Sky extends Wimbledon partnership

Sky Deutschland has extended its partnership with the All England Tennis Club to broadcast the Wimbledon tennis championship and distribute the tournament on the internet, IPTV and via mobile in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Sky will continue to report live from the tournament in Wimbledon in Germany, Austria and Switzerland – including exclusively in Germany […]

BBC secures Wimbledon for a further three years

UK pubcaster the BBC and tennis’s All England Club have signed a three-year extension to their broadcast partnership, giving the BBC the domestic rights to broadcast the Wimbledon tennis championship up to and including 2027. The new agreement means that Wimbledon will remain free to air for UK viewers for a further three years from […]

AELTC planning for 2021 Wimbledon

The Championships, better known as Wimbledon, will go ahead in 2021 – with or without fans. According to a report from The Times, the tournament organiser the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) will move to stage the tournament behind closed doors if required. A significant reason for insisting that the event go ahead without […]

Wimbledon off for first time since WWII

The Championships, better known as Wimbledon, have been cancelled in an unprecedented move.  This is the first time that the tournament, which typically takes place over a fortnight across the end of June and beginning of July, has been called off since the second world war. In a statement published on April 1, the All […]

Wimbledon organiser schedules emergency coronavirus meeting for next week

Wimbledon organiser, the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), will hold an emergency meeting next week to discuss postponing the championship. The organiser had maintained that the tournament – scheduled to take place on June 29-July 12 in the titular south west London locale – would go ahead as planned, but with prime minister Boris […]

Tennis: French Open rescheduled; Wimbledon staying steady

The French Open, originally set to take place at the end of May, has been rescheduled to September 20-October 4 in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. All professional tennis globally has been suspended until at least April 20. The French Tennis Federation (FFT) issued a statement that said: “Though nobody is able to predict […]

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 […]

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