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NBC Extends Wimbledon Play

Jul 5, 2007  •  Post A Comment

NBC Sports has reached an agreement with the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club on a long-term extension of its contract to broadcast the Championships at Wimbledon, as expected (TelevisionWeek, June 25).
As part of the deal, NBC Sports retains digital media rights to the Championships, including sharing Wimbledon LIVE online coverage at NBCSports.com and live mobile coverage.
“‘Breakfast at Wimbledon’ has become a tradition in American sports and part of the lexicon in American culture,” said Dick Ebersol, chairman of NBC Universal Sports & Olympics. “I’m extremely pleased that we’ll be continuing our wonderful relationship with the All England Club into its 40th anniversary and beyond.”
This year marks the 39th consecutive year NBC Sports has broadcast the Championships, the longest partnership in the network’s history.
Under the new deal, the network will carry the event through 2011, paying an estimated $12 million to $13 million per year for the rights.
ESPN also is close to completing a deal for the cable portion of Wimbledon coverage.
“We are delighted that our long partnership with NBC Sports is to continue,” said Tim Phillips, chairman of the All England Club. “NBC Sports will have again presented over 37 hours of network coverage from the Championships this year, with all the traditional quality and expertise that we have come to expect from them.”
(Editor: Horowitz)

8 Comments

  1. The men’s doubles commentary has no comment on
    the play or the strategy – only endless theorizing
    about future of doubles or looking ahead to singles. Why not cover the game being televised?

  2. The men’s doubles commentary has no comment on
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    about future of doubles or looking ahead to singles. Why not cover the game being televised?

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