Looking to understand how to watch Wimbledon live on television? Here’s all the information you need to know irrespective of which country you are from.
After an exciting last year’s edition of Wimbledon which saw Novak Djokovic making a comeback and Angelique Kerber defeating Serena Williams to win the respective titles, tennis fans are preparing for this year’s event billed for the first week of July. All information on how to watch the 2019 Wimbledon live on TV, including the Wimbledon final can be found below.
As one of the oldest competitions in the tennis world, Wimbledon is has seen 132 editions held in the last 142 years. Being the birthplace of tennis, it attracts a huge following every year and winning the tournament is a dream for every tennis player because of it’s long history and rich traditions.
Of the four major Grand Slam tournaments, it remains the only one played on grass after the organizers of the Australian Open moved the Australian Grand Slam event to a hard court in 1988.
Before Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber’ victory last year, previous champions in the male and female categories were Roger Federer and Garbine Muguruza in 2017, Andy Murray and Serena Williams in 2016 and Novak Djokovic and Ketra Kvitova in 2015.
This year’s edition may prove to be one of the most exciting yet with top players expected to compete for the Holy Grail of tennis with a total price money of £34,000,000 up for grabs.
Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams, Petra Kvitova and Maria Sharapova are some of the top stars expected to grace the occasion. As for the male event, Novak Djokovic, in form Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and other popular names in the world of male tennis are also expected to compete at this year’s event.
According to the information released at the moment around how to watch the Wimbledon live this year on television, here’s a list of channels that can be accessed. (information on how to watch the Wimbledon live streaming free can be found here.)
In the UK, BBC owns the broadcast rights for Wimbledon and viewers can watch the 2019 Wimbledon live via BBC One and Two or using the red button.
Viewers in Europe with the exception of some countries like France and Denmark can watch Wimbledon 2019 live on Eurosport 2 channel.
In France, BEIN Sports owns the broadcast right so viewers can watch it live from the station’ channel while in Denmark, TV3 holds the broadcast right.
In Ireland, Irish tennis fans can follow the tournament via Setanta Sports.
As for tennis fans in the US, they can watch all the matches live on ESPN and ESPN 2. There is a live streaming service option for online streamers at a price of $20 subscription a month.
ESPN also owns the right to broadcast the tournament to Latin American audience. In South America, that right goes to Globosport Brazil.
Viewers in far away China can get a taste of the action live on television by tuning to CCTV5 Mandarin channel, Tencent and Shanghai TV.
In India and the Asian subcontinent, Star Sports Select 1 and HD will broadcast the matches. Or better still, online viewers can watch the games using the Hotstar app.
Canal Plus Afrique will broadcast the live telecast if Wimbledon to it’s African audience. In South Africa, fans can catch all the Wimbledon matches exclusively live on Supersport.
List of TV channels to watch the 2019 Wimbledon live can be found below once there’s more information on them.