via press release:
|NBC SPORTS PRESENTS NINE CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF COVERAGE FROM THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, WIMBLEDON|
Coverage Culminates with the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Finals Live Next Weekend
Live At Wimbledon on NBCSports.com Offers Simulcasts of NBC Sports’ Broadcasts
Nadal, Federer, Williams Sisters Headline Field
|NEW YORK – June 22, 2011 – “Breakfast at Wimbledon,” one of the enduring traditions in sports, highlights NBC Sports’ nine consecutive days of coverage of The Championships, Wimbledon beginning this Saturday 1-5 p.m. ET and Sunday 2-5 p.m. ET with early round action. The network will present coverage of more than 38 hours over nine days concluding with live coverage of “Breakfast at Wimbledon” with the Ladies’ Final Saturday, July 2 at 9 a.m. ET and the Gentlemen’s Final, Sunday, July 3 at 9 a.m. ET. Live at Wimbledon on NBCSports.com, the online companion for NBC Sports coverage of Wimbledon, will offer simulcasts of NBC Sports’ broadcasts from Wimbledon with live streaming of up to three concurrent courts including Centre Court and Court One.
For NBC Sports, this is the 32nd anniversary of “Breakfast at Wimbledon” and the 42nd anniversary of NBC’s Wimbledon coverage from the prestigious grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
COMMENTATORS: Host Ted Robinson anchors NBC Sports’ coverage from Wimbledon, joined by three-time Wimbledon champion John McEnroe (analyst) and the Emmy Award-winning Mary Carillo (analyst) and Jimmy Roberts (interviewer/essayist).
CONFERENCE CALL: NBC Sports will conduct a conference call next Wednesday, June 29 at 3:30 p.m. ET. Conference call info to follow early next week.
LIVE AT WIMBLEDON: NBCSports.com is your online companion for NBC Sports coverage of Wimbledon. Live at Wimbledon will offer simulcasts of NBC Sports’ broadcasts from Wimbledon with live streaming of up to three concurrent courts including Centre Court and Court One. Additionally, Live at Wimbledon will feature on-demand replays of the best matches from every day of The Championships.
Live at Wimbledon is available throughout The Championships, Wimbledon with on-demand coverage. Live streaming of NBC Sports’ coverage and additional matches will begin this Saturday at 12 p.m. ET, concluding with the Ladies’ Final on Saturday, July 3 at 9 a.m. ET and the Gentlemen’s Final on Sunday, July 4 at 9 a.m. ET.
Live at Wimbledon also includes:
GENTLEMEN’S BRACKET: The Gentleman’s draw features Roger Federer, who is seeking his seventh Wimbledon singles title that would tie him with Pete Sampras and William Renshaw for the most singles titles in the history of the tournament, and Rafael Nadal, the defending Wimbledon champion who recently defeated Federer at the French Open.
LADIES BRACKET: The Ladies bracket features the return of the Williams sisters, who have won nine of the last 11 Wimbledon singles titles. Venus has won five and Serena, who has battled health issues this year, has won four, including the last two.
NBC Sports’ 2011 Wimbledon Broadcast Schedule
Saturday, June 25
Sunday, June 26
Monday, June 27
Tuesday, June 28
Wednesday, June 29
Thursday, June 30
Friday, July 1
Saturday, July 3
Sunday, July 4
— NBC SPORTS GROUP–