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Kworb
May 20th, 2012, 05:44 AM
No more men's tennis at all for quite some time now. Live WTA is becoming more and more rare. No one watches it so they put it on the Eurosport 2 channel, which you have to pay extra for with most providers. They can't show Wimbledon. They've lost the Roland Garros rights. Love it or hate it Eurosport is still by far the most popular sports channel in Europe. What does it mean for tennis that they'd rather show some kind of local car racing competition than a P5 WTA final?

hdfb
May 20th, 2012, 06:06 AM
Who did they lose the rights to? How will you watch RG and Wimbledon?

adner
May 20th, 2012, 07:54 AM
They've never had international Wimbledon rights.

cowsonice
May 20th, 2012, 08:10 AM
I don't think it's going to die out. I'm an American so maybe I'm not the best person to say, but I find tennis far more popular in Europe than in US as far as coverage goes. Even though there aren't as good early round coverages, it's still suffice.

Obviously there is football/soccer that usually reigns more supreme, but the fact that more and more WTA tourneys and stars are European makes me think that ES coverage won't die out.

Bronx19
May 20th, 2012, 08:22 AM
They showed everything last year, now they offer two hours and then put some poofs on bikes on for four hours. Seriously, 120km of guys riding bikes?

JustPetko
May 20th, 2012, 08:40 AM
It's Eurosport, not Eurotennis :shrug: They must show other sports live, not only tennis.

GoDominique
May 20th, 2012, 09:24 AM
Well they will show RG nonstop on both channels this year so I'm not worried for now.

Libertango
May 20th, 2012, 09:28 AM
Their coverage is fine :shrug: :confused:

Jizynovic
May 20th, 2012, 09:56 AM
I thought they will show Rome final today, won't they?

Christinawww
May 20th, 2012, 10:31 AM
they lost Roland Garros rights? According to Danish TV, they just bought the rights for doubles because of high demands. And they'll show men's tennis from Queens and one place more I don't remember right now. And for me, ES and ES2 is in the same TV package, so if a match is on one or the other, doesn't bother me. They even aired tennis on both channels simultaniously earlier this week, which I found amazing. Don't remember that happening before except for Grand Slams.

rnwerner
May 20th, 2012, 10:36 AM
Over the last years it was always good on the women's side.

The only problem is the weekend where they can't show the semifinals and finals live sometimes because Motorsports or other sports are equal important.

On the men's side they show Queens and the Grand Slams.

I think they should show more of the tournaments they show (and the finals LIVE!) but do we really need a live coverage of Brüssel?

ranfurly
May 20th, 2012, 10:36 AM
That kinda would suck,

In NZ we hardly get any Live Tennis.

The best we hope for weekly is a half an hour snap shot of the ATP Tour.

Any tournaments that do get live coverage on our Cable network are played via Eurosport.

Sharapowerr
May 20th, 2012, 10:47 AM
I thought they will show Rome final today, won't they?

Yes they will, but not live..:confused:

adner
May 20th, 2012, 10:49 AM
Actually, Eurosport has broadcasting rights for RG until 2014, for Australian and US Open until 2017.

vexxx
May 20th, 2012, 10:49 AM
they lost Roland Garros rights? According to Danish TV, they just bought the rights for doubles because of high demands. And they'll show men's tennis from Queens and one place more I don't remember right now. And for me, ES and ES2 is in the same TV package, so if a match is on one or the other, doesn't bother me. They even aired tennis on both channels simultaniously earlier this week, which I found amazing. Don't remember that happening before except for Grand Slams.

It's Queens + Eastbourne + GS for ATP matches :)

Wozzilroy
May 20th, 2012, 10:51 AM
I pray not. I would really miss Simon Reed & Sam Smith and their voices.

MarkNL
May 20th, 2012, 10:55 AM
Eurosport is just gonna broadcast RG, since when have they lost the rights? :shrug:

They have excellent GS coverage, and I watch Wimbledon on the BBC which is even better than ES :p

The Premier Mandatory coverage is bad though.

QuestJon
May 20th, 2012, 11:05 AM
Eurosport has to look for the balance sheets.
ATP claims too much. WTA we will have to wait and see.

Nobody knows exactly the interdependencies between
the single Eurosport countries and ES1 to ES2.

I think that some events (motorsports) are paying ES
for the coverage.

TheBoiledEgg
May 20th, 2012, 11:17 AM
Yes they will, but not live..:confused:

its live in UK

Slampova
May 20th, 2012, 11:23 AM
Yes they will, but not live..:confused:

Are you sure? I seen an ad on Eurosport during the Maria/Venus QF that advertised coverage of the final beginning at 1:45 on Sunday :confused:

Simugna Help
May 20th, 2012, 11:30 AM
How long until Eurosport stops showing tennis altogether?
3 years 2 months 28 days 7 hours 19 minutes 48 seconds

NashaMasha
May 20th, 2012, 11:41 AM
in Russia Eurosport 1 is a free cable channel , Eurosport 2 is payed as a part of extra package.

