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Australians Who Hate Channel 7 - Please Enter My Bitching Thread

i can't stand this station in general and i only ever watch it for the rugby, but i also have found their coverage of these games ordinary and especially their coverage of tennis absolutely disgraceful. i don't watch it 24/7 but have they shown anymore than one point from each australian's matches?

i see no evidence on their website that they are going to show molik play sugiyama for a chance to enter the medal rounds. i mean i know indoor volleyball is a huge sport in australia, but surely they could give tennis ago for the few who are interested in it

they hold the rights to the australian open and they are doing absolutely nothing to promote tennis - in fact they have kerryn pratt, who is a former tennis player and current GS commentator, doing the softball!!

i know they will come up with some lame excuse but the reality is that they were simply too stupid and cheap to put commentators in their and we therefore get stuck watching the dressage in the equestrain instead of one of the most popular sports in terms of participation, attendence and tv audience.

am i the only one who feels this way. it is really pissing me off.

and what were they thinking putting tony squires in an anchor role - he looks so fake when he tries to be serious and keeps cracking jokes over the delay in transmission and nobody ever understands him.
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Yeah, they also did a crappy job when they had AFL rights.

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i think you can safely say that channel 7 will do a crappy job with whatever project they take on. the fact that david koch is their biggest personality is a sad indictment on this station. i'm surprised he isn't hosting the whole games.

they stuffed the rugby world cup as well - that rugby clubhouse thing they did was ridiculous and was despite the popularity of the event itself was outrated by all 4 networks who weren't even showing big shows
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i can't stand this station in general and i only ever watch it for the rugby, but i also have found their coverage of these games ordinary and especially their coverage of tennis absolutely disgraceful. i don't watch it 24/7 but have they shown anymore than one point from each australian's matches?

i see no evidence on their website that they are going to show molik play sugiyama for a chance to enter the medal rounds. i mean i know indoor volleyball is a huge sport in australia, but surely they could give tennis ago for the few who are interested in it

they hold the rights to the australian open and they are doing absolutely nothing to promote tennis - in fact they have kerryn pratt, who is a former tennis player and current GS commentator, doing the softball!!

i know they will come up with some lame excuse but the reality is that they were simply too stupid and cheap to put commentators in their and we therefore get stuck watching the dressage in the equestrain instead of one of the most popular sports in terms of participation, attendence and tv audience.

am i the only one who feels this way. it is really pissing me off.

and what were they thinking putting tony squires in an anchor role - he looks so fake when he tries to be serious and keeps cracking jokes over the delay in transmission and nobody ever understands him.
totally agree
i especially hate it when they show some random sport when aussies arent even involved

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Yeah Ive been disappointed with their Olympic Tennis coverage or lack of.
The best part of their coverage is Roy & HG's "The Dream"
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Me too! I'm like...Where on earth is Tennis! D-uh! It's a major sporting event and to think that we host the Oz Open without airing any Oly tennis matches...It's simply ridiculous..

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oh yeah...they show every little swimming heat with an aussie involved, but they showed about five seconds of Alicia's first round match

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Shall we just smash our television sets? It's horrifying! Where's tennis....Even swimming and other sporting events, we got to see glimpses of our beloved aussie mates....*Sniff SNIff*
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Channel 7, read my signature!
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i can't even find an email address to send a complaint to. i'm sure they don't give one because they know their mail server would be bombarded and would probably crash.
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Who cares, I actually enjoying watch the Olympics coverage with Channel 7


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I am a bit pissed off about the lack of tennis coverage..but why doesnt sbsb get to cover it?? It would rate better than the volleyball and badminton etc!!

I just think tennis has been treated terribly...i understand the swimming and all those events get priority but coverage fo tennis is virtually non existent...
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YES YES YES!!!

Channel 7 should leave sports to Nine and Ten.

The only good things about Channel 7 are Tony Squires and Roy & HG!

Bruce "Special" MacAvaney - someone, please... get him off!!!

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they hold the rights to the australian open and they are doing absolutely nothing to promote tennis - in fact they have kerryn pratt, who is a former tennis player and current GS commentator, doing the softball!!

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lol kerryn's a bit of an allrounder, she was doing badminton on sbs this afternoon!

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i understand that we only see some sports once every four yrs at the olympics, and that these sports should take priority over tennis which we see 4 slams a yr plus davis and hopman cups and a bit of the aussie summer circuit, but the tennis coverage is almost non existant! ive seen two points so far- alicias matchpoint against dementieva and todd and waynes first rd match point if alicia gets into a medal match they better bloody show it

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