Re: News confirmed: No tennis on Eurosport in 2013 outside the slams
What I've heard, Eurosport has national contracts. I guess it's obvious that the WTA won't be shown in many ES-countries after this year. There's even a chance that it won't be shown anywhere by Eurosport. But who is gonna show it then? I think the WTA is overpricing their product. Maybe some station will pick it up in France, and maybe some small station will pick it up in Spain. No one will buy it in Germany, I can't see anyone in the UK being too interested. In the Scandiavian countries there aren't really any good options either. C More has the ATP rights, why would they buy WTA if they can't show anything?
Eurosport was pretty much the best thing that the WTA had. In the long run this isn't good news for the women's game.
Eurosport has shown hundreds of hours of tennis for many years. I doubt they would show only three Grand Slams next year? That would sound very odd. Maybe they'll buy some smaller ATP tournaments and a few WTA tournaments.