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Dec 28th, 2006, 03:43 AM
Just checking, normal matches won't be on free to air except the final?
Is that right?

Dec 28th, 2006, 03:52 AM

TVGuide for next week is here:

Dec 28th, 2006, 02:59 PM
wish seven would show some more action, maybe like quarters and semis late at night or something. Oh well, looking forward to the final anyway.

martin white
Dec 28th, 2006, 09:07 PM
i remember the glory days in the early nineties when this tournie was known as the danone australian womens hardcourt,it was broadcast on channel 7 from day 1 until the end:) pittiful effort imo of channel 7's exceptional coverage the last few years!:tape: :fiery:

Dec 29th, 2006, 02:41 AM
at least the final is being shown. Hopefully i will get some picture out of my tv. Last year it was so fuzzy i couldnt really see the ball.

Mateo Mathieu
Dec 29th, 2006, 07:36 AM
I want bring C7 back on cable! :(

Dec 29th, 2006, 08:04 AM
I want bring C7 back on cable! :(

That's exactly what I was thinking. :(

Dec 30th, 2006, 04:38 AM
not that it helps as im not picking up any channels on my tv atm :(

go hingis
Dec 30th, 2006, 11:37 AM
That sucks, Channel 7 are playing Cleopatra, I don't understand with free to air and three foxtel sports channels you would think somebody would pick it up.

Dec 30th, 2006, 12:41 PM
some tennis is better than none tho. Gonna have to get a guy to look at this tv i think. grr embarasing.

go hingis
Dec 31st, 2006, 06:29 AM
I guess we only can get coverage of mens and mixed events in Australia. No WTA : (

Jan 1st, 2007, 01:12 AM
We can only hope that Channel 7 is successful in their lawsuit against Foxtel, News Corp, Fox Sports, PBL, Telstra(and a heap of other companies) and that C7 is restored. The biggest case in Australia's history. The case was delayed, because the court had to be upgraded to fit all the lawyers in. Started October 2005. And once it's over - then the appeal process will start once it over.

C7 didn't die. It disappeared because News Corp and PBL(who combined own 50% of Foxtel), own 100% of Fox Sports. And they did not want a competing channel on their network.

When Fox Sports first started on Optus it had to do so under the name Optus Sports, as Foxtel had an exclusive agreement with Fox Sports in the metro areas - and Foxtels other shareholder (Telstra who owns 50%) wouldn't let an exception be made.

But one of Fox Sports demands to Optus was that they had to cancel their contract with C7, otherwise they wouldn't allow their channel on to the Optus network.

Now it's clear Seven is in the legal right, it's just a matter of proving it. - Same as their claims that the rights to the NRL competition were biased - with C7 offering twice as much as Fox Sports and C7 having a dedicated League channel. The 50% News Ltd owned NRL, went with the vastly superior Fox Sports offer - but of course they said they weren't biased(that would be illegal), and that they went with the reduced offer because the public wouldn't want a dedicated channel.

If they win, we'll be back to full coverage of the Gold Coast, more Sydney matches, more Adelaide matches and a lot more throughout the year.

That sucks, Channel 7 are playing Cleopatra, I don't understand with free to air and three foxtel sports channels you would think somebody would pick it up.

Channel 7 have the rights to the full tournament. They could make a deal with Fox Sports to on-sell the rights if they wanted, but since 7 is currently suing Fox Sports and Foxtel (and all of their shareholders) the negotiations wouldn't go to well - look at the AFL. In Brisbane and Sydney where no one watches it, they're even looking at showing the matches on Channel 31(community TV) because Seven can't make a deal with Fox Sports (Channel 31 because the AFL often comes 5th in QLD so SBS don't want them - the only time each week when SBS beats any of the commercial networks is when one of the commercial networks is showing AFL).

Jan 1st, 2007, 08:04 AM
So our only hope is for C7 sport to start up again.

Oh well I guess no WTA matches this year on Australia.

Jan 1st, 2007, 08:10 AM
how long is it likely to take with this lawsuit

go hingis
Jan 1st, 2007, 11:17 AM
Channel Seven should just show it, if they have the rights. Why not?

Alicia Rocks
Jan 1st, 2007, 11:23 AM
Yeah.. Wish they would show more of it.. pffffft! :sad:

Jan 3rd, 2007, 01:41 PM
how long is it likely to take with this lawsuit

It's expected to be finished mid-year. But then the appeal process will start, and will go for at least 12 months (probably more). So there won't be a final decision before mid-2008 at the very earliest.