Breakfast at Wimbledon Served Saturday; Three-Hour Show on ABC Sunday
via press release:
After five marathon days of Wimbledon action, fans can wake up to a serving of Breakfast at Wimbledon with host Hannah Storm leading into Saturday’s matches on ESPN, a three-hour program on ABC hosted by Mike Tirico on Sunday, July 1, and a second week of coverage unlike any before anywhere. For three days, starting Monday, July 2 – commonly called the “Greatest Day in Tennis” as all remaining 16 Gentlemen and 16 Ladies play in the Fourth Round after Sunday’s traditional day off – ESPN and ESPN2 will air live matches all day. This “Cross Court Coverage” will ensure that for the first time all the Round of 16 (Monday) and Quarterfinals matches (Tuesday-Wednesday) will be seen live coast-to-coast. ESPN will focus on Centre Court matches while ESPN2 offers fans a “grounds pass” with action from Court 1 and other courts.
The live coverage will continue on ESPN through to the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Finals, Saturday, July 7, and Sunday, July 8, respectively. ESPN’s 10th Wimbledon will total 140 live hours in high definition on ESPN HD and ESPN2 HD plus 800 on ESPN3. All the action on ESPN and ESPN2 is also available through WatchESPN online at WatchESPN.com and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app. ESPN 3D will present matches from Centre Court the last five days, starting Wednesday, July 4.
The new schedule is the result of a 12-year agreement between ESPN and the All England Lawn Tennis Club announced just after the conclusion of the 2011 Championships.