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miss strokes
11-16-2004, 08:35 PM
WHY ARENT THEY SHOWING SAFIN'S MATCH?,,,instead stupid boxing!

RonE
11-16-2004, 08:47 PM
It seems that many of the broadcasters @ Eurosport enjoy practicing boxing too. They have taken one too many punches to the head, concussions that kind of thing :rolleyes: :retard:

miss strokes
11-16-2004, 08:50 PM
as much as i hate murdoch's sky, at least they would have shown the matches - its a joke,so far all ive seen is one game from federer.

roisin
11-16-2004, 08:51 PM
i know! i rushed home just to see marat on the telly! but no, they've to show dumbass boxing. they did schedule this match to be shown! the cheek of them! i say, give tmc rights to sky sports, they'd sure as hell show ALL the matches.

pst....

eurosport. useless.

Neely
11-16-2004, 08:51 PM
They fucking suck!! :fiery: :mad:

We have an important event that only takes place once in the whole year where the best tennis players of the world participate and fucking damn Eurosport prefers to show stupid boxing AGAIN over live tennis. :fiery: :help: :help: :help: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:


Didn't Eurosport also broadcast all the matches of the WTA Tour Championships? Yes, they did, but they also had more planning reliability because they knew they won't be screwed by rain delays or bad weather because the WTA Champs were indoor!

laselva
11-16-2004, 08:52 PM
Forget it! There is no Safin-Coria match in Eurosport. :mad:

*Ljubica*
11-16-2004, 08:54 PM
One of my friends sent an email to Eurosport last night complaining about how they showed boxing instead of Gaudio/Federer............needless to say she hasn't got a reply yet :devil:

miss strokes
11-16-2004, 08:56 PM
poxy channel!

RonE
11-16-2004, 08:58 PM
One of my friends sent an email to Eurosport last night complaining about how they showed boxing instead of Gaudio/Federer............needless to say she hasn't got a reply yet :devil:

Pffffttt, your friend wasted valuable keyboard strokes sending that email- she never will get a response either :rolleyes:

roisin
11-16-2004, 09:00 PM
dosent look like we would've been watching for long anyway, marat leading 6-1 3-2 (with a break) after 40 mins of play.

;)

miss strokes
11-16-2004, 09:02 PM
some good news anyway. :)

roisin
11-16-2004, 09:05 PM
yeah at least that can partly make up 4 eurosports stupidity.

tennisman.
11-16-2004, 09:08 PM
We should all send them e-mail and complain about this becouse this is terrible that they show some worthless boxers,indstead of live tennis

*Ljubica*
11-16-2004, 09:11 PM
Pffffttt, your friend wasted valuable keyboard strokes sending that email- she never will get a response either :rolleyes:

Made her feel better at the time though :)

joeb_uk
11-16-2004, 09:12 PM
they hose all day long for crap like boxing, and shitty replays of shows! its a disgrace, i know someone who regulary complains about their wta service. I may start to complain about it also (although i wasnt here). if they do not show roddick henman, i will give them shit!

joeb_uk
11-16-2004, 09:13 PM
sky sports will actually extend their coverage (if its delayed and is played later on) because they know the crap afterwards isnt as popular

miss strokes
11-16-2004, 09:16 PM
STUDIO@EUROSPORT.COM
if you dont complain they'll just keep doing it.

*Ljubica*
11-16-2004, 09:17 PM
There's no way they won't show Roddick/Henman - they've been advertising it all night :p But there's no way I'm staying up til 3.00am when I get up at 5.30am for work. So I'll just be saying "Come On Tim" in my sleep!!

joeb_uk
11-16-2004, 09:18 PM
ahh rosie, i stayed up last night to watch the replay of fed gaudio (went to sleep at 3am) but i must say, i couldnt enjoy it because it was so late and im not use to staying up this late now. During the uni holidays i was staying up till 2am-4am most nights, but im out of the swing! its study week here, so im gonna stay up each night tho

joeb_uk
11-16-2004, 09:19 PM
also people are really annoyed with the wta coverage: bad quality feeds, not showing matches. my friend just complained

16/11/2004 22:55 - Doman - No WTA ceremony??
After all the extensive LIVE WTA champs coverage (Thanks for that ofcourse!), why could you not show us the end ceremony?I really can't understand who makes those decisions you make. It's a bit of a shame!

