(June 16, 2014) ESPN has announced its broadcast schedule for Wimbledon:
|Mon, June 23 – Sun, July 6 (not 6/29)||6:30 a.m.||All TV Courts (up to nine), all day; Live@Wimbledon||ESPN3||Live|
|Mon, June 23 – Thur, June 26||7 – 11:30 a.m.||Early Round Action||ESPN||Live|
|11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.||Early Round Action||ESPNEWS||Live|
|2 – 3:30 p.m.||Early Round Action||ESPN2 (simulcast of ESPNEWS)||Live|
|Fri, June 27||7 a.m. – 5 p.m.||Early Round Action||ESPN||Live|
|Sat, June 28||7 – 8 a.m.||Breakfast at Wimbledon||ESPN||Live|
|8 a.m. – 4 p.m.||Early Round Action||ESPN||Live|
|Sun, June 29||3 – 6 p.m.||Highlights of Week One||ABC||Tape|
|Mon, June 30||7 – 11:30 a.m.||Round of 16||ESPN||Live|
|8 a.m. – 4 p.m.||Round of 16, Centre Court||ESPN2||Live|
|11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.||Round of 16||ESPNEWS||Live|
|Tue, July 1||8 a.m. – 1 p.m.||Ladies’ Quarterfinals, Centre Court||ESPN2||Live|
|8 – 11:30 a.m.||Ladies’ Quarterfinals, Court One||ESPN||Live|
|11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.||Ladies’ Quarterfinals, Court One||ESPNEWS||Live|
|Wed, July 2||8 a.m. – 3 p.m.||Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals, Centre Court||ESPN||Live|
|8 a.m. – 4 p.m.||Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals,Court One||ESPN2||Live|
|Thur, July 3||7 – 8 a.m.||Breakfast at Wimbledon||ESPN||Live|
|8 a.m. – 1 p.m.||Ladies’ Semifinals||ESPN||Live|
|Fri, July 4||7 – 8 a.m.||Breakfast at Wimbledon||ESPN||Live|
|8 a.m. – 2 p.m.||Gentlemen’s Semifinals||ESPN||Live|
|Sat, July 5||8 a.m. – 9 a.m.||Breakfast at Wimbledon||ESPN||Live|
|9 a.m. – 3 p.m.||Ladies’ Final||ESPN||Live|
|3 – 6 p.m.||Ladies’ Final||ABC||Tape|
|Sun, July 6||8 a.m. – 9 a.m.||Breakfast at Wimbledon||ESPN||Live|
|9 a.m. – 3 p.m.||Gentlemen’s Final||ESPN||Live|
|3 – 6 p.m.||Gentlemen’s Final||ABC||Tape|
DIGITAL MEDIA, AT HOME AND ABROAD; INTERNATIONAL TV
ESPN.com will have previews, reviews, the latest news and videos and more:
- Courtcast: A multi-tool application with live events via the ESPN3 syndicated player, all-court scoring, match stats, “Scribble Live” conversations, poll questions, rolling Twitter feeds and scrolling bottom line
- Five Things We Learned: Video series reviewing the top news of the day
- Grass Stains: A daily notebook wrapping up the best and worst of the day
- Digital Serve: Daily original videos previewing the next day
- Baseline Buzz: Greg Garber, Melissa Isaacson and Matt Wilansky weigh in on the hottest topics with a daily, written, roundtable discussion.
- Complete analysis of the women’s draw when it is announced.
- Melissa Isaacson will provide on-site coverage for espnW.com (and ESPN.com), including daily columns and analysis of matches.
- Daily espnW.com analysis segments.
- Weekly video reports from The Word, discussing play to date.
ESPNDeportes.com will provide live scores and draws, in depth news and coverage of Latin American players, columns, blogs, live chats, video, highlights and news, including ESPiando Wimbledon that will recap the day’s play. The site will also feature Slam Central, a special index page dedicated to all four Grand Slams.
