BBC unveils cross-platform Wimbledon coverage

BBC unveils cross-platform Wimbledon coverage

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By Ed Gove,
Tuesday, 7th June 2016
Sue Barker returns to front the BBC's Wimbledon coverage (Credit: BBC)

Sue Barker will be returning to front the BBC’s Wimbledon coverage 2016

She will be taking to the air on BBC One and BBC Two throughout the Championships, and bringing viewers the latest Wimbledon action.

Joining the BBC’s presenting team are former World No. 1 players Lleyton Hewitt and Jim Courier and former British No. 1 Annabel Croft.

They will be joining an extensive team of expert analysts and commentators including Tim Henman, Tracy Austin, Andrew Castle, John Inverdale and Martina Navratilova.

Coverage begins at 11.30am on Monday 27 June on BBC Two.


Just Call Me Martina

Martina Navratilova will also be the subject of a special BBC One documentary.

Sue Barker will be giving an exclusive insight into the life of one of the world’s most famous and successful tennis legends.

In addition to a world-leading 344 singles and doubles titles, 4 Grand Slam wins over four decades and a professional career spanning over 30 years, Navratilova is also a proud campaigner for women’s equality and gay rights.

Just Call Me Martina will air on Monday 4 July on BBC One


Today at Wimbledon

Clare Balding presents the BBC’s popular highlights programme, Today at Wimbledon, which returns after a year’s hiatus.

She will be joined live by two expert guests at the All England Club in a new studio overlooking the grounds.

The hour long round-up focuses on the key matches from the day’s play.

Today at Wimbledon airs on BBC Two from 8.30pm in week one of the competition, and at 8pm from Tuesday July 5.


Wimbledon Online

Online, BBC Sport will have live HD video streams available for mobile or desktop, and via the Red Button+. Six of these video streams will be available via BBC Red Button on satellite, and one on Freeview.

On BBC Sport’s Wimbledon live page, audiences will be able to watch 15 lives HD video streams, as well as find text commentary, rolling highlights, in-depth punditry, infographics and live votes.

Current World No. 2 and 2013 Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will be giving his own insight into the event with a column on the BBC Sport website. He will include personal behind-the-scenes photos and observations as he attempts to repeat his 2013 victory.


Elsewhere on the BBC

Katherine Downes (week one) and Jessica Creighton (week two) will recap the day's events for BBC News viewers, while Joe Wilson will review the sporting headlines on the News at Six and Ten.

The event will be also be covered extensively on BBC Radio 5 Live and on BBC 5 Live Extra with an long list of expert guests, analysts and commentators.

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Sue Barker will be returning to front the BBC’s Wimbledon coverage 2016