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.