The World Cup 2014 is not the only important sport event that takes place these days. For tennis fans, Wimbledon probably takes the first place. This post lists the TV channels that broadcast the Wimbledon Championship and explains how to watch it live online.
The 128th Wimbledon Championship takes place between 23rd of June and 6th of July at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London. Andy Murray, the 2013 winner, will try to defend his title, while the women’s single champion in 2013, Marion Bartoli, will not be present as she retired last year.
The tournament schedule is the following:
- Monday, 23rd of June – 1st Round
- Thursday, 26th of June – 2nd Round
- Saturday, 28th of June – 3rd Round
- Monday, 30th of June – Round of 16
- Wednesday, 2nd of July – Quarter Finals
- Friday, 4th of July – Semi Finals
- Saturday, 5th of July – The Ladies Final
- Sunday, 6th of July – The Men’s Final
The results and other news regarding the tournament are available online on the Wimbledon Championship site:
Additionally, here are some other useful links for tennis fans:
Wimbledon 2014 TV Broadcasters list
The BBC is the host TV broadcaster of Wimbledon 2014 event and it provides live coverage for channels from over 40 countries. You may find below the list of the TV broadcasters from all over the World.
|United States||ESPN, The Tennis Channel|
|South America||ESPN Sur|
|Belgium||RTBF, RTL, VRT, VTM|
|Belarus||Belarus National Channel, NTV+|
|Bosnia||I.K.O (Sport Klub)|
|China||Beijing TV, CCTV5, Guangdong TV, Liaoning TV, QIYI, Shanghai Media Group, Shandong TV, Shenzhen TV Sports Channel, Sohu, Tencent|
|Croatia||HRT, I.K.O (Sport Klub)|
|Georgia||GMG Sport, NTV+|
|Japan||Gaora, NHK, Wowow|
|Kazakhstan||KAZ Sport, NTV+|
|Macedonia||I.K.O (Sport Klub)|
|Montenegro||I.K.O (Sport Klub)|
|Serbia||B92, I.K.O (Sport Klub)|
|Slovenia||I.K.O (Sport Klub)|
How to watch Wimbledon 2014 online
Wimbledon 2014 is also streamed live online on several sites. Probably the best option is the BBC iPlayer with up to 12 live streams across any device. The access is free in UK, but restricted to users from other locations across the World.
American tennis fans need a proper cable subscription (Comcast, Cox and AT&T) in order to access WatchESPN.com. The transmission covers multiple courts and it is available for computers, mobile devices, XBox and Apple TV.
How to watch Wimbledon 2014 live online from outside UK and US
Don’t you have access to a TV to watch the Wimbledon 2014 live? Do you want to see it on your tablet or smartphone?
You may do so by getting access to BBC iPlayer. If you are located outside UK you need a solution to unlock the site access. This is usually done using VPN or DNS/SmartDNS services. The result is basically the same, but most of the time DNS solution works better as they do not slow down the streaming.
Thus, you either need a VPN service that provides access to servers located in UK (most of them do) or a DNS service that unlocks BBC iPlayer.
Let me list several good options for both VPN and DNS services:
|ibVPN / ibDNS||VPN and DNS||$7.95/month|
Please feel free to share other VPN or DNS services that you use to unlock BBC iPlayer.
In my opinion, Wimbledon is the most interesting Grand Slam of the year and I look forward to see the final stages of the competition. As presented in the article above, the Championship is screened both on TV and online, available for tennis fans all over the World. Enjoy!
P.S. What are your favorites? Where do you see the Wimbledon matches? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!