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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Jun 14th, 2003, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Any justified reason why Eurosport isn't covering the Wimbledon Tourney?

It's the only GS tourney that they seem to ignore. Being EUROsport, they should voluntarily cover it with or without permission.

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I am happy wimbledon on the bbc. what should we do without sue barker

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I am happy wimbledon on the bbc. what should we do without sue barker
I'm gonna sue and bark then at Eurosport.

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cos the BBC have the rights on it...
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Basically, the EU has a rule whereby countries can choose their five (I think) most important sporting events, which have to be available on 'free-to-air' TV channels. So the BBC has the rights to cover Wimbledon, so Eurosport doesn't. And thank heavens for that, terrestrial coverage of tennis is bad enough in this country, we wouldn't want to see Wimbledon disappear onto cable/satellite.
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why can't BBC share it with other sports channel? If Eurosport could broadcast the US Open, Oz Open, and RG Open, why not this Wimby.

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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old Jun 14th, 2003, 12:55 PM
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dsf had wimbledon rights but that's not an english channel of course

can't they buy the rights and and make that british eurosport gets excluded?

maybe it also to expensive!

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i agree with Willow completely

i have digital, but i wouldnt wanna see ALL tennis go to Eurosport/Sky Sports
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I think wimbledon costs more because it's seen at the tournament of tournaments by (non) tennis fans

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I wouldn't like it if the Wimbly coverage changed from BBC to Eurosport... BBC is so much fun to watch, the best coverage from all slams IMO

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I agree katrientje

I love all those useless babbles they have

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Indeed, even if it was raining they kept it entertaining.... or maybe that was due to the fact that I was supposed to be studying instead of watching? Everything gets interesting at that time, no?

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no they often show really old matches and docu's too
I love that

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i prefer the Eurosport commentators (Bailey and Reed have me ROTF) but Wimby on BBC also means no adverts

actually Bailey was doing Stella Artois for BBC yesterday....
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i prefer the Eurosport commentators (Bailey and Reed have me ROTF) but Wimby on BBC also means no adverts

actually Bailey was doing Stella Artois for BBC yesterday....
We have some Dutch commentators on Eurosport and they pretty much suck IMO...

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