Every serve and every shot from The Championships, Wimbledon 2019 will be live exclusively across the ESPN networks, offering coverage from all 18 courts beginning Monday, July 1st.
The coverage – first ball to last ball – includes 145 hours of action on TV plus more than 500 matches from the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London, all available for fans between ESPN+ and ESPN3 on the ESPN app. The action will climax with the Ladies’ Championship and the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Doubles Championships on ESPN on Saturday, July 13, and the Gentlemen’s Championship on Sunday, July 14, followed by the Mixed Doubles Championship.
ESPN.com will have its usual exhaustive coverage with reporters on site providing previews, reviews, the latest news and in-depth analysis. In addition, ESPN’s live coverage will be available via live streaming. espnW.com will also be on hand with features and profiles.
ESPNDeportes.com will provide live scores and draws, in depth news and coverage of Latin American players, columns, blogs, live chats, video, highlights and news.
In a special presentation of ESPN Audio on SiriusXM, AELTC’s daily Wimbledon Channel Radio will be available on Sirius channel 138, XM channel 207 and Online channel 965.
For the 12th year, ESPN will provide multi-screen coverage with commentary of five matches in addition to ESPN program through the second Monday of the Championships, on AT&T DirecTV. Fans will also receive interviews, features, press conferences and studio analysis from the All England Club. Commentators for outer court matches will be provided by AELTC. In addition to the video offerings, DirecTV viewers can access results, schedules, draws and other interactive features through the “Red Button” application on their remote. In total, ESPN will provide more than 350 hours of coverage through this unique application.
ESPN Classic is presenting an unprecedented marathon covering all or most of 12 days of memorable Wimbledon matches that started today, Monday, June 24, at 5 a.m. The marathon takes breaks during live Wimbledon 2019 coverage July 1-6 and concludes Monday, July 7, at 6 a.m. The matches are primarily championships and go back as far as the 1975 Gentlemen’s Championship (Arthur Ashe vs. Jimmy Connors) on Friday, July 5 at 8 p.m.
There will also be great matches from the past on other ESPN networks during the tournament, generally early morning before play begins for the day. The first – the only one not a championship match – is the epic 2010 first-round duel of attrition between American John Isner and Nicolus Mahut. Played over three days, the match lasted 11 hours and five with a final score of 6–4, 3–6, 6–7(7–9), 7–6(7–3), 70–68, the longest tennis match in history measured both by time and number of games. The final set alone was longer than the previous longest match. The 9-hour telecast will begin late Saturday at midnight (9 p.m. PT) on ESPNEWS, leading into the first day of play.
ESPN International, the home of tennis’ Grand Slam events in Latin America, Canada and the Caribbean, will provide live Wimbledon 2019 coverage to more than 44 countries and 60 million homes via its television and digital platforms throughout the region. ESPN’s Spanish language pan-regional networks will offer more than 130 hours of live tennis, focused on the top-ranked players in the world, while the regional networks will focus on players of local interest. In addition to the live coverage, ESPN will offer two daily encore presentations featuring the best matches of the day. ESPN’s Spanish-language commentator team will include tennis experts Luis Alfredo Alvarez and Eduardo Varela calling matches with analysts Javier Frana and Jose Luis Clerc, along with reporter Nicolas Pereira. ESPN’s Caribbean networks will provide simulcast coverage and will broadcast over 120 hours of live Wimbledon content.