Tennis Channel not playing the Finals live

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by b.termite, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. b.termite

    b.termite Rookie

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    If there's nobody else that has noticed.. tennis channel is choosing to play exhibition matches and fit to hit instead of the finals of the WTF. Live streaming sucks pretty bad, always super glitchy, bad picture quality etc. (And the best streams seem to be broadcasting in Romanian half the time). Is there another channel that will be playing the match live?
     
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  2. nikdom

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    Check out espn2 at 12.30 pm.
     
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  3. Sentinel

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    I have the finals coming live on two channels in India. ESPN and Ten Sports.
     
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  4. SeeingDusk

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    Does anyone know if EuroSport will be playing the finals live? They have been showing hockey, volleyball, and skiing lately.
     
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  5. not_federer

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    Tennis channel is a joke. They probably didn't buy the rights to broadcast live because it would cut into their "Bag Check" budget.
     
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  6. nikdom

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    They covered every round so far live and on repeat. Probably could not afford the finals. Doesn't make them a joke. If it weren't for them, most tennis fans in the US wouldn't be able to follow anything except the majors.

    Great username btw. Nothing says 'dumba$$' better!
     
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  7. corners

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    I've been having really good stream quality with TennisTV all week. 10 bucks a month is petty decent too, but I guess buying now means you pay 10 bucks for one match:(
     
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  8. spiderman123

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    I laughed so hard after reading this. Imagined the whole scene at Tennis Channel meeting :)

    "So do we buy the rights for one of the most important matches of the season that could set a record?"

    "Well we could... but then next month we can get only two more new players to do bag check. One if they have to tell what is on their iPod."

    "ahh... skip WTF Finals then. No brainer there."
     
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  9. slice bh compliment

    slice bh compliment G.O.A.T.

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    ^I'm still laughing about a Bag Check budget, haha. All hastily filmed on the lawn by the practice cts at Indian Wells, hahah.

    My kids love 'bag check'...they video eachother with the FLIP doing a bag check:
    two sticks, overgrips, Larabar wrapper, empty water bottle, baseball cards, old overgrip, towel, extra shoes, wristbands and hats I never actually wear, coach's notes on a post-it, picture of our dog when she was a puppy.

    One Minute Clinic is usually worth a chuckle, too, with the puddly court and the bad production value/lighting/editing. Sorry, everyone's a critic. I do like the Eliot Teltscher and Chris Lewis ones.
     
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