Hi Gang- brace yourself for this. It's true- STAR SPORTS has
blanket coverage and exclusive rights for TV coverage of
the 2005 Aussie Open in all of Asia except Japan!
We'll all be seeing the lead up shows [the Official AO films]
prior to start date in Melbourne. This will be a great time
for everyone to catch up on the years of 1997-2004, especially
the HINGIS years.
We in Singapore and everyone else will suffer w/ English
tv commentary by VJ and Co. Lucky people in Taiwan, and
China will get Chinese TV commentary.
*Good news for Singapore. We will be getting delayed coverage
of all the matches from the HK exhibition; but ( duh!!) during
the first week of the Australian Open on Channel 22 singles/dubs.
Be sure to look out for the Maria/Venus match live from
Chiang Mai on January 2 on STAR SPORTS.
Also daily delayed match coverage of the HOPMAN Cup 2005.
TELESCOPE the monthly starhub cable magazine, has a nice
mini profiles on JHH, Serena and Maria; so hopefully this
means that they'll be featured as the main stories for the
AO 2005 STAR SPORTS tv coverage.