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Eurosport AO Coverage - What The Hell Is Going On?

No replays, no you say we play, no highlights show

I stayed up till 3am the other night to watch some tennis, and thought I will then watch some of the highlights of the matches early in the morning uk time, but I find out there is no non live action what so ever. WTF is this?

I quite liked the you say we play show, people rang in and voted for the match they wanted to see. It was 60-120 minutes highlight of the winning match (but they have completely scrapped it?)

They should at least show a 30 minutes highlight program in the afternoon evening before play starts, but they are cancelling these shows as well

It just really pisses me off, last year their coverage was amazing (for a tv channel without interactive). Lots of replays all day long, highlight shows, you say we play (and best of all) good choices for matches. This year, they are changing matches every fucking set!! You wont see one single full match I think I stayed up to watch nalbandian, and they show a set (then change matches) and because of no replays, I miss all the action.

Its bad enough, they do not offer interactive service, but with all the problems I listed above, its disgraceful.

Is anyone else feeling the same? really pissed off?
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the other night with the nalbandian match and the changing that was annoying but it was different last night. They showed aqll of the Fed match and the final 2 and a half sets of the Haas- Gasquet. It is a shame there are noe highlight shows but the live action is good. They just fucked up a bit on the first night

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It's back to the old "you suck we suck" routine except they've even taken that away. Last year I was always giving out cos they alwyas picked the crappest matches to show on the "you suck we suck" show but now they've totally scrapped it & that sucks even more.

They actually do have a highlight show.....I saw a half hour long one this morning at 8 showing the play from during the wee hours of the morning.

Basically, boo hiss eurosport.

Maybe they're not showing so much cos i think they're some ice skating championships on that they're showing live...

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Re: Eurosport AO Coverage - What The Hell Is Going On?

I caught the end of the highlights show, but why do they show it at such a bad time! Half of the matches arent even done, by 8am uk time! So it seems stupid to do a crappy show before all matches are completed and air it at a sensible time. 8am, people are either in bed or at work

At a time like 6-7pm, I am sure they would get alot more viewers.
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Still better than ESPN2.

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Anything's better than ESPN, the worldwide network.

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It's Eurosport, what did you expect? Snooker is just so much more interesting than tennis anyways

My TV schedule says the have a highlights program for day 2 at midnight C.E.T for one hour and then play on day 3 begins. Great, so people who are working and can't see any of the live action have to stay up until one o' clock in the fucking morning to watch the highlights
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I agree about the highlights show. Unless you're superhuman (which I'm not ) - people who work full time just cannot stay up all night watching tennis and then go to work all day - it's just physically impossible - so the only time people like me get to see tennis is in the evenings at about 7.00pm-8.00pm. Even if it was only half an hours' round-up of results, headlines and maybe a couple of interviews it would be better than nothing. I do try and get up earlier than usual to watch a bit of live stuff (maybe 4.30am instead of 5.30am) - but even then they chop and change matches so you can't really get into any particular game before they switch courts again

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Still better than ESPN2.

Last night's coverage was pretty good. We had tennis from 9:30 pm till about 5 am the next morning.



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It says in my tv guide that there's a highlights show at 11PM (GMT)
but it said the same yesterday and there were no highlights,instead there was some crap about ice skating

A few years ago they had a great highlights show,that came on at 9pm
Don't know why they got rid of it
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The coverage sucks Longing for the weekend

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Bring Back the Highlights Show!

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I really miss the highlights show too. It used to be a very good chance to catch up on all the action, now I can only check the internet for results and interviews.
For once Eurosport is showing some men's tennis and I have so much work the two weeks of the AO that I can hardly watch any matches. Luckily, though, I caught the Hingis match today. WOW!
I just hope they won't cancel the French Open highlights show too.
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About ESPN2!!
I was getting mad when they start to show Clijsters instead of Vik!!
Thank god she could close the set sooner.
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totally agree, lets take over eurosports website and demand for highlights!!!

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