ESPN sign major deal with All England Lawn Tennis Club
New York- ESPN signed a 12-year deal with All England Lawn Tennis Club to have the rights to broadcast the Championships and Wimbledon.
On Friday, ESPN announced their longevity deal with keeping The Championships, as well as Wimbledon on their program. Ratings have continued to increase with ESPN backing up their coverage on these prestigious events and they loved that AELTC wanted to sign this log term deal.
“The sporting world recognizes that Wimbledon is equated with excellence, and we are thrilled and proud to continue our close relationship with the AELTC,” said Burke Magnus, ESPN President, Programming and Original Content. “Wimbledon is a tentpole event on the global sports calendar and the ESPN schedule, and we will continue to use all our resources to present the drama, tradition and stories of Wimbledon to fans in all ways possible.”
Here are some of the bright spots with the new deal. There will be over 140 hours of coverage, which will be added to the ABC line-up next year, ESPN+ will have live streaming of all courts throughout the fortnight and will be the only place to get full match replays for all matches, and ESPN’s rights will include Canada via TSN and RDS, Latin America, the Caribbean and Brazil.