ESPN struck a new 12-year deal with All-England Lawn Tennis Club that expands the company’s ability to show the iconic Wimbledon tennis championships to sports fans who may be gravitating to forms of video other than traditional TV. The new pact, which begins with the 2024 Championships and extends through 2035, calls for more matches to be shown on both ESPN’s Disney sibling ABC, as well as on ESPN Plus, its subscription broadband service.
The Championships 2020 at Wimbledon has been canceled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic. The Grand Slam tennis tournament was scheduled to be held from Monday, June 29 through Sunday, July 12. The 134th tournament will now be held June 28-July 11, 2021.
Eyeheight CC-2M color correctors and a DK-2 multi-rate linear downstream keyer will be operating live at the 2015 Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships. This year’s event starts on June 29 and goes through to the finals on July 11 and 12. Chosen by one of Britain’s largest outside broadcast service providers, the CC-2M color correctors and […]
The fortnight at Wimbledon this year will be livestreamed on YouTube. Google’s video site will carry live tennis matches, interviews, press conferences and more.
ESPN has signed a comprehensive 12-year deal for the rights to Wimbledon beginning with next year’s tournament, the company announced today. ESPN will air the event live on ESPN and ESPN2 while ABC will air a re-run of the finals on the same day. The coverage plan makes the finals available live on U.S. television for the first time in decades.
ESPN is close to finalizing a deal with Wimbledon that would end NBC’s 43-year association with the event, according to sources privy to the talks. The deal has not been signed yet and specific contract details are not known. But sources say that the All England Club has decided to sell its full rights package to ESPN. An announcement could come as soon as this week.