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KEY DATES FOR WIMBLEDON 2016

Qualifying begins: 20 June

The Draw: 24 June

Pre-event Press Conferences: 25 & 26 June

Order of Play: 26 June

Championships begin: 27 June

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Broadcast history and strategy. READ MORE

Approximately 2,500 broadcasters work in the Broadcast Centre.

Nine courts have live television coverage (seven after week one), more than any other Grand Slam.

Background

  • Wimbledon was televised for the first time in 1937, when matches were transmitted by the BBC from Centre Court for up to half an hour each day of the meeting.
  • In 1967, Wimbledon provided the first ever colour broadcast in Britain. More than 80 broadcast organisations are on site.
  • Approximately 2500 broadcasters work in the Broadcast Centre.
  • Nine courts have live television coverage (seven after week one), more than any other Grand Slam.
  • Host broadcaster BBC uses nearly 100 cameras around the grounds during The Championships.
  • There are positions for 120 commentators on Centre Court alone.

Broadcast strategy

Fees paid by international broadcasters are vital since they help create the annual surplus that is then returned into British tennis at all levels by the Lawn Tennis Association.

As important to the All England Club is to carry Wimbledon to as large an audience as possible, which is why, in most parts of the world, the Club aims to place at least part of The Championships on national, free-to-air television.

Broadcasters are approached on a country-by-country basis with agreements designed to satisfy both cable and satellite, and terrestrial broadcasters.

Host broadcaster - the BBC

The BBC is the host broadcaster, as well as the UK rights holder, acting for more than 40 other international networks in what has become the largest annual broadcast operation in the world.

Contracted broadcasters for 2016

BROADCASTER

TERRITORY

365 ICELAND
ALMA SPORT (SARAN) KAZAKHSTAN, KYRGYZSTAN, UZBEKISTAN, MOLDOVA
ARQ (NOVA/CET 21) CZECH REPUBLIC & SLOVAKIA
B92 (RTS) SERBIA
BEIJING TV CHINA
beIN SPORTS FRANCE, MIDDLE EAST
BELARUS 5 BELARUS (via SARAN GROUP)
BTV/BULSATCOM BULGARIA
CBC SPORT AZERBAIJAN
C MORE SWEDEN, FINLAND, NORWAY
CANAL PLUS AFRIQUE BENIN, BURKINA FASO, BURUNDI, CAMEROON, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CHAD, COMOROS, REPUBLIC OF CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, DJIBOUTI, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, GABON, GUINEA, IVORY COAST, MADAGASCAR, MALI, MAURITANIA, MAURITIUS, NIGER, RWANDA, SÉNÉGAL, SEYCHELLES AND TOGO.
CCTV5 CHINA
CTV/TSN CANADA
CYTA CYPRUS
DIGISPORT ROMANIA & HUNGARY
DIGITURK TURKEY
ESPN UNITED STATES
ESPN SUR SOUTH AMERICA
EUROSPORT  BELGIUM
EUROSPORT RUSSIA, UKRAINE, BALTICS, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, ESTONIA, MOLDOVA, ARMENIA
FOX NETHERLANDS
FOX ASIA PAN-ASIA
FOX SPORTS AUSTRALIA
GLOBOSAT/ESPN BRAZIL
GMG SPORT GEORGIA
GO MULTIPLUS MALTA
HRT CROATIA
I.K.O (SPORT KLUB) BOSNIA, CROATIA, MACEDONIA, MONTENEGRO, SERBIA, SLOVENIA
JIANGSU TV CHINA
KENTRON TV ARMENIA
LE SPORTS CHINA
MOVISTAR+ SPAIN
NHK JAPAN 
NOVA GREECE
NRK NORWAY
POLSAT POLAND
RTBF BELGIUM 
RTCG MONTENEGRO
RTRS BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
SETANTA REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
SEVEN AUSTRALIA
SKY DEUTSCHLAND GERMANY & AUSTRIA
SKY ITALIA  ITALY
SPORT ADD
EX YUGO
SPORT TV PORTUGAL
SPORTS CHANNEL ISRAEL
SRG SWITZERLAND
STAR INDIA INDIA
SUPERSPORT ALBANIA & KOSOVO
SUPERSPORT SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
SVT SWEDEN
VARZISH TAJIKISTAN
TENCENT CHINA
THE TENNIS CHANNEL UNITED STATES
TV3 (VIASAT) DENMARK
TURKMENISTAN SPORT TURKMENISTAN
TVNZ NEW ZEALAND
VRT BELGIUM
WOWOW JAPAN