ESPN’s 2019 Wimbledon Broadcast Schedule
|Mon, July 1 –
Sun, July 14
(no play Sun, 7/7)
|6 a.m.||All 18 Courts, all day
The Wimbledon Channel (from AELTC)
Two feeds with press conferences
Coverage includes Spanish language
|Mon, July 1 –
Fri, July 5
|6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(to 4 p.m. July 4)
|Early Round Action||ESPN||Live|
|Sat, July 6||7 – 8 a.m.||Breakfast at Wimbledon||ESPN||Live|
|8 a.m. – 5 p.m.||Early Round Action||ESPN||Live|
|Sun, July 7||3 – 6 p.m.||Highlights of Week One||ABC||Tape|
|Mon, July 8||8 a.m. – 4 p.m.||Round of 16, Centre Court||ESPN||Live|
|6 a.m. – 4 p.m.||Round of 16, No.1 Court & others||ESPN2||Live|
|Tue, July 9||8 a.m. – 4 p.m.||Ladies’ Quarterfinals, Centre Court||ESPN||Live|
|8 – 2 p.m.||Ladies’ Quarterfinals, No.1 Court||ESPN2||Live|
|Wed, July 10||8 a.m. – 4 p.m.||Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals, Centre Court||ESPN||Live|
|8 a.m. – 3 p.m.||Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals,
|Thur, July 11||7 – 8 a.m.||Breakfast at Wimbledon||ESPN||Live|
|8 a.m. – 1 p.m.||Ladies’ Semifinals||ESPN||Live|
|Fri, July 12||7 – 8 a.m.||Breakfast at Wimbledon||ESPN||Live|
|8 a.m. – 2 p.m.||Gentlemen’s Semifinals||ESPN||Live|
|Sat, July 13||8 a.m. – 9 a.m.||Breakfast at Wimbledon||ESPN||Live|
|9 a.m. – 3 p.m.||Ladies’ Championship
Gentlemen’s Doubles Championship
Ladies’ Doubles Championship
|3 – 6 p.m.||Ladies’ Championship||ABC||Encore|
|Sun, July 14||8 a.m. – 9 a.m.||Breakfast at Wimbledon||ESPN||Live|
|9 a.m. – 3 p.m.||Gentlemen’s Championship
Mixed Doubles Championship
|3 – 6 p.m.||Gentlemen’s Championship||ABC||Encore|
Exclusive Wimbledon Coverage from ESPN Beginning July 1
- “First Ball to Last Ball” Coverage from Every Court
- ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN+ and ESPN3 to Present More than 500 Matches, all Available on the ESPN App
- 145 Hours on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC
- ESPN+ to Offer Action Daily, as well as all Four Days of Qualifying Exclusively Starting June 24
- Gentlemen’s Storylines: Can Big Three Continue to Hold Off Young Guns?
- Ladies’ Storylines: An 8th – and 24th – for Serena? Can Kerber Defend her Title? Yet Another New Major Winner?
- “Cross Court Coverage” Again on ESPN, ESPN2 for Second Monday-Wednesday
- ESPN3 Second Screen Experience for Semifinals, Championships plus Two Daily Press Conference Feeds
- Doubles Championships: Ladies’, Gentlemen’s Live on ESPN on July 13, Mixed on July 14
Every serve and every shot from The Championships, Wimbledon will be live exclusively across the ESPN networks, offering coverage from all 18 courts beginning Monday, July 1. The coverage – first ball to last ball – includes 145 hours of action on TV plus more than 500 matches from the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London, all available for fans between ESPN+ and ESPN3 on the ESPN app. The action will climax with the Ladies’ Championship and the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Doubles Championships on ESPN on Saturday, July 13, and the Gentlemen’s Championship on Sunday, July 14, followed by the Mixed Doubles Championship.
Starting Monday, June 24, and through Thursday, June 27, all four days of qualifying will stream live exclusively on ESPN+. All-day action starts at 6 a.m. ET from one of the grass courts at the Bank of England Sports Centre in Roehampton, not far from Wimbledon.
Highlights: All Day, Daily Coverage across TV, ESPN+ and ESPN3
- The first five weekdays, ESPN begins at 6 a.m. ET – a new earlier start time this year – for daylong coverage (scheduled to end at 4:30 p.m. except 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 4). The action also gets started live at 6 a.m. streaming on ESPN+ and ESPN3.
- The ESPN App will be the all-in-one streaming home for Wimbledon, with ESPN and ESPN2 telecasts and the matches streaming on ESPN+ and ESPN3. Combined, the app will stream more than 500 matches totaling 1,500 hours from all 18 courts (Centre, Courts 1-12, 14-18.), plus AELTC’s daily The Wimbledon Channel and two all-day feeds with press conferences from the media centre at the All England Club. Matches will also be available on demand afterwards.
- ESPN+ is also the home for on-demand viewing of annual official Wimbledon films as well as select championship and other memorable matches from previous years.
- On Saturday, July 6, ESPN begins at 7 a.m. with the one-hour Breakfast at Wimbledon before another day full of action.
