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renstar
Jan 9th, 2008, 08:08 AM
Again this year im disgusted at 7's coverage of the Medibank Sydney tournament. They are so selfish they try and cover the Sydney tournament and a crumby Mens Exhibition in Melbourne. To do this we miss heaps of excellent womens matches, thus we missed 3 out of the 4 womens quarters today and goodness knows what we will see tomorrow if they will show that stupid exhibition and if we miss the womens semis ill send a nuclear bomb to seven :fiery:

Im sure its against this countrys media laws that a network can hoarde sporting coverage at the expense of other networks which seven is doing, if they cant cover both give it to another network OR put it on their new HD channel.

Aussies if you think the same ring them and complain!

Mateo Mathieu
Jan 9th, 2008, 08:21 AM
What do you expect from Channel 7 this time around? :shrug: I get used to it now and it doesn't bother me at all.

Keadz
Jan 9th, 2008, 08:30 AM
I was disappointed they showed and continued to show Roddicks match, but it didn't shock me. Usually during this time of the year they only show show womens matches at the Hopman Cup, Gold Coast final and the first day of Medibank when Kooyong hasn't started, and the final.

But they are showing Vaidisova and Jankovic's match at 10.30 :)

Huntress555
Jan 9th, 2008, 08:32 AM
Its Channel 7 trying to please everyone, what can you do :(

Harvs
Jan 9th, 2008, 08:33 AM
unfortuantlely, mens matches are more popular than womens. most fans would much rather see roddick play than a henin or ivanovic.

unfortuantely, thats jsut the way it is... theyre giving the people what they want...

go hingis
Jan 9th, 2008, 08:35 AM
I don't understand why Foxtel doesn't cover anything from the Summer of tennis apart from the hopman cup and the open, you would think they would show one of the Australian WTA or ATP events.

azza
Jan 9th, 2008, 08:40 AM
Duh mens tennis is better then womens sif u didnt know that

Ntour
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:25 AM
they better show th sf between henin and ivanovic

i mean why not show a REAL tournament over some stupid exhibition even that means nothing

I really hope they show it, i mean they LOOVE Ivanovic so hopefully it will get shown

i think they should show the first match at kooyong while the doubles is being played then show the sf

Prizeidiot
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:34 AM
I'm cool with the coverage.

With all due respect to the medibank event, there are no matches there that would be better that Baghdatis/Davydenko, which was on today. Or even Roddick/Ljubicic

Princess Sarah.
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:39 AM
yeah Medibank sucked this year i'd rather see koyong!

renstar
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:39 AM
I'm cool with the coverage.

With all due respect to the medibank event, there are no matches there that would be better that Baghdatis/Davydenko, which was on today. Or even Roddick/Ljubicic

Well for starters my interest in mens tennis is only like 30% compared to womens, tho i do like mens tennis more if i see it live for some reason! The thing is too that the mens is exhibition and how is it any better, youve got all bar 3-4 of the top 20 women in the world playing Sydney. Also now 7 has their new HD channel they could play one tournament on each channel but instead their playing stupid crap re runs of shitty shows. The ABC took the hopman cup when 7 wouldnt show it, let 7 show their crappy mens exhibition and let ABC or another network show the Sydney tournament in full.

miss_molik
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:45 AM
Well for starters my interest in mens tennis is only like 30% compared to womens, tho i do like mens tennis more if i see it live for some reason! The thing is too that the mens is exhibition and how is it any better, youve got all bar 3-4 of the top 20 women in the world playing Sydney. Also now 7 has their new HD channel they could play one tournament on each channel but instead their playing stupid crap re runs of shitty shows. The ABC took the hopman cup when 7 wouldnt show it, let 7 show their crappy mens exhibition and let ABC or another network show the Sydney tournament in full.
:yeah:

Prizeidiot
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:46 AM
Yeah, the medibank has most of the top women, but they're not playing each other yet. I'd say Justine was taking her match less seriously than the guys in Kooyong today. Kuznetsova and Srebotnik was probably the best match during the day on paper, and neither of them are massively well known.

If they don't show Justine and Ana, then I'll start complaining.

Martian Stacey
Jan 9th, 2008, 09:59 AM
Glad I haven't been home to watch it. I just wish they would cover the night sessions live so I have something to watch when I get home from work, they should put them on Foxtel.

Keadz
Jan 9th, 2008, 10:01 AM
With all due respect to the medibank event, there are no matches there that would be better that Baghdatis/Davydenko, which was on today. Or even Roddick/Ljubicic

All matches on T.V today where absolutely boring!
Davydenko and Bahgdatis were both playing average, the match lasted for like half the coverage and there were no exciting rallies the whole match.

Ljubicic wasn't even trying, just moping around the court while all Roddick did was serve un-returnable serves, lucky this match finished quickly.

Chris Guccione was even more boring with his serving, Lleyton couldn't get anyway returns in and it was sad watching his hopes being destroyed by somebody who can't even have a ground stroke ralley.

They could have shown repeats from last year, ANYTHING would have been more entertaining then todays matches!

Ben.
Jan 9th, 2008, 10:05 AM
well i know that the channel 7 coverage suxs, but its better than nothing for most of us so we have to live with that.

tennisvideos
Jan 9th, 2008, 10:06 AM
Ljubicic wasn't even trying, just moping around the court while all Roddick did was serve un-returnable serves, lucky this match finished quickly.

Chris Guccione was even more boring with his serving, Lleyton couldn't get anyway returns in and it was sad watching his hopes being destroyed by somebody who can't even have a ground stroke ralley.

They could have shown repeats from last year, ANYTHING would have been more entertaining then todays matches!

Have to agree with you on both counts ... the big serve has always been a thorn in my side. There are 3 things that could be done to counter this -

1) Standardise smaller frame rackets
2) Bring back the OLD rule that was abolished in the 70s where the server had to have BOTH FEET on the ground to serve
3) Get rid of the first serve

THEN YOU WOULD FINALLY HAVE DECENT RALLIES AGAIN LIKE THE GOOD OLD DAYS. :devil::tape::)

Sighs and decides to go and buy some ice cream.

Keadz
Jan 9th, 2008, 10:18 AM
4) Let the big servers have their own tour, and people can finally realize how untalented they are:)!!!!

Ill just go get some ice-cream cake to:(

martin white
Jan 9th, 2008, 10:59 AM
whats new? different year same crap,i wish they would reschedule the kooyong exhibition matches,i remember the days when channel 7 commited to not only womens tennis but tennis in general,live matches from brisbane[now the gc tournie] from day 1:eek::rolleyes: oh well ill be in melbourne for qualies and first 3 days of md,thank god i don't have to sit through sevens pathetic coverage:worship:

smit101
Jan 9th, 2008, 11:03 AM
I was at the medibank today and to be honest the womens matches were not great...Ana Vs Kata was an entertaining match but the match between kuzy and shiavone was very boring. The match of the day was Gasquet Vs Tursunov very entertaining and hewitt and guccione was quite good live, its hard to understand how good gucciones serve is without seeing it live.

I still hate watching Kooyong knowing that it means nothing and wish that Channel 7 would do something about their coverage but atleast we get some tennis on free to air tv!

renstar
Jan 9th, 2008, 11:18 AM
I was at the medibank today and to be honest the womens matches were not great...Ana Vs Kata was an entertaining match but the match between kuzy and shiavone was very boring. The match of the day was Gasquet Vs Tursunov very entertaining and hewitt and guccione was quite good live, its hard to understand how good gucciones serve is without seeing it live.

I still hate watching Kooyong knowing that it means nothing and wish that Channel 7 would do something about their coverage but atleast we get some tennis on free to air tv!

Yeah i understand your point that some of the womens matches are boring but some are very entertaining and are not covered. Also the Gasquet match was not covered as well so some good mens ones arent covered as well, I just think its in our city why can't we get good coverage. I went a few days live thank goodness, some fantastic matches on the outside courts. Aussie Allun Jones doing very well getting through a few rounds, playing very well, also watching the very talented belgian player Stever Darcis, he is an extraordinary talent to watch.

On the womens side some close matches with stars such as Peer, Kuznetsova, Dementieva, Chazvedatke etc....... oh well im glad i went to see them, they have to get to the final virtually to see them on tv sometimes

The Kaz
Jan 9th, 2008, 11:29 AM
Again this year im disgusted at 7's coverage of the Medibank Sydney tournament. They are so selfish they try and cover the Sydney tournament and a crumby Mens Exhibition in Melbourne. To do this we miss heaps of excellent womens matches, thus we missed 3 out of the 4 womens quarters today and goodness knows what we will see tomorrow if they will show that stupid exhibition and if we miss the womens semis ill send a nuclear bomb to seven :fiery:

Im sure its against this countrys media laws that a network can hoarde sporting coverage at the expense of other networks which seven is doing, if they cant cover both give it to another network OR put it on their new HD channel.

Aussies if you think the same ring them and complain!

Every year this happens...Stop your winching and get over it.

There is more to life than tennis remember ;) (Or dont you have a life :sad:)

renstar
Jan 9th, 2008, 12:00 PM
Every year this happens...Stop your winching and get over it.

There is more to life than tennis remember ;) (Or dont you have a life :sad:)

erm well unlike some I just follow tennis in our summer and the grand slams..... buuuuut if i really didnt have a life id prolly spend hours creating a personalised list of lowly ranked players at the bottom of my profile with individually picked emoticons for each ;)

Nikkiri
Jan 9th, 2008, 01:06 PM
they better show th sf between henin and ivanovic

i mean why not show a REAL tournament over some stupid exhibition even that means nothing

I really hope they show it, i mean they LOOVE Ivanovic so hopefully it will get shown

i think they should show the first match at kooyong while the doubles is being played then show the sf

They aren't showing it.. they will be showing the 2 matches from kooyong first then showing kuznetsova vs vaidisova :mad:

miss_molik
Jan 9th, 2008, 01:11 PM
They aren't showing it.. they will be showing the 2 matches from kooyong first then showing kuznetsova vs vaidisova :mad:
yeah, i just saw that then :(

Mikey.
Jan 9th, 2008, 01:19 PM
yeah, i just saw that then :(

Just saw it too. Heads will roll!!! :fiery::fiery::fiery:

Nikkiri
Jan 9th, 2008, 01:21 PM
yeah, i just saw that then :(

Not showing a semi final match at a tournament that actually means something between the #1 and #4 soon to be #3 player in the world now that's pretty sad.

Ntour
Jan 9th, 2008, 11:10 PM
how embarrassing, I am really pissed Channel 7 is a disgrace they can show the stupid kooyong matches as midnight fillers or something they don't mean shit

it woiuldn't be so bad if there was at least a livestream to watch on

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jan 9th, 2008, 11:21 PM
:mad:

Harvs
Jan 9th, 2008, 11:25 PM
i want them to show the womens match. but once again, u cant blame them... mens matches bring in more viewers... even if it is HENIN and IVANOVIC...:(

Huntress555
Jan 10th, 2008, 12:34 AM
:(

Not happy at all if they dont show the other match!!

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jan 10th, 2008, 12:44 AM
The mens is so boring!

aussie_fan
Jan 10th, 2008, 01:25 AM
The thing i don't understand is why in the world they have been showing murray and ljubicic for two hours when they have already been knocked out of the tournament, there aren't any stakes and makes the tennis not that great, they should justs how the and/marat match and then move to sydney. I couldn't give a stuff about an exhbition

explorer
Jan 10th, 2008, 09:09 AM
...;12266795']i want them to show the womens match. but once again, u cant blame them... mens matches bring in more viewers... even if it is HENIN and IVANOVIC...:(
How do you know the match they showed today can bring more viewers than Henin vs Ivanovic? Yes in general man's matches have more viewers but there is no Federer or Nadial there. Channel 7 sucks! Too bad they don't even let others cover the match whereas even they don't show it. If man's tennis is so much interesting than woman's, can draw so much more viewers, even in an exhibition match with no big name involved, why not let other channels show woman's match? It doesn't matter for them anyway. The thing is, some woman's matches can actually draw viewers!

renstar
Jan 10th, 2008, 09:49 AM
Id say they have already signed some stupid deal with the promoters of that lame exhibition. Even though half the men pulled out including Federer they had some stupid obligation to keep showing the crap. 7 are greedy c**ts

Andy.
Jan 10th, 2008, 10:14 AM
You know what else shits me. They are not showing the draw live on TV anymore and no more talking tennis on Sunday. You suck channel 7.

mankind
Jan 10th, 2008, 10:19 AM
How do you know the match they showed today can bring more viewers than Henin vs Ivanovic?

TV stations and the media in general make their living off consistently underestimating the intelligence of the general public. The average yobbo will have no idea who Henin or Ivanovic are, but they may have heard of Safin and Roddick. It made sense to show that match intead of the women's semi, however unfortunate that may be.

smit101
Jan 10th, 2008, 11:12 AM
You know what else shits me. They are not showing the draw live on TV anymore and no more talking tennis on Sunday. You suck channel 7.

I agree i was so pissed off when i saw they weren't showing the draw and they were showing girl tv and the news surely they could have put the news at 9:30 and shown the draw from 10! Talking tennis used to be so good can't believe they have dropped it. Also annoying that the two top women's players are in the final and they are showing it on a 2 hour delay!

Andy.
Jan 10th, 2008, 11:15 AM
Well can we prgainse something so that we can all send them an email to explain to them that people actually care about the WTA Tour and not to treat it like shit. We should try and get as many people as possible to write to them.

explorer
Jan 10th, 2008, 11:58 AM
TV stations and the media in general make their living off consistently underestimating the intelligence of the general public. The average yobbo will have no idea who Henin or Ivanovic are, but they may have heard of Safin and Roddick. It made sense to show that match intead of the women's semi, however unfortunate that may be.
You think people in Australia never heard about Ivanovic and Henin? Ivanovic is the latest OZ media darling. Ever since she arrived in Australia, the media hype has been endless. Henin won AO04 and is the No.1 in the world, the USO and FO champs. You think Aussies who watch tennis never watching USO or FO? Not even finals? How many OZ TV viewers spending time in watching an tennis exhibition match don't watch USO and/or FO? Since she arrived in Sydney there are dozen feature articles in main stream media. Her arriving in Sydney airport was a news report on OZ TVs. How many attention Roddick or Safin has drawn? How many Aussie know Andy Murray and Ivan Ljubicic?

I think it's more logic that channel 7 has contract with that exhibition and have to show their matches.

renstar
Jan 10th, 2008, 12:05 PM
Well the thing is too in the past few years there was media laws passed that networks were not to get the rights for multiple sporting events and hold one back for another which is what seven is doing. In fact the other main networks were also so greedy they were trying to restrict foxtels coverage of certain sports which the main networks werent even going to show but just keep on the shelves for themselves. So I think if people made a complaint to the media authorities 7 could be remprimanded for this behaviour.

mankind
Jan 10th, 2008, 12:21 PM
I'm just saying there is obviously a bias towards mens tennis and Roddick/Safin are basically superstars of the game. To be honest, even if it were Sharapova playing Ivanovic in that semi, they still would have shown the mens match :shrug:

My feeling is that tomorrow they will show Baghdatis/Gonzalez then the Aussie boy Klein vs Murray. Then they'll obviously switch over to Guccione's SF and the other mens semi.

But I can't believe they're not showing the women's final live. :speakles:

explorer
Jan 10th, 2008, 12:32 PM
I'm just saying there is obviously a bias towards mens tennis and Roddick/Safin are basically superstars of the game. To be honest, even if it were Sharapova playing Ivanovic in that semi, they still would have shown the mens match :shrug:

My feeling is that tomorrow they will show Baghdatis/Gonzalez then the Aussie boy Klein vs Murray. Then they'll obviously switch over to Guccione's SF and the other mens semi.

