Wimbledon


Wimbledon final beats Olympics’ Twitter stats

The climax of this year’s Wimbledon men’s tennis final sparked a twitter frenzy, with more than 120,000 messages per minute sent on the micro-blogging network – a bigger spike than was recorded during last summer’s Olympic games. According to official Twitter stats, traffic on the site peaked during the dying moments of the game at […]

BBC to air Wimbledon finals in 3D, hails Glastonbury digital record

The BBC has confirmed that it will broadcast the final stages of this year’s Wimbledon tennis tournament in 3D. Separately, the BBC has highlighted a record digital audience for its online and Red Button coverage of the Glastonbury festival. The UK public broadcaster will air the Wimbledon women’s and men’s semi finals and finals in […]

BBC to air 360 hours of digital content this weekend

The BBC is due to broadcast some 360 hours of digital content this weekend from the Glastonbury music festival, Wimbledon tennis tournament, British Grand Prix and other sporting events including the Confederations Cup.  The BBC said that the “unprecedented number of live streams” will be available across four screens – PCs, mobiles, tablets and connected […]

Wimbledon takes tennis to YouTube

Wimbledon’s Rolex-sponsored YouTube channel will offer viewers exclusive interviews, behind the scenes footage, press conference coverage and highlights at this year’s UK tennis tournament.  The coverage is in addition to the BBC’s own extensive domestic online coverage of the event, with the broadcaster due to offer an “unprecedented” 10 live streams along with linear broadcasts on […]

EBU in Wimbledon distribution deal

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) will continue to distribute the rights to the Wimbledon tennis tournament until 2014 after signing a new deal with The All England Lawn Tennis Club. The EBU’s sports content distributor, Eurovision, will provide various services during the annual tournament, including global delivery of the World Feed in HD and a […]