In Poland Swedish people are responsible for negotiations with Polish broadcasters. Nobody from them answered the questions on which channel there will be WTA tennis.
"Negotiations with Swedish are very difficult as they are exceptionally predacious brokers. They use the "national" argument and Radwanska names but they are absoulely unrealistic. I don't think anyone would buy the rights for the price they offered. - says Piotr Pykel, deputy of sports in Polsat (channel which broadcasts Wimbledon in Poland).
"We are not interested at all" - we heard from Joanna Parasiewicz from N platform.
"Soccer and martial arts are our priority, we are not interested in tennis" - says Kacper Sosnowski from Orange Sport.
Unofficially, Canal+ was interested in the investment but the price scared them. "We steadily analyze the market offer. The WTA tournaments are not on the list of our priorities at the moment. Of course we appreciate the successes of Radwanska sisters but so far we won't to focus on other sport events - says Tomasz Smokowski from Canal+.
Wlodzimierz Szaranowicz: sport departament deputy of TVP (Polish Public Broadcaster): Those rights are the object of our interest but the situation is not clear yet. We do market research, especially the price of broadcast, we are not paneuropean channel like Eurosport. To make the offer attractive, we must have the guarantee that we will get many matches of Radwanskas but also other tennis players of Polish origin - like Wozniacki or Kerber.
Reportedly, the negotiations are supposed to be difficult not only because of high price but also that WTA expect that her partner will show the tennis non stop, several dozen hours per week live. And this is unrealistic even in TVP Sport and Polsat Sport who have many more obligations.
"The best solution would be if some of digital platforms decided to create the tennis channel but those are additional costs and it's difficult to believe that someone will decide for it. If the sale of broadcast rights will still be so sluggish maybe WTA will change the strategy, as the sponsors of the tournament won't be too happy about that" - says anonymous expert.
"We heard about all the mess but it's not time to irritate. Most important Grand Slam matches will be broadcast in Polish channels. We hope the rest will be broadcast as well, it is a matter of time" - says Radwanska's coach Wiktorowski.