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Didn't comcast say it would have tennis channel by now?

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Re: Didn't comcast say it would have tennis channel by now?

i am very jealous of those who have TTC.

the ITF should be pushing hard to get something like this worldwide.
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i am very jealous of those who have TTC.
Only around 26% of American households have it now. If/when Comcast finally picks it up the number will go up substantially. During the U.S. Open the word was Comcast would finalize the agreement by end of 2004 with coverage beginning in 2005, but nothing has happened so far.
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Re: Didn't comcast say it would have tennis channel by now?

That must be 26% are ABLE to get TTC.
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Re: Didn't comcast say it would have tennis channel by now?

Comcast is evil! Not only is there no tennis channel in sight- they are raising their rates. Oh there are just a terrible company. I think you can get TTC on Voom but I'm not sure what the details are on that.

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Re: Didn't comcast say it would have tennis channel by now?

I get the Tennis Channel through a satellite provider called Voom. They are mainly a hi-definition satellite company, but they get all the other cable/local channels that Comcast does. The only station we can't get is WB11 because it's a local station and its too far away to pick up the signal. They are always running specials for installation because they are only a year old and trying to form a base. Last year, they installed a hi-def box, satellite, and hi-def antenna for free with no contract. Their service is great too.

In the meantime, if someone is looking for a match that is broadcast on the tennis channel, I'd be happy to make a copy for you. Just send me a PM in advance so I can set my DVD Recorder.
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Re: Didn't comcast say it would have tennis channel by now?

I'm happy that i receive TTC. Time Warner Cable in NYC provides coverage. I'd rather TTC than movie channels.

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That must be 26% are ABLE to get TTC.
Right.

If/when Comcast does add TTC, it will be part of the digital cable package that costs more than regular cable. (In my area digital cable is $25 more per month, plus whatever the start-up costs are for the box/installation.) I would pay extra, but I don't have that option.
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I have Comcast and I have the Tennis Channel. I'm in Atlanta. You probably have it and don't realize it, it's not free, you it comes with a basic sport backage that's $5.99 a month. I would check with your local Comcast to make sure it's not available to you. I've had it for at least 8 months now.

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I have Comcast and I have the Tennis Channel. I'm in Atlanta. You probably have it and don't realize it, it's not free, you it comes with a basic sport backage that's $5.99 a month. I would check with your local Comcast to make sure it's not available to you. I've had it for at least 8 months now.
Not to be nosy, but how much is it costing you total a month?

I know you need basic digital, then all you need to get is the sports pack add-on?
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I have Comcast and I have the Tennis Channel. I'm in Atlanta. You probably have it and don't realize it, it's not free, you it comes with a basic sport backage that's $5.99 a month. I would check with your local Comcast to make sure it's not available to you. I've had it for at least 8 months now.

I have the silver package, all the HBO's and it cost $57.30 (with taxes and 2 converters) a month for 16 months, I have about 9 months left on the deal. I get a $25 discount for dumping the dish for 16 months. So in 9 months my charges will be about $82.00, but I plan to dump my HBO's and save my $13, so I'll be looking at $69 if cable don't go up.

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I have the silver package, all the HBO's and it cost $57.30 (with taxes and 2 converters) a month for 16 months, I have about 9 months left on the deal. I get a $25 discount for dumping the dish for 16 months. So in 9 months my charges will be about $82.00, but I plan to dump my HBO's and save my $13, so I'll be looking at $69 if cable don't go up.
Ah ok, gotcha. Do you know if I could get the basic digital + the sports pack and that be it? I guess I should call Comcast and ask, I just hate dealing with them.
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Re: Didn't comcast say it would have tennis channel by now?

As in, the only reason I want digital is for the tennis, nada else.
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Re: Didn't comcast say it would have tennis channel by now?

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I have Comcast and I have the Tennis Channel. I'm in Atlanta. You probably have it and don't realize it, it's not free, you it comes with a basic sport backage that's $5.99 a month. I would check with your local Comcast to make sure it's not available to you. I've had it for at least 8 months now.
No. I have checked many times. It is not available. Atlanta is the only area where it is available through Comcast. Atlanta has the highest number of USTA members outside of Florida & California; someone in Atlanta lobbied Comcast to enter into a special deal with TTC when it was just starting up.
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No. I have checked many times. It is not available. Atlanta is the only area where it is available through Comcast. Atlanta has the highest number of USTA members outside of Florida & California; someone in Atlanta lobbied Comcast to enter into a special deal with TTC when it was just starting up.
Yes, Atlanta also has the largest tennis league in the world. Now if this place get it's damn ATP level event back I'll be quite happy.
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