KEY DATES FOR WIMBLEDON 2016

Qualifying begins: 20 June

The Draw: 24 June

Pre-event Press Conferences: 25 & 26 June

Order of Play: 26 June

Championships begin: 27 June

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Broadcast history and strategy. READ MORE

Approximately 2,500 broadcasters work in the Broadcast Centre.

Nine courts have live television coverage (seven after week one), more than any other Grand Slam.

Background

  • Wimbledon was televised for the first time in 1937, when matches were transmitted by the BBC from Centre Court for up to half an hour each day of the meeting.
  • In 1967, Wimbledon provided the first ever colour broadcast in Britain. More than 80 broadcast organisations are on site.
  • Approximately 2500 broadcasters work in the Broadcast Centre.
  • Nine courts have live television coverage (seven after week one), more than any other Grand Slam.
  • Host broadcaster BBC uses nearly 100 cameras around the grounds during The Championships.
  • There are positions for 120 commentators on Centre Court alone.

Broadcast strategy

Fees paid by international broadcasters are vital since they help create the annual surplus that is then returned into British tennis at all levels by the Lawn Tennis Association.

As important to the All England Club is to carry Wimbledon to as large an audience as possible, which is why, in most parts of the world, the Club aims to place at least part of The Championships on national, free-to-air television.

Broadcasters are approached on a country-by-country basis with agreements designed to satisfy both cable and satellite, and terrestrial broadcasters.

Host broadcaster - the BBC

The BBC is the host broadcaster, as well as the UK rights holder, acting for more than 40 other international networks in what has become the largest annual broadcast operation in the world.

 

Contracted broadcasters for 2015

 

BROADCASTER

TERRITORY

365ICELAND
ADMC MIDDLE EAST
ARQCZECH REPUBLIC & SLOVAKIA
BEIJING TVCHINA
BEIN SPORTSFRANCE
BELARUS 5BELARUS
BTV/BULSATCOMBULGARIA
CANAL+SWEDEN, FINLAND, NORWAY
CANAL PLUS AFRIQUEBENIN, BURKINA FASO, BURUNDI, CAMEROON, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CHAD, COMOROS, REPUBLIC OF CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, DJIBOUTI, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, GABON, GUINEA, IVORY COAST, MADAGASCAR, MALI, MAURITANIA, MAURITIUS, NIGER, RWANDA, SÉNÉGAL, SEYCHELLES AND TOGO.
CCTV5CHINA
CTV/TSNCANADA
CYTACYPRUS
DIGISPORTROMANIA & HUNGARY
DIGITURKTURKEY
ESPNUNITED STATES
ESPN SURSOUTH AMERICA
EUROSPORT BELGIUM
FIJI TVFIJI, COOK ISLANDS, TONGA
FOXNETHERLANDS
FOX ASIAPAN-ASIA
FOX SPORTSAUSTRALIA
GLOBOSAT/ESPNBRAZIL
GMG SPORTGEORGIA
GO MULTIPLUSMALTA
GUANGDONG TVCHINA
HRTCROATIA
I.K.O (SPORT KLUB)BOSNIA, CROATIA, MACEDONIA, MONTENEGRO, SERBIA, SLOVENIA
LIAONING TV CHINA
NHKJAPAN 
NOVAGREECE
NRKNORWAY
NTV Tennis/NTV+/Sport One HDRUSSIA
POLSATPOLAND
QIYICHINA
RTBFBELGIUM 
RTCGMONTENEGRO
RTRSBOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
RTS SERBIA
SETANTAREPUBLIC OF IRELAND
SEVENAUSTRALIA
SHANGHAI MEDIA GROUPCHINA
SKY DEUTSCHLANDGERMANY & AUSTRIA
SKY ITALIA ITALY
SOGECABLE (CANAL+ & CUATRO)SPAIN
SOHUCHINA
SPORT TVPORTUGAL
SPORTS CHANNELISRAEL
SRGSWITZERLAND
STANSPORTAZERBAIJAN, KAZAKHSTAN, KYRGYZSTAN, TAJIKISTAN, TURKMENISTAN, UZBEKISTAN, ARMENIA AND MOLDOVA
STAR INDIAPAN-ASIA
SUPERSPORTALBANIA & KOSOVO
SUPERSPORTSUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
SVTSWEDEN
TENCENTCHINA
THE TENNIS CHANNELUNITED STATES
TRUE VISIONTHAILAND
TV3 (VIASAT)DENMARK
TVNZNEW ZEALAND
VRTBELGIUM
WOWOWJAPAN