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Fedexeon
05-22-2009, 05:12 AM
US TV Schedule [NBC/ESPN2/ESPN360/Tennis Channel]
Eastern Time Listings
Sunday 24 May - Men's & Women's First Round
ESPN360 - 5am - 6pm (live)
TC - 5am - noon (live)
ESPN2 - Noon - 6pm (live/replay)
TC - 6.30pm - 1.30am (highlights/replays)

Monday 25 May - Men's & Women's First Round
TC - 5am - 3pm (live)
TC - 6.30pm - 1.30am (highlights/replays)

Tuesday 26 May - Men's & Women's First Round
ESPN360 - 5am - 6.30pm (live)
TC - 5am - noon (live)
ESPN2 - Noon - 6.30pm (live/replay)
TC - 6.30pm - 1.30am (highlights/replays)

Wednesday 27 May - Men's & Women's Second Round
ESPN360 - 5am - 6.30pm (live)
TC - 5am - noon (live)
ESPN2 - Noon - 6.30pm (live/replay)
TC - 6.30pm - 1.30am (highlights/replays)

Thursday 28 May - Men's & Women's Second Round
ESPN360 - 5am - 6.30pm (live)
TC - 5am - noon (live)
ESPN2 - Noon - 6.30pm (live/replay)
TC - 6.30pm - 1.30am (highlights/replays)

Friday 29 May - Men's & Women's Third Round
ESPN360 - 5am - 6.30pm (live)
TC - 5am - noon (live)
ESPN2 - Noon - 6.30pm (live/replay)
TC - 6.30pm - 1.30am (highlights/replays)

Saturday 30 May - Men's & Women's Third Round
TC - 5am - 1.30pm (live)
NBC - 1.30pm - 4.30pm (live)
TC - 6.30pm - 1.30am (highlights/replays)

Sunday 31 May - Men's & Women's Fourth Round
TC - 5am - 3pm (live)
NBC - 3pm - 6pm (replay)
TC - 6.30pm - 1.30am (highlights/replays)

Monday 1 June - Men's & Women's Fourth Round
ESPN360 - 5am - 6.30pm (live)
TC - 5am - noon (live)
ESPN2 - Noon - 6.30pm (live/replay)
TC - 6.30pm - 1.30am (highlights/replays)

Tuesday 2 June - Men's & Women's Quarterfinals
ESPN360 - 5am - 6.30pm (live)
TC - 8am - noon (live)
ESPN2 - Noon - 6.30pm (live/replay)
TC - 6.30pm - 1.30am (highlights/replays)

Wednesday 3 June - Men's & Women's Quarterfinals
ESPN360 - 8am - 6.30pm (live)
TC - 8am - noon (live)
ESPN2 - Noon - 6.30pm (live/replay)
TC - 6.30pm - 1.30am (highlights/replays)

Thursday 4 June - Men's Doubles Semis & Women's Singles Semis
ESPN360 - 5am - 3pm (live)
TC - 5am - 8am (live - Men's Doubles Semis)
ESPN2 - 8am - 1pm (live - Women's Singles Semis)
TC - 1pm - 1.30am (highlights/replays)

Friday 5 June - Men's Singles Semis
TC - 5am - 10am (replay - Women's Singles Semis)
NBC - 10am - 1pm (live - Men's Singles Semis)
TC - 4pm - 6am (replay - Men's Singles Semis)

Saturday 6 June - Women's Singles Final
NBC - 9am - noon (live - Women's Singles Final)

Sunday 7 June - Men's Singles Final
NBC - 9am - 2pm (live - Men's Singles Final)

Good news, apparently this year DirecTV, DishTV and even TimeWarner would have free previews of Tennis Channel for their subscribers.
And of course DirecTV would have 6 HD mixed channels showing most of the courts in Roland Garros.
The French Open Experience
See the ultimate tournament coverage from May 24-31
Whether you're pulling for Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer-or somebody else to pull an upset at Roland Garros-DIRECTV's French Open Experience serves up the ultimate tournament coverage from May 24 through 31 (on channels 701-707)— and it's all in HD! The French Open Mix Channel nets six simultaneous matches on one screen and gives you the ability to enlarge any of the matches to its own full-screen Court Channel with a click of your remote. Interactive features include real-time views of the men's and women's draws, live scoring from every televised contest with Match Guide and live results of all singles matches from the current and preceding day. Interactive features will also accompany live Tennis Channel and ESPN2 coverage throughout the entire tournament.

