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robkat
04-05-2005, 07:35 AM
Just received an e mail from the Tennis Channel :

Hey Tennis Channel Fans!
This spring, The Tennis Channel is rolling out on Comcast Cable systems throughout America.
Now many of you will have access to round-the-clock coverage of the game’s greatest matches,
hottest players, and best tips for improving your game. So stay tuned, and call your local
cable operator to find out when The Tennis Channel will be available in your area.
Comcast: 800-266-2278 (800-COMCAST)

volkl
04-05-2005, 08:49 AM
I checked with Comcast and it is still not available :confused:

SC in MA
04-05-2005, 09:03 AM
I just checked with Comcast New England. The person I spoke with never even heard of the Tennis Channel and knew nothing about it. She did enlighten me by saying that just because it's being rolled out in other areas doesn't mean that it will ever be rolled out in New England !!! :-(

volkl
04-05-2005, 09:09 AM
I got the same reply from Comcast in Santa Clara, CA. Its frustrating how little tennis one gets to watch on tv here in the U.S. !! I'm having withdrawal symptoms not getting to watch any more tennis on t.v. after being spoilt by that federer-nadal match ! I've watched that one twice since already !!

roger2016
04-05-2005, 09:15 AM
Hmm, So am I going to have to pay to watch or will it be just an extra channel like espn 2?

volkl
04-05-2005, 09:54 AM
I would'nt mind paying, if only they'd provide the tennis channel !! When I call Comcast, its so frustrating, they say they've never heard of the tennis channel !! One of their support agents had never heard of tennis !!!!

No wonder we ain't got no nadal's and federer's coming outta our country anytime soon !!!! I wish they'd promote tennis a lot more in the U.S and start with showing a lot more tennis on t.v. !!!!

mabuhay
04-05-2005, 10:41 AM
does anyone here knows if tennis channel is availbe on DISH network? i'm planning to switch from cable (comcast) to dish. cable prices is too high (for me) comparing to dish that's why i'm switching. i'll call comcast later to see if they have tennis channel in my area.

FuriousYellow
04-05-2005, 11:02 AM
This is what Steve Bellamy (owner of TTC) posted in their forums.

What transpired with Comcast was the corporate deal. Each individual city now has the ability to launch. They will be looking very hard now at consumer requests. If a lot of people call from your market, there is a good chance you could be getting it soon.

We have already had a lot of launch forms come in.

Thanks
Steve Bellamy


I take it to mean even though Comcast can broadcast TTC, it's up to each individual city to determine whether or not to add it to their lineup.

BreakPoint
04-05-2005, 11:45 AM
I still don't think TTC is on either DISH nor DirectTV. The satellite providers just don't seem to be interested. I'm stuck because the only choice where I live is DirectTV.

NoBadMojo
04-05-2005, 11:53 AM
i have ttc on Voom, but Voom may go dark soon. it's s shame because the image quality is fantastic compared to the other providers and they have the most broadcasts in HiDef by far

gts072
04-05-2005, 12:06 PM
I called just recently and Comcast said I would be receiving the channel next month. They also stated they would send out mail notifying customers of this new channel. It is more than likely included in their digital cable package which is extra for those who don't have it already. I live in San Francisco. Can't wait!

GuyPerez
04-05-2005, 12:08 PM
Here is my response from comcast. This is for Chesterfield County, VA. You have to have a pretty expensive cable package to get it!!!!

Dear Guy,


Thank you for your inquiry.

The Tennis Channel will be available to our digital customers who
subscribe to our Digital Sports Tier on May 1st, 2005. The channel is to be
located on channel 277.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


Thank you for choosing Comcast.

Sincerely,

Jason Cathcart
Comcast Customer Care Specialist

gts072
04-05-2005, 02:02 PM
Expensive? Maybe. Depending on your budget. I was told that the digital cable package with The Tennis Channel will be an additional $4.95 (includes other sports channels) plus another $6 (monthly) for the converter box. That's another $12 or so with taxes added on top of your standard cable bill. Not too bad for a channel we would love to have. ;)

GuyPerez
04-05-2005, 04:41 PM
Yes. Expensive for me. I don't have digital cable. Minimum digital cable package here is about 60 bucks + whatever Digital Sports Tier costs. I have a basic package that is about $10 in addition to my Cable internet, so my increased cost would probably be over $50 more per month. Not worth it to watch 24 hour tennis.

goober
04-05-2005, 06:15 PM
Well Cox Communications has a deal with the TTC, but Cox does not provide the channel locally because of a supposed lack of interest. When I point out to them that we have probably 100 times (1000 times?) more tennis players than Alaska and Kansas- two areas they do provide TTC they don't have an answer.