The Wimbledon tennis tournament will start on Monday. Defending champion Novak Djokovic is the top seed in the men’s draw and will go in search of his fifth victory at the All England Club in London.
How to watch Wimbledon 2019 live streaming
Wimbledon 2019 Tennis Live
If you’re in the UK, as I said in introduction, it’s relatively easy. Indeed, you just need to tune in on BBC One or BBC Two, sit back and enjoy the game. And the TV rights contract is valid until 2024. So no need to stress about that for now!
However, if you have to leave the country between July 2 and July 15, you’re in trouble. Because the BBC website and the iPlayer are geo-restricted to a broadcast in the UK. So you simply can’t watch Wimbledon live online. If you try, you’ll get a message like this one: “BBC iPlayer only works in the UK. Sorry, it’s due to rights issues.”
While it’s boring, it’s understandable. It allows more users to get a localized experience on their national channels, following their champions in their language. And that’s good for the notoriety of the tournament. But in return, it means that channels can only broadcast on their territories.
You’ll be able to watch Wimbledon online free if you’re in Australia. Indeed, Channel 7, the host broadcaster of the Australian Open, also broadcasts the British Open. Free-to-air.