ESPN will broadcast Wimbledon from start to finish beginning with next year's tournament, the network and the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club announced Tuesday. The agreement will run for 12 years.
In acquiring the U.S. television rights, ESPN will present the tournament, including the men's and women's singles finals, across a variety of platforms -- and all of the coverage will be shown live.
Matches will air on ESPN and ESPN2 simultaneously the second Monday through Wednesday. This will allow for expanded coverage of the fourth round and live telecasts of all quarterfinals.
ESPN will televise the semifinals and finals; ESPN on ABC will broadcast a three-hour highlights show on the middle Sunday of the tournament, and will re-air the finals on a same-day basis at 3 p.m. ET.