ESPN & The All England Lawn Tennis Club Extend Wimbledon Agreement Through 2023

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ESPN & The All England Lawn Tennis Club Extend Wimbledon Agreement Through 2023

Exclusive multimedia rights of The Championships across Spanish speaking Latin America and the Caribbean

ESPN and the All England Club have extended their agreement for continued coverage of Wimbledon through 2023. ESPN will present exclusive coverage of The Championships across Spanish speaking Latin America and the Caribbean. Comprehensive coverage from start to finish across a variety of platforms will result in more live tennis for more than 29 million homes that carry ESPN in the region.

ESPN will present Wimbledon on its multimedia array of platforms, including continued dual-network coverage in all regions.  This coverage, provided on both the ESPN pan-Latin network and the more localized regional networks, offers the tennis viewers in Latin America more options and a greater quantity of coverage through the quarterfinals.  In addition, ESPN Play, ESPN’s broadband service across the region, will offer extensive coverage of The Championships, streaming over 750 hours of live coverage, including every televised match that is played over the fortnight. Rights will also continue to be grown and exploited across the brand’s regional internet site ESPNdeportes.com, and via ESPN mobile.

“We are pleased to extend our partnership with All England Club for the next 12 years” said Tim Bunnell, Senior Vice President of Programming, ESPN International.  “Wimbledon will continue to be a vital component of our Grand Slam tennis offerings in Latin America and the Caribbean, reinforcing our commitment to providing fans with unparalleled tennis coverage across ESPN’s multiple platforms in the region.”

Ian Ritchie, Chief Executive of The All England Lawn Tennis Club, said:  “We are delighted to be extending our partnership with ESPN.  This new agreement will bring increased live coverage of The Championships and ensure that the huge international audience for Wimbledon, including Spanish speaking Latin America and the Caribbean, can now enjoy all the drama and color of the Fortnight through a single narrative delivered with clarity, continuity and consistency across a wide range of platforms.”

ESPN began airing Wimbledon in Spanish speaking Latin America in 2002 and has increased its television coverage annually to over 160 hours in 2010.  In addition, this past year ESPN delivered over 600 hours of live coverage on its broadband service, ESPN Play.  ESPN is the only network in the region that offers extensive and exclusive coverage of all four Grand Slams, in addition to the ATP World Tour 1000’s, delivering over 1000 original live hours of the world’s best tennis annually.

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