The Championships, Wimbledon returns to TV 2s channels

(Foto: Tony O'Brien / Ritzau Scanpix / TV 2)

Starting this summer, the world’s oldest and most prestigious tennis event will once more be found on TV 2s main channel as well as on TV 2 SPORT and on TV 2 PLAY.

In the summer of 2019, broadcasting rights for the world’s oldest tennis event – The Championships, Wimbledon – will be back in the hands of the TV 2 channel family. The TV 2 main channel, TV 2 SPORT and TV 2 PLAY have acquired the rights as part of a four-year agreement negotiated with IMG Nordic which runs through 2022.

During 1999-2006, TV 2 established a proud tradition of transmitting The Championships. In subsequent years, the broadcasting rights passed over to the sports channel owned jointly by TV 2 and Viasat, before being taken over by TV3s sports channel portfolio.

“We are very excited to broadcast The Championships, Wimbledon once more and the top-tier tennis experience this will mean for our viewers. In addition to seeing the world’s best players compete on the historic grass courts of The All England Lawn Tennis Club, it is also our hope that Caroline Wozniacki will make her mark at the legendary Grand Slam tournament in London,” said TV 2 Head of Sports Frederik Lauesen. He added:

“There is a special aura about Wimbledon and it’s the Grand Slam that many players point to as the one they most want to win. Centre Court at Wimbledon is where players make tennis history.”

Enthusiasm for the agreement with TV 2 is shared by IMG Nordic and The All England Lawn Tennis Club, as the agreement ensures action from the Wimbledon Fortnight will be broadcast on Denmark’s most viewed sports channel, TV 2 SPORT, on streaming service TV 2 PLAY and on national channel TV 2.

Mick Desmond, Commercial & Media Director of The All England Lawn Tennis Club, said:

“We greatly value the commitment that TV 2 and its channels have shown to tennis over the years and we are delighted that they have secured the Wimbledon broadcast rights for 2019 onwards. This is a reflection of the enthusiasm shown for not only The Championships but tennis as whole in Denmark following the outstanding success of former world No.1 and Grand Slam champion Caroline Wozniacki.”
 
This year’s Championships will take place from July 1 through July 14.