- On the “middle Sunday,” July 7 – Wimbledon’s traditional day of rest – ABC will broadcast a three-hour review of the first week at 3 p.m. In addition, ABC will present encore presentations of the singles championships on the day they take place, July 13 and 14, at 3 p.m.
- “Cross Court Coverage” returns the first three days of the second week, with ESPN starting at 8 a.m. and focused on Centre Court all day while fans will enjoy a “grounds pass” with matches from No.1 Court and elsewhere on ESPN2 beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, July 8, and at 8 a.m. on July 9 and 10.
- From Thursday, July 11, through the Championships, all the action is on ESPN, beginning each day with Breakfast at Wimbledon (7 a.m. on July 11-12 leading into the semifinals, 8 a.m. on July 13-14, previewing the Championships).
- Saturday, July 13, will feature the Ladies’ Singles Championship along with the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Doubles Championship on ESPN with the Gentlemen’s Championship and Mixed Doubles Championship on Sunday. All other division championships will be available on ESPN+ within the ESPN App.
- As in the past, ESPN3 will offer a second screen experience for the semifinals and Championships.
MORE TV & DIGITAL MEDIA, AT HOME AND ABROAD
ESPN.com will have its usual exhaustive coverage with reporters on site providing previews, reviews, the latest news and in-depth analysis. In addition, ESPN’s live coverage will be available via live streaming. espnW.com will also be on hand with features and profiles.
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.
In a special presentation of ESPN Audio on SiriusXM, AELTC’s daily Wimbledon Channel Radio will be available on Sirius channel 138, XM channel 207 and Online channel 965.
For the 12th year, ESPN will provide multi-screen coverage with commentary of five matches in addition to ESPN program through the second Monday of the Championships, on AT&T DirecTV. Fans will also receive interviews, features, press conferences and studio analysis from the All England Club. Commentators for outer court matches will be provided by AELTC. In addition to the video offerings, DirecTV viewers can access results, schedules, draws and other interactive features through the “Red Button” application on their remote. In total, ESPN will provide more than 350 hours of coverage through this unique application.
ESPN Classic is presenting an unprecedented marathon covering all or most of 12 days of memorable Wimbledon matches that started today, Monday, June 24, at 5 a.m. The marathon takes breaks during live Wimbledon coverage July 1-6 and concludes Monday, July 7, at 6 a.m. The matches are primarily championships and go back as far as the 1975 Gentlemen’s Championship (Arthur Ashe vs. Jimmy Connors) on Friday, July 5 at 8 p.m.
There will also be great matches from the past on other ESPN networks during the tournament, generally early morning before play begins for the day. The first – the only one not a championship match – is the epic 2010 first-round duel of attrition between American John Isner and Nicolus Mahut. Played over three days, the match lasted 11 hours and five with a final score of 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(7–9), 7–6(7–3), 70–68, the longest tennis match in history measured both by time and number of games. The final set alone was longer than the previous longest match. The 9-hour telecast will begin late Saturday at midnight (9 p.m. PT) on ESPNEWS, leading into the first day of play.
|Sun June 30||MID – 9 a.m.||2010 Isner-Mahut||ESPNEWS|
|Tue July 2||4:30 – 6 a.m.||1984 Gentlemen’s Final (McEnroe vs. Connors||ESPN|
|Wed July 3||4 – 7 a.m.||2002 Ladies’ Final (S.Williams vs. V. Williams)||ESPN2|
|Thu July 4||4 – 6 a.m.||2012 Gentlemen’s Final (Federer vs. Murray)||ESPN2|
|Sat July 6||4 – 7 a.m.||2004 Gentlemen’s Final (Federer vs. Roddick)||ESPN2|
|Tue July 9||4:30 – 6 a.m.||2004 Ladies’ Final (Sharapova vs. S.Williams)||ESPN2|
|Sun July 14||6 – 8 a.m.||2006 Gentlemen’s Final (Federer vs. Nadal)||ESPN2|
ESPN International, the home of tennis’ Grand Slam events in Latin America, Canada and the Caribbean, will provide live Wimbledon coverage to more than 44 countries and 60 million homes via its television and digital platforms throughout the region. ESPN’s Spanish language pan-regional networks will offer more than 130 hours of live tennis, focused on the top-ranked players in the world, while the regional networks will focus on players of local interest. In addition to the live coverage, ESPN will offer two daily encore presentations featuring the best matches of the day. ESPN’s Spanish-language commentator team will include tennis experts Luis Alfredo Alvarez and Eduardo Varela calling matches with analysts Javier Frana and Jose Luis Clerc, along with reporter Nicolas Pereira. ESPN’s Caribbean networks will provide simulcast coverage and will broadcast over 120 hours of live Wimbledon content.
ESPN Play – ESPN International’s Spanish- and English-language broadband service available in Latin America and the Caribbean – will offer 1,500 hours of live coverage from up to all 18 courts simultaneously. ESPN Play will also offer qualifying matches, June 24-27 as well as the Wimbledon Surround three-screen service for the Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Semifinals and Championships.