FREE Roland Garros online stream from TTC!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. Fee

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    HOLY DSL BATMAN!

    http://www.sportsmediainc.com/tennisweek/index.cfm?func=showarticle&newsid=16998&bannerregion=


    Play Ball: TTC, MLB Partner For French Open Web Streaming
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    By Tennis Week
    05/25/2007

    [FONT=Arial,]It's a French Open field of dreams for tennis fans: even if you don't get The Tennis Channel, TTC still has your ticket to live French Open match coverage — free of charge. In a match of center court and center field, The Tennis Channel will play ball with Major League Baseball to bring both the 2007 French Open and 2008 Australian Open to the web. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial,]The Tennis Channel has partnered with MLB Advanced Media, LP (MLBAM), the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball, in a multi-year agreement to stream live matches on multiple courts and supporting content to Tennis Channel’s web site during Roland Garros.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial,]The online coverage of the French Open at www.TheTennisChannel.com will complement Tennis Channel’s comprehensive broadcast coverage of the clay-court major starting on Sunday, May 27.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial,]Powered by MLBAM, www.TheTennisChannel.com will stream French Open matches live, allowing web viewers to choose from up to four simultaneous matches — all for free. In addition to live matches, TTC will provide other on-demand video content, including daily highlights, archived matches and original content. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial,]A TTC spokesman told Tennis Week today that ESPN.com will also stream one French Open feed during its live window of coverage. ESPN2 will televise Roland Garros starting at noon Eastern time on Sunday, May 27.[/FONT]

    {there's more at the link, this seems like the important stuff}

    Wow. This means that EVERYONE will get to hear whatever Justin has to say during matches! ;)
     
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  2. Starlite

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    Seriously????

    Thanks a million for posting this Fee. This is really cool!:D
     
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    dude...this is beyond belief. its too good to be true (tears in eyes) sniff, thank you tennis channel...thank you
     
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    Merci beaucoup!
     
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  5. Fee

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    The article does not mention if this if for the US only, so be prepared for some type of blocking on Sunday if you live elsewhere on our big blue marble (but it would be very cool if it does end up being available everywhere, for everyone).
     
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    Great news!:-D
     
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  7. jmsx521

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    Not to be too picky about a free service, but I hope the clarity and quality are better than the YouTube one.
     
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    Yeah I'm wondering about that. How is the picture on TTC?
     
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    this is great, thank you FEE! :)

    i'm just hoping the quality is above average....

    the french open is only a couple days away!! :)
     
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    WOW, that is great news. I hope the quality is good. if the quality is as good as masters series.tv, i will not complain about it. but if it is like that online SOP cast, i will be very disappointed. Did they say anything about the quality ??
     
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  11. TENNIS_IS_FUN

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    Since its a live stream it will probably have live-streamish quality. I wouldn't be surprised if the quality if similar to Sop Cast, which isn't too bad.
     
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    wow....both TTC and ESPN will have feeds for live coverage...this is incredible:p . Maybe U.S is looking to expand the sports to the public, especially since it is more graceful on this surface. And quality wise, i think it shoudl be on par with masterseries tv. :p
     
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  13. 127mph

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    will it work for mac?
     
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  14. pham4313

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    uh oh....:p yeah..it works with a Mac
     
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    Is there any way to make the feed LARGER, so small...
     
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    oh well, its better than nothing eh?
     
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    AWESOME !!

    Thx for the info :)
     
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    The courts that will be covered are Courts N° 16, 14, 13 and our real number one coverage pick N° 7!!!
     
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    What? You mean NO CENTER COURT? hahaha
     
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  20. Kim

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    ...that was a joke right? :)
     
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  21. pham4313

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    why is this not updated or announced on the tennis channel website? any other site confirming Free webcast coverage?
     
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  23. jmsx521

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    Anyway they can start the matches right now... ahead of schedule, specially for me?
     
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    so they ll be showing other courts rather than center court or include center court also?:p
    I wouldnt want to miss Federer or Nadal if they play there
     
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  25. pound cat

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    TTC isn't showing this out of the goodness of its heart. I suspect they need more subscribers to keep going and this would be a way of letting the biggest tennis audience know how wonderful they are.

    Do they have any big advertisers like ESPN does? If not, they need some.
     
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  27. pham4313

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    quality is pretty good i think:p great job by TTC and MLB
     
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    SOP cast is absolutely terrible, you cannot see the ball at all. Whereas masterseries.tv you can see the ball most of the time:-(
     
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  29. tennissavy

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    When I watch the clips I only get baseball clips even though I am clicking on Sharapova or Federer! You too?
     
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  30. Fedexeon

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    I think Eurosports.com will also provide live streaming of French Open matches. Haven't confirm yet. Will check it out tomorrow. Sounds good huh?

    Dammit, the Tennis Channel streaming is only available for the Americans.
     
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  31. pham4313

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    yeah...they put it up there for testing purpose...i guess those MLB guys just put their baseball highlights for now. Tomorrow will be real deal though:p
     
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  32. tennissavy

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    Thanks Pham. I was wondering if there was something wrong on my end. Since there are four courts being streamed I assume they are Chatrier, Lenglen, court 1 and court 2. What do you think?
     
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  33. pham4313

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    i hope that's the case too. They really havent spelled out but it ll be less exciting to watch other courts rather than center courts:p
     
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  34. pham4313

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    set your clock and prepare for early morning tennis
     
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  35. tennissavy

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    Have fun watching the matches:)
     
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  36. aramis

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    Will it just be live streaming, or will they also have highlights of completed matches, ala TMS TV? I won't be awake to watch my match tomorrow.
     
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  37. pound cat

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    And this message for non-Europeans from Eurosport.

    Sorry,
    Access denied:
    Sorry but the Eurosport player Video offer is not available in your country.

    Turnabout is fair play! LOL
     
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  38. jmverdugo

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    ^^^ there is a link on the post videos thread that may help you with this ...

    here you go ...
     
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  39. goforgold99

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    Damn, the TTC Stream is only available from the US :(
     
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  40. Fedexeon

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    Asians get nothing. >"<
     
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  41. tennis_hand

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    Just to let you know the good news, guys:

    Tennis Channel is back on TVU.
     
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  42. Defcon

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    Is anyone watching the TTC stream? I'm having a hard time getting used to the audio. It seems like there is no audio for the match, so you don't hear the ball or the actual commentary. Instead, you hear comments from someone watching the match, and in the background you can hear other people talking about the other streams. Its pretty weird.
     
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  43. erswimmer02

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    Ya seriously, wtf is this lol. there is no audio from the court!!!! I cant deal with this..
     
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  44. boobik2371

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    did it die on anyone else
     
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  45. erswimmer02

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    yup it died here too
     
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  46. Baghdatis72

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    It's showing Safin right now.
     
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  47. boobik2371

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    good thing the women got rained out
     
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  48. tennissavy

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    No, Safina is playing. It's a much better match than the Safin blowout.
    Serena just got her way in stalling Pironkova from continuing her winning momentum.
     
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  49. Baghdatis72

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    Btw someone mentioned that the TTC streaming is only for the US but I logged in from the UK and it works like a charm :D

    Now we can watch play in 3 courts!!! :D

    Yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiha :p
     
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  50. tennissavy

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    Really, only 3 courts. Here in the US I am able to watch 4 courts.
     
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