Re: News confirmed: No tennis on Eurosport in 2013 outside the slams
Possible UK and Italian contracts? That really sounds like a business plan. Nothing in Scandinavia either. Germany is out of the question at this point.
Hard to see that the sport1 deal could be very lucrative. WTA tennis in the Netherlands isn't exactly the hottest brand. They won't get any big bucks in Scandinavia either. Hard to believe they could ever achieve something like 20 million.
Okay, they get a bit more money and virtually very limited coverage? Makes the brand so much intresting for the next contract? ATP is already killing them and this isn't helping.
It's very logical that Eurosport didn't want to pay 20 million. The product just isn't worth it.
Where is ATP killing what? What free TV coverage does the ATP get in Europe? Why are the Grand Slam rights for three majors in Europe sold to small Eurosport, when the ATP is such a hot seller? It will get worse, when Nadal and Federer retire. Djoker and Murray couldn´t draw **** for their US Open final. Tennis and baseball are the two most TV unfriendly sports in the world.
I am not a fan of the direction a lot of Maria threads have taken over the last 12 months.
The undertone is very disappointing, aggressive and the comments are sometimes rude to a player just trying to earn a living, playing her hardest and having a good amount of success given her god given, natural talents.
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