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UK TV Schedule
Daily live coverage - 25 May to 5 June
1000-1900, Live on BBC Red Button, live streaming and daily text commentary on BBC Sport website, updates on BBC Radio 5 Live plus second week commentary on BBC 5 Live Sports Extra

Women's final - Saturday 6 June
1400-1630, BBC Two and BBC Sport website

Men's final - Sunday 7 June
1400-1800, BBC Two and BBC Sport website

Canada TV Schedule [TSN/RDS]
[B]May 24
TSN2 - Day 1 - 12 Noon

May 25
TSN - Day 2 - 9am
TSN2 - Day 2 - 12 Noon

May 26
TSN - Day 3 - 9am
TSN2 - Day 3 - 12 Noon

May 27
TSN - Day 4 - 7am
TSN2 - Day 4 - 10am

May 28
TSN - Day 5 - 9am
TSN2 - Day 5 - 1pm

May 29
TSN - Day 6 - 9am
TSN2 - Day 6 - 12 Noon

May 30
TSN - Day 7 - 9am
TSN2 - Day 7 - 12 Noon

May 31
TSN - 4th Round - 9am
TSN2 - 4th Round - 12 Noon

June 1
TSN - 4th Round - 5am
TSN2 - 4th Round - 8am

June 2
TSN - Men's & Women's Quarterfinals - 8am
TSN2 - Men's & Women's Quarterfinals - 11am

June 3
TSN - Men's Quarterfinals - 8am
TSN2 - Men's Quarterfinals - 11am

June 4
TSN - Women's Semifinals - 8am
TSN2 - Women's Semifinals - 11am

June 5
TSN - Men's Semifinals - 7am
TSN2 - Men's Semifinals - 11am

June 6
TSN - Women's Finals - 9am

June 7
TSN - Men's Finals - 9am

joeri888
05-22-2009, 05:43 AM
When is decided which players will play on sunday?

Fedexeon
05-23-2009, 12:50 AM
Tonight i guess? Can anyone pin this up please? Thanks.

topspin
05-23-2009, 01:00 AM
Yup, this should be stickied.

batz
05-23-2009, 01:08 AM
US TV Schedule [NBC/ESPN2/ESPN360/Tennis Channel]
Eastern Time Listings


Good news, apparently this year DirecTV, DishTV and even TimeWarner would have free previews of Tennis Channel for their subscribers.
And of course DirecTV would have 6 HD mixed channels showing most of the courts in Roland Garros.


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England TV Schedule [BBC]


Canada TV Schedule [TSN/RDS]

Great post buddy - thanks. One minor point - I think the BBC also broadcast to Scotland, Wales and Northen Ireland ;)

batz
05-23-2009, 01:10 AM
Tonight i guess? Can anyone pin this up please? Thanks.

It's not out yet - but I think it will be out pretty soon - the players will want as much notice as possible and there's no reason why the organisers can't give them it.

Fedexeon
05-23-2009, 01:13 AM
Great post buddy - thanks. One minor point - I think the BBC also broadcast to Scotland, Wales and Northen Ireland ;)

So it would be appropriate to put it as "UK Tv Schedule" then? Haha. :)

batz
05-23-2009, 01:24 AM
So it would be appropriate to put it as "UK Tv Schedule" then? Haha. :)

You got it mate:)

Incidentally, it's now less than 24 hours until RG starts - tomorrow's OOP has got to be out soon. I think Murray will be the only member of the top 4 to play - the other guys are due their extra day after their exertions last weekend. Novak was the only big gun to play on the Sunday last year.

