Re: News confirmed: No tennis on Eurosport in 2013 outside the slams
What baffles me the most is supposedly there is a deal already done for the UK. So why on earth has there been no press release, no confirmation who it is with, no nothing. The tour starts in 2 weeks, it's looking heavily likely right now that we're going into Brisbane with nobody showing it. Probably in their minds this is no big miss, because these events are on through the night, and get few viewers.
But really this is just not good for the tour. The majority of people will still think the tour is being shown on Eurosport and have no idea it isn't. And why wouldn't they, when there is no information out there saying otherwise. They have either way overestimated the popularity of the tour or have something big planned imminently.
Really though the only channel that would drum up interest this quickly for them would be Sky Sports, who would put out press releases on Sky Sports News etc, alerting people. Sky are very good at this. If as expected it ends up on BT Vision in a couple of weeks, it's hard to imagine many people will have any idea.