BBC previews ‘truly digital’ Wimbledon 2013
Commencing on 24 June, the British public service broadcaster will deliver comprehensive coverage of this year’s Wimbledon tennis championships across television, radio, PC, tablet, mobile and connected TV – adding up, says the BBC, to a ‘truly digital’ tournament.
A total of 10 live streams will be available for access across four screens – PC, tablet, mobile and connected TV – as well as the BBC Sport website. In addition, live text commentaries, news, video, highlights, and a regular column and Q&As featuring British number one Andy Murray will be featured online. Tennis fans will also have the opportunity to access content through the BBC Sport app, which is available free to iPhone users through the Apple App Store and Andoroid users via Google Play.
Acknowledging the growing popularity of connected TVs, the BBC is making it possible for users of these devices to follow Wimbledon by accessing the BBC Sport app, or by catching up on the best of the coverage in BBC iPlayer. Video will be streamed in HD where possible, depending on the device and internet connection employed.
Up to three streams will be available through the Red Button for viewers on cable and satellite (Freesat, Sky, Virgin Media) and Digital Terrestrial TV (BT Vision, Freeview, Youview).