*Ljubica*
11-16-2004, 09:21 PM
Good Luck with the staying up joeb. David is the only one I'll do that for!!! And I think I might get the sack if I fell asleep at my desk too often!!!

joeb_uk
11-16-2004, 09:23 PM
lol, i usually only do it if im off uni etc (e.g. usopen) but its study week, and its an important event so i make the effort lol. only limited times i have to be in for uni, so its not to straining

miss strokes
11-16-2004, 09:23 PM
yeh i hate the way they dont show the ceremonys,sky aswell,when marat won paris they show all the boring men in suits talking ,marat gets ready to speak and all you hear is the presenter saying "im afraid we have to leave it there".Stupid tennis coverage.

miss strokes
11-16-2004, 09:26 PM
marat 6-1 6-4

Jogg
11-16-2004, 09:30 PM
i really hate eurosport. I so wanted to watch Marats match
all their tennis coverage should be taken away and given to sky that'll teach them

Neely
11-16-2004, 09:55 PM
16/11/2004 22:55 - Doman - No WTA ceremony??
After all the extensive LIVE WTA champs coverage (Thanks for that ofcourse!), why could you not show us the end ceremony?I really can't understand who makes those decisions you make. It's a bit of a shame!
Yes, it's bad of course that they tuned out before the ceremony :o
okay, I could afford it because I don't like Serena or Sharapova too much ;)
but for their fans it's a bad service! :(

The other thing that bothered me at the WTA Champs, but which is the fault of the host broadcasters and not of Eurosport, was that the camera angle was too flat and because of that, the net(cord) matched exactly the service line of the far court and as a viewer you couldn't see if the serve was in or out but you had to listen to the calls instead because the service line was hidden. That bothered me really :o It was the same all days... :rolleyes:

joeb_uk
11-16-2004, 10:00 PM
yeah the americans with their top class equipment and technology have no brains when it comes to broadcasting. like their crappy us open feeds, which were sub standard and to be honest very fuzzy. the same goes for the wta champs, fuzzy and crap picture, also a bad angle ( i had to use the zoom function on my tv, to make it look ok)

Lady
11-16-2004, 10:45 PM
02:20 TENNIS
ATP MASTERS CUP - HOUSTON (USA)
ROUND ROBIN - BLUE GROUP
M. SAFIN[4] (RUS) v G. CORIA[6] (ARG)

02:40 TENNIS
ATP MASTERS CUP - HOUSTON (USA)
ROUND ROBIN - BLUE GROUP
A. RODDICK[2] (USA) v T. HENMAN[7] (GBR)

That's all from Marat's match? 20 minutes? OMG! :lol:


BTW, no to Sky Sports! I don't have one, and TMC is one of the rare times I can actually enjoy ATP tennis.

And if that event was played indoors (as supposed to be), ES would have shown all matches live! :o

TheBoiledEgg
11-17-2004, 02:27 AM
so basically its all Mattress Mac's fault :fiery:

tomorrow we're gonna get Henman for sure on Brit ES :fiery:

funny how they can break their contract to show the farmer :rolleyes: (even SuperBikes/cycling gets shunted :eek:)

so no Carlos vs Gaston tomorrow :mad:

Éowyn
11-17-2004, 02:30 AM
i hate it! i'm totally gonne complain why on earth would they want to show tv shopping instead of the match

Nymeria
11-17-2004, 08:08 AM
only the threadtitle made me go :fiery: and :mad: already. Was really looking forward to the matches of Roger and Guillermo, both were not on eurosport (well almost 2 games of Rogers match were). They better show Roger this night! Or I'll be really mad

*Ljubica*
11-17-2004, 08:30 AM
My friend that I was talking about yesterday who emailed Eurosport actually did get a reply from them - no apology just a waffling reply trying to justify their actions! She sent me a copy and I can ask her if she minds if I can copy it here if you're interested.

