Miami Masters TV Schedule and Complaint thread (US info only)

Fee

Legend
http://www.sonyericssonopen.com/media/tv_s.html for the info on the official site, which only has the US info (shameful).

www.timeanddate.com to convert to your timezone in case you are looking for a livestream.

The Tennis Channel
http://www.thetennischannel.com/schedule/index.aspx

Saturday, March 24
10:56 a.m.-11:00 p.m. ET live

Sunday, March 25
10:56 a.m.-9:00 p.m. ET live

Monday, March 26
10:56 a.m.-9:00 p.m. ET live

ESPN2
http://sports.espn.go.com/espntv/esp...=MastersSeries
http://sports.espn.go.com/espntv/espnGuide

Tuesday, March 27
1:00-5:00 p.m. ET live

Wednesday, March 28
12:30-4:30 a.m. ET
1:00-5:00 p.m. ET live (QF)
7:00-9:00 p.m. ET live (QF)

Thursday, March 29
12:30-2:30 a.m. ET (QF)
1:00-5:00 p.m. ET live (QF)
7:00-11:00 p.m. ET live (men's QF; women's SF)

Friday, March 30
3:00-5:00 p.m. ET live (SF)
7:00-9:00 p.m. ET live (SF)

CBS
http://www.sportsline.com/cbssports/...es/page/tennis

Saturday, March 31
12:00-2:00 p.m. ET live (women's final)

Sunday, April 1
12:00-3:00 p.m. ET live (men's final) BEST OF FIVE SETS
 
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Fee

Legend
Yes, the main draw will be done Monday at about 2:30 pm Eastern time. It should be up on the official site 1 - 2 hours later (you can never tell, each tournament is different).
 

Volly master

Semi-Pro
ya, into the 2nd week we start wheee..

i remember them starting their coverage on the first saturday last year with federer's first match.

ESPN has to lame now.
 

jmsx521

Hall of Fame
The way it is going, maybe in 10 years they'll be showing only the semis and the final. And then in 20 years, there will be no more tennis on TV.
 

tennissavy

Hall of Fame
Since this is a complaint thread here is my beef with the tennis channel- no WTA matches. Miami is already starting off like Indian Wells, last week, with more women's matches going to a third set than the atp. However, none of the matches are being shown. There aren't even any livestreams available for the ladies. We missed some great wta matches last week and the same will happen this week. The amazing thing is that the wta generates higher tv ratings than the atp and yet fewer wta matches are shown-unbelievable.:confused:
 

MasturB

Legend
The way it is going, maybe in 10 years they'll be showing only the semis and the final. And then in 20 years, there will be no more tennis on TV.

Cable TV*

Everything will have to come through the packages like Tennis Channel or something.
 

Topaz

Legend
Since this is a complaint thread here is my beef with the tennis channel- no WTA matches. Miami is already starting off like Indian Wells, last week, with more women's matches going to a third set than the atp. However, none of the matches are being shown. There aren't even any livestreams available for the ladies. We missed some great wta matches last week and the same will happen this week. The amazing thing is that the wta generates higher tv ratings than the atp and yet fewer wta matches are shown-unbelievable.:confused:

TTC started showing women's matches last night on delay, so you'll have to find something else to fight with people about now, ok?
 
Since this is a complaint thread here is my beef with the tennis channel- no WTA matches. We missed some great wta matches last week and the same will happen this week.

The amazing thing is that the wta generates higher tv ratings than the atp and yet fewer wta matches are shown-unbelievable.:confused:

it is totally absurd that the tennis channel is showing tommy robredo vs. kevin kim now on an outside court instead of venus williams versus maria sharapova in the stadium???

i'm not sure what beef is going on between the tennis channel and the wta but they need to resolve it quickly because their are a lot of subscribers to the tennis channel who are going to cancel their subscriptions.

here is their email address and phone number if you want to lodge a complaint:

general@thetennischannel.com

310-314-9400​
 
it is totally absurd that the tennis channel is showing tommy robredo vs. kevin kim now on an outside court instead of venus williams versus maria sharapova in the stadium???

i'm not sure what beef is going on between the tennis channel and the wta but they need to resolve it quickly because their are a lot of subscribers to the tennis channel who are going to cancel their subscriptions.

here is their email address and phone number if you want to lodge a complaint:

general@thetennischannel.com

310-314-9400​

I sent an email to complain.

Tonight, Henin was shown in a blowout rather than competitive three set matches. I think most people would have preferred to watch the three set Na Li vs. Clijsters match.
 

barry

Hall of Fame
With ESPN taking over coverage today, all we will see is Roddick and Serena matches with yesterday's street ball scores ticker taped across the bottom of the screen.

I think the Tennis Channel should be allowed to continue coverage, they were doing a better job and we see a much beter variety of play. ESPN should cover the American matches, and let the tennis channel cover everything else. Let the consumer decide.
 

Fedexeon

Hall of Fame
I think they will broadcast the Federer and Nadal matches.

According to the TTC website, TTC will show Henin vs Zvarenova match LIVE... That tells us that ESPN will not show that match.
 
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LeftyServe

Semi-Pro
I sent an email to complain.

Tonight, Henin was shown in a blowout rather than competitive three set matches. I think most people would have preferred to watch the three set Na Li vs. Clijsters match.

The problem is one of prohibitive cost. TTC pays a lot for the Sky Sports ATP Masters Feed, basically televising the entire order of play of mens matches on the show courts. That was their commitment this year, and now they've taken the extra, unscheduled step to get the WTA feed to round out their evening coverage. That's a big financial commitment as well. I'm sure they're paying a lot to get that WTA feed; but it's not necessarily their choice as to what matches they're getting. TTC doing their own telecasts at this point is just not financially feasible. Personally, I think they're doing an incredible job getting a lot of live tennis on TV, and not just the same Fed-Roddick-Sharapova stuff.
 

LeftyServe

Semi-Pro
The way it is going, maybe in 10 years they'll be showing only the semis and the final. And then in 20 years, there will be no more tennis on TV.

Whoa....maybe you don't remember 20 years ago. When I was a kid, the semis and the finals were pretty much all you got to see. In fact, although there's plenty of room to criticize the ESPN coverage, the fact is that they show far more tennis now than they ever used to.

But, actually, I think within a very short time (maybe only 5 years), as internet broadcast technology develops, an almost unlimited amount of broadcast tennis will become available through per pay-per-view and other specialty feeds. For example, during last year's Wimbledon, you could subscribe to a live feed of every match played, even a first-round court 17 battle between Kohlschreiber and Almagro. So I wouldn't worry too much about the future availability of broadcast tennis.
 
i'm wondering how the nadal-del potro match has even started yet. it's 8:27 Pacific and the winner plays in the 1/4 tomorrow. the live scores don't indicate that it's even started. hmmm. i wonder if espn2 will show this one.
 

edmondsm

Legend
How come the Nascar show ate up 15 minutes of what was supposed to be tennis coverage? I don't want to split hairs but I just don't get it.
 

jmsx521

Hall of Fame
Somewhere I read, men's match (Nadal vs. Djokovic), not before 9pm. I set my recorder for 9pm.... and what do I find recorded -- soccer! :x
 
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