NEP UK extends Wimbledon broadcast deal
July 15, 2022
NEP UK will continue its partnership with Wimbledon Broadcast Services (WBS) to provide the technical broadcast delivery for the Wimbledon Championships after agreeing a new four year deal.
Every match across all 18 courts was televised during this year’s Championships for the first time, including Centre Court in UHD HDR. Eleven of the courts at Wimbledon were crewed by camera-operators and seven used a hybrid of operators and NEP’s Tr-Ace System. In addition, this is the first time the event has been held over 14 days, with Middle Sunday now a permanent feature in the schedule. Broadcast coverage is provided by NEP UK utilising fully redundant IP technology.
NEP has provided host coverage of the iconic tennis event since 2014, including highlights such as the Grand Slam debut of Emma Raducanu as a wildcard entry in 2021. NEP UK has also provided both host and unilateral coverage to the BBC, and other broadcasters for Wimbledon.
Richard Lancaster, Technical Project Manager at NEP UK, commented: “It has been an incredible privilege to work with WBS to deliver the technical broadcast facilities and delivery for the world’s most prestigious tennis tournament. NEP is proud to have worked in partnership on the technical implementation and delivery for more games than ever before.”
Paul Davies, Head of Broadcast, Production & Media Rights, said: “We are delighted to continue our long-standing partnership with NEP as part of Wimbledon Broadcast Services as we look to continue to deliver outstanding standards of broadcast coverage, and the ultimate viewing experience of The Championships.”
Simon Moorhead, Managing Director at NEP UK Broadcast Services, added “NEP UK are all incredibly proud of our long and successful partnership with the All England Club in delivering The Championships. This is one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world, that has the eyes of the world watching. Our partnership completely transcends the pure provision of technical broadcast equipment and services. It is about our proven, collective understanding and collaboration in the pursuit of quality in all parts of the process, and our absolute commitment to provide a rock-solid operation, with agility and flexibility, whilst continuously innovating and improving. I am incredibly proud of the entire NEP team who work tirelessly to deliver Wimbledon and I, like the rest of the NEP team, are excited and honoured to have been awarded this new contract from 2023 to 2026.”