ESPN lands Wimbledon deal
ESPN is the new cable home for the Wimbledon Championship tennis tournament through 2006.
The new four-year deal with The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club,
which has been in the works for months, was formally unveiled Monday.
The deal, said to be worth about $6 million annually, gives ESPN rights to 120
hours of coverage, including one women's and one men's semifinal game.
It also covers coverage for ESPN HD, video-on-demand content, ESPN's
Spanish-language service, broadband and interactive components.
NBC recently reupped its deal for the broadcast rights. Turner Network Television was formerly the
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