4K Vision: Inside The BBC’s Journey To Making TV In Ultra-HD

Over the summer, you might have spotted that the BBC has been quietly dipping its toe into Ultra-HD (UHD) waters. Following the successful iPlayer debut of Blue Planet II in UHD last Christmas, the corporation has more recently been offering the World Cup and Wimbledon’s Centre Court in UHD too - and according to recently released figures these events together totally 1.6m requests for UHD live streams on iPlayer. Read More >>

BBC Shoehorns AI Reference into Wimbledon Coverage Claims

The BBC thinks we might be more likely to watch TV if we know that AI is involved in this year's Wimbledon coverage, and, having read the news story, it perhaps sort of really is in some small way; although a human will have the final say-so, just in case the AI goes rogue and delivers a highlights package that's 90 minutes of slow motion shots of white pants, because it checked and thinks that's what the internet wants. Read More >>

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How to Watch Wimbledon at Work Without Getting Caught

It is that time of the year again when we all dust off our unloved tennis racquets and pull on our white polo necks for the Wimbledon tennis tournament. After all, after Brexit, what else do we have left? Read More >>

Wimbledon in Poisoning Storm After Gabriella Taylor’s Leptospirosis Nightmare

First Crufts, now Wimbledon. Scotland Yard is investigating claims that junior tennis player Gabriella Taylor was poisoned at the tournament last month. Read More >>

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Slow Motion Shows Fast Serve Turning Tennis Ball to Goo

A tennis ball is squishy and bouncy and totally perfect for slow motion fun. Watch as a tennis racket hits the fuzzy yellow green ball at 142mph in slow motion, it’s incredible. The more you slow it down, the more flattened and deformed and goo-like the ball gets. At a certain point, it looks like the ball has just been absorbed and eaten alive by the tennis racket. Read More >>

13 Facts You Didn’t Know About the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament

Prepare your best serve-swinging grunts – the annual Wimbledon tennis tournament is about to kick off. And, unlike the footie, in Andy Murray we've got a superb player who actually stands another good chance of winning (providing he can get through what's been described as "the tournament draw of death". In support of our adopted tennis superstar, here are 13 little known snippets of trivia about the most prestigious of Grand Slam tournaments. Read More >>

Tennis-Loving Drone Flown Over Wimbledon Seized

A drone found circling over the All England Lawn Tennis Club, home of this week's prestigious Wimbledon international tennis tournament, has been seized by police. Read More >>

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The Best Tennis Gear to Indulge Your Wimbledon Fever

Tomorrow sees the start of a very big event in the British sporting calendar: Wimbledon. It's the time of the year where everyone goes tennis mad, especially if someone from our fair isles is doing even remotely well. To commemorate the occasion, and the impending tennis-fever, we've put together a list of the best tennis gear for players and enthusiasts everywhere. Read More >>

Jaguar Pre-Wimbledon Party Debuts a “Bioreactive Carpet”

Before the serious business of tennis kicks off (or should that be serves up?) at Wimbledon next week, Jaguar held a pre-tournament party with the Women's Tennis Association at Kensington Roof Gardens in London. To welcome them to the party instead of the traditional red carpet, the company opted for a purple carpet instead and perhaps more importantly, a "bioreactive" screen. Read More >>

Watery Wimbledon Pimms Heaps Shame on National Tournament

The Pimms at Wimbledon is diluted to such an extent by ice that buyers of the £7.80 drink are getting cocktails with around one third of the recommended alcohol content. You'd have more luck getting intoxicated by buying the equally over-priced strawberries and trying to ferment your own brew using yeast from the players' sweat. [Sunday Times via Independent] Read More >>

Wimbledon Hires a Hawk to Scare Away the Pigeons

The tennis tournament has a uniquely old fashioned way of trying to stop pigeons interrupting play, in the form of a freelance predator hired specifically to scare away birds. And we're not talking about Boris Becker. Read More >>

Did You Watch Murray Beat Djokovic In 3D?

Given that the BBC's about to can 3D for good at least three years, the Wimbledon Men's final was probably the last live 3D broadcast you'll ever see out of the Beeb. So, did you watch it in all its stereoscopic glory? Read More >>

YouTube Muscling in on the BBC’s Manicured Turf With Live Wimbledon Portal

While there's never going to be any topping of the BBC's Wimbledon coverage, people unable to access iPlayer or the BBC's numerous streaming apps can turn to YouTube, which is offering live matches, player interviews, backstage features and more through its bespoke Wimbledon portal. Bring back Des Lynham to present it and we might be tempted. [YouTube] Read More >>

BBC and Sony Providing Wimbledon 2013 Gusset Shots at 4K Resolution

You'll be able to scrutinise Andy Murray's face for signs of emotion better than ever this summer, thanks to Sony and the BBC coming together to film and broadcast some test matches at the stonkingly high 4K resolution. Read More >>

Wimbledon: Watch Federer Take on Nadal on Your Android Phone

As much as you might want to, you can't sit around all day in the middle of the week and just watch sports. The beauty of smartphones is that you can follow your favourite events on the sly, because every major competition generally has an app to go along with it. Wimbledon, which kicked off on Monday, is no exception. Read More >>