Dutch commercial broadcaster RTL Nederland and Chellomedia’s Sport1 have signed a sublicensing agreement to bring matches from the Wimbledon tennis championships live in HD on Dutch cable. RTL owns the live rights to Wimbledon and will air a selection of the matches on RTL7. Sport 1 will show selected games in HD quality to subscribers to the premium sports channel.
In addition, Sport1 will also broadcast up to eight simultaneous matches on the Sport1 multiplex available to Dutch cable subscribers. The two broadcasters have also signed a sublicensing agreement to carry Indy Racing League and are looking into further possibilities of extending this kind of relationship.