BBC Sport will have comprehensive multi-platform coverage of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, starting on June 25.
Sue Barker anchors two weeks of live action across BBC One and BBC Two, with additional matches via the BBC Red Button, and highlights every evening with John Inverdale on BBC Two.
The Championships, played on the pristine grass courts at SW19, are one of the sporting highlights of the year, with Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova returning to the defend their singles titles.
Djokovic won here for the first time in his career to continue a remarkable year that saw him win all of the Grand Slam tournaments bar the French Open.
The Serb defeated top seed Rafael Nadal in four sets to lift the trophy for the first time, after battling to the final with victories over the likes of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Marcos Baghdatis and surprise package Bernard Tomic.
Djokovic and Nadal are among the favourites once again, along with six-time champion Roger Federer and Britain’s Andy Murray, who goes in search of his first Grand Slam triumph on home soil.
While Djokovic’s victory was not unexpected, Kvitova was a relative unknown ahead of the greatest achievement of her career, beating former champion Maria Sharapova in the final, having already defeated Victoria Azarenka and Yanina Wickmayer in the earlier rounds
BBC Sport will have unparalleled coverage of all the events at the All England Club, with more ways to follow all the action from SW19 than ever before.
There will be extensive network coverage on BBC One and BBC Two, with up to nine hours of daily live coverage, and the BBC Red Button will also offer a wide range of viewing options throughout the tournament.
BBC Radio 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra will also be out in force with its daily coverage, featuring special interviews and match commentary.
Following last year’s success trial, 3D coverage returns with selected matches over the final weekend of the tournament, including both singles finals being shown in stunning 3D on the BBC HD channel.
Plus, for the first time at this year’s Championships, viewers with connected TVs can access to the BBC’s interactive coverage, including live and on-demand content, using the new BBC Sport app.
This year marks 75 years since BBC TV covered its first Wimbledon Championships, and the sport’s greatest tournament will be continue to be broadcast on the BBC until at least 2017, after the corporation renewed its contract with the All England Club last year.
Here is SOTB’s complete guide to Wimbledon 2012 across the BBC:..
The BBC TV team once again includes an enviable line-up of ex-champions and some of the sport’s most respected figures.
Sue Barker will present all the live daytime and evening coverage across BBC One and BBC Two.
This year’s live coverage starts at 11.30am for the first seven days, to accommodate the earlier start-time for play on the outside courts.
Today At Wimbledon, the popular nightly highlights show, returns with John Inverdale on BBC Two following the conclusion of the live action at 8pm, and he will be joined by a variety of guests throughout the fortnight to look back on each day’s action.
Other members of the line-up include Tim Henman, John Lloyd, Greg Rusedski, Virginia Wade, Sam Smith, Jo Durie, Mark Cox, Liz Smylie, Louise Pleming, and Paul Hand.
Andrew Castle will be the BBC’s main anchor commentator, with others including Mark Petchey, David Mercer, Barry Davies, Simon Reed, Andrew Cotter, Nick Mullins, Chris Bradnam, Matt Chilton, Jason Goodall and Ron McIntosh.
Reporters on-site include Garry Richardson, Rishi Persad, Sonali Shah and Phil Jones, and they will be gathering interviews with the players as well as behind-the-scenes features from the Championships.
Fans will be able to follow the Championships via the BBC Sport website, with up to six live match streams.
As well as news, interviews, live text commentaries and video highlights, the website will also run columns from Andy Murray after each of the British No.1’s matches.
A new innovation for this year’s coverage is the BBC Sport app for connected TVs, which will give audiences access to the BBC’s interactive coverage during the Championships, including live and on-demand content.
Viewers with mobile and tablets will also be able to watch the action on the go, as for the first time they will have access to live feeds from the courts, as well as highlights clips, features and interviews.
BBC Red Button will offer an alternative match on Freeview, up to four streams on satellite, cable and Freesat, plus a highlights service and replays of Today At Wimbledon.
Viewers on satellite and cable will also be able to switch between commentary and no-commentary options on selected live matches.
The BBC’s digital text service will also be available with news, results and score updates, with match highlights package also available once play has finished each day.
Fans can also get involved in discussion with the BBC tennis team at Wimbledon via Twitter by using the hashtag #bbctennis.
The BBC will continue its two-year trial experimenting with 3D production and broadcast, with selected coverage over the final weekend of the tournament all available free-to-air on the BBC HD channel.
Full re-runs of the Men’s Singles semi-finals in 3D, and selective live coverage of the 2012 Ladies’ and Men’s Singles finals in 3D.
Due to a clash with coverage of the British Grand Prix, which is being shown live on BBC Two and the BBC HD Channel over the Wimbledon finals weekend, 3D coverage of the Ladies’ Singles final will commence at 2.30pm and for the Men’s Singles final on the following day at 3.30pm.
The free-to-air broadcast in 3D will be available to anyone who has a 3D TV set and has access to HD Channels, regardless of which digital TV provider they use.
The Wimbledon 3D content on the BBC HD channel is available through Freesat, Freeview, and Virgin Media.
