Originally Posted by Midnight_Robber
So in other words, business as usual then?
If you're a fan of any other tennis players other than the WS, Sharapova, Henin, and Clijsters yes.
The only thing that made Miamis coverage better than IW last year was that they farmed out some of the night matches (that are usually taped delayed or even not aired because local hockey and basketball coverage on FSN/MSG+ takes precedent over tennis which is fine, but don't buy the coverage if you're going to fuck it up so badly
) and people got to see matches that they were denied at IW or even the year before at Miami. That's what was so dumb about Fox's coverage, they didn't allow TTC to air matches that they wouldn't.
There were so many complaints by tennis fans and more impactful sadly
the tennis MEDIA (mainly from the 2008 atrocity of a broadcast package
) that some change happened.
The coverage window today was SUPPOSED
to be from 1pmEST to 6pmEST, yet they went off the air at about 5pm.
They went to Poker.
They've done it before too. A couple of years ago they left matches to air a taped sports science show and even a marathon from 6 months earlier.
That's beyond nonsensical.
Those particular decisions aren't about viewers I don't think people are clamoring to see marathons and triathlons or sports science shows from months and months earlier.