Davis cup on OLN channel??

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  1. pham4313

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    Just a couple days ago i checked TV listings on yahoo and found that Davis cup is on OLN channel on the 11th and 12th of Feb. But now i check again and the lineup is gone. Anybody know if OLN abandons broadcasting it or what happens? US has pretty good chance to win over Romania in the first ground of tournament.
     
  2. Rabbit

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    The Tennis Channel is advertising the U.S. vs Romania and other match ups that weekend.
     
  3. yourserve

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    espn or the tennis channel was advertising davis cup over the weekend.
    don't remember which one. sorry
     
  4. yourserve

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    the rabbit is fast... at least faster than me.
    tennis channel is showing fri 8:00 am ger-fra live
    2:00 pm usa-rom live
    it didin't show anything past fri.
    i don't think they started with their promos until they knew who was
    going to be playing for the us.
     
  5. splink779

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    ESPN is showing nothing. TTC is showing USA vs ROM and GER vs FRA - I'm looking for a Haas Gasquet rematch, and of course, Kiefer Grosjean as well. Funny how that worked out huh?
     
  6. BreakPoint

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    Hmmm...I just check Yahoo TV and it's still showing up on OLN for Sat. at 1:00pm PST (4pm EST) and Sun. at 11:00am PST (2pm EST).
     
  7. Moose Malloy

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    Confusing schedule for viewers, from tennisweek:

    Friday, February 10th: The Tennis Channel will present complete live coverage of the opening singles matches starting at 2 p.m. The Tennis Channel will air a complete replay of both singles matches starting at 8 p.m.

    Saturday, February 11th: OLN will televise the doubles match between Americans Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan and the Romanian team, which could be Andrei Pavel and Victor Hanescu, live starting at 4 p.m. The Tennis Channel will replay the doubles match starting at 8 p.m.

    Sunday, February 12th: OLN will televise the first reverse singles match live starting at 2 p.m. If the tie is not decided by the conclusion of this match, OLN will broadcast the second singles match, which is the final match of the tie, live until 5 p.m. when coverage will transfer to The Tennis Channel — a move that could certainly frustrate viewers who do not get the Tennis Channel, but one OLN tells Tennis Week is necessary because OLN is contractually obligated to begin its NHL coverage (Avalanche vs. Red Wings for you puck heads) at 5 p.m.

    The combined coverage is a welcome benefit for viewers who do not get The Tennis Channel — including staff members in the USTA headquarters in White Plains, N.Y. where The Tennis Channel is not available on Cablevision — however the timing of the announcement just four days before the first shot is struck raises questions:

    Why didn't The Tennis Channel, which already owns international Davis Cup rights, simply acquire complete rights to the U.S. Davis Cup season when it had the opportunity after ESPN dropped Davis Cup concluding its 26-year run as the official home of the competition?

    While combining coverage on two networks potentially provides greater exposure for the competition, why wouldn't the USTA consider paying a network with an even larger audience reach to televise the event to ensure the largest potential audience?

    Does OLN's Davis Cup deal mean the network is positioning itself as a potential player in televising future tennis events?

    http://www.sportsmediainc.com/tennisweek/index.cfm?func=showarticle&newsid=14704&bannerregion=
     
  8. BreakPoint

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    That seems to contradict the info from this thread, especially regarding coverage of the first two singles matches on Friday, Feb. 19th.

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=85783

    So is OLN going to broadcast the singles matches on Friday or aren't they? :confused:
     
  9. devila

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    1st singles matches are only on that jackass tennis channel on Friday.

    OLN has doubles on Saturday. Reverse singles on Sunday.
    OLN isn't based in the USA. If it was in the US, no one would see any tennis. I remember back in 2002, they showed some tennis to help a small US tournament.

    No question, it'll be a bore to watch despite the fanfare and players' excitement.
     
  10. str33t

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    ¿ i thought the tennis channel was showing the davis cup this weekend ?
     
  11. Ronaldo

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    So, like, which network has the Aus/Swiss tie?
     
  12. Moose Malloy

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    No one in the US is showing Australia/Switzerland. With no Federer or Hewitt, what's the point?

    Just read this, its a shame they couldn't team Mac with Arias, who's the one guy other than Mac who really speaks his mind. Sure they'd have some funny stories about each other:

    "John McEnroe will make a Davis Cup comeback behind the microphone. The former U.S. Davis Cup captain and owner of five American Davis Cup records returns to Davis Cup competition this weekend in LaJolla, California as the analyst for The Tennis Channel and Outdoor Life Network's Davis Cup coverage of the United States' opening-round tie against Romania.

    A member of five Davis Cup championship teams, McEnroe joins The Tennis Channel’s lead play-by-play broadcaster Leif Shiras in the broadcast booth. It is McEnroe’s first stint as an analyst on either network and marks the second straight year he will call a Davis Cup tie."

    http://www.sportsmediainc.com/tennisweek/index.cfm?func=showarticle&newsid=14714&bannerregion=
     
  13. Fee

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    Somewhere, I saw a link that OLN may have a Friday singles match on their website on Friday night. Let me see if I can track that down.


    Okay, keep an eye on this page

    http://www.olntv.com/nw/article/view/12161/?UserDef=true&catID=76

    There's some odd problem with it today, it didnt look like that a few days ago, but I suppose updates and such will be posted there.
     
  14. pham4313

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    well i guess no tennis today then except for folks with Tennis Channel. At least they show it tomorrow. Cant wait to see the match!:cool:
     
  15. gully

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    The OLN page Fee posted is now showing this :

    Tune in for a special encore presentaion of the first round match-up on OLNTV.com available starting Friday, February 10th @ 9:00pm ET.
     
  16. BreakPoint

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    Thanks for the heads-up!! :D

    I'll be sure to tune in to OLN at 6:00pm PST. I hope they're not pulling our leg!
     
  17. Fee

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    Read that carefully BP, it will be on the website, not on the cable channel.
     
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    Thanks Fee! I guess I was so excited that I read it too quickly. That sucks that it's only going to be on the website and not on TV! :(
     
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    Can anybody find a link? I don't see one anywhere on olntv.com, just thenote that says it'll be there....
     
  20. MonkeyPants

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    Anyone?

    Has anyone been able to access this video? Anyone? Bueller?
     
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    Roddick/Pavel
     
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    Cool. Now if I HADN'T just given up and let my eleven-year-old tell me the scores....
     
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    Did the OLN webcast just skip a few games towards the end of the exciting Roddick - Pavel match? WTF?
     
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    I do know that John McEnroe was at the site doing commentary, with Lief Shiras, I believe.

    I thought they were doing it for TTC. But it was for OLN????

    Again, with Davis Cup, better to see it live -- because tv coverage always is iffy, and even more so now.
     
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    Is the reason the Davis cup is not shown because ESPN bought the rights to it, but elected not to show it.

    OLN shedule

    2/11/2006 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm DAVIS CUP
    TBD
    2/12/2006 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm DAVIS CUP
    TBD
     
  29. Fee

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    Sort of, ESPN has given up on Davis Cup, said its not worth it. TTC and OLN took over with some type of shared rights deal for this tie. NOt sure exactly what's happening for the next one.
     
  30. Ronaldo

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    If US plays Chile, which country hosts the tie?
     
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    My program guide shows college tennis at 6:00 pm eastern on CSTV, College Sports Television. Right now a basketball game is finishing up on that network.
     

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