ESPN Interactive TV, now in its seventh year at Wimbledon, will provide multi-screen coverage with commentary of five matches in addition to the match airing on ESPN2 or ESPN through the second Tuesday of the tournament through DirecTV. Fans will also receive interviews, features, press conferences and a studio wrap-around presence hosted by SportsCenter anchor Steve Weissman in London. Match and studio analysts include former players Jeff Tarango, Chandra Rubin and Fred Stolle. In addition to the video offerings, DirecTV viewers can access results, schedules, draws and other interactive features through the remote control “Red Button.” In total, ESPN will provide more than 350 hours of coverage through this unique application.
ESPN Classic is airing many great matches from Wimbledons past this month, including championships from 1984, 2004 and 2009 upon their 30th, 10th and 5th anniversary, respectively. Today, Monday, June 16, through Friday, June 20, ESPN Classic is airing at least two matches at 11 a.m. and midnight (9 p.m. PT) each day. The anniversary matches:
- 1984 Gentlemen’s Final (McEnroe-Connors) on Wednesday, June 18 at 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.;
- 2004 Gentlemen’s Final (Federer-Roddick) that day at 2:30 p.m.,
- 2009 Gentlemen’s Final (Federer-Roddick) on Thursday, June 19 at 2 p.m.
- 2004 Ladies’ Final (Sharapova-S.Williams) on Friday, June 20, at 11 a.m.
ESPN International – the home of tennis’ Grand Slam events in the Caribbean and in Spanish-speaking Latin America– will air over 90 hours of live Wimbledon coverage to over 40 million homes on its multiple television networks throughout the region. In addition to those, ESPN+ in the Southern Cone will present 40 additional original live hours plus daily prime-time highlight programs. Broadband’s ESPN Play — ESPN International’s multi-screen broadband service — will offer over 700 hours of live coverage throughout Latin American and the Caribbean with over 10 windows of simultaneous early round action available. ESPN’s Spanish-language commentator team at Wimbledon is led by Luis Alfredo Alvarez and Edurado Varela calling matches with analysts Javier Frana and Jose Louis Clerc along with reporter Nicolas Pereira.
In addition, for the first time ESPN has exclusive media rights to Wimbledon in New Zealand, where fans will receive the same live action as aired in the U.S. (more than 130 hours), featuring the ESPN tennis team – Fowler, Drysdale, Evert, the McEnroes, etc. Complementing the television coverage, ESPN3.com, ESPN’s multi-screen broadband service in New Zealand will offer over 700 live hours – every match played on a televised court available to broadband subscribers.
- The first four days of the tournament, ESPN will begin at 7 a.m. ET for daylong coverage that transitions to ESPNEWS at 11:30 a.m., with ESPN2 simulcasting from 2 – 3:30 p.m. On Friday, June 27, ESPN will have all the action, and also on Saturday, June 28, beginning with Breakfast at Wimbledon from 7-8 a.m.
- “Cross Court Coverage” will return the first three days of the second week, with ESPN2 focused on Centre Court all day while fans will enjoy a “grounds pass” with matches from Court One and elsewhere on ESPN (transitioning to ESPNEWS at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 30, and Tuesday, July 1).
- Starting Thursday, July 3, all the action is on ESPN, beginning each day with Breakfast at Wimbledon hosted by Hannah Storm.
- On the “middle Sunday,” June 29, a scheduled day off as is Wimbledon tradition, ABC will broadcast a three-hour review of the first week at 3 p.m. ABC will also present encore presentations of the finals on the day they take place, July 6 and 7 at 3 p.m.
- ESPN3 has increased its multi-screen offering to 1,000 hours – all available TV courts (up to nine) presented from first ball to last ball each day, with action available on demand afterwards. Also, ESPN3 will add AELTC’s daily Live@Wimbledon. For the first time, Wimbledon.com will host the ESPN3 video offerings, greatly increasing its reach.
- WatchESPN will deliver all ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNEWS programming, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the award-winning WatchESPN app, and streamed on televisions through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members, Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV to more than 92 million households nationwide via an affiliated video or internet provider.