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Old Mar 17th, 2009, 06:48 PM   #1
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the tennis channel is a waste of money

they replay finals from months ago. like they have on monterrey today instead of indian wells. pretty pathetic.
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Old Mar 17th, 2009, 06:49 PM   #2
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Re: the tennis channel is a waste of money

Sometimes I would rather see old tennis than no tennis.
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Old Mar 17th, 2009, 06:50 PM   #3
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Re: the tennis channel is a waste of money

Fox Sport channel shows IW in the States this year...

TC probably does not nave enough money to compete with any of the other sport channels in the States
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Old Mar 17th, 2009, 06:52 PM   #4
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Re: the tennis channel is a waste of money

i wish i had it
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Old Mar 17th, 2009, 06:55 PM   #5
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Re: the tennis channel is a waste of money

i'll trade you tennis channel for whatever you got, because tennis channel aint shit. the ultimate hottie of hottie matchup could occur in the next round with ivanovic facing off hantuchova, and i'll have to search forever to find it live on the internet because the channel that's supposed to have all these events is replaying destination tennis with some guy i've never heard of.
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i'll trade you tennis channel for whatever you got, because tennis channel aint shit. the ultimate hottie of hottie matchup could occur in the next round with ivanovic facing off hantuchova, and i'll have to search forever to find it live on the internet because the channel that's supposed to have all these events is replaying destination tennis with some guy i've never heard of.
well i only have Eurosport and ESPN classic (sometimes they show great matches :wub: )
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Old Mar 17th, 2009, 07:03 PM   #7
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Re: the tennis channel is a waste of money

I wouldn't say that it's a waste of money. It's not very fan-friendly if you're only interested in the WTA, for sure. But occasionally they pull out some real gems, like the Pepsi Grand Slam matches they've been airing. To me, the value in TTC is the re-airing of the classic matches.

As for their coverage of the grand slams, I was excited that they would be supplementing ESPN's coverage until seeing the abominable coverage at the AO. ESPN shows about 5 players three times a day, and TTC then just replays those matches *again* in an edited format.
How many times per day can you watch one freaking match? TTC really needs to focus on matches and stories that are outside of ESPN's "mainstream" audience.

TTC's announcers are awful, too, by and large. Navratilova and Rubin are good, the rest are garbage.
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Re: the tennis channel is a waste of money

I'll say this for the Tennis Channel. The quality of their commentary was better than what FSN had to offer last night. Does anyone know why TTC showed only men's matches?
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Re: the tennis channel is a waste of money

TTC doesn't have rights to IW, if they could afford to obtain the rights, I'm sure they would show it.
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Re: the tennis channel is a waste of money

just imagine ivanovic vs. hantuchova though. my god. then maybe the winner gets wozniacki. hot hot hot
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just imagine ivanovic vs. hantuchova though. my god. then maybe the winner gets wozniacki. hot hot hot

Maybe they could have a threesome.
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TTC doesn't have rights to IW, if they could afford to obtain the rights, I'm sure they would show it.


I think before launching a channel specialized in a theme one must insure they will be able to compete the other channels to offers the best programms to their viewers .

If they cant afford to broadcast the biggest events of the year and instead they brodacast old and edited matches , then they should better give up their brand and stop to make their subscribers think that they are THE " specialized " channel on tennis .

At least ESPN dont lie when they put "classic" on their brand .

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Old Mar 17th, 2009, 07:23 PM   #13
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how much is TTC a month???
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Old Mar 17th, 2009, 07:25 PM   #14
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Re: the tennis channel is a waste of money

I don't know if you can buy it a la carte. WHen I had Brighthouse cable, I could get SD Tennis CHannel as part of a 4-channel sports package for $1.99 a month. Now, with a bundled service using programming from Dish Network, I get the HD version of TTC as part of the "America's Top 250" channel package I get for $27.99 a month. So, the answer is, it's a pretty minimal cost.
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Re: the tennis channel is a waste of money

But how can this be a premier event & it be on FSN who don't even show it in some areas

I like the ATP & WTA - so I just wanna see tennis
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