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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 12th, 2003, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy No Eurosport for me ...

As expected, at exactly 1:30 AM my f*cking cable provider switched from Eurosport and LIVE tennis (ok, Melzer vs. Srichaphan ) to stupid QVC, a shopping program, like they do every night. Normally I couldn't care less, as Eurosport usually hasn't program during night, but you would think that they would stay for LIVE coverage.
At exactly 8:30 AM they will switch back to Eurosport, when all the matches are over. If you are a tennis fan, stay away from this place !!!

Of course, I still have fabulous ARD where they prefer to show speed-skating instead of tennis during their enormous coverage from 1:20 AM to 5:30 AM.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 2003, 12:04 AM
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QVC is paying your cable provider to get access to your homes after 01.30.

But you are paying your cable provider to deliver Eurosport during their programming hours.

Clearly a dilemma. Some party may be breaking a rule.

It could be that QVC is helping reduce your mandatory Eurosport fee (an annual sum for each home) in return for getting access each night after 01.30 - regardless of the Eurosport schedule.

In any case, you, the viewers, are getting screwed. I would make some noise in the direction of the cable provider.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 2003, 12:13 AM
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Are you located in the Hamburg area?
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 2003, 12:22 AM
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I know the reason why!

I used to have eurosport and they didn't show the play through the night but now, as of two years ago, my cable provider switched to BRITISH Eurosport which means I now get the broadcasts through the night! So, unless you have BRITISH Eurosport you won't be getting any matches through the night.

Sorry.

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 2003, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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snoop: Yes. How do you know ? Similar experience ?

Iconoclast: I wrote to the cable company, because I knew what was coming, as they didn't have LA-championships on either. They didn't answer.
I then wrote to Eurosport. They answered this:
'In der Regel werden diese Sender für unsere Übertragungen freigeschaltet. Leider weigert sich der Hamburger Kabelnetzbetreiber dies trotz Vereinbarungen zu tun.
Die einzige Möglichkeit uns zu empfangen ist über Satellit.
Sie können sich aber auch persönlich bei Ihrem Kanelnetzbetreiber beschweren vielleicht ändert sich dann endliche einmal etwas!'

After that, I decided to wait what will actually happen. Now that I know, I will call them tomorrow and will complain about the situation. I hope I'm not the only one.
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 2003, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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Rayrob: I'm not sure if you got me right.

Eurosport International IS showing matches at night this year. My problem is just a local one, as I'm not getting Eurosport at all.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 2003, 12:27 AM
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no Eurosport for me either I woke up at 3.00 just to find that all of the channels have switched off including the Russian Sports Channel that has live coverage and Eurosport Now I have to wait till around 10.00 when I can go and pay for the satellite TV that I have because I'm pretty sure that's the reason it switched off It was working fine yesterday

hope that makes you feel a bit better
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Nina_rus: Yes. Posts like yours were the only reason I started this thread.

I hope you are not lying just to console me.
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Sorry, it's just I had Eurosport international a couple of years ago and when I wrote to complain about the lack of tennis during the night - even though it was advertised, they said that although it was advertised on Eurosport international it was only broadcast on Brit eurosport
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GoDominique: I heard it before that Hamburg has this problem.
I live close to Frankfurt and we receive Eurosport 24h a day

Hamburg gehts nicht gut. Erst das Turnier weg und jetzt kein TV
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Wie recht Du hast.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 2003, 12:42 AM
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Quote:
Originally posted by GoDominique

I hope you are not lying just to console me.
I wish I was
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Sorry. I feel your pain.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 2003, 12:54 AM
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thankfully most of my favourite players are not playing today
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