Iza
11-17-2004, 08:36 AM
I was soooooooooooooooo mad cos they didn't show Marat vs. Guille http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/waffen/2guns.gif ARGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! They preferred to show freakin box! http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/waffen/8314.gif

Sjengster
11-17-2004, 08:59 AM
Judio you cynic, who doesn't enjoy a lengthy studio chat between Castle and Rusedski on the subject of Henman? Anyway, if it's raining again tonight which is very likely then they will show Roddick v Henman again, but they'll probably get round to showing Safin v Coria as well. It certainly fills up a nice scheduling gap, being so short.

TheBoiledEgg
11-17-2004, 11:37 AM
if its raining tonight, more like they will just fill it with a test card :rolleyes:

they switch of their coverage and 30 mins or so, they are playing and we get a blank screen saying Eurosport starts 0730 :rolleyes:

Can't Henman do the decent thing and do what all old fogies do ??? go out on a limp like eg Enqvist :sad:

TheBoiledEgg
11-17-2004, 11:59 AM
Did British show the Roddick Henman match last night??

Wasnt on for me :o
did Euro Int show it ? (:lol: )

*Ljubica*
11-17-2004, 12:29 PM
Did British show the Roddick Henman match last night??

They were hyping it up all night that they were going to, but there was no way I was getting up in the middle of the night to find out :devil:

joeb_uk
11-17-2004, 12:40 PM
please post rosie! lets see their pathetic excuses

*Ljubica*
11-17-2004, 01:00 PM
please post rosie! lets see their pathetic excuses

I'll ask her first if it's OK when I get home tonight. Otherwise I think she was going to post it in Gaston's Yahoo Group.

Lady
11-17-2004, 02:08 PM
Well, they showed BOTH Gaudio/Federer & Safin/Coria, but taped, at night!

They definitely showed all matches so far! ;)

Nikki♥
11-17-2004, 02:19 PM
Taped matches suck. I want to see the real deal...live and in color. Duh!

*Ljubica*
11-17-2004, 04:28 PM
please post rosie! lets see their pathetic excuses

OK - just for you joeb - this is a copy of the email that Eurosport sent to my friend with regard to her complaints..........I've edited out her name because she says she doesnt want to be famous!!!

Thank you for your mail and for your comments. We apologise for the
disruption to your viewing, however we feel that the situation was
beyond our control. We planned to show the match live between
Federer and Gaudio at 8pm on the 14th Novemeber. Unfortunately, the
start of the game was delayed due to rain. We tried to wait until
the game began but eventually we could not wait any longer. We only
have limited flexibility when changing our programme schedule due to
commercial agreements and other factors and we could not upset our
other viewers, trying to wait for a game that may not have started
for hours. Once we began showing other programmes and the game began
between Federer and Gaudio, it was impossible for us to stop in the
middle to go back to the tennis. We did however, take advantage of
the delayed start to the Hewitt game and showed the Federer-Gaudio
match then. We then were able to show the womens final live at 4am.
The rest of the Houston event we plan to show live and we hope that
you enjoy the rest of our coverage.

Kind regards,

Eurosport

joeb_uk
11-17-2004, 05:00 PM
thanks rosie! i know someone who would really like to read this, so it was a great help. lol she didnt want to be named and shamed huh :D

TheBoiledEgg
11-17-2004, 05:48 PM
omg those fuckers gonna show Hen vs Duck again :fiery:
and not Moya vs Gaudio LIVE :mad:

I'm gonna switch over
they not gonna have my rating :fiery:

KarstenBraasch#1
11-17-2004, 06:02 PM
omg those fuckers gonna show Hen vs Duck again :fiery:
and not Moya vs Gaudio LIVE :mad:

I'm gonna switch over
they not gonna have my rating :fiery:
We will get it too but only because of rain :p else it would have been Moya

TheBoiledEgg
11-17-2004, 06:06 PM
if its raining then ok (it looks like it is) (still they not shown Marat's match in full :fiery:
me gonna watch football soon)

then Spain vs England later.

