Wimbledon has teamed up with Warner Bros, which will see Warner Bros Discovery Sports (WBDS) broadcast the iconic tennis tournament live across eleven countries in Europe.
The programme will be known as ‘The Championships from Wimbledon’ and will air from June 27, 2022, and will be live on Discovery+, Eurosport, the Eurosport app and Eurosport.com in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Bulgaria. WBDS will also air the Wimbledon qualifying event live from June 20, 2022.
In Finland, Norway and Sweden, WBDS’s free-to-air channels will be broadcasting the Quarter-finals, Semi-finals and both the men’s and women’s singles Finals. Eurosport and Discovery+ will be showing highlights in the UK, while Eurosport will be broadcasting the men’s and the women’s singles finals live in the region.
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Scott Young, SVP for content and production at Warner Bros Discovery Sports Europe, commented:
“Our coverage of Grand Slam tennis is as innovative as the new generation of players who are coming through the ranks at the moment. Some of these exciting and up-and-coming players come from the countries where we will be presenting at Wimbledon. Our philosophy when presenting tennis has taken us closer to the players and those around them. We will be bringing our unmatched tennis expertise and world-class production to the tournament this year to scale live and on-demand coverage to millions of fans.
“On top of this, we are looking forward to continuing our Grand Slam storytelling and will serve the best localised content to our audiences all over Europe via Eurosport.com as part of a 360-degree tennis experience.“
Warner Bros Discovery will also have former tennis players such as Barbara Schett and Mats Wilander, who will be hosting pre- and post-play analyses and interviews with the stars from the Quarter-finals onwards and will be present on ground as well.
WBDS’s tennis package will also see it launch the feature-length vodcast ‘Ruud Talk’ with Casper Ruud and a brand-new episode named ‘Legends Voice’, which will commemorate former Wimbledon winner Marion Bartoli.