BBC ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR WIMBLEDON 2021
Starting June 28, audiences can enjoy the magic of this iconic event with extensive live commentary, exclusive interviews with the greatest players of the games across all output.
Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport, says: "We are delighted to bring back Wimbledon, such a centrepiece event of the sporting calendar to unite the nation after what has been an incredibly tough year. Our team of experts will be offering their unique insight and analysis of the action as the BBC delivers it's comprehensive coverage across all our platforms.”
Sue Barker, recently awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, is at the helm again for the BBC’s television coverage from the All England Tennis Club. Sue will be live daily across BBC One BBC Two and BBC iPlayer from 11am each day. She will be joined by grand slam winners John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, Boris Becker, Billie Jean King, Tracy Austin and Wimbledon favourite Tim Henman.
Today at Wimbledon, led by Clare Balding, comes live from the open air studio by The Hill (daily, BBC Two). Clare will guide viewers through the best of the day’s action, joined by special guests to dissect the major talking points as the tournament unfolds.
Commentary and insight comes from Marion Bartoli, Chris Bradnam, James Burridge, Andrew Castle, Matt Chilton, Andrew Cotter, Annabel Croft, Katherine Downes, Colin Fleming, Peter Fleming, Paul Hand, John Inverdale, Anne Keothavong, David Law, Nick Lester, John Lloyd, Dan Lobb, Miles MacLagan, Alison Mitchell, Ronald McIntosh, Nick Mullins, Pete Odgers, Arvind Parmar, Mark Petchey, Louise Pleming, Simon Reed, Chanda Rubin, Sam Smith, Liz Smylie, Andy Stevenson, and Mel South.
Sports news will also be reporting daily from Wimbledon kicking off with BBC Breakfast daily from 6am. Joe Wilson will be reporting for network TV, including for the News at One, Six and Ten. Sports news presenter Chetan Pathak will be fronting the coverage for the BBC News channel’s sports output including the daily 6.30pm Sportsday programme.
Broadcasting from an enhanced studio with additional virtual elements - audiences will still enjoy the traditional view of Wimbledon and a virtual screen which will be used for video analysis, stats and draws.
Every available match will be streaming live on BBC iPlayer, and all the centre court action will be live in Ultra HD quality, as part of a BBC trial. Viewers with compatible TVs and a high speed internet connection can watch every Centre Court match in Ultra-High Definition and High Dynamic Range.