Free to air TV coverage

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by diggler, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. diggler

    diggler Professional

    Sep 26, 2005
    What does everyone get around the world? Here in Australia we get to see the Australian circuit, all Wimbledon, from the semis of the US, none of the French and all the Masters Cup. To see anything else costs $50 Australian ($40 US) per month

    Is this more or less than other countries?
  2. ninman

    ninman Hall of Fame

    Jul 8, 2007
    In Britain if you have a Sky subscription then you get every major tennis event, so all MS and GS, and some smaller ones. We get Aussie and US on Sky Sports, French on Eurosport and Wimbledon on BBC, everything else is on Sky Sports.
  3. Fedexeon

    Fedexeon Hall of Fame

    Mar 28, 2006
    In Malaysia, you just have to pay RM50 (RM3.5 = 1USD) per month, you get Eurosports, ESPN and Starsports and a local sports channel.

    Starsports cover all the Masters Series, Aussie Open and Wimbledon. Eurosports will cover most of the WTA Tier-1 tournaments and some Tier 2 as well.
    The local sports channel cover French Open and US Open.
    We get almost everything.
  4. gjoc

    gjoc Semi-Pro

    May 3, 2007
    Arlington, VA
    In the U.S., we pretty much get coverage of at least one tournament (ATP and/or WTA) most weeks of the year, from Wednesday through Sunday.

    The four majors and the ATP Masters Series are usually each covered right from day one, usually with 12 hours or more per day.

    That’s with cable or satellite, though, not just free over the air, but nothing special beyond regular cable or satellite (not ppv or anything).

    There’s next to nothing available just free over the air.
  5. protourOS

    protourOS New User

    Jul 24, 2007
    French is also on BBC interactive (free) and i think most of the US open is on British Eurosport (free to Sky subscribers)
  6. daddy

    daddy Legend

    Aug 13, 2007
    Moon Balls
    In Serbia we have a SBB chanel which does complete masters ATP and master finals. French open and Wimbledon are on national tv, Aussi and USO are on Eurosport so we get to see all the tours. Plus when serbs play in latter stages of smaller tournaments some of our cable tv's buys the right to air it. Womens tennis is pretty much the same for slams and WTA tour is closely followed by eurosport and local cable chanel.

    To make it short, we have everything, no problems with that department. :) At least I can say this for one department of my life !!
  7. pound cat

    pound cat G.O.A.T.

    Feb 22, 2004
    For 50 Australian dollars per month in Canada we get Basic cable + which gives us all slams (all day and night) European masters, RogersCup WTA/ATP full coverage day and night, USO Series semis and finals men's and women's, some Canadian tennis and other things that some US channels might be covering. (but not The Tennis channel). and a French sports network that always covers matches with French players which might not be shown on the English network.

    We get a lot of tennis. And must make a lot of fans of other sports very angry. LOL
  8. mrcalon

    mrcalon Rookie

    Sep 30, 2004
    What are these channels you speak of? I don't get these.

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