Singapore – FOX Sports, FOX International Channels’ sports network, hits another winner to confirm its place as THE home of premier sporting action after securing exclusive broadcast rights (cable, satellite and terrestrial) and multi-media rights with The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club (AELTC) to The Championships, Wimbledon for another six years, from 2015 – 2020 in Asia. The announcement of the deal at the Sports Matters conference, held in Singapore, adds Wimbledon to a stellar list of the world’s top tennis events already airing on the FOX Sports network, including the Australian Open and the French Open.
In addition to serving up LIVE coverage of the entire two-week showpiece from Wimbledon, in standard and high definition, fans will also be able to catch the action LIVE and on-demand on FOX Sports Play at www.foxplayasia.com or via the iOS and Android apps. Subscribers to FOX Sports Mobile, may also follow the action streamed LIVE to their mobile phones. Extensive highlights are also available on the 24/7 sports news channel, FOX Sports News.
Viewers in Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand will also be able to access commentary in Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Cantonese, Mandarin and Thai respectively, in addition to English.
“We are pleased to continue our strong relationship with the AELTC as we build on the strength of Wimbledon and offer our fans the best in grand slam tennis,” said Zubin Gandevia, President of Asia Pacific and Middle East at FOX International Channels.
“We are delighted to build on our strong partnership with FOX Sports for a further 6 years. Delivering live output across all platforms of all the action, plus telling the Wimbledon narrative to a growing pan-Asian audience is a high priority for The Championships,” added Mick Desmond, Commercial Director, AELTC.
The broadcast deal will thrill tennis fans in Asia, who have enjoyed watching legendary players like Pete Sampras and Martina Navratilova, to current stars like Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams, to young upstarts like Eugenie Bouchard and Milos Raonic, as well as new stars, grace the courts at the famous SW19 sporting jewel.