Fedexeon
05-24-2009, 12:29 AM
Ahem, time to pin this up for everyone to see and flame ESPN!

diredesire
05-24-2009, 11:13 PM
thread stuck

Thanks as usual fedexeon, feel free to e-mail me in the future
diredesire @ hotmail

-DD

Fedexeon
05-24-2009, 11:29 PM
thread stuck

Thanks as usual fedexeon, feel free to e-mail me in the future
diredesire @ hotmail

-DD

Okay. :twisted::twisted: Lets start flaming ESPN2 as they won't be showing any tennis today. :evil:

maximo
05-24-2009, 11:32 PM
Eurosport are also covering the FO on UK tv.

hoodjem
05-25-2009, 04:08 AM
Wow! 4th round coverage on NBC in the US. I'm impressed.

Maybe tennis is gaining in popularity in the US again?!.

Fee
05-25-2009, 07:49 AM
Tonight i guess? Can anyone pin this up please? Thanks.

Yup, this should be stickied.

Mods don't read threads, you have to report the post or contact them directly.

Wow! 4th round coverage on NBC in the US. I'm impressed.

Maybe tennis is gaining in popularity in the US again?!.

NBC has had weekend rights to Roland Garros for years. It's usually tape delayed and edited, don't get your hopes up.


Live stream info: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=262988

obnoxious2
05-27-2009, 05:10 PM
Anyone know what time Federer's match for tomorrow is scheduled to play at for EST?

jon-z
05-28-2009, 07:43 AM
NBC has had weekend rights to Roland Garros for years. It's usually tape delayed and edited, don't get your hopes up.

And don't forget the mid-Sunday feud between NBC and some of their affiliates. In these markets we get to see a telethon instead of Sunday's tennis.

Even with over-the-air digital subchannels, the word I get is that NBC might prefer to **** on its affiliates rather than let them show tennis on the secondary channel.

gflyer
05-31-2009, 08:36 AM
I hate NBC.
They are just Tennis incompetents.

vhl71
06-01-2009, 10:19 AM
where can i watch roddickVmonfils online in canada?

jon-z
06-02-2009, 07:07 AM
I hate NBC.
They are just Tennis incompetents.

If you got blacked out by NBC on Sunday, consider filing an online complaint with the FCC. Very easy just go to

https://esupport.fcc.gov/sform2000/formF!input.action?form_page=2000...

Check off "TV Station", give Sunday's date and time (5/31/09 - 3pm).

The details of the complaint are that NBC violated public interest by insisting their affiliates black out the tennis (and all other network programming) rather than present it on a digital subchannel.

NBC doesn't own the digital subchannel. Everything I read about the digital conversion says things like "All uses of subchannels must be consistent with the public interest, convenience and necessity...." so maybe the FCC will do something.

Might get someones attention if a bunch of people complain......

mikeler
06-04-2009, 10:01 AM
So is the coverage tomorrow going to be live at 10 AM?

zacinnc78
06-04-2009, 01:38 PM
thats what im trying to figure out.....it says only from 10-1 thats 3 hours for 2 matches?then what?

BreakPoint
06-04-2009, 02:05 PM
So is the coverage tomorrow going to be live at 10 AM?
Only on the East Coast.

On the West Coast, it'll be tape delayed by 3 hours as usual due to NBC's idiotic "10:00am in ALL Time Zones" policy. :???:

mikeler
06-04-2009, 02:11 PM
Only on the East Coast.

On the West Coast, it'll be tape delayed by 3 hours as usual due to NBC's idiotic "10:00am in ALL Time Zones" policy. :???:


So the question is, do I call in sick tomorrow? :) Fed plays the late match so that will probably be on for most of their coverage window.

