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Re: World Group Quarterfinals: t.v. schedule (April 11-13, 2008)
It seems that the TV broadcasting worldwide seems to be pretty confusing where it comes to Davis Cup. It seems that, at leas t in the first round and QFs, the ITF decides that one tie (or two for the first round maybe) are the "featured ties" - they are the ones that have world feed broadcast capabilities, etc. *Usually* (but not always) the "featured tie" is a high-profile one or one that people expect to be competitive and/or exciting. When the featured tie does not include the US (i.e., Serbia-Russia), the Tennis Channel shows it, live. But for these QFs, I believe France/USA is the featured tie, meaning the only other TV Coverage for the other 3 ties is locally-produced and thus TTC does not have access to it. It's frustrating for sure, but not really the US or TTC's fault....
TTC will very likely show at least one of the semifinals, and the final, regardless of whether the US is in those rounds or not.