NEW YORK — For the first time ever tennis fans can feel like they are centre court whether they're at home or on the go as NBC2Go provides live mobile coverage of The Championships, Wimbledon. Starting Saturday, June 30 (12:00-3:00 p.m., ET) and extending until the end of the tournament, subscribers to mobile channel NBC2Go, offered by Verizon Wireless V CAST Mobile TV, along with thousands live at the All England Club and millions watching on NBC, will be able to catch NBC Sports' live mobile coverage Wimbledon including every exciting point of the Men's and Ladies Finals.
"NBC Sports is committed to delivering the tradition and excitement of Wimbledon to our audience on all of our platforms," said Perkins Miller, Senior VP, Digital Media, NBC Sports & Olympics. "Now tennis fans will be able to watch Wimbledon wherever they are with our live broadcasts on NBC2Go."
"V CAST Mobile TV is the best of television programmed specifically for the mobile customer, and that includes great live coverage that NBC Sports brings to tennis fans across the country," said Ryan Hughes, vice president of digital media programming for Verizon. "Customers who are at the beach or a barbecue this holiday week can still see every serve, volley or break point from the best tennis players in the world live on V CAST Mobile TV."
"Nothing compares to the excitement of a tense fifth set at Wimbledon. Now tennis fans can watch every point live on their cell phones even when they're out and about," said Dan Novak, senior vice president of programming and advertising, MediaFLO USA. "We are thrilled to deliver this exciting sports programming on FLO TV, our revolutionary new mobile TV service currently available through Verizon Wireless."
NBC2Go, part of the FLO TV service from MediaFLO USA, Inc., is currently available to Verizon Wireless V CAST Mobile TV customers in 30 markets, including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Las Vegas and Atlanta. For a complete market map, check out www.verizonwireless.com/mobiletv. With FLO TV, MediaFLO USA delivers high-quality, full-length television programming on V CAST Mobile TV capable cell phones.
Coverage of the The Championships at Wimbledon is scheduled on NBC2Go as a live network simulcast as follows:
- Sat, June 30 12:00p-3:00 pm ET / 9a - 12n PT
- Sun, July 1 12:00p-3:00 pm ET / 9a - 12n PT
- Mon, July 2 11:00a-2:00pm ET & 10:00a-1:00 pm PT
- Tue, July 3 11:00a-2:00pm ET & 10:00a-1:00 pm PT
- Wed, July 4 11:00a-2:00pm ET & 10:00a-1:00 pm PT
- Thu, July 5 1:00p-6:00pm ET & 12:00p-5:00 pm PT
- Fri, July 6 1:00p-6:00pm ET & 12:00p-5:00 pm PT
- Sat, July 7 9:00a-2:00 pm ET / 6a - 11a PT
- Sun, July 8 9:00a-3:00 pm ET / 6a - 11a PT
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NBCSports.com is one of the fastest growing sports content websites on the Internet. It provides comprehensive sports coverage, including scores, stats and analysis for all the major sports. With live pre-game programming for Notre Dame Football and the NHL combined with live streaming webcasts including the U.S. Open, FIS World Ski Championships and the NYC Marathon and the daily sports issues show Sidelines, has placed NBCSports.com at the forefront of original broadband sports programming. The site's fantasy sports are powered by AllStarStats and Rotoworld. Rotoworld.com is the highest-trafficked, fantasy sports content site on the Internet.
NBC Sports Mobile provides mobile users with on-the-go access to top NBC Sports and NBCSports.com content, including news, scores, and video. News offerings are available on the NBC Sports Mobile Web site and NBCSports.com/mobile. NBC Sports on NBC2Go provided users with live NBC Sports broadcasts from the Preakness Stakes, the NHL Stanley Cup Final, and the U.S. Open. The NBC Sports Mobile channel on MobiTV provides mobile users with news, scores, live coverage, and highlights from NBC Sports broadcasts, including the U.S. Open, Wimbledon and the NFL, among others.
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