Tennis

June 25 2018

Eurosport set to boost digital offering for The Championships at Wimbledon

June 25 2018

• Fans in 33 countries will be able to watch The Championships on Eurosport TV and online
• Over 250 hours of live coverage during the tournament on Eurosport Player via the Eurosport integrated app
• Game, Schett & Mats to be presented from Wimbledon during the fortnight
• Qualifying to be broadcast live on Eurosport

An enhanced digital offering will underpin Eurosport’s coverage of The Championships this year with all courts available to watch on the Eurosport Player via the integrated app at Wimbledon for the very first time*.

Cementing its position as the home of the greatest events on the tennis calendar, fans in 33 countries will be able watch EVERY superstar in action at Wimbledon either through the Eurosport Player, eurosport.com or on TV with exclusive coverage in Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Romania, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine.

Eurosport in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will have total exclusivity throughout The Championships except when local players are competing while Eurosport’s non-exclusive coverage in the United Kingdom includes the Ladies' and Gentlemen’s singles finals as well as daily highlights.

For the first time Eurosport’s flagship tennis show, Game, Schett & Mats will be presented from Wimbledon. Hosted by seven-time Grand Slam winner Mats Wilander and former world number seven Barbara Schett, the programme will analyse the key matches and preview the pick of the upcoming ties throughout the fortnight.

Also offering their own unique insights for Eurosport at The Championships will be 1994 Wimbledon champion Conchita Martinez as well as Grand Slam finalists Greg Rusedski and Thomas Enqvist.

In another first, Eurosport will also screen action from one court for the duration of the four-day qualifying event for The Championships live from Roehampton (Monday 25 June-Thursday 28 June 2018) as a wealth of talent from across the globe look to earn the right to grace the courts of Wimbledon the following week in the main draw.

Emir Osmanbegovic, SVP Sports Content and Production at Eurosport, “We’re thrilled to be able to give millions of fans across Europe the opportunity to watch every local hero compete in the best events on Eurosport. Thanks to the comprehensive coverage across our digital platforms - such as the Eurosport Player - fans can enjoy the ultimate Wimbledon experience on the platform of their choice.

“We have forged a reputation for constantly pushing the boundaries when it comes to tennis production and with Mats Wilander and Barbara Schett analysing the tennis from London, Eurosport is the only place to enjoy the action.”

Confirming its status as the go-to destination for world-class tennis among fans across the continent, Eurosport earlier this month announced its most successful Roland Garros for 13 years with an average audience of 1.3m** watching the tournament throughout the 15 days of action, an increase of 17% versus 2017 and up 35% compared with 2016. Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Norway all recorded double-digit uplift for the tournament compared with 12 months ago.***

Key dates:
Monday 25 June – Day 1 of The Championships Qualifying Tournament screened LIVE on Eurosport from Roehampton (Court 11)
Thursday 28 June – Final day of The Championships Qualifying Tournament screened LIVE on Eurosport from Roehampton (Court 11)
Monday 2 July – Day 1 of The Championships screened LIVE from Wimbledon on Eurosport
Saturday 14 July – Ladies’ Singles final LIVE on Eurosport (selected markets)
Sunday 15 July – Gentlemen’s Singles final (selected markets)

* Eurosport will show live action from every court in 2018 on the Eurosport Player compared with 15 courts in 2017
**Based on sum of 11 key markets – Germany, Poland, Romania, UK, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Italy, Spain and France
*** Audience ratings figures do not include Eurosport Player or Eurosport.com

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