congratulations to bbc!!! finally [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

congratulations to bbc!!! finally

joeb_uk
06-21-2004, 03:43 PM
the coverage of wimbledon is really good! interactive and you can choose 5 courts, i was expecting the choice of 2 maybe 3. its also nice that each court has commentary! this is better than sky sports interactive

jtipson
06-21-2004, 03:46 PM
It was like this last year.

BaselineSmash
06-21-2004, 03:47 PM
Where have you been, Joe? The coverage has been this good since at least 2001. :confused:

jtipson
06-21-2004, 03:50 PM
It is however the first year that NTL have got their act together to offer interactive. So if you get the coverage through NTL, this is new :)

BaselineSmash
06-21-2004, 04:01 PM
:D Grand.

*Ljubica*
06-21-2004, 04:04 PM
Must say whenever I read other peoples' comments about ESPN, I am very pleased and proud to have the BBC :)

Deboogle!.
06-21-2004, 04:07 PM
Actually..... ESPN's has been good too. Live Roger, cutting between that and Martina N., Lleyton, they showed some of Paradorn/Ivo.... so far as long as live tennis is being played, they're showing it. I hope they keep this up.

gina_
06-21-2004, 04:07 PM
ESPN Asia ain't bad I guess. =/ Actually, it is rather bad. The French Open coverage was fine, Wimbledon is a little messed up. And one match at a time!

It's just too bad Euro 04 gets a new channel on its own.

joeb_uk
06-21-2004, 04:07 PM
yes i know we had it before, but the coverage so far this year has been shit!

BaselineSmash
06-21-2004, 04:11 PM
Must say whenever I read other peoples' comments about ESPN, I am very pleased and proud to have the BBC :)

Likewise. :) I do feel some sympathy for ESPN subscribers. The US Open stories about viewers not getting to see players like Ferrero and Nalbandian until they faced off against Americans were quite frightening. :tears:

Deboogle!.
06-21-2004, 04:13 PM
well today ESPN's coverage has been pretty good. I mean they did show Venus as one would expect but they cut to other stuff too. Right now during the rain they're showing Goran.... I've got no complaints at all today, so far.

BaselineSmash
06-21-2004, 04:14 PM
Actually..... ESPN's has been good too. Live Roger, cutting between that and Martina N., Lleyton, they showed some of Paradorn/Ivo.... so far as long as live tennis is being played, they're showing it. I hope they keep this up.

Makes a change from the French Open coverage, going by what people were saying e.g. Williams sisters repeats during live play. :mad:

*Ljubica*
06-21-2004, 04:16 PM
Makes a change from the French Open coverage, going by what people were saying e.g. Williams sisters repeats during live play. :mad:

Maybe it's because there are no Americans playing today apart from Venus, and I think Ginepri out on some outside court with no cameras!!!! And yes, during the US Open I remember several of my American friends getting upset over the lack of Nalbandian/Ferrero coverage.

Deboogle!.
06-21-2004, 04:23 PM
Makes a change from the French Open coverage, going by what people were saying e.g. Williams sisters repeats during live play. :mad:

Yep so far MUCH Better than RG coverage was. Dunno if it'll stay this way but like I said, no complaints yet.

MissPovaFan
06-21-2004, 04:23 PM
Makes a change from the French Open coverage, going by what people were saying e.g. Williams sisters repeats during live play. :mad:

Personally I though the Eurosport coverage of the French Open was superb maybe bar from the last few days when they gave priority to the superbike racing and missed the start of a few of the matches :mad:

*Ljubica*
06-21-2004, 04:33 PM
Personally I though the Eurosport coverage of the French Open was superb maybe bar from the last few days when they gave priority to the superbike racing and missed the start of a few of the matches :mad:

Didn't see the Eurosport coverage because I was at Roland Garros - but I've heard it was good.

star
06-21-2004, 04:41 PM
BBC Rocks!!!

Havok
06-21-2004, 04:42 PM
So you guys get to pick out of 5 different curts and watch the whole entire match from that court :scratch: or they have videos and commentators on 5 different courts and they switch around from time to time?:scratch:

Fee
06-21-2004, 04:46 PM
ESPN does not show the US Open, the USA Network does. The lack of coverage for international players was mainly due to the USTA's partisan scheduling, putting seeded players on outer courts with no cameras so that Ashley Harkleroad could play on a show court.

ESPN has not been too bad this morning, but they have made one or two iffy choices. They did not need to replay part of Roger's match less than an hour after it had finished. They should have showed something else to fill the rain delay, and that Venus match was so boring they should have taped it and showed the whole thing near the end of the day.

