Tennis

June 22 2017

Eurosport to serve up exclusive Wimbledon coverage to more fans than ever before

June 22 2017

• The Championships will be available to watch in 34 countries on Eurosport

• Exclusive in Belgium, Bulgaria, Sweden, Netherlands, Russia and Romania

• Qualifying to be shown on Eurosport and Eurosport Player for the FIRST time

More tennis fans in more territories than ever before will be able to watch the jewel in the Grand Slam crown – The Championships, Wimbledon – this year LIVE on Eurosport.

For the first time, Eurosport will show The Championships in as many as 34 countries. Eurosport will have exclusive coverage of the tournament in key markets including Belgium, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Romania, Russia and Sweden giving fans the opportunity to watch their own local heroes such as Grigor Dimitrov, Simona Halep and Svetlana Kuznetsova in action on The Home of the Greatest Tennis.

As well as comprehensive coverage of the tournament on Eurosport linear channels, EVERY match from EVERY available court will be available to watch on Eurosport Player, meaning fans will have access to around 250 HOURS of live coverage via Eurosport at home or on-the-go from any device.

In a further boost for tennis fans across the continent, Eurosport announced earlier this month that it will show the main Show Court from the qualifying tournament for The Championships, live from Roehampton in all 34 territories the week before the main tournament starts (from Monday 26 June).

Eurosport’s global ambassador Mats Wilander will front the network’s coverage from SW19 with the seven-time Grand Slam winner interviewing the big winners and losers at Wimbledon as well as offering his unique in-depth insights and observations to millions of fans across Europe in Mats’ Day.

In what has been a bumper year for tennis to date, Eurosport reported that January’s Australian Open final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal reached 20.7m people on its channels, making it the highest-rating tennis match of all-time and the second most watched sports event in Eurosport’s history. Last week, Eurosport also announced an 18% growth in the average number of viewers watching Roland Garros compared with the same event 12 months ago.

Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton said: “Our strategy at Eurosport is to secure premium must-have content, made available to fans on any device.

“Through our extended agreement with the All England Lawn Tennis Club we now have every Grand Slam available on our platforms in at least 34 territories across Europe – making Eurosport the go-to destination for fans that want to watch the best tennis players in the world perform their craft.”

Eurosport will present The Championships, Wimbledon, exclusively live in Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan; exclusivity except when local players compete in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania; and non-exclusively in Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and United Kingdom (Finals and daily highlights).