BBC Keep Wimbledon Rights in Three-Year Extension
September 18, 2015
UK broadcaster BBC has agreed a new rights deal with the All England Club to continue its broadcast of Wimbledon until 2020.
The extended three-year deal will see the major Grand Slam tennis tournament remain on free-to-air TV in the UK.
All England Club chief executive Richard Lewis said: “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.”
Barbara Slater, director of BBC Sport, added: “Wimbledon has a special place in the hearts of the nation and our new agreement ensures the world’s greatest tennis championships can be enjoyed free to air by the widest possible audience.”
The deal also sees the two parties continue a relationship that dates back to 1937, when the BBC first broadcast Wimbledon.