Wimbledon First Televised 80th Anniversary Thimble

£7.95
On 21 June 1937, the first televised match at Wimbledon took place on the opening day between Bunny Austin & George Lyttleton Rogers. The broadcasts concentrated on matches taking place on Centre Court and were transmitted by the BBC for half an hour each day. Only two cameras were used on the court - one in the South East corner which gave a close up view of the match and the other at the opposite end of the court giving a general view. Today, The Championships reach an estimated global TV audience of over a billion people across almost 200 territories.

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On 21 June 1937, the first televised match at Wimbledon took place on the opening day between Bunny Austin & George Lyttleton Rogers. The broadcasts concentrated on matches taking place on Centre Court and were transmitted by the BBC for half an hour each day. Only two cameras were used on the court - one in the South East corner which gave a close up view of the match and the other at the opposite end of the court giving a general view. Today, The Championships reach an estimated global TV audience of over a billion people across almost 200 territories.