In doing so it becomes the only broadcaster to show live coverage of all four Grand Slams in the UK.
Owner Discovery Networks confirmed it had secured a five-year agreement with the All England Lawn Tennis Club to show live simulcast coverage in the UK of the Wimbledon Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Singles finals and daily 90 minute highlights shows for the duration of The Championships, Wimbledon.
Susanna Dinnage, EVP and MD, Discovery Networks UK and Ireland said: “It is fantastic to offer fans the chance to watch one of the most iconic events in British sport on Eurosport for the first time. Adding the Wimbledon rights means we now have live coverage of all four top tournaments and cements our position as the Home of Grand Slam Tennis in the UK.”
The BBC will continue to show coverage from Wimbledon until at least 2020.
Eurosport’s popular tennis host Rob Curling – also known as the presenter of IBC’s TV channel – will host the nightly highlights programme in the UK from the All England Club from 10.00pm every day of the tournament.
In addition to the four Glam Slams, Eurosport broadcasts the Davis Cup, known as the ‘World Cup of Tennis’ and the five British grass court tournaments that take place in the lead up to The Championships, Wimbledon.