The All England Club has granted the BBC a five year contract for coverage of Wimbledon tennis. As part of the deal, the BBC will provide HD coverage, on the Internet “view again’ and mobile platforms.
The BBC will also provide expanded coverage of key matches on the BBC iPlayer, which will mean viewers can watch games a week after the actual transmission.
Roger Mosey, director of BBC Sport, said: “The BBC is deeply proud of its historic ties with Wimbledon but this new agreement is focused on delivering state-of-the-art digital services. We’re determined to make the event an even bigger part of our national sporting life through the use of new technology and are working with the [All England] Club to innovate across digital platforms.”
The chief executive of the All England Club, Ian Ritchie, added: “Our lengthy partnership with the BBC, which started in 1927, has been highly successful and we are delighted to extend that association up to 2014. Through the latest digital technology Wimbledon fans can choose to stay in touch with all the drama and action in a way that suits them best.”