French Open Coverage in US on NBC

hoodjem

G.O.A.T.
Today I noted that NBC was covering the French Open, and they advertised they it would be carried also tomorrow.

I then went to the TW website to confirm this on the TV Schedule page, but found nothing about this. Everything they had listed was for the Tennis Channel.

Is this a late decision by NBC that TW is not aware of?
 

Gary Duane

G.O.A.T.
Today I noted that NBC was covering the French Open, and they advertised they it would be carried also tomorrow.

I then went to the TW website to confirm this on the TV Schedule page, but found nothing about this. Everything they had listed was for the Tennis Channel.

Is this a late decision by NBC that TW is not aware of?
I don't think so. It was scheduled this way in advance. It's a split between TC and NBC.
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
Wait till next week when NBC introduces you to the NBC Sports network and delayed semis, go Penguins
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
Wait till next week when NBC introduces you to the NBC Sports network and delayed semis, go Penguins
That is so annoying when they do that. I really don't understand why they can't just let TC run coverage if they won't show it live because of the Today show...
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Today I noted that NBC was covering the French Open, and they advertised they it would be carried also tomorrow.

I then went to the TW website to confirm this on the TV Schedule page, but found nothing about this. Everything they had listed was for the Tennis Channel.

Is this a late decision by NBC that TW is not aware of?
It's on NBC at noon EDT.
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
That is so annoying when they do that. I really don't understand why they can't just let TC run coverage if they won't show it live because of the Today show...
Not everyone has TC whereas pretty much all have NBC.

Today I noted that NBC was covering the French Open, and they advertised they it would be carried also tomorrow.

I then went to the TW website to confirm this on the TV Schedule page, but found nothing about this. Everything they had listed was for the Tennis Channel.

Is this a late decision by NBC that TW is not aware of?
On the West coast it started at 9am on Sat and Noon on Sun. Not live for West coast?

https://www.si.com/tennis/2017/05/2...ros-2017-tv-schedule-watch-online-live-stream
 
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SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/french-open-tv-schedule-nbc-tennis-channel-nbcsn-not-espn/

2017 French Open TV schedule
Eastern time (West coast times may differ)


Sunday, May 28
05:00 AM 3:00 PM TC First Round
12:00 PM 3:00 PM NBC First Round

Monday, May 29
05:00 AM 3:00 PM TC First Round
12:00 PM* 3:00 PM* NBC First Round

Tuesday, May 30
05:00 AM 3:00 PM TC First Round
Wednesday, May 31
05:00 AM 3:00 PM TC Second Round
Thursday, June 1
05:00 AM 3:00 PM TC Second Round
Friday, June 2
05:00 AM 3:00 PM TC Third Round

Saturday, June 3
5:00 AM 12:00 PM TC Third Round
12:00 PM 3:00 PM NBC Third Round

Sunday, June 4
05:00 AM 12:00 PM TC Round of 16
12:00 PM 3:00 PM NBC Round of 16

Monday, June 5
05:00 AM 3:00 PM TC Round of 16
Tuesday, June 6
07:00 AM 1:00 PM TC Quarterfinals
Wednesday, June 7
07:00 AM 1:00 PM TC Quarterfinals

Thursday, June 8
06:00 AM 2:00 PM TC Women’s Semis
Mixed Doubles Final
11:00 AM* 2:00 PM* NBC Women’s Semis

Friday, June 9
06:00 AM 11:00 AM TC Men’s Semifinal
11:00 AM* 2:00 PM* NBC
NBCSN** Men’s Semifinal

Saturday, June 10
09:00 AM 1:00 PM NBC Women’s Final
Sunday, June 11
05:30 AM 9:00 AM TC Women’s Doubles Final
09:00 AM 2:00 PM NBC Men’s Final
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
What happened to ESPN coverage? I actually enjoy Pat McEnroe and Darren Cahill's analysis.
I don't think they have any coverage of the French Open, they were probably outbid by TC and NBC. Just as well, because I imagine that tennis isn't too high on their list of sports they want coverage of. They'd rather pay for NBA, MLB, and NFL rights, way before tennis.
 

ruerooo

Legend
That is so annoying when they do that. I really don't understand why they can't just let TC run coverage if they won't show it live because of the Today show...
Because of the BROADCAST RIGHTS.

If nobody has solved that conundrum yet – know that there is a documentary on TC right now that started at 12:30, while NBC has the American broadcast rights for RG till sometime later this afternoon.
 

ruerooo

Legend
Contact ESPN and complain. Maybe next year...............................................
ESPN's ratings & rankings and ad revenues are apparently going down the toilet (compared to what they used to be), so it's entirely possible that they either didn't want to or literally couldn't afford to pay what the tournaments were asking for the broadcast rights.
 

fundrazer

G.O.A.T.
ESPN's ratings & rankings and ad revenues are apparently going down the toilet (compared to what they used to be), so it's entirely possible that they either didn't want to or literally couldn't afford to pay what the tournaments were asking for the broadcast rights.
This is part of it, but also, ESPN never owned broadcast rights for this tournament. They purchased some airtime from NBC who holds the rights. At some point ESPN decided they weren't gonna cover any of RG + also greatly cutback on streaming other tournaments.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
This is part of it, but also, ESPN never owned broadcast rights for this tournament. They purchased some airtime from NBC who holds the rights. At some point ESPN decided they weren't gonna cover any of RG + also greatly cutback on streaming other tournaments.
Nope. Tennis Channel owns the rights and has been leasing to NBC and ESPN.:rolleyes:
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
Btw, did TC or NBC stream outside courts?
Tennis Channel has a service called Tennis Channel Everywhere which is around $80 per year (had it two years ago when you could get it for the month at $20). This gets you the extra court coverage and you don't need to have tennis channel. Beware though that at least the first men's semi-final (the big one with Nadal) will be on regular tennis channel and not on everywhere. If you have tennis channel you can watch it on the go if you've got your cable login I'm pretty sure (might be Tennis Channel Plus I believe.) Everywhere functions a lot like ESPN 3.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
I thought NBC owned tennis channel. but maybe I'm wrong.
No TC was recent sold to owner of Tennis.com. I forgot who is the owner of both companies. Chris Evert tripled her gains and selling it after purchasing of Tennis.com back 5+ years ago with Gregg Norman's money!
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
Thank goodness Sinclair bought TC. Advertise locally, 24/7 Tennis, no WTA......................................juss kidding
 

jaggy

Talk Tennis Guru
Always a chance that instead of showing the final we get a rerun of an Americans early rounds
 

DRII

G.O.A.T.
Sinclair is a disaster all around!

rightwing nuts, who obviously know nothing about tennis viewers and fans.
 

hoodjem

G.O.A.T.
I still find it odd that TW TV Schedule page only mentions coverage by The Tennis Channel.

(Maybe they have an exclusive contract or something.?)
 

hoodjem

G.O.A.T.
Geez, I wonder if the FO men's final is on NBC?

I checked the TV Coverage page here on TW, and it seems to only be a schedule of what's on The Tennis Channel--not tennis coverage broadcast in the US. Alas!
 
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