4 AM SD/ET/PT
                    (repeat)
     Mon.    04     Men's Fourth Round                10 AM-1 PM ET/7-10 AM PT
                    Men's Fourth Round (repeat)       1-5 AM SD/ET/PT
     Tues.   05     Men's & Women's Quarterfinals     9 AM-1 PM ET/6-10 AM PT
                    Men's & Women's Quarterfinals     1-5 AM SD/ET/PT
                    (repeat)
     Weds.   06     Men's Quarterfinals               9 AM-12 PM ET/6-9 AM PT
                    Men's Quarterfinals (repeat)      1-4 AM SD/ET/PT
     Thurs.  07     Women's Semifinals                8-11 AM ET/5-8 AM PT
                    Women's Semifinals (repeat)       1-4 AM SD/ET/PT
     Fri.    08     Men's Semifinals                  1-4 PM ET/1-4 PM PT (TD)
                    Men's Semifinals (repeat)         1-4 AM SD/ET/PT
 
     USA Network, owned and operated by USA Cable, a division of USA Networks,
 Inc.'s (Nasdaq:   USAI) Entertainment unit, is cable television's leading
 provider of original series and feature movies, sports events, off-net
 television shows and blockbuster theatrical films.  USA Network is available
 in 80% of all U.S. homes, and is seen in more than 81 million U.S. homes.  The
 USA Network Web site is located at http://www.usanetwork.com.
 
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