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The BBC has today announced details of its Wimbledon 2014 coverage.

The 2014 tournament takes place from June 23 to July 6, with coverage on BBC television, radio and digital.

Sue Barker will once again lead the TV coverage of BBC One and Two, while Clare Balding will present on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Reigning Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli and British number one Laura Robson have signed up to join the BBC’s Wimbledon commentary team.

Bartoli announced her retirement from the game last summer, while Robson is not playing due to wrist surgery.

Boris Becker is off the team this year, as the BBC says that he will be busy coaching after signing up to become head coach for Novak Djokovic.

Bartoli and Robson will join regulars such as Tim Henman, John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova, who made her debut on the commentary team in 2013.

Presenter John Inverdale, who has been replaced by Clare Balding as the host of Radio 5 Live’s Wimbledon coverage, returns to present Today at Wimbledon on BBC2.

The BBC said it would air 150 hours of TV coverage, more than ever before, with coverage beginning on 23 June.

The BBC is to offer up to 12 live streams of coverage from Wimbledon, giving the annual event its most comprehensive coverage yet.

Viewers with connected TVs will be able to access the 12 HD streams with the BBC Sport App, available via the Connected Red Button. This includes viewers with the latest models of Freeview HD smart TVs and those with Virgin’s TiVo service. The BBC Sport App is also available on Freesat Freetime receivers. The availability of the streams in HD will depend on viewer’s broadband connections.

Via conventional means, the BBC will broadcast up to 5 red button streams, which are being created on terrestrial (for Freeview/YouView receivers), on cable and on satellite (Sky/Freesat receivers) to provide extra coverage of events through until the end of the Commonwealth Games in early August.

Temporary red button streams first appeared last week on satellite ()

Before the tournament, a replay of Murray’s win over Novak Djokovic last year will be aired on Saturday, June 21 at 10.15am on BBC Two. A review of the 2013 tournament will be broadcast the following day at 11am.

BBC Radio 5 Live will replay The Day We Won Wimbledon, a documentary about Andy Murray’s victory, narrated by John Hurt, on June 21 at 11am.

On BBC One, When Andy Won Wimbledon will document Murray’s year since winning the Grand Slam at 10.35pm on June 23.


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