BBC Radio 5 Live and 5 Live Sports Extra will have full coverage of all the action from SW19.
They will be joined by various celebrity guests throughout the day, who will give their alternative perspective to listeners, as well as share their own personal stories about the tournament.
Radio 5 Live Sports Extra will be provide extra court coverage on most days from 11.30am.
New members to the 5 Live commentary team this year include 1996 Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek and legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, who helped develop the careers of Andre Agassi, Maria Sharapova and the Williams sisters.
They will be joined in the commentary booth by Pat Cash, who himself won the tournament 25 years ago, 1998 ladies champion Jana Novotna, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Mark Woodforde, Jeremy Bates, David Felgate, Jeff Tarango and Barbara Schett.
Blue Peter’s Helen Skelton, comedian Jon Richardson, plus Dot Davies and Eleanor Oldroyd are all part of the 5 Live Wimbledon reporting team.
John McEnroe and Tim Henman will return with two editions of their very popular 6-love-6 phone-in on Tuesday 26 June and Wednesday 4 July from 7.30pm-8.30pm.
5 Live listeners can also download a special Wimbledon podcast each night, which can be accessed via its website or iTunes.
Wimbledon 2012 – Men’s / Women’s Draws – CLICK HERESunday 26th June Wimbledon: Review of 2011 – 11.30am-12.25pm Monday 25th June Day 1 – Men’s / Women’s First Round LIVE - 11.30am-3.25pm - BBC Two | 1.45pm-6pm - BBC One 5.50pm-8pm - BBC Two Today at Wimbledon - 8pm-9pm - BBC Two Tuesday 26th June Day 2 – Men’s / Women’s First Round LIVE - 11.30am-3.25pm – BBC Two | 1.45pm-6pm – BBC One 5.50pm-8pm – BBC Two Today at Wimbledon - 8pm-9pm – BBC Two Wednesday 27th June Day 3 – Men’s / Women’s Second Round LIVE - 11.45am-1pm – BBC One | 1pm-3.25pm – BBC Two 1.45pm-6pm – BBC One | 5.50pm-8pm – BBC Two Today at Wimbledon - 8pm-9pm – BBC Two Thursday 28th June Day 4 – Men’s / Women’s Second Round LIVE - 11.30am-3.25pm – BBC Two | 1.45pm-6pm – BBC One 5.50pm-8pm – BBC Two Today at Wimbledon - 8pm-9pm – BBC Two Friday 29th June Day 5 – Men’s / Women’s Third Round LIVE - 11.30am-3.25pm – BBC Two | 1.45pm-6pm – BBC One 5.50pm-8pm – BBC Two Today at Wimbledon - 8pm-9pm – BBC Two Saturday 30th June Day 6 – Men’s / Women’s Third Round LIVE - 11.30am-3.55pm – BBC Two | 1pm-6.10pm – BBC One 6.10pm-8pm – BBC Two Today at Wimbledon - 8pm-9pm – BBC Two Monday 2nd July Day 7 – Men’s / Women’s Fourth Round LIVE - 12pm-3.25pm – BBC Two | 1.45pm-6pm – BBC One 5.50pm-8pm – BBC Two Today at Wimbledon - 8pm-9pm – BBC Two Tuesday 3rd July Day 8 - Women’s Quarter Finals LIVE - 12.15pm-3.25pm – BBC Two | 1.45pm-6pm – BBC One 5.50pm-8pm – BBC Two Today at Wimbledon - 8pm-9pm – BBC Two Wednesday 4th July Day 9 – Men’s Quarter Finals LIVE - 12pm-3.25pm – BBC Two | 1.45pm-6pm – BBC One 5.50pm-8pm – BBC Two Today at Wimbledon - 8pm-9pm – BBC Two Thursday 5th July Day 10 – Women’s Semi Finals LIVE - 12.30pm-3.25pm – BBC Two | 1.45pm-6pm – BBC One 5.50pm-8pm – BBC Two Today at Wimbledon - 8pm-9pm – BBC Two Friday 6th July Day 11 – Men’s Semi Finals LIVE - 12.30pm-3.25pm – BBC Two | 1.45pm-6pm – BBC One 5.50pm-8pm – BBC Two Today at Wimbledon - 8pm-9pm – BBC Two Saturday 7th July Day 12 – Women’s Final LIVE - 1.30pm-6pm – BBC One | 6pm-8pm – BBC Two 3D Coverage - 2.30pm-6pm – BBC HD Today at Wimbledon - 10.30pm-11.30pm – BBC Two Sunday 8th July Day 13 – Men’s Final LIVE - 1.30pm-5.30pm – BBC One | 5.30pm-8pm – BBC Two 3D Coverage - 3.30pm-5.30pm – BBC HD Today at Wimbledon - 10.30pm-11.30pm – BBC Two Press Red Button during live coverage on BBC One or BBC Two to access extra live courts and match highlights All BBC network TV coverage above is simulcast in high-definition on BBC One HD & BBC HD . . .