Tennis Channel pulled programming from Cablevision!!!

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  1. GOAT BAAH!!!

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    What the hell...!!!

    Why weren't we notified of this?!!!??!!!?!!?

    at the stroke of midnight my channel was gone....

    They did not renew the agreement...

    a disgrace, an scandal, a outrage...as TT says...
    :evil: :mad::cry:
     
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  2. FedExpress 333

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    I am sorry.

    BUT I GOT TIME WARNER CABLE SUCKER!!!!

    jk,jk. Call them up, now.
     
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  3. BreakPoint

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    Hey, at least you got to see the entire Djoker-Davydenko match before they pulled the plug. :)
     
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  4. MichaelNadal

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    That really sucks man, I'd be pissed.
     
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  5. SLD76

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    that is truly ridiculous.

    If I were you Id ask for some of my money back.

    Time to get direct tv my friend.
     
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  6. DRII

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    Yes sir, i would get DTV if at all possible. I blame Cablevison more so than TC...

    But if they hear enough of an outcry, cablevison will put TC back on, and on the same tier as the golf channel...
     
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  7. dirtballer

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    I know that TTC sued Comcast becasue they were placed on a sports tier instead of the regular channels. Maybe they also had some type of feud with Cablevision.
     
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  8. SLD76

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    we have comcast in my neck of the woods and its the same story. TTC suing comcast for putting it on a higher tier of cable. you have to purchase some sort of sport package to get it when you can get the worthless golf channel with basic cable.
     
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  9. Bartelby

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    Our Ford has decreed what you will watch and what you will like.
     
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  10. Winner_DownTheLine

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    What do you guys think about Direct TV? Is it good?
     
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    Ah, the beauty of this Brave New World! :)
     
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  12. dirkpitt38

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    I switched in July and like it better than Comcast. I like the 6 channel option that they have for the US Open. Only draw back is I live in Florida and when we have a storm it sometimes drops the signal. Like the price too. I was paying way to much for Comcast.
     
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  14. topsltennis

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    Same thing happened to me. I'm with Mediacom, poof, gone, as of yesterday, no warning.
     
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  15. West Coast Ace

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    No, it's not good. It's Awesome. The Mix, selecting from 5 matches to watch - with announcers who aren't the ESPN ones - is great.

    OP, too bad.
     
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  16. Devilito

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    people still have cable and dish and stuff? That' what the internet is for. Cancel it and never look back
     
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  17. achokshi99

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    Yeah this sux so bad. I just wish there was a way the internet could dissintermediate the cable and sat cos, this is assinine. We have the same pipes going to the home yet we pay some middleman to let us pick what we can watch despite wanting to pay for the damn thing. we just need all of these content providers to have their own ip address that a tv can access over the internet.
     
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  18. BreakPoint

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    Watching TV on the Internet sucks. Besides, most of the good and live stuff is not available. Could you see the Wimbledon final in the U.S. live on the Internet? Nope. And who wants to watch a fuzzy picture that jitters and freezes and skips and the audio doesn't sync with the video?
     
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  19. Sid_Vicious

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    Maybe if you have a very powerful computer with a 24 inch plus display. Watching tennis on my 13 inch laptop sucks.
     
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  20. BreakPoint

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    Plus a very high speed internet connection that probably costs as much as cable or satellite TV per month.
     
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  21. dirkpitt38

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    You nailed it. I wished I would have switched when Direct got the Tennis Channel.
     
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  22. marc45

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    god, i just found out my tc is gone too!....fortunate to have it almost from day one, first with time-warner, then armstrong...now what, dish or direct?...damnit.
     
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  23. dirtballer

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    I think TTC needs to get a powerful partner like the Golf Channel has. Isn't Golf Channel owned by NBC? If they had a powerful partner, cable companies would show them more respect.
     
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  24. Cup8489

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    same here. Mediacom, all of a sudden gone. I'm just glad we stopped paying for the sports pack months ago.. I can just watch what I wanna see on Espn on my xbox.

    Mediacom, in general sucks ass, though.
     
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  25. dirtballer

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    According to a link on another post, TTC pulled the channel off the systems because they wouldn't offer the channel on basic cable.
     
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  26. Fifth Set

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    Is this a serious question?!

    DirecTV is the only way to go if you like sports. Available content, including HD, is absolutely superior.

    Criticism of DirecTV only comes from those who aren't doing it right. Do not expect to subscribe to every pro sports program and get a tiny bill. Supervise your installer pretty closely so that the dish is in a good spot (e.g., hidden away from front of street, with clear view of southern sky) and, if you live in a windy area, braced extremely well.

    That said, I think Tennis Channel has been pretty aggressive in contract negotiations. So, I'm not sure that any provider will be immune from problems with them.
     
