From tomorrow Sue Barker once more presents the BBC’s daily television coverage on BBC One, BBC One HD, BBC Two and the BBC HD Channel of world-famous Wimbledon.The BBC say that they’re starting full coverage at 11.30am for the first seven days to accommodate the earlier start of play on outside courts while the highlights show will air on BBC Two with John Inverdale in Today At Wimbledon from 8.00pm each weekday.
“The BBC’s television team features a host of top names including: John McEnroe, Boris Becker, Tim Henman, Lindsay Davenport, Pat Cash, John Lloyd, Greg Rusedski, Andrew Castle, Tracy Austin, Virginia Wade, Mark Petchey, David Mercer, Barry Davies, Mark Cox, Simon Reed, Chris Bradnam, Matt Chilton, Liz Smylie, Sam Smith, Jason Goodall, Andrew Cotter, Jo Durie, Paul Hand, Ronald McIntosh, Nick Mullins and Louise Pleming. The reporters onsite are Garry Richardson, Rishi Persad, Sonali Shah and Phil Jones.” the press office state.
And this year, for the first time the new BBC Sport app for connected TVs will give audiences access to the BBC’s interactive coverage during the Championship, including live and on-demand content. Viewers with mobile and tablets will also be able to watch the action on the go, as for the first time they will have access to live feeds from the courts, as well as highlights clips, features and interviews.
The BBC Red Button will offer an alternative match on Freeview, up to four streams on Satellite, Cable and Freesat, plus a highlights service and replays of Today At Wimbledon.
Two full matches every day of the tournament will be offered on the BBC iPlayer plus Today At Wimbledon with John Inverdale.
There will also be extensive coverage on BBC Radio 5 live and 5 live sports extra throughout the two weeks. The 1996 Men’s Singles Champion Richard Krajicek joins the 5 live team for 2012 and other pundits include Pat Cash, Jana Novotna and Nick Bollettieri.
Wimbledon on the BBC from Monday 25 June – Sunday 8 July