June 26, 2018
For the first time, ESPN will have cameras on all 18 courts at Wimbledon to offer complete coverage of more than 500 matches, including this week’s four days of qualifiers. Tennis fans can stream coverage from the All England Club on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPN+ via the ESPN App. The sports network is also planning to televise about 140 hours on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC. Additionally, the network will offer daily highlights, weekly reviews, press conference feeds, social buzz, related specials, and a marathon of notable matches on ESPN Classic.
“Starting today and through Thursday, June 28, all four days of qualifying will stream live exclusively on ESPN+, the new direct-to-consumer subscription service available within the ESPN App,” according to ESPN.
“The action will climax with the Ladies’ Championship and the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Doubles Championships on ESPN on Saturday, July 14, and the Gentlemen’s Championship on Sunday, July 15, followed by the Mixed Doubles Championship.”
ESPN plans to offer coverage in Spanish; matches will be offered on demand; and as it has done previously, “ESPN3 will offer a second screen experience for the semifinals and Championships.”
Disney and ESPN launched the ESPN+ streaming service in April. The service features an array of college, pro and international sports. Available through the ESPN App and ESPN.com, subscriptions run $4.99 per month (or $49.99 per year).