BreakPoint
06-04-2009, 02:30 PM
So the question is, do I call in sick tomorrow? :) Fed plays the late match so that will probably be on for most of their coverage window.
Now don't take my word for it, but Tennis Channel just announced that the Federer/Del Potro semi will be ON EXCLUSIVELY ONLY on Tennis Channel at 4:00pm EST/1:00pm PST, which would mean it will be on tape delay.

I find it very hard to believe that NBC gave up their rights to the Federer/Del Potro match and elected to show only the Gonzalez-Soderling match instead. Strange.

You should double check this because this would mean that the NEITHER men's semi will be LIVE on ANY channel in the U.S. because the first semi is Gonzalez/Del Potro and that starts live at 7:00am EST but NBC does not come on the air to show this match until 10:00am EST. Something smells rotten in the state of Denmark. :-?

SER
06-04-2009, 02:48 PM
Now don't take my word for it, but Tennis Channel just announced that the Federer/Del Potro semi will be ON EXCLUSIVELY ONLY on Tennis Channel at 4:00pm EST/1:00pm PST, which would mean it will be on tape delay.

I find it very hard to believe that NBC gave up their rights to the Federer/Del Potro match and elected to show only the Gonzalez-Soderling match instead. Strange.

You should double check this because this would mean that the NEITHER men's semi will be LIVE on ANY channel in the U.S. because the first semi is Gonzalez/Del Potro and that starts live at 7:00am EST but NBC does not come on the air to show this match until 10:00am EST. Something smells rotten in the state of Denmark. :-?


This makes sense to me as the Gonzalez/Soderling match is likely to still be going on when NBC's coverage begin's at 10am. This would give them a chance to edit it and make it fit into the 3 hour time slot as opposed to picking up the Federer/Del Potro match sometime after 10am and showing it live until its completion likely going past 1pm. That would give TTC the chance to show the Federer match for the first time at 3pm. No live tennis but it's not a worst case scenario. I work anyways and will be watching on DVR when I get home at 5pm.

Probably not NBC's first choice but because the tourney scheduled Gonzalez/Soderling first they don't really have a choice.

leonidas1982
06-04-2009, 03:02 PM
So is the coverage tomorrow going to be live at 10 AM?

No. Play begins at 7am est. That is 3 hours before NBC begins its so-called coverage.

mikeler
06-04-2009, 04:12 PM
This makes sense to me as the Gonzalez/Soderling match is likely to still be going on when NBC's coverage begin's at 10am. This would give them a chance to edit it and make it fit into the 3 hour time slot as opposed to picking up the Federer/Del Potro match sometime after 10am and showing it live until its completion likely going past 1pm. That would give TTC the chance to show the Federer match for the first time at 3pm. No live tennis but it's not a worst case scenario. I work anyways and will be watching on DVR when I get home at 5pm.

Probably not NBC's first choice but because the tourney scheduled Gonzalez/Soderling first they don't really have a choice.


I am afraid that you are probably correct. Guess I'll go to work tomorrow...:(

baselinerbob
06-04-2009, 08:32 PM
so...as has become standard operating procedure these days...I'll have to be careful what tv & radio channels i visit as well as gingerly browse the net otherwise my efforts to enjoy a tv tennis match (dvr or "live") without hearing the outcome will be a challenge.

I really just wish that TTC could take over tournaments 100% and broadcast everything live...not even so much for the purpose of watching everything "live" but it would allow me to simply have my dvr run 24/7 over 2 weeks and I'd have complete control over EVERYTHING.

As it is...this semifinal day at RG is going to be butchered and one way or another the tennis viewer will once again be robbed of the spontanaiety...why can't they get this figured out!!!

As I see it...it is NBC that's to blame. The time has come for that old POS dinosaur to bow out gracefully. This is the semis day of a GS and it's 2009 with plenty of willing channels (TTC, ESPN2) ready and willing to broadcast live...this is truly Bull$%^&!!!

Why is it always tennis that gets the shaft?!?

