Wimbledon Tennis Tournament - TV & Online Viewing Guide

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For all the options to watch the two week long event of the Wimbledon grand slam tennis tournament on TV or to stream the event online, use this guide.

TV Channel Options

ESPN, ESPN 2, ABC, ESPN+, Tennis Channel

June 25th - June 28th: ESPN+ will be airing all of the qualifying matches. ESPN+ is actually a new live streaming service from ESPN, so the qualifiers won't actually be airing on any US TV channels. More info on how to access the site below.

July 2nd - July 7th: The first 3 rounds of Wimbledon coverage will air exclusively on the main ESPN channel, with an encore weekly recap airing on ABC.

July 10th - July 11th: 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 12th - July 15th: The Semifinals and Championships for both men and women will air exclusively on ESPN, with an encore presentation airing on ABC.

*The Tennis Channel will also be airing the entire Wimbledon tournament, minus the qualifiers. Check your cable listings; you might need to call in or go online to add the channel (even if just for a few weeks).

Use this schedule from Sports Media Watch to get the day by day coverage of events:

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, ESPN+, or ABC, that means you can watch the ENTIRE event from the WatchESPN app, as they are all owned by the same entity. Just keep in mind different ESPN channels will air different sets, depending upon their popularity.

3. ESPN+. Speaking of ESPN, they just launched their very own live streaming platform, which comes with a 7-day free trial, and is just $4.99/month thereafter. This option will include live Wimbledon matches, and works on multiple devices with an app download: all Apple and Android phones and tablets, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Chromecast devices.

4.) 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.

5.) 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.

6. HuluTV. Only #6 based on price, but still a really good option. It's $39.99/month with a 7 day free trial, but includes ABC and all the ESPN channels, plus complete access to all the regular Hulu TV streaming services.

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