View Full Version : HOW'S YOUR TV coverage?

Jan 13th, 2003, 10:33 AM
IT was really good today. Damn good.

Saw the entire LD vs PIN , VENUS, JEN matches.

Saw the last set of PATTY vs Wynne,

Thank you Channel 22 in SIngapore!! :)

Rising Sun
Jan 13th, 2003, 10:45 AM
Who was commentating for Singapore's coverage? :confused:

Jan 13th, 2003, 10:51 AM
Cool coverage :D

Ch 7 always gets a bit over excited ;) with all the matches on they pretty much jump all over the place, so it can be a bit frustrating sometimes, but aside from that, I think there coverage is great

Jan 13th, 2003, 10:53 AM
We have the Channel 7 Australia live "world"
feed with Fred Stolle, and company doing the
honours. Fred's really good; he actually can
comment on a female top 16'er with out sounding
patronizing, condescending nor dumb. He's one
of the few that actually know the strenght's and
weakness's in the current field of the women's game. :)

Jan 13th, 2003, 11:08 AM
espn sucks. they chop up tennis matches and serve them with bad commentators raw.

Jan 13th, 2003, 11:08 AM
WISH I were in Singapore, because ESPN's coverage in the US sucks. Only Agassi's match was shown here. Unfortunately, ESPN usually airs the men's matches 80-90% of the time LIVE. The women's matches are usually taped and not shown in its entirety. ESPN, in the US, is the WORST!!!

Jan 13th, 2003, 11:12 AM
Well...I know where your coming from. I'm an American-
and i use to shed tears back in the states watching
ESPN, USA network, TBS, and NBC's tennis coverage.
Hated the tv promo's for shows, local station ads,
national broadcast ads... etc..

Jan 13th, 2003, 11:16 AM
We used to get Star Sports coverage for the Aussie Open...
But this year there is none... :(
We have a local channel showing the Aussie Open instead...
Which really sucks... we used to get it LIVE...
Right now... they are still showing the Agassi match..
I don't know why... maybe it got to do with money!!! :( :)

Jan 13th, 2003, 11:55 AM
In Thailand we have live broadcasting from 6.30 am until the last-night-session match on centre counrt which is around 8 pm our time. It is a long braodcast for us but we are happy about it.

1st day coverage of UBC.

Paradorn, the whole match,
Ai-Angy, 3rd set,
Vee, the whole match,
Anna K, 2nd set,
Andre, the whole match,
....then I got some sleep.....woke up and see the following match
Lindsay, the whole match,
Patty, 2nd set,

Jennifer, the whole match,
Daniela, 3rd set leading 5-2,
and in progress, Mark.


Jan 13th, 2003, 12:07 PM
Ours was poopants.. First match that Eurosport showed was... Paradorn Srichiphan's. Now I don't have anything against the guy, but I would rather have watched the Henin match. At least with Sky we had an interactive service where we could choose which match to watch..

Jan 13th, 2003, 12:10 PM
i'm so envy to u guys...here in Indonesia no Local TV coverage. ESPN is just suck...

Jan 13th, 2003, 12:42 PM
Originally posted by YSL
....At least with Sky we had an interactive service where we could choose which match to watch..

Oh really? I'd love to have that one too!

King Aaron
Jan 13th, 2003, 12:56 PM

We only get highlights and thenlive from the quarters onwards.

Jan 13th, 2003, 01:32 PM
it sucks

Jan 13th, 2003, 02:03 PM
this is stupid...i wish i were in england to watch eurosports... i'm in freaking indonesia and they have 0 coverage here!

Jan 13th, 2003, 02:21 PM
Eurosport :D

Jan 13th, 2003, 02:30 PM
i hate that old dude who's comentating for ESPN. whatever his name is, he shouldjust crokeal ready and let Mary Carillo and Pat Macenroe actually talk and make things a little interesting. it's like just his presence makes it sooooooooooooboring,even though u pretty much never see them:)

Jan 13th, 2003, 02:44 PM
thats Drysdale. i agree. he's a bore.

Jan 13th, 2003, 03:00 PM
Originally posted by THE NET
Oh really? I'd love to have that one too!

Yep yep! And the other really good thing is that there wasn't any commentary during the match. :cool:

Jan 13th, 2003, 03:09 PM
Like YSL, I also like watching it without the commentary, just with the sound of the players, umpire and crowd. I can't believe that Eurosport spent ages this morning doing delayed coverage of Prinosil V Costa, when they have a highlights session in the afternoon, anyway. There was still lots of live tennis going on.
Still, at least I got to see the Weingartner V Capriati match, and Venus V Kuznetsova, so I can't complain too much. Much prefer Sky and BBC's multi-match coverage though. That Thai TV coverage sounded a better selection of matches overall than Eurosport's.

Jan 13th, 2003, 04:04 PM
Originally posted by bluepastures
...That Thai TV coverage sounded a better selection of matches overall than Eurosport's.

Yes it is! We are so pleased about matches we have seen. Lots of WTA matches instead of boring ATP matches (Costa for example.) And it's so cheap. I paid only 35 Euro a month, the package is including HBO, Star Sport, ESPN, CNN, BBC, TV5, MTV, VH1 etc.


Jan 13th, 2003, 04:16 PM
The-Net, Is that via Satellite or cable? Quite an unusual mix of channels. I get CNN, BBC (obviously, being in GB), TV5, MTV and VH1 but it's impossible to get HBO and ESPN here. Are UBC and Starsport Thai channels, or are they imported?