The Championships, commonly known as Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, been held at the All England Club in London, since 1877.
Since the Australian Open shifted to hardcourt in 1988, Wimbledon is the only major still played on grass. Wimbledon is widely considered as the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world.
Wimbledon Championships 2016 are scheduled to begin on 27 June 2016 and bring the best of tennis over next two weeks, culminating with single’s finals.
The most succesful players in Wimbledon’s history are Pete Sampras, Roger Federer, and William Renshaw with 7 titles and Martina Navratilova with nine.
Last year, Novak Djokovic won his third Wimbledon title in men’s singles, defending his championship from 2014, and Serena Williams who won he sixth major title.
BBC – the Host broadcaster
The BBC is the host broadcaster and also the UK rights holder, acting for more than 40 other international networks.
Broadcasters are approached on a country-by-country basis with agreements designed to satisfy both cable and satellite, and terrestrial broadcasters.
It is important for the All England Club to carry Wimbledon to as large an audience as possible, which is why, thw tournament is covered in most parts of the world on free-to-air television.
Where to watch Wimbledon in Germany?
Sky Germany will cover Wimbledon tennis tournament live on TV on their: Sport HD 1, Sport HD 2. With Sky
FanZoneHD, tennis fans can follow five different courts and switch between them.
More than 350 hours of tennis will be broadcast live in HD. Every day, following the live coverage, Yannick Erkenbrecher and Sky expert Patrik Kuhnen will report from the Sky Studio in London.
Interviews, highlights and analyses will be presented in “London Calling”.
With Sky Go, tennis fans won’t miss a single rally and have access to all live broadcasts via the web, iPad or iPhone, of course all in HD.
With Sky Sport News HD viewers will be up to date with the latest news, tennis highlights and most interesting social media posts from a day before.
The ATP World Tour Finals and the 1000 series in 2017 exclusively live on Sky Germany
The agreement includes the live broadcast rights on the satellite, cable, IPTV, web and mobile in Germany, Austria and Switzerland over the next three seasons.
The deal includes the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, all nine tournaments of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 and most tournaments of the ATP world Tour 500 series.