May 292014

BT Sport has made its first move into men’s tennis buying the TV rights to pre-Wimbledon tournaments including Queen’s.

BT Sport will share live coverage of the pre-Wimbledon event with the BBC, which first began screening the event in 1979, in a deal struck with the Lawn Tennis Association.

BT Sport is effectively replacing Eurosport, which previously covered Queen’s alongside the BBC.

BT Sport will also air exclusive coverage of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Aegon Classic event, which takes place at the Edgbaston Priory Club, Birmingham, next month.

Additionally, BT Sport will also share live coverage with the BBC of the men’s and women’s tournaments at the Aegon International at Devonshire Park in Eastbourne.

The BBC is the host broadcaster of live coverage of Wimbledon, after signing a contract extension until 2017.

May 272013

French Open (26 May to 9 June)
– Daily live coverage from Roland Garros on BBC radio and online
– BBC Radio 5 live preview show, 1930-2100 BST on 21 June
– Updates and match commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live, 5 live sports extra and via the BBC Sport website
– Live text commentaries throughout each day on the BBC Sport website

Aegon Championships (10-16 June)
– Daily live coverage from Queen’s Club on BBC television, radio, online, mobile, the BBC Sport app and Connected TV
– Live on BBC Two HD & online, 1300-1800 from 10-14 June
– Semi-finals live on BBC One, 5 live & online, 1300-1700 on 15 June
– Final live on BBC Two HD, 5 live & online, 1400-1830 on 16 June

Aegon International (18-22 June)
– Daily live coverage from Eastbourne on BBC television, radio, online, mobile, the BBC Sport app and Connected TV
– Live on BBC Two HD & online, 1300-1715 from 18-21 June
– Final live on BBC1, 1245-1500 on 22 June

Wimbledon (24 June to 7 July)
– Daily live coverage from the Championships on BBC television, radio, online, mobile, the BBC Sport app and Connected TV

May 262013

Coverage on ITV1, ITV3, ITV4, Eurosport, Eurosport2, Canal+
Including Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova and Britiains Laura Robson
Day 2: Monday, 27 May
Revised (Court Change)
Court Philippe Chatrier

11:00 AM – Women’s Singles – 1st Round
Na Li (CHN) [6] vs. A. Medina Garrigues (ESP)

Men’s Singles – 1st Round
Rafael Nadal (ESP) [3] vs. Daniel Brands (GER)

Men’s Singles – 1st Round
Tomas Berdych (CZE) [5] vs. Gael Monfils (FRA)

Women’s Singles – 1st Round
Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) vs. Maria Sharapova (RUS) [2]

Court Suzanne Lenglen
11:00 AM Women’s Singles – 1st Round
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) [4] vs. Shahar Peer (ISR)

Men’s Singles – 1st Round
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [6] vs. Aljaz Bedene (SLO)

Women’s Singles – 1st Round
Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) [10] vs. Laura Robson (GBR)

Men’s Singles – 1st Round
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) vs. Richard Gasquet (FRA) [7]

Jan 232013

The BBC have announced that they will broadcast Andy Murray’s Australian Open semi-final against Roger Federer on BBC Two on Friday 25 January from 8.15am.

A ruthless Andy Murray swept aside France’s Jeremy Chardy in a straight sets quarter-final win 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 to secure a place in the semi-finals. Murray, the third seed, will now face Roger Federer in the last four after the world number two beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in five sets.

Andy Murray was a finalist in Melbourne in 2010 and 2011, has yet to drop a set at this year’s event, although the US Open champion is set to face a much harder test in the last four against 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer, who has reached his 10th straight Melbourne semi-final.  The match will broadcast live from the Rod Laver Arena on BBC Two at 8.15am on Friday.

BBC coverage will also be available in high definition on the BBC HD Channel and will be presented by Sue Barker with Andrew Castle and John Lloyd.

Australian Open Tennis – BBC Broadcast Schedule

Friday 25 January

8.15am – Men’s Semi Final – Andy Murray v Roger Federer – LIVE on BBC Two & BBC HD

Saturday 26 January

8.25am Women’s singles final – LIVE on BBC Two & BBC HD

Sunday 27 January

8.15am Men’s singles final – LIVE on BBC Two & BBC HD