Wimbledon rights in Russia are sold to NTV+ , it is commercial satellite channel.... For instance, in 2004 the only match which was broadcasted free was Sharapova- Serena Williams, right for the final were repurchased about an hour before the final

Wimbledon coverage in Russia is awful

nevetssllim
May 20th, 2012, 11:46 AM
Yup - Eurosport are indeed showing RG. So much for ITV claiming they were hosting it 'live and exclusive.' :rolleyes:

TheBoiledEgg
May 20th, 2012, 11:49 AM
Yup - Eurosport are indeed showing Eurosport. So much for ITV claiming they were hosting it 'live and exclusive.' :rolleyes:

people still watch ITV these days ?
must have been months since i watched anything on there.

PetraReeMona
May 20th, 2012, 11:55 AM
RG is on both Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2 AND ITV4HD and ITV4 :bounce:

Sharapowerr
May 20th, 2012, 11:58 AM
its live in UK

Here it's live only on Eurosport 2, don't have ES2 yet, just gonna watch a stream.

GrandMartha
May 20th, 2012, 12:00 PM
Wimbledon coverage in Russia is awful

у вас по крайней мере ещё есть трансляция, хотя плохая. У нас здесь больше не показали Уимбледон с прошлого года :sad:

nevetssllim
May 20th, 2012, 12:08 PM
people still watch ITV these days ?
must have been months since i watched anything on there.

I hardly ever watch it but I was half-watching the Champions League final and Courier was proclaiming how it was exclusive to ITV in the promotion video. Think I'll be sticking with Eurosport. :p

Rui.
May 20th, 2012, 12:10 PM
Go find another sport where they show 28 events a year.
They only really cut on the men's events that they used to show on ES2. In the last 10 years they haven't really shown any men's tennis. They only really cut the Dubai men's tournament in full, right? I don't really remember them showing much more than Doha, Eastbourne and Queen's in recent years besides a random final/semi-final in a MM tournament :shrug:

adner
May 20th, 2012, 12:26 PM
Go find another sport where they show 28 events a year.
They only really cut on the men's events that they used to show on ES2. In the last 10 years they haven't really shown any men's tennis. They only really cut the Dubai men's tournament in full, right? I don't really remember them showing much more than Doha, Eastbourne and Queen's in recent years besides a random final/semi-final in a MM tournament :shrug:
They show men's grand slams though.

TheBoiledEgg
May 20th, 2012, 12:29 PM
I hardly ever watch it but I was half-watching the Champions League final and Courier was proclaiming how it was exclusive to ITV in the promotion video. Think I'll be sticking with Eurosport. :p

i watched CL final on Sky as i cant stand Clive Manure fan Tyldesley.

Sky Sports at end of Federer/Djoker match even gave a plug to Eurosport saying you can watch RG on there :lol:
must be cos ITV have it

Kworb
May 20th, 2012, 12:39 PM
Ooh I remember reading last year they lost the RG rights. I missed the January news flash that they extended the deal for three years. :p

Corswandt
May 22nd, 2012, 12:32 PM
I think that some events (motorsports) are paying ES
for the coverage.

I'm sure a lot of events/sports do. Curling did it openly, with a card saying "Sponsored by the World Curling Federation" or something at the end of the broadcasts of that absurd "sport".

Corswandt
May 22nd, 2012, 12:34 PM
Go find another sport where they show 28 events a year.
They only really cut on the men's events that they used to show on ES2. In the last 10 years they haven't really shown any men's tennis. They only really cut the Dubai men's tournament in full, right? I don't really remember them showing much more than Doha, Eastbourne and Queen's in recent years besides a random final/semi-final in a MM tournament :shrug:

ES stopped broadcasting ATP MMs when the ATP came up with the 250-500-1000 points system a few years ago. I believe the rights for all the ATP 500 events are now sold as a single package that ES clearly can't afford. They show Queen's as it's still an ATP 250.

flareon
May 22nd, 2012, 12:43 PM
British eurosport is fine. I mean they show mens doha, mens eastbourne and queens, and then the warm up french tournie, and sometimes st petersberg as well.

dexter87
May 22nd, 2012, 12:59 PM
I cancelled my Sky subscription for the summer seeing as RG, Wimbledon and European Championships will all be shown on free to air TV. Will resubscribe in time for the US Open and new football season.

jameshazza
May 27th, 2012, 10:27 PM
I Believe their WTA rights expire at the end of 2013, watch Sky snap them up. If it's interested...

Direwolf
May 27th, 2012, 11:08 PM
November?

pierce85
May 27th, 2012, 11:27 PM
Thank God I have Cable so I can watch all slams and masters men and women

Israel
May 28th, 2012, 12:00 AM
Actually Europort has one of the best coverages of the WTA tour.
I'm not complaining...

Sean.
May 28th, 2012, 01:26 AM
I Believe their WTA rights expire at the end of 2013, watch Sky snap them up. If it's interested...

That might not be a bad thing. As much as I love Eurosport, Sky's ATP coverage is brilliant, always HD with a multi court option - doubles too!

Kooyong
May 28th, 2012, 05:12 AM
They showed everything last year, now they offer two hours and then put some poofs on bikes on for four hours. Seriously, 120km of guys riding bikes?

This has been true all season, but I think this can be fixed if Foxtel picked up Eurosport 2

Also in Australia we don't get Men's action on Eurosport but that is shown by ESPN but we don't get the WTA on ESPN.