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  27. 813wilson

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    And....

    I'm out with my wife today and she reads "Verizon FIOS is no longer broadcasting the Tennis Channel...."

    What is going on?

    I just returned home, turned on FIOS to watch recorded play from today and went to TC. Verified - no signal.
     
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  28. marc45

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    i'm debating cancelling my pack but will give it maybe a month to see if they work out a deal, then on to satellite
     
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  29. Winner_DownTheLine

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    we have time warner and TC is still on
     
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  30. marco forehand

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    Tennis Channel is playing hard ball with some of the cable companies. They have been asking the cable companies to pay more for TTC, negotiations have been going on for a while, they are unsatisfied with the progress and decided they need YOU to be pissed off at the cable companies.
    I am not sure who's side to take here. I generally am inclined to be on the side of the little guy (TTC in this fight) but taking the US Open away from me so I'll ***** to Verizon doesn't endear me to the Tennis Channel.
    And the worst part is , I don't seem to be able to live stream video from the US Open site !
     
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  32. West Coast Ace

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    They're also trying to tell providers how to package it - that's where they're going over the line. I thought once they got rid of the original CEO Bellamy, they would be ok. But looks like Delusions of Grandeur have set in with the current team too.

    Repeat after me: DirecTV. (it even rhymes!)
     
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  33. ttbrowne

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    IF Tennis Channel is going to make it, it needs to be a tier 1 channel (offered on basic cable). It cannot make it being offered as a tier 3 (consumers paying extra and the cable companies keeping the money). If you want the TC then be on the side of TC cause otherwise when TC goes away, that's it. You'll see tennis only on ESPN and CBS. And we all know what that will be like...no tennis at all.
     
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  34. Thepowerofchoice

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    I'm wondering if I can cancel Verizon eventhough I'm in 2 years contract since they pulled a stun like this?
     
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  35. Winner_DownTheLine

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    How can TTC get on Tier 1? do they need to pay extra for it?
     
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  36. DRII

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    I thought TC just had an issue with cablevision. So it with many cable providers. Not all of us can get Dtv, especially if your apartment complex doesn't allow it. This is not good, so far my cable still has TC...
     
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  37. pc1

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    Verizon Fios pulled Tennischannel also. :(
     
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  38. West Coast Ace

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    I would be shocked if there weren't some part of the contract stating no guarantee that all the channels that are part of the package when you sign will be there for the duration of the contract. If you don't mind a hit on your credit rating, cancel. Or at least call Verizon and ask for some price reduction - or for them to give you some package as compensation. Worth a shot - but don't get your hopes up. Good luck.
     
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  39. gplracer

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    ESPN 3 is great. I built a computer that looks like a dvd player and it is in the rack. It sends HD sports to the plasma tv.
     
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  40. tangerine

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    I have Cablevision too and was pissed to see they dumped TC. :evil:

    And my back-up cable plan, Verizon Fios, has also dumped TC.

    I'm unable to get Direct TV where I live, so I'm out of luck getting any TC at all. :sad:
     
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  41. EKnee08

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    I am a cable vision subscriber and we were notified of the possibility before the Open began. In fact, I started a whole thread on the issue in the Odds & Ends section.
    In the thread there are links to articles in the NYT regarding this issue.

    It just plain sucks.
     
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  42. rh310

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    FiOS customer here.

    So, do we call TC and yell, the cable companies and yell, or both and yell?
     
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  43. Ronaldo

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    AT&T U-Verse still has TTC, and in HD.
     
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  44. BreakPoint

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    What's the lowest and cheapest package you have to subscribe to to get TTC on U-Verse? Do you have to pay extra for a sports package to get TTC like with Comcast?
     
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  45. Ronaldo

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    Need to pay extra for the sports package.
     
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  46. BreakPoint

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    Thanks. Do you know how much the U-Verse sports package is? On Comcast, they've raised the price for the sports package twice in the past two years to $8.00. :(
     
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  47. Ronaldo

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    You must subscribe to the highest tier to get TTC. Shirley, TTC is not long on U-verse. Best deal is with Direct TV.
     
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  48. SLD76

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    Wow, seems like a TC halocaust.

    Yeah, write and ***** at your cable provider to make TC a tier one channel.

    If you cant get directv...I am so sorry.
    Thankfully, at my house we made the switch in May and I am so glad.
     
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  49. Doublebounce

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    I have optimum triple play.... I can't switch to direct tv!
     
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    Fios customer here also. We are getting down to the later tournaments so i think CBS and ESPN should cover the matches and if not then stream espn3 thru xbox. They are still in negotiations with ttc but what im worried about is the master series. Nobody televises them except TTC i think.
     
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