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Wimbledon 2016 (being shared with Eurosport)

(May 2016)

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HB
HarryB


Quote:
At the close of play, Clare Balding will present BBC’s staple highlights programme, Today At Wimbledon, alongside two expert guests every day on BBC Two. From 8:30pm in week one, and 8pm from Tuesday 5 July*, Today At Wimbledon will be live from inside the All England Club, with a new studio next to Henman Hill overlooking the grounds. The hour-long definitive round-up will focus on the main matches and key talking points from the day’s play as The Championship builds to its climax.
VM
VMPhil
Yes… Today at Wimbledon was the old show before Wimbledon 2Day replaced it last year… that's what I'm saying
TL
Toby Lerone
So from last year Lleyton Hewitt, Jim Courier and Annabel Croft join the BBC TV commentary team although Croft already worked for them before on Eastbourne and on BBC Radio 5 Live but a shame that Andy Roddick isn't returning this year although I suppose Hewitt is his replacement.

John Inverdale is again listed as a commentator but I wonder if he will get the Ladies Singles Final again, Alison Mitchell and Dan Lobb are also listed as BBC TV commentators and you will be able to correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think they have ever done TV commentary before.
JO
Jon
Inverdale did the ladies final last year? Didn't realise that.
TL
Toby Lerone
Jon posted:
Inverdale did the ladies final last year? Didn't realise that.


He did indeed with Lindsay Davenport and John McEnroe
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/33494194

8 days later

DV
dvboy
The extent of Eurosport's Wimbledon coverage has been revealed in TV listings for the week beginning Sat 25 June, and it amounts to a nightly highlights programme of 90 minutes, at 22:00 and repeated at 0:30, and the following morning at 7:30 and 11:00.
DV
dvboy
Ofcom have approved the rights share:
NG
noggin Founding member
Reminds me of the days of BSB - when they also shared Wimbledon ISTR?
MR
mromega
Reminds me of the days of BSB - when they also shared Wimbledon ISTR?


As did Wire TV, which was then taken over by Mirror Group and became Live TV.
VM
VMPhil
The Guardian doesn't think so

Quote:
It will be the first time a commercial broadcaster has screened live coverage from Wimbledon, which will begin this year on 27 June.

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jun/16/eurosport-live-wimbledon-coverage-bbc?CMP=share_btn_tw
DV
dvboy
Eurosport rights are daily highlights and live coverage of the finals.

Eurosport press release:
Quote:
Wimbledon rights complete Grand Slam for Eurosport as the Home of Tennis in the UK

http://www.eurosport.co.uk/tennis/wimbledon-rights-complete-grand-slam-for-eurosport-as-the-home-of-tennis-in-the-uk_sto5649998/story.shtml

Meanwhile:
Quote:
BBC under scrutiny as Wimbledon gender bias is revealed
Corporation three times more likely to feature men than women in its coverage, governing body told

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jun/16/bbc-wimbledon-gender-bias?CMP=share_btn_tw
DV
DVB Cornwall
Eurosport's Announcement

Eurosport has today announced that it has secured a five-year agreement with the AELTC to show live simulcast coverage in the UK of the Wimbledon Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Singles finals and daily 90 minute highlights shows for the duration of The Championships, Wimbledon.
The partnership with Eurosport, the number one sports destination in Europe, has been agreed in line with the Ofcom Listed Events regulations, which entitles a secondary broadcaster to acquire certain rights alongside the primary broadcaster, which in the case of The Championships is the BBC.


see here ……..

TENNIS on EUROSPORT.CO.UK
16-Jun-2016 @ 13:47

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