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Wimbledon goes multi-platform with the BBC

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The BBC has confirmed that it will again show the Wimbledon singles finals live in 3D, as well as offer multi-platform coverage of all action from the All England Club on smartphones, tablets and connected TVs.

From June 25 to July 8, the BBC will broadcast coverage of the 126th Wimbledon Championships across BBC One, BBC One HD, BBC Two and the BBC HD channel.

Presented by Sue Barker with help from the likes of John McEnroe, Boris Becker and Tim Henman, the coverage will start at 11.30am for the first week to accommodate the earlier start of play on the outside courts.

Highlights programme Today At Wimbledon will air on BBC Two and BBC HD from 8pm.

For the third year running, the BBC will trial 3D production and broadcasting at Wimbledon, offering selective live 3D coverage of the ladies (July 7) and men's (July 8) singles finals on the BBC HD channel on Sky, Virgin Media, Freeview and Freesat.

Anyone wanting to watch the coverage will need a 3D-ready TV set.

Viewers will be able to follow the entire Championships via the BBC Sport website, including up to six live match streams, along with news, interviews, live text commentaries and video highlights.

The BBC has also signed up British number one Andy Murray to write a column after each of his matches.

For the first time this year, viewers will be able to access the interactive coverage on the BBC Sport app for connected TVs, including live and on-demand video.

Thanks to a recent upgrade to the BBC's mobile streaming technology, tennis fans can also follow the action live on their smartphones and tablets, as well as browse video clips and highlights.

BBC Red Button will offer an alternative match streams on Freeview, and there will be up to four live streams available on Sky, Virgin Media and Freesat.

Two full matches every day of the tournament will be offered on BBC iPlayer, and there will be extensive coverage offered on Radio 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra.

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