Sparkz
06-21-2004, 04:48 PM
BBC is great for Wimbledon, they would never lose the contract to SKY thankfully :worship:

*Ljubica*
06-21-2004, 04:49 PM
So you guys get to pick out of 5 different curts and watch the whole entire match from that court :scratch: or they have videos and commentators on 5 different courts and they switch around from time to time?:scratch:

No they always show entire matches. If you only have the ordinary BBC then you are stuck with what is on Centre Court, but if you have the interractive coverage, you can choose from any one of the four others and they show that match in it's entirety. Today we have Court 1 (Coria), Court 2 (Ferrero),
Court 17 (the British guy Arvind Parmar), or Court 18 (Jelena Dokic). Goran is on the main programme. Interractive costs about £40.00 per month where I live - sorry no good at dollar conversion.

Havok
06-21-2004, 04:52 PM
:eek: that's awesome. I would so wanna see court 18, although I know Jelena will lose :sad:

jtipson
06-21-2004, 04:54 PM
So you guys get to pick out of 5 different curts and watch the whole entire match from that court :scratch: or they have videos and commentators on 5 different courts and they switch around from time to time?:scratch:

You have a menu with five different courts live, and you can switch between them as and when you wish. Sometimes they also have interviews and/or star training tips as one channel. Occasionally you'll get matches on outside courts with no commentary which is great.

Only for Wimbledon though (we hardly get anything else through beeb except Queen's, AO/RG finals and UK DC ties).

It's the way all tennis coverage should be!

*Ljubica*
06-21-2004, 04:55 PM
:eek: that's awesome. I would so wanna see court 18, although I know Jelena will lose :sad:

Trouble is - sometimes you get almost too spoilt for choice. I am trying to watch both Goran and Ferrero - you end up flicking the remote control from one court to the other and not watching either of them properly!

gravity
06-21-2004, 04:55 PM
It must be fantastico being able to switch between all the rain on five different courts. Which courtside camera has the best view of the waterfront?

Havok
06-21-2004, 04:59 PM
yeah that can suck, but i would rather have the option of flicking through matches than watching one boring ass one

jtipson
06-21-2004, 05:00 PM
Trouble is - sometimes you get almost too spoilt for choice. I am trying to watch both Goran and Ferrero - you end up flicking the remote control from one court to the other and not watching either of them properly!

I know Rosie, me too! Last year I was continually hopping between Tim v David and Flipper v Agassi. It will be nice when we can have one channel recorded to watch it later. I'm sure these things won't be too long in coming.

star
06-21-2004, 05:00 PM
It must be fantastico being able to switch between all the rain on five different courts. Which courtside camera has the best view of the waterfront?


:haha:

star
06-21-2004, 05:01 PM
You have a menu with five different courts live, and you can switch between them as and when you wish. Sometimes they also have interviews and/or star training tips as one channel. Occasionally you'll get matches on outside courts with no commentary which is great.

Only for Wimbledon though (we hardly get anything else through beeb except Queen's, AO/RG finals and UK DC ties).

It's the way all tennis coverage should be!

It sounds divine. Too bad that you don't get much during the rest of the tennis year though. :sad:

jtipson
06-21-2004, 05:01 PM
It must be fantastico being able to switch between all the rain on five different courts. Which courtside camera has the best view of the waterfront?

Well, yes, that is one of the downsides ;) One channel at least is usually showing some repeats or interviews during the rain, but for the rest you're left looking at tarps whilst commentators go and have a cuppa.

*Ljubica*
06-21-2004, 05:05 PM
It sounds divine. Too bad that you don't get much during the rest of the tennis year though. :sad:

Yes it's true that the BBC is poor for the rest of the year, but most tennis fans here subscribe to Sky Sports which shows all nine Masters' Series events and the other 3 Grand Slams on the same interractive basis. This also allows you to see quite a few of the European clay-court tourneys like Kitzbuehel via Eurosport channel, so we don't do too badly.

BaselineSmash
06-21-2004, 05:09 PM
It sounds divine. Too bad that you don't get much during the rest of the tennis year though. :sad:

Tennis Masters Series coverage and US Open coverage is almost as good(on Sky). Multi-court really is tennis heaven. :D

Shy
06-21-2004, 05:15 PM
It would be nice if we could get it here too for all the slams at least.

MissPovaFan
06-21-2004, 05:43 PM
Yep if you want to see most of the tennis its best to subscribe to Sky. I found the BBC's coverage of Queens to be appalling to be honest.