NEWS: BBC's Wimbledon goes HD and online

The BBC is making the most of its HD trial service for the annual Wimbledon tennis championships - it will be carrying the whole of its coverage in HD. And if you're away from your flatscreen, you can even watch live coverage on your computer.

The annual tennisfest, which kicks off on June 25, will feature the usual team of commentators, including Boris Becker and John McEnroe, who will be joined this year by Martina Navratilova and Greg Rusedski.

And as at the Artois tournament, the Hawk-Eye ball-tracking camera system will be in use to examine disputed line-calls.

But the real treat for HD TV viewers is that the BBC says that "Wimbledon will be broadcast in High Definition (HD) for the entire two weeks of the tournament. There will be 12 hours of coverage per day with the best in live play and highlights from Centre and No.1 Courts from 12.55pm to 1.00am.

"HD coverage will be available on the trial BBC HD Channel to digital satellite and cable viewers who have HD set-top boxes and televisions."

In standard definition, satellite and cable viewers will be able to choose live action from up to five courts a day, and Freeview users up to four, while the interactive service will replay Today at Wimbledon to allow viewers to catch up on the day's play.

Finally, will be streaming the live BBC One and BBC Two coverage, as well as providing highlights, results and news.

Andrew has written about audio and video products for the past 20+ years, and been a consumer journalist for more than 30 years, starting his career on camera magazines. Andrew has contributed to titles including What Hi-Fi?, GramophoneJazzwise and Hi-Fi CriticHi-Fi News & Record Review and Hi-Fi Choice. I’ve also written for a number of non-specialist and overseas magazines.