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post #624 of (permalink) Old Dec 10th, 2012, 05:46 PM
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Re: News confirmed: No tennis on Eurosport in 2013 outside the slams

Originally Posted by Judio View Post
Yes they are showing the ATP from Brisbane

BUT do not give up hope

They have FA Cup Football scheduled for Saturday lunch

I know that ITV have the games on that Day so there may be space freed up on the Saturday
That is going to be the problem with giving any tennis to ESPN and BT vision in the UK – as they only have one sports channel each and also have football rights. Sky has four channels – and Eurosport have 2 to show coverage on.

During the football season from August to May they will always prioritise football on Saturdays and Sundays over live tennis. That means for any tennis events they cover in the European/middle east timezones none of the semis/finals (if it finishes on Sunday) are likely to be shown live.

The Abu Dhabi final for example on 29 December will be shown 5 hours after the event by EPSN – and that is likely to feature Djokovic vs Rafa or Murray. If they aren’t going to prioritise the top men’s players they certainly won’t prioritise WTA or smaller ATP finals over the footie.
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