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Why would ESPN give the rights to RG to TTC?

I mean TTC isn't even available everywhere.

So basically only 50% or so of tennis fans will be able to watch Roland Garros.

I don't get Versus either.

No YEC or RG for me.
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Re: Why would ESPN give the rights to RG to TTC?

they didn't give the rights away, they sold them.

espn obviously doesn't give a flying fuck about tennis.

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Re: Why would ESPN give the rights to RG to TTC?

Yeah, expect less and less tennis on ESPN in the coming years. It sucks for people who don't have VS. or TTC

Really, don't even look at me...
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Re: Why would ESPN give the rights to RG to TTC?

I just found out about the Yec not being shown. It sucks terribly. The ratings will sink to an all time low for the Yec championships. Lets hope fans who get to see the matches upload them. Anyone know if Nbc will still be showing the Qtrs and Final on the weekends?
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I just found out about the Yec not being shown. It sucks terribly. The ratings will sink to an all time low for the Yec championships. Lets hope fans who get to see the matches upload them. Anyone know if Nbc will still be showing the Qtrs and Final on the weekends?
I don't think NBC has sold the rights to TTC as well

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they didn't give the rights away, they sold them.

espn obviously doesn't give a flying fuck about tennis.
Actually, ESPN didn't want to renew their deal with the Federation Francaise de Tenis, so TTC stepped in. If ESPN was making money with their Roland Garros coverage, they would have kept it; it is a business, after all.

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Re: Why would ESPN give the rights to RG to TTC?

RG is in the time period for reruns of the "World Series of Poker".

ESPN exec's couldn't stand the thought of another one of Mary Carillo's maudlin ode to tennis on dirt.

A maneuver by ESPN to reduce what they have to pay for the AO and Wimbledon.
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they didn't give the rights away, they sold them.
I know.
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TTC better make themselves more available by Roland Garros.
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so no more RG for me.
almost 90% of the tennis that i watch is on youtube anyway
no wta tour for me and only challengers and small atp tournaments and grand slams,
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TTC better make themselves more available by Roland Garros.
They signed a deal with Comcast in 2005, but Comcast hasn't made it available in all markets yet. For instance, the San Jose/San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area is the fifth-largest media market in the country, and we don't have TTC yet. How stupid is that?

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This isn't just tennis.
A big horse racing event (Breeders Cup) went from NBC to ESPN, and lost half its audience from last year.

This is happening more and more.
But it means the sport involved is becoming smaller and smaller.

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If Serena and Venus were playing more and winning more, I doubt this would have happened.
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so no more RG for me.
almost 90% of the tennis that i watch is on youtube anyway
no wta tour for me and only challengers and small atp tournaments and grand slams,
Now that YouTube is officially part of Corporate America, you can forget about that pretty soon. They've already started deleting copyrighted material.

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Re: Why would ESPN give the rights to RG to TTC?

i hate them....luckily i do have versus though

Annnnd I'm back, probably for at least a minute.
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