NBC Sports announces long term Wimbledon Extension
has reached an agreement with The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club on
a long-term extension of its contract to broadcast The Championships,
Wimbledon. The announcement was made by Dick Ebersol,
Chairman, NBC Universal Sports & Olympics, in conjunction with Tim
Phillips, Chairman of the All England Club.
This year marks the 39th consecutive year NBC Sports has broadcast the Championships,
the longest partnership in the network’s history. As part of the new
extension, NBC Sports retains digital media rights to the Championships,
Wimbledon LIVE online
coverage at NBCSports.com and live mobile coverage.
Wimbledon’ has become a
tradition in American sports and part of the lexicon in American culture,”
said Ebersol. “I’m extremely pleased that we’ll be continuing our
wonderful relationship with the All England Club, into its 40th anniversary and
Tim Phillips, Chairman of the All England Club, said: “We are delighted
that our long partnership with NBC Sports is to continue. 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.
“NBC’s ‘Breakfast at Wimbledon’ featuring the two Singles Finals will no
doubt be as popular as ever, having itself become an institution and compulsive
viewing for many American fans.”
NBC Sports presents more than 37 hours of coverage of the 2007 Championships,
Wimbledon, culminating with exclusive live “Breakfast at
coverage of the Ladies’ final on Saturday, July 7 and the Gentlemen’s final on
Sunday, July 8.