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Wimbledon Tennis Tournament - TV & Online Viewing Guide

Tue Jun 27, 2017 18:10:10PM | Categories: Wimbledon TV & Online
Day 1 action from Court 18 at Wimbledon Tennis Tournament, 2016 By: Carine06

Wimbledon, the oldest tennis tournament in the world, the only Grand Slam still played on grass, is upon is. For all the options to watch the two week long event on TV or to stream the event online, use this guide.


TV Channel Options

ESPN, ABC, ESPN 2, ESPN 3

June 26th - June 29th: ESPN3 will be airing all of the qualifying matches.

July 3rd - July 9th: The first entire week of Wimbledon coverage will air exclusively on the main ESPN channel, with an encore weekly recap airing on ABC on July 9th.

July 10th - July 12th: ESPN channel will still be the #1 place for main coverage of the Round of 16 and the Quarterfinals, with ESPN 2 airing some of the outer court coverage during the second week on through to the Quarterfinals.

July 13th - July 16th: The Semifinals and Championships for both men and women will air exclusively on ESPN, with an encore presentation airing on ABC.


Use this schedule from Sports Media Watch to get the day by day coverage of events:
2017 WIMBLEDON TV SCHEDULE ON ESPN AND ESPN2



Online Streaming Options

1.) Wimbledon Official Website. This would be the first resource I would check out, for online coverage. They have a LIVE section at the top of the page, with a score feed for all matches, and a live video and live radio feed as well. Their site also gives news, player profiles, draws, schedules, and highlights. So, a very well put together one-stop shop experience.

2.) WatchESPN. As all events are airing on either ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, or ABC, that means you can watch the ENTIRE event from the WatchESPN app, as they are all owned by the same entity.

3.) SlingTV. Mentioned on this site several times for all things ESPN.. if you don't have cable or access to cable login info by any other means, consider trying SlingTV. Reason being, they offer TV packages that rival cable companies, that all include ESPN, starting at $20/month. And you get a 7-day free trial. So you can get a lot of watching in before you have to pay anything. Works on gaming consoles for streaming as well.

4.) YouTube TV. A newcomer for online streaming, similar to SlingTV. It's $35/month, but includes many more channels that SlingTV (at basic level), and gives you an entire month free of trial service (at the time of writing this anyways). Includes ABC and all the ESPNs.

Actually includes 48 popular cable and national/local channels. So might find yourself keeping this. Includes DVR as well. Pretty impressive considering you can use it on any internet device that gets YouTube, and you get YouTube Red as well. Last thing, NO ADS! Not bad for the modest price tag.

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