BBC to stream Wimbledon matches for broadband users

The BBC has announced that it will offer UK tennis fans broadband access to five courts of live tennis action during the 2006 Wimbledon Championships.

The service, available free from BBC Sport's dedicated Wimbledon website - bbc.co.uk/wimbledon - will feature coverage from BBC's live terrestrial coverage and its digital interactive feeds, enhancing the site's comprehensive news, latest scores and results service.

"The live streaming coverage will make one of the biggest sporting events in the world available to broadband users in the UK, wherever they are at home or in the office so they never have to miss a game", said Barbara Slater, BBC Head of General Sports, said: "This is an exciting opportunity that will ensure Wimbledon reaches an even wider audience".

Live and exclusive coverage of the 2006 Wimbledon Championships begins on BBC TWO on Monday 26 June at noon.