BreakPoint
06-04-2009, 08:49 PM
^^^^^
Because nothing, and I mean NOTHING, pre-empts The Today Show on NBC. :(

stoble
06-04-2009, 09:49 PM
On the tennis channel website it says that NBC has coverage from 10-4, which is 6 hours. Did they get it wrong?

http://www.tennischannel.com/roland_garros/schedule.aspx

stoble
06-04-2009, 10:20 PM
On the tennis channel website it says that NBC has coverage from 10-4, which is 6 hours. Did they get it wrong?

http://www.tennischannel.com/roland_garros/schedule.aspx

Nevermind. I found the answer, it's just the 3 hours. Every other website lists a 3 hr time slot only.

mikeler
06-05-2009, 03:58 AM
How dare you! If their coverage went to 4 it would interrupt all their crappy soap operas.

mikeler
06-05-2009, 04:03 AM
Just found this, I think this seals the deal that there is no live coverage:


COVERAGE ON NBC SPORTS: Following is the schedule for NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2009 French Open, which culminates with live HD coverage of the women’s and men’s finals this weekend:

Friday, June 5, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (all time zones) – Men’s Semifinals
Saturday, June 6, 9 a.m.-Noon ET – Women’s Final (Live)
Sunday, June 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. ET – Men’s Final (Live)

gflyer
06-05-2009, 05:03 AM
NBC is really ridiculous. I cannot believe how stupid is their policy.
They buy the rights and they not show live??????
i am so p*****ed

zacinnc78
06-05-2009, 05:06 AM
cover the hell out of a tournament ....until the semis ,make them really hard to watch !! thumbs up(sarcastically)
at least we still have atdhe.net

mikeler
06-05-2009, 05:32 AM
It looks like NBC may have live streaming but it is not working for me.

CyBorg
06-05-2009, 05:56 AM
It looks like NBC may have live streaming but it is not working for me.

Stop being cryptic. Post the link or GTFO.

mikeler
06-05-2009, 05:57 AM
How about you try a little thing called Google!

mikeler
06-05-2009, 05:58 AM
http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/


Click on the Live @ the French Open middle right of the page.

glenayr
06-05-2009, 06:24 AM
so...here it is 7:15 in california...the semis are being played right now in france and after investing 2 weeks of watching live coverage leading up to the semis at this very second my 3 choices are

1 - NBC today show coverage of obama in germany
2 - tennis channel recapping 5 greatest temper tantrums
3 - ESPN2 i'd like to tell you but as i changed to that channel the anchor had begun to discuss results from the soderling match...and i had to quickly change channels but not before i'd heard enough to already ruin things for me.

NBC...we don't need you anymore...PLEASE get out of tennis once and for all. It is apparent that you do not give a rat's *** about the sport or its fans...you're simply getting in our way at this point and ruining things for us.

They would never dream of butchering any of the other major sports championships like this...why does tennis get the shaft so badly?

NBC...you're pathetic....please go away... you're of no use anymore!!!

pound cat
07-03-2009, 05:22 PM
so...here it is 7:15 in california...the semis are being played right now in france and after investing 2 weeks of watching live coverage leading up to the semis at this very second my 3 choices are

1 - NBC today show coverage of obama in germany
2 - tennis channel recapping 5 greatest temper tantrums
3 - ESPN2 i'd like to tell you but as i changed to that channel the anchor had begun to discuss results from the soderling match...and i had to quickly change channels but not before i'd heard enough to already ruin things for me.

NBC...we don't need you anymore...PLEASE get out of tennis once and for all. It is apparent that you do not give a rat's *** about the sport or its fans...you're simply getting in our way at this point and ruining things for us.

They would never dream of butchering any of the other major sports championships like this...why does tennis get the shaft so badly?

NBC...you're pathetic....please go away... you're of no use anymore!!!

You have a 4th choice. You can watch online HD, fullscreen, BBC broadcast....all matches, all day long. FREE

iamke55
07-05-2009, 10:24 AM
This is still stickied?