Is the Tennis Channel losing money?

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by tacou, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Harry_Wild

    Harry_Wild Hall of Fame

    Apr 5, 2007
    **************Highest ranking No. 63 (April 19, 1999)***************

    Closest he every came to a grand slam is 3rd round!
    Won 13 tournaments - Challenger level!

    Donald Young was ranked higher then Justin!
  2. Clarky21

    Clarky21 Banned

    Apr 9, 2011

    I've said this before and I agree with you. I cannot stand the silly and biased commentary that gets blabbed over every single match. I would gladly pay extra for the joy of watchng the matches without the neverending commentary.
  3. SLD76

    SLD76 G.O.A.T.

    Aug 31, 2009
    Minneapolis, North of the Wall
    I thought she seemed familiar! When she started moderating FT I was like "She seems familiar, where do I know her from....."

    Meanwhile, when Id watch TTC's court report Id be like "what happened to the pretty black lady?"

    ROFL. Color me silly for not putting it together sooner. Good for her, and now I am an even bigger fan.


    Apr 9, 2009
    TTC needs to also cover the big College and Junior Events. There is a market for this crowd, believe or not.
  5. nikdom

    nikdom Hall of Fame

    Mar 10, 2009
    Tennisville, USA
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    They show the official ATP feed which features Robbie Koening and Doug Goodall.. Two guys who know when to shut up and when to commentate.
  6. tacou

    tacou Legend

    Jun 30, 2007
    Great point. As others have said, TTC does not need to cater to other crowds. This is a tennis crowd. The fact that they don't broadcast any challengers, juniors or college tennis is weird as it would likely be much cheaper.

    In America college basketball is more popular than the NBA, and college football is probably the 3rd or 4th biggest sport here.
  7. tacou

    tacou Legend

    Jun 30, 2007
    Finally someone gets where I'm coming from....I'm not complaining about TTC, just confused.

    They aired about 50% of the Hopman Cup matches--but none of it live! While Hopman Cup was live? They were airing another tournament on delay. I get that they can't afford every tournament especially when 3 or more are going on at once, but last week it seemed like they were going out of there way to not broadcast live tennis other than Doha.
  8. Onehandedbackhand

    Onehandedbackhand Professional

    Dec 31, 2012
    Guys, there are a lot of people that rather prefer variety over just tennis. I happen to learn quite a bit from Billy Bob's home wrecker and Mayleen, although Danielle isn't very good, admittedly.
  9. rufus_smith

    rufus_smith Professional

    Apr 21, 2011
    I am a Tennis channel addict 24/7.

    My dream is to travel with the lovely Mayleen Ramey around the world to different Tennis resorts like on Destination Tennis! I don't care about the resorts I just like to see her dress up in different outfits.

    I already bought ten bottles of Fructis shampoo. I'm not sure why.

    I love the obscure tourneys they put on the tube. The more players I never heard of the better.

    Tennis channles Robbie Koenig cracks the best lines of any tennis commentator. For example "God was a boy..."

    Love it.
  10. gramdacious

    gramdacious Rookie

    Jul 20, 2009
    I wish TC actually aired a decent amount of live matches.
  11. LaneMyer

    LaneMyer Rookie

    Oct 14, 2012
    well I think we've about summed it up then. TC should broadcast every event live in order to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy by March of 2013. I've also learned that apparently I buy my TVs from alternate vendors as if I want to mute a particular commentary team I can just hit that weird little mute button and I didn't even have to pay extra for it. Crazy this modern technology.
  12. Moose Malloy

    Moose Malloy Legend

    Dec 27, 2005
    major props to TC for adding coverage of Chile today(to show Nadal)

    You almost never see other sports channels adding coverage of an event at the last minute like that(that's usually determined many months in advance, as has been stated showing live tv is a complicated affair)

    of course that probably won't stop the *****ing around here...

    2005(the year I got TC) was the first year I ever saw live coverage of non American Masters Series events (watching that entire Nadal-Coria final live was surreal, after 20 years of just seeing Rome edited or on tape delay. or just reading about it in the paper)
    And it was the first year I saw non American Davis Cup ties. that alone made it worth the extra cash to me. And it would still be worth it today if that's all they had(but they now have so much more)

    Frankly I don't believe anyone complaining about TC could have been following tennis that long. The prescence of tennis on tv prior to TC was extremely limited.
  13. tacou

    tacou Legend

    Jun 30, 2007
    I got TTC in 2005 as well, ordered it in the 5th set of Nadal vs Coria at Rome or Monte Carlo.

    I'm stoked they added Vina del Mar as well and it is a fairly unprecedented move. I can't clarify any more than I am not trying to complain about TTC. As a die hard tennis fan, I am just wishing the channel would grow instead of plateau and slightly diminish.

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