EBU retains Wimbledon distribution rights
The European Broadcasting Union has won the competitive bid for the global distribution of The Championships, Wimbledon, for 2012 – 2014, which amounts to a renewal of its current distribution contract.
The contract was awarded by IMG Media in its capacity as The Championships Official Wimbledon production partner, appointed by The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC).
Eurovision, the premier distributor of sports content for the world’s top broadcast and media platforms, will provide a full range of services for the international broadcast community during the two weeks of the tournament. This will include global delivery of the World Feed in HD, plus a ten-court package for the European market, also in HD.
Stefan Kuerten, Director EBU Sports & Business, said: “We are delighted to be renewing and extending our agreement with IMG and the AELTC. The EBU has more than 60 years of experience in putting sports programming exactly where broadcasters and federations want it, in a seamless, reliable and cost-effective way. This contract demonstrates how we continue to meet those needs in a constantly evolving technical world.”