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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Paris, France: beIN SPORT is proud to announce that, for the next five years in France, the channel will exclusively broadcast the prestigious Wimbledon Championships as well as the ATP World Tour Masters 1000, ATP World Tour Finals and ATP World Tour 500.
To honour these events, beIN SPORT will offer exceptional coverage of each tournament, with:
- Full and complete coverage of the matches:
From first to last ball, subscribers won’t miss a minute of these events with all games broadcasted on beIN SPORT 1, beIN SPORT 2 and beIN SPORT MAX. A magazine programme will highlight the best moments, inform the viewers about the players, bring all the latest news from the events and analysis of the matches.
- “Inside” Treatment:
For each tournament broadcast on its channel, beIN SPORT will offer its subscribers “inside” news and footage. Viewers will have exclusive access to information and images from close-up to the tennis players to behind the scenes.
- Innovation & Interactivity:
To offer unique coverage, beIN SPORT will deploy all its innovative devices on-air, with all statistics, and best production & digital appliances proposed in its programmes. Finally, tennis fans will also find all information, breaking news and bonus features on www.beinsport.fr, and beIN SPORT’s official pages on Facebook and Twitter. Videos, live comments, contests, and second screen apps will be deployed to enhance the viewers’ experience.
Yousef Al-Obaidly, Director General Delegate of beIN SPORT France, said:
"France has always been a tennis nation, with many fans, and some of the world’s best tennis players. As a premium multisport channel, beIN SPORT is proud to be broadcasting the rich tradition of Wimbledon and glad to offer to its subscribers some of the best international tennis events, with a full programing schedule covering the entirety of the tournaments. This will give our viewers the ability to follow the best players, including the French stars, all year long. We will provide complete broadcast coverage of these famous competitions through our two beIN SPORT channels, beIN SPORT MAX and digital supports, to permit tennis fans to enjoy the tournaments in the best conditions."
Mick Desmond, Commercial Director of The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon, said:
"We are delighted to have entered into a long term partnership with Bein SPORT. The new agreement brings viewers more live coverage of The Championships with every available televised match to be covered live. In addition, whenever French players reach the final rounds of The Championships, we have agreed a strategy which will allow viewers to benefit from extending the reach of the coverage. We are looking forward to working with Bein SPORT to deliver the best possible viewing experience of Wimbledon.”
Steve Plasto, CEO of ATP Media, said:
“beIN SPORT has innovative plans to make the ATP World Tour Masters 1000, Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, and ATP 500s available to fans anywhere, anytime in France. I am very excited by our new partnership.”