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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.

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Are you sure? Most of the livestreams' origin was Eurosport.
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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.
Thanks for a very interesting post, PainfulTruth. As the start of the season gets closer, doubtless this situation is being repeated in many countries. Did the WTA think there was going to be a bidding war for TV rights? It stands to reason that any half-interested broadcaster would leave the WTA hanging, with the intent of getting rights for a lower price and/or less conditions attached.
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WTA is doing so wrong with TV broadcasting in Europe.... They will lose a number of fans and popularity

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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.
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"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.
So they are just being cheap. Bye.

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Because WTA tennis is boring as shit nowdays.

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So no WTA at all in Poland & Germany. That makes over 120 million people in the core market without WTA on TV. Great job, WTA.
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Awwwwee.

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So no WTA at all in Poland & Germany. That makes over 120 million people in the core market without WTA on TV. Great job, WTA.
Its not WTA's fault if not even 1 million of the 120 are interested.

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I wonder if they start cosindering crawling back to Eurosport already. Eurosport is in a tough spot as well, they have no idea how to fill all that weekday programming that's missing now....last I heard was that they`re even thinking about showing ITF tournaments now!
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Its not WTA's fault if not even 1 million of the 120 are interested.
It's the WTA's fault for no realizing that. Eurosport was their best option as it at least kept the sport visible on TV across Europe. The WTA somehow convinced themselves that they could get so much more money from others without realizing how little people in some markets care.

Instead of little money they have nothing now + they'll in danger of alienating their current fan base... all in all a genius move.
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It's the WTA's fault for no realizing that. Eurosport was their best option as it at least kept the sport visible on TV across Europe. The WTA somehow convinced themselves that they could get so much more money from others without realizing how little people in some markets care.

Instead of little money they have nothing now + they'll in danger of alienating their current fan base... all in all a genius move.
Finally WTA realized to not give away their product for free. Best move they had since years.

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