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, […]

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 […]