BBC boosts Wimbledon Red Button with HD and UHD coverage



For the first time, coverage from all 18 courts at Wimbledon will be available in HD, with Centre Court coverage also in UHD.

UHD coverage will form part of the broadcaster's ongoing ultra-high definition trials, so that viewers with compatible TVs will be able to watch every centre court match in UHD and high dynamic range (HDR) on BBC iPlayer and by pressing the red button.

Meanwhile, the red button will also provide HD access to all 18 courts - but on compatible connected TVs only, which are able to access an enhanced version of BBC Red Button.

Full coverage is also available via the BBC iPlayer across a variety of devices.

Non-connected viewers
Users of the original, non-connected version of the red button - that includes many Sky viewers and users of older Freeview receivers - will be able to receive a smaller selection of coverage.

BBC Red Button tests consisting of 1 HD and 5 extra standard definition streams are being prepared for launch for Sky and Freesat - although many newer Freesat boxes and TVs can access the full 18-court connected red button service via broadband.

As for the actual TV coverage, which begins on Monday 1st July 2019, Sue Barker (pictured) 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, who head up a top-class line-up that also includes 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.