The BBC will offer up to 15 HD live streams from this year’s Wimbledon tennis tournament in addition to 153 hours of coverage across BBC One and BBC Two.
In addition last year’s unpopular highlights programme Wimbledon 2Day has been axed, and will revert to the original “Today At Wimbledon” name and be presented by Clare Balding, alongside two expert guests every day on BBC Two. The hour-long round-up will “focus on the main matches and key talking points from the day’s play as The Championship builds to its climax”, according to the BBC.
Last year’s revamp of the highlights programme, which included rebranding it “Wimbledon 2Day” was was widely criticised by viewers for failing to provide enough focus on the day’s play. The BBC had to make adjustments to the format of the programme mid-way through the 2015 tournament, ditching the controversial on-screen audience standing in the background.
Meanwhile, this year’s main live coverage on BBC One and BBC Two will once again be lead by Sue Barker. Sue will bring viewers the action from the BBC’s studio in the grounds of Wimbledon, with its iconic view of the All England Club. Coverage begins at 11:30am on Monday 27 June on BBC Two, serving up 13 days of the tournament’s unmissable action.
15 HD live streams supplementing BBC One and BBC Two coverage will be available on mobile, online and connected TV platforms via BBC Red Button+ and the BBC Sport App. Six additional streams showing the events in SW19 will be available on satellite, and one stream on Freeview.
On BBC Radio 5 Live, there will be 100 hours of coverage, presented by Eleanor Oldroyd and Tony Livesey.
Subject to Ofcom approval, some Wimbledon coverage will also be broadcast on Eurosport as part of a new broadcast rights deal.