Wimbledon 2019: Your streaming TV guide
Staff Reporter | On 22, Jun 2019
Wimbledon is back for its 133rd year of top flight tennis, serving up gripping competition and scorching showdowns across the net for a whole fortnight. But how can you follow it online? Our streaming TV guide is here to help.
When is Wimbledon on?
Wimbledon 2019 runs from Monday 1st July to Sunday 14th July, with a day off on Sunday 7th July. The semi-finals are on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th July, with the women’s final on Saturday 13th July and the men’s final on Sunday 14th July.
Where can I watch it online in the UK?
The BBC is once again the exclusive home of the tournament, and its coverage spans span online, TV and radio. You can watch the whole thing, from every court, live and on-demand on BBC iPlayer and on the BBC Sport website and app, or keep up with the live coverage on BBC One and BBC Two and the daily highlights show, Today at Wimbledon, at 8.30pm on BBC Two. (All broadcast programmes will be available for 30 days on-demand.)
Is it in HD or 4K?
The BBC is expanding its high-definition coverage of Wimbledon this year, with 18 courts all available to watch live online in HD for the first time ever. Compatible TVs and screens will also be able to watch every centre court match in UHD and high dynamic range on BBC iPlayer or by pressing the red button.
What do I need for 4K?
You will need a connection of at least 40Mbit/s for the full 3840 pixel Ultra HD or 20Mbit/s for 2560 pixel Ultra HD. Footage will be played at 50 frames per second. Given the variability of Wi-Fi connections, audiences may find a more consistent Ultra HD experience with a wired internet connection to the TV. As with previous live Ultra HD trials, there’s a limited number of spaces for each match with the stream available to tens of thousands of people on a first come, first served basis.
The BBC uses a type of HDR called Hybrid Log-Gamma, invented by BBC Research & Development and Japanese broadcaster, NHK.
For a full list of compatible devices, click here.
Sue Barker leads duties across BBC One and BBC Two throughout The Championships. Sue will be joined by a host of former Wimbledon champions including John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, Boris Becker, Billie Jean King and Pat Cash, as well as Tracy Austin, Kim Clijsters and Tim Henman.
Today At Wimbledon sees Clare Balding in the presenter seat for the highlights show, which comes live from the open air studio by Henman Hill daily on BBC Two. Clare will guide viewers through the best of the day’s action and discuss the major talking points, as the tournament unfolds, with a host of special guests.
Match commentary comes from Vijay Amritraj, Chris Bradnam, James Burridge, Andrew Castle, Matt Chilton, Andrew Cotter, Annabel Croft, Nick Lester, Todd Woodbridge, Jo Durie, Peter Fleming, Paul Hand, John Inverdale, John Lloyd, Dan Lobb, Ronald McIntosh, David Mercer, Nick Mullins, Peter Odgers, Mark Petchey, Louise Pleming, Simon Reed, Chanda Rubin, Gigi Salmon, Sam Smith, Liz Smylie and Mel South.
Where’s the order of play?
The easiest and quickest way to see the order of play for each day – this is announced the night before throughout the tournament – is via the official Wimbledon site. Click here to go directly to the page.
How can I follow live scores?
The easiest and quickest way to see the live scores for each match on every day of the tournament is via the official Wimbledon site. Click here to go directly to the page.