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KEY DATES FOR WIMBLEDON 2017

Qualifying begins: 26 June

The Draw: 30 June

Pre-event Press Conferences: 1 & 2 July

Order of Play: 2 July

Championships begin: 3 July

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Broadcast history and strategy. READ MORE

Approximately 2,500 broadcasters work in the Broadcast Centre.

Nine courts have live television coverage (seven after week one), more than any other Grand Slam.

Broadcast strategy

Fees paid by international broadcasters are vital since they help create the annual surplus that is then returned into British tennis at all levels by the Lawn Tennis Association.

As important to the All England Club is to carry Wimbledon to as large an audience as possible, which is why, in most parts of the world, the Club aims to place at least part of The Championships on national, free-to-air television.

Broadcasters are approached on a country-by-country basis with agreements designed to satisfy both cable and satellite, and terrestrial broadcasters.

Host broadcaster - the BBC

The BBC is the host broadcaster, as well as the UK rights holder, acting for more than 40 other international networks in what has become the largest annual broadcast operation in the world.

Contracted broadcasters for 2017

BROADCASTER

TERRITORY

ARQ (NOVA/CET 21) CZECH REPUBLIC & SLOVAKIA
BEIJING TV CHINA
beIN SPORTS FRANCE, MIDDLE EAST
BELARUS 5 BELARUS 
CANAL PLUS AFRIQUE BENIN, BURKINA FASO, BURUNDI, CAMEROON, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CHAD, COMOROS, REPUBLIC OF CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, DJIBOUTI, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, GABON, GUINEA, IVORY COAST, MADAGASCAR, MALI, MAURITANIA, MAURITIUS, NIGER, RWANDA, SÉNÉGAL, SEYCHELLES AND TOGO.
CCTV5 CHINA
CTV/TSN CANADA
CYTA CYPRUS
EIRCOM (SETANTA) IRELAND
ESPN  UNITED STATES
ESPN LATAM & ESPN LOCAL CHANNELS SOUTH AMERICA, CARRIBEAN
EUROSPORT  BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS, BALTICS, ALBANIA, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, CROATIA, KOSOVO, MACEDONIA, MONTENEGRO, SLOVENIA, SERBIA, BULGARIA, ROMANIA, HUNGARY, FINLAND, NORWAY, SWEDEN, MOLDOVA, ARMENIA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, ESTONIA, ICELAND, TURKEY, AZERBAIJAN, GEORGIA, KAZAKHSTAN, KYRGYZSTAN, TAJIKISTAN, TURKMENISTAN AND UZBEKISTAN.
FOX ASIA PAN-ASIA
FOX SPORTS AUSTRALIA
GLOBOSAT/ESPN BRAZIL
GO MULTIPLUS MALTA
HRT CROATIA
JIANGSU TV CHINA
JTBC KOREA
KANAL 9 SWEDEN
KANAL 12 ESTONIA
LE SPORTS CHINA
MOVISTAR+ SPAIN
NHK JAPAN 
NOS NETHERLANDS
NOVA/FORTHNET GREECE
POLSAT POLAND
RTBF BELGIUM 
RTCG (FTA) MONTENEGRO
RTRS (FTA) BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
RTS SERBIA
SEVEN AUSTRALIA
SHANGHAI MEDIA GROUP CHINA
SKY DEUTSCHLAND GERMANY & AUSTRIA
SKY ITALIA  ITALY
SPORT TV PORTUGAL
SPORT 5 ISRAEL
SPORTKLUB FORMER YUGO
SPORT 24  
SRG SWITZERLAND
STAR INDIA INDIA
SUPERSPORT SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
THE TENNIS CHANNEL UNITED STATES
TV3 (VIASAT) DENMARK
SARAN NON-EXCLUSIVE TERRITORIES – ARMENIA AND MOLDOVA (AGAINST EUROSPORT)
TVNZ NEW ZEALAND
VRT BELGIUM
WOWOW JAPAN 
ZIGGO NETHERLANDS

Background

- Wimbledon was televised for the first time in 1937, when matches were transmitted by the BBC from Centre Court for up to half an hour each day of the meeting.

- In 1967, Wimbledon provided the first ever colour broadcast in Britain. More than 80 broadcast organisations are on site.

- Approximately 2500 broadcasters work in the Broadcast Centre.

- Nine courts have live television coverage (seven after week one), more than any other Grand Slam.

- Host broadcaster BBC uses nearly 100 cameras around the grounds during The Championships.

- There are positions for 120 commentators on Centre Court alone.

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