Eurosport coverage is pathetic this yr :fiery:
one live match all wk :o (and not even a full one at that)

miss strokes
11-17-2004, 06:54 PM
yeh they should have shown marat's match since at least tim timmy timothy boy's was broadcast last night!

*Ljubica*
11-17-2004, 07:18 PM
Well according to lunaheilo over on the Houston thread - they did actually come out, warm up, play one point - and then it rained again :devil: :devil: But of course all British Eurosport are showing is Tim v The Duck :devil:

TheBoiledEgg
11-17-2004, 07:24 PM
Carlos probably hoping it carries on raining too
he's probably looking for a TV to watch Spain vs England

me gonna watch too :wavey:

CooCooCachoo
11-17-2004, 07:29 PM
omg those fuckers gonna show Hen vs Duck again :fiery:
and not Moya vs Gaudio LIVE :mad:

I'm gonna switch over
they not gonna have my rating :fiery:

Do you have one of those boxes then that checks if you are watching?

TheBoiledEgg
11-17-2004, 07:31 PM
Do you have one of those boxes then that checks if you are watching?

no idea :confused:

*Ljubica*
11-17-2004, 07:33 PM
Carlos probably hoping it carries on raining too
he's probably looking for a TV to watch Spain vs England

me gonna watch too :wavey:

Do you think he will find England v Spain football in the heart of Texas? Enjoy the match anyway!

TheBoiledEgg
11-17-2004, 07:39 PM
Do you think he will find England v Spain football in the heart of Texas? Enjoy the match anyway!

he'll probably find a Mexican TV signal ;)

RonE
11-18-2004, 07:25 AM
Eurosport coverage is pathetic this yr :fiery:


What do you mean "this year"? It has sucked ever since they stopped showing the TMS events in 2000. :mad:

I try to boycott Eurosport whenever I can- for instance this year ESPN also showed the FO, so I watched it only on ESPN. And thankfully, ESPN is also showing TMC now, so for the most part I watch it on ESPN. At least they showed the Federer-Gaudio match live when it was resumed.

joeb_uk
11-18-2004, 12:24 PM
fed hewitt replay on now, what did they show at 7.30 am this morning? gaudio?

TheBoiledEgg
11-18-2004, 12:34 PM
Frankly i've lost interest, having woken up at 1am (normally wake up at 3am to go to work a bit later) to watch a night match, and twice its not been on, last night i didnt bother cos i knew it was gonna rain (good decision)

i couldn't give a rat's ass if i see it or not.
they'll probably show Henman anyway :o

not even Chris Bailey is that much up Hen's ass.

crouching
11-18-2004, 12:38 PM
I think we should all write, not to Eurosport, but to the ATP and tournament organisers.

There is no point in complaining to Eurosport as they have, time and again, shown to be not very competent. It just appears that they aren't going to do much to improve the situation.

However, I think the ATP and the tournament organisers will be very interested in finding out about if fans are enjoying the matches, if they are able to access the matches and if they think the overall product is good.

You could mention that

- the broadcast, accessiblity and coverage of their product is extremely poor

- the poor broadcast and accessibility severely affected your enjoyment of their product

- this then severely diminished quality of the product

- another broadcaster should be given the television rights (e.g. one that has a track record of providing good coverage)

I think this will help in getting the TMC moved to a better channel!

joeb_uk
11-18-2004, 01:06 PM
yeah me too eggy, ive stayed up 3 nights in a row only to be dissapointed

Mrs. B
11-18-2004, 01:07 PM
Eurosport has now Roger & Lleyton's match. Just seen the 1st set. ;)

RonE
11-18-2004, 03:25 PM
2005 will be OK

It is in Shanghai Indoors

And will be shown in Europe at 800 in the morning

Eurosport covered it really well in 2002

To their credit even I have to concede that.

joeb_uk
11-21-2004, 10:27 PM
unless its after 12pm uk time, 1am cet (then they will review)

joeb_uk
11-21-2004, 10:30 PM
ohhh news is if not started in 30 minutes, its a 3 set match. and if not started in 2.30 hours its played 2moro