ESPN expands Wimbledon coverage throughout Americas

ESPN has expanded its coverage of Wimbledon, the world's most prestigious tennis tournament, throughout the USA, Mexico and South America.

20 May 2009 Michael Long
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ESPN has expanded its coverage of Wimbledon, the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament, throughout the USA, Mexico and South America.

The Caribbean and other central American countries are also included under the contract, which will see ESPN deliver nearly double the hours of live broadband coverage of the event on ESPN360, up its live mobile streaming by 60 per cent and add additional highlights on both its English and Spanish language sites.

“Wimbledon is one of the great sports holidays on the calendar for fans each year,” said John Skipper, executive vice president, ESPN. “Through ESPN’s platforms, the competition, pageantry and personalities of Wimbledon will be available to fans at their desk, in their pocket and on their television like never before.”

ESPN360.com will now show all four Grand Slams, carrying 275 hours of live French Open coverage in May, at least 260 hours of US Open coverage in August and more than 100 hours of Australian Open coverage each year. It will screen 650 hours of live coverage between opening day and the semi-finals and will have the men’s and women’s finals on-demand the morning following competition.

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