Tennis Channel !!!!

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Misiti99, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. Misiti99

    Misiti99 Guest

    I live on Long New York, USA...and wit all the rich people who live here....Cablevision does not offer Tennis Channel. Instead in New York City..(Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan)...they offer the channel on Time Warner Cable. How is this possible I am not entitled to Tennis Channel? Does anyone else have to experience this frustration? Also for the people that do get TTC....what do you think of the coverage? Do they show every round of every tournament....and what do they show late at nite? Old Matches? Because if it is as good as I heard...Im MOVING!
  2. Stormy1

    Stormy1 Guest

    I hear ya....

    I have Cablevision of Brooklyn and we have yet to get Tennis Channel as well. Seeing as how we just got HGTV and Food Network, I'm guessing we'll probably get Tennis Channel around the year 2345.
  3. gts072

    gts072 Semi-Pro

    Aug 5, 2004
    Jeez, thats a long time for you to get Food Network....
  4. jaap deboeck

    jaap deboeck Rookie

    Jul 1, 2004
    I feel your pain! No Tennis Channel, abandoned Hamlet Cup, lost MSG WTA tourney...Tennis is saying sayonara to that part of the country. Pretty sad commentary. Your LI newpsper sports section does not even bother to cover the pro tour for 49 weeks. The lip service about growing the game is empty rhetoric. Hard to be into a sport if you can't follow half the pro tournaments and rarely get to see a pro player in the top 100!
  5. andre'smom

    andre'smom New User

    Jan 17, 2005
    I was suppoused to get connected to the tennis channel this month, but when out of bussiness the day before!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you want to know how frustated I AM??????
    connected to direct tv, hoping they will carry it soon.
    RG is around the corner....
  6. West Coast Ace

    West Coast Ace G.O.A.T.

    Feb 11, 2005
    So Cal
    I share your pain but...

    One by one:

    As much as I don't like cable companies and the monopolies they hold, I can't feel too sorry for old Steve at The Tennis Channel. If he would look at the Bigger Picture, sell the channel to the cable companies and satellite companies at a lower price for a few years, he could build a following, prove the viewers are there, then go back and get a fair market value. He's trying to sell it like The Golf Channel. I'm sorry, but our sport is not nearly as popular as golf. The average tennis player doesn't buy as much expensive equipment as golfers or as often; doesn't pay as much to play - most of us play at free public courts; doesn't have the average income of golfers.

    The Hamlet Cup deserved to die. The week before the US Open, I don't want pros playing - I want them resting and getting ready.

    Time for a Paradigm Shift. Newspapers are so last century. There's this thing called the Internet. You must have heard about it since you posted here. It allows me to read the news all over the World - I know what's going on in Sydney, Tokyo, NYC, London, and Miami, in addition to Southern California (the LA Times is pathetic) - from my living room without ordering any messy papers.

    And no offense, but the US Open is played a little west of you in LI - my guess is you can get there in less than an hour by train. If you'd like to trade, we'll give you the Westwood and Carson stops for the men and women in the early summer if you'll give LA the US Open :)
  7. Pirc Defense

    Pirc Defense New User

    Nov 6, 2004
    I have the Tennis Channel. Couldn't be happier. This past week or so has been almost non-stop tennis: Monte Carlo, SEAT Godo, U.S. Clay Court, Fed cup, Fed cup classics, etc. Just in the past 2-3 weeks! Watched Martina Hingis and Martina Novotna play a Fed Cup classic match (and TIVO'd it!) just the other day. Though they tend to show content over and over, the content is generally good. I'm talking here about WTA and ATP "insider" stuff, fitness and instructional shows, etc.

    As much as I hate, hate, hate cable (and would prefer DirecTV), I have cable for the sole reason that it's the only way to get the Tennis Channel. Listen up DirecTV! I'd switch in a heartbeat if they would bring it into their line-up.
  8. scoot

    scoot Rookie

    Apr 19, 2005
    I'm so jealous of the people who have Tennis Channel. But then again, I'd never leave the house if I had it, so maybe its a good thing
  9. VamosRafa

    VamosRafa Hall of Fame

    May 3, 2004
    I wouldn't worry about that, at least right now. Because they replay stuff over and over again. So if you can't watch it one time, you can catch it later. It makes it very convenient actually, as you can watch it at a time that suits you, and if not, you can tape it.

    But TTC is great, IMO. If you like players other than the usual hyped American players, it's a great opp to see them, especially if they do well at tournaments.

    If ESPN had the rights to the clay Masters tournaments, you'd see two hours a day, and see the players they want you to see. Instead, you are getting the Skysports feed of 8 hours a day, and given that their only bias is Henman, and he can only be shown so much, you get great coverage of whatever is going on live during that time period.

    I hope TTC gets more widely distributed. Can't speak to why you are not, except to say write/call/fax/e-mail your cable company and complain, complain, complain. That's what I did.
  10. i also live in LI and hate the fact that i can't get TTC. If only DirecTV had it.... :(
  11. sandiegotennisboy

    sandiegotennisboy Banned

    Jun 14, 2004
    the tennis channel is so uber. commentators are always good. classics they show are okay.
  12. gts072

    gts072 Semi-Pro

    Aug 5, 2004
    When is that Comcast/Tennis Channel deal coming through??
  13. nomalt

    nomalt New User

    Feb 25, 2004
    yeah, supposedly in the SF Bay Area Comcast is going to start carrying the TTC. Right now I have DirecTV, and to be honest, it would be hard to switch. Maybe carry both Direct and Comcast? Or I could go to my in-laws all the time and catch it there....groan.
  14. fastdunn

    fastdunn Legend

    Feb 19, 2004
    Comcast supposedly signed a deal with TTC but there is no word on when they
    actually starts having it in their channel line ups. In worst case, Comcast can take
    2-3 years, some poeple say. I hope that's not the case with TTC deal.

    My area was originally under Time Warner but Comcast took over.
    I thought about moving to Adelphia's area because Adelphia was much
    cheaper (something like 60% of Comcast prices). Alas! Adelphia is just
    bought by Comcast....
  15. Jill

    Jill Rookie

    Apr 6, 2005
    The comcast deal is done. But each comcast city/market has to add it individually. The "deal" just allows each city to do that. It's launching in a few places starting next week - including Baltimore and Los Angeles. If you have Comcast, keep bugging your local office with calls and emails - it seems to work.
  16. farwellbooth

    farwellbooth New User

    Mar 23, 2005

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