TV2 wins back Wimbledon rights in Denmark in four-year deal
TV2, the free-to-air broadcaster in Denmark, has acquired rights in the country to the Wimbledon tennis championships in a deal running up to and including the 2022 edition of the UK's grand slam tournament.
The agreement comes into effect for this year's tournament in July, and marks its return to TV2 screens after a 13-year absence.
The championships will be aired across several platforms, including the nationwide TV2 channel, the TV2 Sport channel and the streaming service TV2 Play.
The rights were previously held in Denmark by Modern Times Group, the Scandinavian media group, under a four-year deal that expired after the 2018 tournament.
TV2 was the Danish rights-holder for Wimbledon from 1999 to 2006.
The tournament has had a somewhat nomadic TV life in Denmark since then, with coverage shared between TV3 Sport, the commercial broadcaster which held the rights from 2008 to 2012, and public-service broadcaster DR, which covered the tournament in 2013.
TV3, which is now owned by Nordic Entertainment Group, the company spun off from MTG this year, had shown Wimbledon since 2014.
Frederik Lauesen, TV2's sports director, said: “It is a great pleasure for us to resume our coverage of the Wimbledon tournament, which provides the best tennis in the world to our viewers.”
There will be particular interest in Caroline Wozniacki, the Danish player who is 13th in the women's rankings, and won the Australian Open in 2018.
Wimbledon starts on 1 July and runs until 14 July.