Anyone else besides me have the Tennis Channel and think it SUCKS!?!?! - TennisForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2003, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: USofA
Posts: 694
                     
Anyone else besides me have the Tennis Channel and think it SUCKS!?!?!

This channel is for the birds... I am so angry that I even got my hopes up and subscribed to this channel. Here I was thinking I would see current WTA and ATP events that I couldn't catch anywhere else, but NOOO.. I'm watching World Team Tennis events from 1998 .. Who cares that Elena Likhovtseva's Detroit team beat Lisa Raymond's St. Louis team 5 YEARS AGO?!?!!? I mean, can I get some support here???? I want to turn on my TV and see Filderstadt, Zurich, Moscow and others that I can't see on the poorly covered ESPN either!!!

This channel total decieved me...I've never once turned on my television and the TENNIS CHANNEL show any live event, or even a recent tape delayed one at that.

Until they get better coverage, to those who haven't thrown your money away yet, please don't!

[center][FONT=Georgia][SIZE=6]*Jennifer Capriati[COLOR=black]-[I][FONT=Arial Narrow][SIZE=5]My #1 Always!

Kim Clijsters

Elena Dementieva
JenCpLvr is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2003, 09:01 PM
I'm so current, I'm tomorrow.
 
AjdeNate!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: The City by the Lake.
Posts: 49,160
                     
Is it really that bad? I thought they'd show a lot of the current week's matches. Hmmmmm. I'd still like to see it though.
AjdeNate! is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2003, 09:06 PM
Senior Member
 
alexusjonesfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: inside
Posts: 7,837
                     
btw, is there any way to get Eurosport in North America?

(other than grey-market satellite dishes of course )

future 25+ gs champ alexus "don't you get in mah back seat" jones
alexusjonesfan is offline  
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2003, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: USofA
Posts: 694
                     
Rarely they will have an ATP event that occured within the last couple of months.. but, it's never a live one..For example, they've shown a couple of matches for ATP masters events a few weeks after they're over, but at that point, I'm ready to see some current events... and they show re-runs of the same matches OVER AND OVER AND OVER.... it just sucks period!!!

[center][FONT=Georgia][SIZE=6]*Jennifer Capriati[COLOR=black]-[I][FONT=Arial Narrow][SIZE=5]My #1 Always!

Kim Clijsters

Elena Dementieva
JenCpLvr is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2003, 09:27 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 1,156
                     
Well, I have no idea which Tennis Channel you're watching.

As we speak, The Tennis Channel is showing the Masters Series, Madrid ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT. They are showing it LIVE beginning at 8:00AM EST and repeating it from the beginning at 6:00 PM EST, EVERYDAY.

Last week they showed Filderstadt and another WTA event (won by Myskina) a couple weeks before. Both were live.

Besides the tennis, there are several interview shows: Lleyton Hewitt, Brian Valahy, Michael Chang and Brad Gilbert. Also, there is a 30 minute show that is a "close up " of various players: Maria Sharapova, Pete Sampras and Corina Moriaiu (to name a few). Coming up will be Lindsay Davenport and Alex Stevenson.

Recently they showed a "Behind the Scenes" of the U.S. Open which had interviews with loads of players. Then there are the broadcasts of several junior events. Plus, my favorite recent show, was called "Chasing the Dream" which followed four juniors in 2000 (including Andy Roddick) as they played the junior Slams. Then they followed up on how they are doing now.

Of course, they repeat shows often. That's because they are NEW and haven't filled out their schedule. The same thing happened with other upstart cable channels. By this time next year they will have a daily schedule similar to other cable channels that I watch, such as HGTV and Lifetime.

Give them a break and stop being so impatient!!! Things will get better and there will be more live tennis next year because they have rights to all the European Masters events and a ton of WTA events.

The Tennis Channel is wonderful and I hope it's a great success.
miranda_lou is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2003, 09:33 PM
Senior Member
 
Scotso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 47,044
                     
Well give it to me then


Le Poussin! Faithfully ignoring the haters since 1995.

Le Poulailler de Poussin! (Simontarded.)

Ron Paul for President 2012!
Scotso is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2003, 09:57 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Motown USA
Posts: 968
 
Didn't they show the Filderstadt final live?
I wanted to see the match, also would of liked to watch the Davis Cup match of Hewitt-Federer, the TTC showed that too I think (instead watched the US Davis Cup team, only matches I liked were the Hrbaty-Roddick and the Bryan Brothers).

I wish I had the Tennis Channel!
tennisluver99 is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2003, 12:56 AM
Senior Member
 
viele's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 678
                     
I wish I had it also and I wouldn't be complaining so much even if it did suck. You have to give them some time before they can truly develop into what we expect. Until then, be happy that you have something. Most of us have nothing!
viele is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2003, 03:48 AM
Senior Member
 
jean_genie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Kashmir
Posts: 4,326
                     
Make room for me on that bandwagon! I'd be glad to have anything. I was so desperate today that I went to the Swisscom site to see the point by point and then simultaneously opened the Eurosport window to listen to the audio. So I couldn't see anything but I heard Nadia and Elena plus the commentary. Better than bupkis which is what I have now.

strung out on lasers and slash back blazers ******** My Blog
jean_genie is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2003, 04:53 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Aussie
Posts: 1,048
                     
well at least u ppl have the option of getting tennis channels! here in oz all we can settle 4 is atp, which isnt that bad, but we want wta events!
slice is offline  
post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2003, 02:17 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 2,295
                     
This week with Madrid is great, but I have to say, some of the stuff is outrageously weird. Not only a lot of world team tennis, but exhibitions from the 70s? Mixed-doubles exhibitions from the 70s!
Anyway, I'm such a tennis addict, I watch it anyway, but it would be great if they could show not only more live matches, but some higher-quality past matches!
mishar is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

Registration Image

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome