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Marcell
May 8th, 2008, 08:25 PM
WTA Tour Goes Live Online With ESPN360.com

By Tennis Week Thursday, May 08, 2008

Eleven Sony Ericsson WTA Tour tournaments will be available online starting today — if you get ESPN360.com.

ESPN360.com and the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour announced a new agreement today that will provide tennis fans with more than 150 hours of live online tennis coverage from Sony Ericsson WTA Tour events around the world. The agreement will provide ESPN360.com viewers exclusive coverage, including more than 70 scheduled matches at 11 events on 49 days between May and November.

Live online coverage begins today with live coverage from The Qatar Telecom German Open in Berlin and will conclude with coverage of the season-ending Sony Ericsson Championships in Doha.

Additionally, matches will be available for on-demand replay for at least 48 hours after their completion.

Currently, ESPN360.com is available in about 20 million American homes via more than 25 Internet Service Providers around the country including Verizon, AT&T, RCN, Beld, Bend, Charter, Frontier, Grande Communications, Knology, Mid-Hudson, MediaCom, Spencer, Municipal Utilities, Starstream Communications, Sus-com, U.S. Cable and more. ESPN360.com is free to fans who receive their high-speed internet service though an affiliated ISP provider. For more information on whether your ISP offers ESPN360.com or on how to get it, go to www.espn360.com.

"The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour is thrilled to have ESPN360.com as a new media partner," said Michael Rowe, Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Vice-President Television and Digital Media. "This agreement not only vastly expands the presence of live Tour tennis on the internet but allows new and existing tennis fans access to more live action, more of the time. To develop the online and digital output with a world-renowned sports broadcaster like ESPN360.com is very exciting for women’s tennis."

ESPN360.com’s schedule of Sony Ericsson WTA Tour coverage also includes the following events: Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome, Italy; International Women’s Open in Eastbourne, UK; Rogers Cup in Montreal, Canada; Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo, Japan; China Open in Beijing, China; Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany; Kremlin Cup in Moscow, Russia; Zurich Open in Zurich, Switzerland; Generali Ladies Linz in Linz, Austria; and Sony Ericsson Championships in Doha, Qatar.

serenus_2k8
May 8th, 2008, 08:27 PM
OMG that would rock! Lucky Americans :lol:

doni1212
May 8th, 2008, 08:27 PM
:lol:
I was watching Serena this morning! I was so excited!!!

dybbuk
May 8th, 2008, 08:31 PM
:hearts:

schorsch
May 8th, 2008, 08:40 PM
time to get a proxxxxyyyy :devil:

alwayshingis
May 8th, 2008, 08:46 PM
Best thing to happen to tennis viewing in the US. We have never had coverage between the US Open and the YEC before. Plus, there is no commentary...so no annoying announcers to deal with.

Now why could this deal not have been made before IW and Miami?

serenus_2k8
May 8th, 2008, 08:51 PM
:lol:
I was watching Serena this morning! I was so excited!!!

:( Jealous! We have ES to show it live but I couldnt see it, the 48 hour bit sounds amazing tho :eek:

time to get a proxxxxyyyy :devil:

Tell me more :devil: :lol:

Black Mamba.
May 8th, 2008, 08:52 PM
This sucks. Comcast runs Colorado and we don't get ESPN 360.

Expat
May 8th, 2008, 08:53 PM
omg Larry finally did something intelligent

-VSR-
May 8th, 2008, 08:57 PM
Excellent news! :woohoo:

croat123
May 8th, 2008, 09:48 PM
this is good and bad. for people with 360 (me :woohoo: ) it's awesome, but we are the minority. i wish 360 would at least give people the option of subscribing individually

In The Zone
May 8th, 2008, 10:02 PM
This sucks. Comcast runs Colorado and we don't get ESPN 360.

There are ways around it.

I gave my friend my username and PW for Verizon and let him use it. Things like that. I saw Justine/Dinara before I had to go to a final today. :D

This is perfect. :D

Now to get the Tier IVs and IIIs on this baby.

practiceboy
May 8th, 2008, 10:09 PM
Okay. So some computer whiz needs to come up with a way to figure out how to watch ESPN 360 for those of us who don't have one of those ISPs. ORRRRR those of you who have Verizon need to give us your user name and password so we can log on and watch =P

#1Davenport
May 8th, 2008, 10:21 PM
This... is... the... happiest.... DAY OF MY LIFE!!! Thank God I have Verizon!!!

Philip
May 8th, 2008, 11:01 PM
aww. i want it too :p

ghost world
May 8th, 2008, 11:08 PM
Someone needs to pen a FAQs sheet detailing how to set proxxxxies, post host.

CanIGetAWhat
May 8th, 2008, 11:08 PM
My service doesn't carry ESPN360. :(

ImaVeggie
May 9th, 2008, 11:31 AM
I can't access it. Yet another reason to hate Cablevision.

krystlel
May 13th, 2008, 09:26 AM
I used to be able to watch it with a p roxy but it doesn't work anymore for me. I think ESPN360 have changed their security settings. I can get into the window but the screen that's supposed to show the video goes blank. Does anyone who can get in PM me with how to do it? I already know how to put a p roxy into Internet Explorer.