MediaZone Serves Up Live Wimbledon Coverage Online

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MediaZone has teamed up with the All England Lawn Tennis Club to create Wimbledon Live, bringing live and on-demand broadband video coverage of the upcoming Wimbledon tournament to the Internet. Integrated with the official Wimbledon website, http://www.wimbledon.org/live will provide comprehensive match coverage from the first round through the finals, broadcasting more than 250 matches from up to nine concurrent courts. Wimbledon Live will also include three free Radio Wimbledon channels of live commentary and ten hours of classic archive footage.

“The Wimbledon Live service we’ve developed with the Club provides an intimate feel for the atmosphere at Wimbledon 2006 to tennis and sports enthusiasts around the world, allowing them to share the experience at their leisure throughout the championships,” said MediaZone CEO Michelle Wu.

To serve the international community, the site will be localized in Chinese, and an overview of the subscription will be available in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, and Japanese. Passes to view Wimbledon Live are discounted prior to competition, and include live streaming where available, as well as on-demand and download options to enable viewers to watch at any time or location.

“We are thrilled by the relationship forged with MediaZone to offer, for the first time in the 120-year history of Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, daily live online coverage of the tournament to tennis fans around the globe,” said Ian Ritchie, CEO at The All England Lawn Tennis Club. “Given MediaZone’s extensive experience successfully broadcasting live sporting events globally via the Internet, we feel they are the ideal partner to distribute the tournament to audiences worldwide.”

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