The most famous of all tennis grand slams the Wimbledon Championships returns to Channel Seven and 7TWO from Monday 23 June 2014.
Seven’s LIVE coverage kicks off at 8:30pm (AEST) on 7TWO before switching to Channel Seven later in the evening. Seven’s coverage will be hosted by Todd Woodbridge, with expert commentary from three-time Wimbledon champion John Newcombe, along with Rennae Stubbs, Sam Smith and Geoff Masters. Viewers will also hear commentators from the BBC’s host broadcaster coverage. The BBC has tennis legends such as John McEnroe, Pat Cash, Jimmy Connors, Martina Navratilova and Lindsay Davenport on its commentary roster.
Aside from the Australian Open, Wimbledon is the only other grand slam that Australian viewers can watch on free-to-air TV. Fox Sports holds exclusive rights to the French and US Opens.
While Fox Sports will have Wimbledon coverage, Seven hold the exclusive LIVE rights to all Wimbledon singles and doubles finals, as well as the singles’ semi-finals.
Seven’s Head of Sport, Saul Shtein, commented:
“As always at Wimbledon on Seven, tennis fans will see the best two matches live and free each day on 7TWO or Channel 7, along with plenty of other top matches. And of course we’ll keep viewers up to date with all the results and happenings around the courts.”
During the first week the live broadcast kicks off at 8.30pm (AEST) on 7TWO before switching to Channel 7 later at night. From Day 8 to Day 11 the coverage begins at 10pm on 7TWO, before switching to Channel 7 later.
On Sunday June 22 in the lead-up to the tournament Seven will also be airing:
- A 2014 Wimbledon Preview outlining the form of this year’s players; and
- The Wimbledon Film – a documentary on the definitive story of the 2013 Championships.