But I can't believe they're not showing the women's final live. :speakles:
I agree it's a media bias, not the view of general people. BTW, Sharapova is not bigger than Henin in OZ. In fact a lot of people don't like her. There were complains during previous AOs that her shriek was too lound. Non-of my tennis friends like her. Of course, all my tennis friend are older than 18.

Sometimes the media hype mechine doesn't work out that well. One good thing is that Channel 7 had the biggest viewership drop last year. They were ranking third most of the time. Van't remember exactly stats but one month when they ranked on top was Jan because of AO coverage.

miss_molik
Jan 13th, 2008, 07:43 AM
It seems smh agrees with us!!

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/1520/ch7paperwx4.jpg

renstar
Jan 13th, 2008, 08:20 AM
hahaha I so saw that too.. classic!! ....... problem is they do a crappy coverage of the sydney tournament each year and people forget or let it go cause the Aussie open comes along and takes our minds from it. Thing is also that IF another network wants to cover the Medibank and 7 covers their precious mens exhibition then the television standards body should rule give up medibank. You cannot give due coverage to two tournaments at once, choose one or the other 7 or f*ck off! I still don't know who to complain to about it tho lol

krystlel
Jan 13th, 2008, 08:29 AM
Ooh, a complaining thread.

I hate Seven hoarding the rights to the matches on Vodafone Arena. Either give it to Fox Sports or put it on the new HD channel. There's no excuse anymore to stop coverage early when there's the HD channel to go to.

I don't like Seven taking the rights for all coverage so that we can't pay to stream from six courts on the official Australian Open site.

Kooyong was so dull, even more so than usual. The effort that most of the players put into the matches was poor or average at best. This was made obvious every time they switched to Sydney. Why should I care what the result is if it doesn't look like the players do?

azza
Jan 13th, 2008, 09:51 AM
how the fuck can u complain we have the AO live coverage from 11-11 :rolleyes:

Huntress555
Jan 13th, 2008, 09:56 AM
I think the AO coverage is generally pretty good, when I didnt have fox, I was quite happy with Channel 7.

But its even better when you have 3 channels covering it :D!!!

miss_molik
Jan 13th, 2008, 10:55 AM
how the fuck can u complain we have the AO live coverage from 11-11 :rolleyes:

we aren't complaining about the ao, just the sydney coverage! (well, me anyway)

Ntour
Jan 13th, 2008, 01:21 PM
AO coverage is excellent, sysdeny is the issue

DomenicDemaria
Jan 15th, 2008, 01:59 AM
AO coverage is pathetic. Constantly missing first points of games, 20 minutes of not showing any tennis. Constantly replaying pathetic super slow motion to fill time. Its crap. A few weeks ago in Adelaide they missed 3 points in a game! Its pathetic. And if I see that bitch Johanna Griggs again! Does she even watch any tennis?

+/-
Jan 15th, 2008, 02:08 AM
I agree Johanna Griggs is downright pathetic. Why is she looking so brown by the way?

Marcus1979
Jan 15th, 2008, 02:42 AM
Here is what I think if Seven will not show Sydney International allow Ten or even Foxtel to broadcast it as its not like they show much of it past day 1.

Penne1
Jan 15th, 2008, 03:18 AM
A little while back both Seven AND Fox were showing Guccione's match. So I had the choice of Guccione or Sirianni.......ummmm no thanks. I got my fill of "Gucch" last week. Fox and Seven really need to talk more....we are missing good Vodafone matches while Fox has to show some outside match between Mr Snooze from Australia vs Mr Have Never Heard of You from Timbuktoo. It's a joke.

ana4life
Jan 15th, 2008, 03:38 AM
I'm cool with the coverage.

With all due respect to the medibank event, there are no matches there that would be better that Baghdatis/Davydenko, which was on today. Or even Roddick/Ljubicic


Actually with all do without respect! How can you compare Baghdatis/Davydenko and say it's better than Ivanovic/Henin? Come on bro do the math!

ana4life
Jan 15th, 2008, 03:47 AM
What do you expect from channel 7 anyway? They are so bad at hosting sport that they thought you put ads every few minutes when they host soccer matches HAHAHA!