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Deal extends to 2020

BBC secures extension to Wimbledon contract

Andy Murray BBCThe BBC is to continue broadcasting matches from Wimbledon after signing a new deal with the All England Club.

The deal, which keeps the tennis tournament free-to-air until 2020, includes live online and radio coverage.

BBC director general Tony Hall said on its website that Wimbledon “unites the nation” and that he was “delighted” with the deal.

He added: “In what are difficult financial times, the deal represents the BBC’s commitment to sport in what is an incredibly competitive market.”

The BBC’s contract with the All England Club is the longest partnership in sports broadcasting history, running for 80 years. The tournament will continue on BBC One, BBC Two, the BBC Red Button and the BBC Sport website, with live radio coverage on Radio 5 live.

“Our long partnership with the BBC has brought the excitement and drama of the championships to viewers and listeners for over 80 years and we are delighted to be extending our successful association for a further three years until 2020,” said All England Club chief executive Richard Lewis.

“The BBC consistently delivers large national audiences for Wimbledon and they deliver those audiences with high-quality production values, live across multiple platforms and always with a strong narrative.

“Importantly, as host broadcaster for the championships, the BBC also ensures that we can provide a comprehensive and premium service to our global media partners.”

 

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