2012 Wimbledon TV Schedule And Live Streaming
by Staff | June 19th, 2012, 12:44 pm

For the first time ESPN will exclusively televise live tennis back to the U.S. for the entire Wimbledon Championships. NBC had long held rights to the middle and final weekends until ESPN won a 12-year contract at the end of the 2011 tournament, thus ending tape delay complaints and confusion fans had with NBC.

ESPN will televise over 140 hours of live Wimbledon coverage across its networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ABC) starting next Monday, June 25, with day-long marathon telecasts through to the “Breakfast at Wimbledon” Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Finals, Saturday, July 7, and Sunday, July 8, respectively.

Wimbledon will still have a presence on network TV in the U.S. On the “middle Sunday,” ABC will air a three-hour review of the first week at 3 p.m. For those in the U.S. who don’t get ESPN/cable TV, ABC will also reair the finals on the day they take place, July 7 and 8, at 3 p.m.

During the first three days of week two, ESPN and ESPN2 will air simultaneous matches from the Championships, providing U.S. tennis fans with a full Wimbledon viewing experience.

Also, 800 hours of the event will be streamed online via ESPN3 which will again offer its multi-screen offering of all televised courts, including a simulcast of ESPN/ESPN2 telecasts. All the action on ESPN and ESPN2 is also available through WatchESPN online at WatchESPN.com and on smartphones and iPad tablets via the WatchESPN app.

John McEnroe adds his name to the ESPN talent crew. McEnroe will be joined by Darren Cahill, Cliff Drysdale, Mary Joe Fernandez, Brad Gilbert, Patrick McEnroe and Pam Shriver. Chris Fowler will call matches and serve as studio host, sharing that duty with Hannah Storm and Mike Tirico who makes his Wimbledon debut.

Tennis Channel will offer a nightly recap showing with highlights and news from the events of the day.

On the courts, three players dominate the top of the men’s game winning 28 of the last 29 Slams – No. 1-ranked and defending champion, Novak Djokovic, two-time champ and No. 2 Rafael Nadal who recently defeated Djokovic for the French Open crown, and No. 3 Roger Federer, who counts six Wimbledon crowns in his tally of 16 Grand Slam titles.

Among the women, six different women have won the last six Slams. Having just regained the No. 1 ranking with her first French Open title, 2004 Wimbledon winner Maria Sharapova leads a very wide-open field.

2012 Wimbledon TV Schedule – ESPN2 (ALL Times Eastern)

Monday, June 25, 6:30 am – 5 pm, First Round, ESPN2
Tuesday, June 26, 7 am – 5 pm, First Round, ESPN2
Wednesday, June 27, 7 am – 5 pm, Second Round, ESPN2
Thursday, June 28, 7 am – 5 pm, Second Round, ESPN2
Friday, June 29, 7 am – 5pm, Third Round, ESPN
Saturday, June 30, 7 am – 3 pm, Third Round, ESPN
Sunday, July 1, 3 pm – 6pm, Review, ABC (Tape)
Monday, July 2, 7 am – 5 pm, Fourth Round, ESPN2
Monday, July 2, 8 am – 3 pm, Fourth Round Center, ESPN
Tuesday, July 3, 7 am – 5 pm, Women’s Quarterfinals, ESPN2
Tuesday, July 3, 8 am – 1 pm, Women’s Quarterfinals Center, ESPN
Wednesday, July 4, 7 am – 5 pm, Men’s Quarterfinals, ESPN2
Wednesday, July 4, 8 am – 3 pm, Men’s Quarterfinals Center, ESPN
Thursday, July 5, 7 am – 5 pm Women’s Semifinals, ESPN
Friday, July 6, 7 am – 5 pm, Men’s Semifinals, ESPN
Saturday, July 7, 9 am – 2 pm, Women’s Final, ESPN
Sunday, July 8, 9 am – 3 pm, Men’s Final, ESPN

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16 Comments for 2012 Wimbledon TV Schedule And Live Streaming

Mike Says:


Lulu Iberica Says:

This is AWESOME! I wish all slams were covered like this! I can’t wait for Wimbledon!

RZ Says:

Thanks for this. Can’t wait!

Joel Says:

About freaking time. Eff NBC and their tape delay bullshit. ESPN continues to offer the best tennis coverage in the world.

Denise Says:

Thank you for this!!! I hated not being able to see so much of the French Open due to most of it being on the Tennis Channel, (with pieces and bits on NBC), which limited viewing for many. Can’t wait!!! I, too, wish all the slams were covered like this!

jim Says:

Its about time. The French Open coverage was pitiful…The worst I have seen. Good for you ESPN. NBC sucks with its coverage.

jeanius Says:

No mention of Tennis Channel, which will replay the matches from 5 p.m. until 6 a.m.

Dylan Says:

I’m glad ESPN got the rights now. NBC was making a big mess!

Tennisgal Says:

I canceled tennis channel when our cable company (Charter) doubled the price but didn’t add the HD version. Glad to see ESPN coming through for us HD fans.

Connie Says:

I love ESPN2 for its tennis coverage. The more the better!
But….. in the French Open coverage
I wonder why we could only keep seeing the same matches we had already seen before the rains came. TV stations should share their coverage of different matches when rains come and they have time on their hands. That way we could enjoy a lot more good tennis.

Lisa Says:

What about those of us who do not have cable?


Yeah, what about the millions of us without cable or without expensive cable. The sad news this year isn’t that Nadal lost early or that Federer and Djokovic can’t be in the finals, it’s that I won’t be able to watch their matches.

After 40 plus years of playing tennis and watching Wimbledon, I’m chopped liver and the mighty dollar wins. It’s time to regulate the continuing corporate takeover of my life. Count me among those who are infuriated that we cannot watch Wimbledon later-round matches on network tv.
What’s next? The Olympics? All the baseball games? Personally, I will be starting a campaign for greater federal regulation. I and millions are disgusted.

Megan Says:

Yes, what about those of us without ESPN on cable? This is the first year for decades that I won’t be able to watch “Breakfast at Wimbledon.” Really sad.

Mike Says:

Another one here without cable. Nice job throwing us under the bus Wimbledon.

Jloom Says:

Sucks that there’s no tennis. Tennis is going to be phased out to the general public like boxing.

Marcus Ling Says:

Yes finally Live Grand Slam Tennis instead of taped!!
GET CHRIS FOWLER outta there!!! He is so disruptive with his amateur play by play. Just a bad idea his voice doesn’t have to fill every TV moment. Ugh. Tennis is like golf or baseball as far as announcing. It should add to the atmosphere not be annoying. They may need more play by play since Cliff Drysdale is absent but Fowler should stay in College football.

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