Canal+ takes Wimbledon to alternative screens
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
| 23 June 2014
HD, multiscreen, multi-camera, on-demand and social TV: this year Wimbledon will get a new look on Spanish pay-TV through Prisa which currently has exclusive broadcasting rights.
Although some other networks may purchase the rights for the second part of the tournament – as TVE did last year – in which the finals are played, Canal+ will air the third Grand Slam of the year starting today (23 June). During the first week, six matches are played each day, so Canal+ will offer up to six simultaneous signals through its Multi Wimbledon service, so viewers can choose which game to watch.
The tournament will be offered in HD through Canal+ Deportes, and all the matches will be available on-demand on Yomvi, Canal+'s online VOD platform. Canal+ Deportes 2's programming will focus on the Grand Slam, while Canal+ 1 and 2 will be broadcasting the day's highlights and analysing the matches.
Canal+'s programmes will use Libero technology to generate 3D models of the best moment of the games which will be analysed by the network's sports team. Viewers can also comment on the matches through Wimbleballs, an app for smartphones and tablets through which users can watch, share and comment on all Wimbledon-related content.