Wimbledon


Wimbledon joins chorus of boos for BeoutQ

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), better known as Wimbledon, wrapped up at the weekend with a showpiece final, but the organisation has come forward to condemn the alleged Saudi-backed operation beoutQ.  It was revealed on July 14 that the entirety of the competition was available on beoutQ for the second year running. As […]

Virgin Media beats rivals to air Wimbledon tennis in 4K UHD and HDR

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media is to air the Wimbledon tennis tournament in 4K UHD and HDR for the first time. Virgin Media subscribers equipped with a Virgin TV V6 set-top box will be able to view 4K HDR coverage of the competition from July 1 via the BBC iPlayer app on the box. While BBC […]

BBC hails UHD live streaming trial as ‘great success’

The BBC’s ‘summer of Ultra HD stream trials,’ which resulted in 1.6 million iPlayer requests for live World Cup football and Wimbledon tennis, was hailed as a “great success” by the broadcaster – despite reported issues. The BBC it successfully delivered all 29 BBC One World Cup games, and every Centre Court match at Wimbledon […]

Virgin Media teams with Eurosport for 4K UHD TV Wimbledon coverage

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media has teamed up with Eurosport to provide coverage of this week’s Wimbledon tennis tournament in 4K UHD TV. Virgin TV customers with a new V6 TV box will be able to watch both finals in ultra high-definition for the very first time. Customers can watch the men’s and women’s finals at […]

Eurosport unveils Wimbledon plans

Eurosport has unveiled plans for enhanced digital coverage of this year’s Wimbledon tennis championship, to which it holds exclusive and non-exclusive rights across a number of key markets. The Discovery-owned sport network will provide coverage of all courts on the Eurosport Player for the first time, compared with coverage of matches on 15 courts last […]

BBC breaks Wimbledon streaming record

The BBC served 24.1 million stream requests during Wimbledon this year, making it the most-streamed edition of the tennis tournament to date. The BBC released the internal stat for the number of streams across the BBC Sport site and iPlayer streaming service, and said that the most streamed single match was Rafael Nadal and Gilles […]

Wimbledon clips available for Facebook, Twitter and Google+ users

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has teamed up with UK startup Grabyo to deliver real-time clips of the Wimbledon tennis championship to Facebook, Twitter and Google+ users around the world. The AELTC will use Grabyo’s social video platform to share clips from Centre Court, No.1 Court and No.2 Court with Facebook, Twitter and […]

Sky Deutschland extends Wimbledon rights to 2018

Sky Deutschland has extended its Wimbledon tennis rights through to 2018, taking exclusive broadcasting rights for TV, internet, IPTV, and mobile in Germany and Austria. The five-year extension was agreed with IMG Media on behalf of the All England Lawn Tennis Club. Sky Deutschland said that in 2014, as in previous years, it will broadcast […]

BBC claims most-watched UK sports broadcaster title

The BBC claims it was the most-watched sports broadcaster in the UK last year, despite only showing 2% of sport on television. Based on internal BBC stats from its marketing and audiences division, the broadcaster claimed it notched up 40% of all sports viewing last year compared to second place Sky Sports with 31% – […]

Wimbledon final draws 17 million viewers

The men’s Wimbledon tennis final on Sunday drew the highest UK TV ratings of the year, with BBC One hitting a peak audience of 17.3 million viewers, a 79.6% share, as the match drew to a close.  The BBC said that the viewing figures were the highest for a Wimbledon final since “at least” 1990, […]