Tennis on Oz free-to-air alert

09-16-2005, 05:16 PM
In case anyone's interested I just saw this:

ABC Saturday 17th September:
4.00pm Tennis

Sport | 60 mins |
Tennis: ATP Masters Cup: 2005 Series : Highlights: Indian Wells: March 2005.

not much but it's something :D

09-16-2005, 11:46 PM
thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) finally some tennis action on my aussie tv screen

bad gambler
09-16-2005, 11:49 PM
i think ABC are also showing the Shanghai Masters cup end of the year, but have yet to confirm :)

09-17-2005, 03:09 AM
:D Thanks for this!
Must remember to set the vcr before going to work! :wavey:

09-17-2005, 03:11 AM
:yeah: i'll take what i can get :D

09-17-2005, 05:38 AM
:scratch: odd thing to show at this time of year.... but yeah I'll take whatever I can get! LOOOL

09-17-2005, 11:33 AM
damn if only i read this thread 6 hours earlier :(

09-17-2005, 11:59 AM
damn if only i read this thread 6 hours earlier :(

haha yeah exactly!

but how random is it! indian wells?!

09-17-2005, 02:31 PM
They had the WTC on SBS about 4 months after it happened, now Indian Wells 6 months after it happened! :lol:
Still better than nothing I suppose! I wonder why they chose those tournaments to show highlights of, out of all the big events?

09-17-2005, 05:10 PM
Hey, you're welcome. I see they've got highlights of Miami next Saturday too so maybe they're running through the highlights of each AMS leading up to (highlights of?) the Masters Cup :shrug:

Ferrero Forever
09-18-2005, 08:02 AM
PLEASE TELL ME THEY DIDN"T SHOW JC!!! I only found out about this now. Is this show gonna be on every week?

09-18-2005, 03:28 PM
:) I checked here at 4:15 sat arvo, so still got to see plenty of stuff, incl that awesome point between Roger and Lleyton

thanks for the heads up!

ABC rules!

Ferrero Forever
09-20-2005, 07:45 AM
please, somebody tell me what they showed, and will it be on next week?

09-20-2005, 07:58 AM

This will also continue the week after...

Check here for more information :)

Tennis: ATP Masters Cup: 2005 Series
Highlights: Miami: March/April 2005
2:00pm Saturday, September 24, 2005

Tennis: ATP Masters Cup: 2005 Series
Highlights: Monte Carlo: April 2005 - 2:00pm Saturday October 1
Highlights: Rome: May 2005 - 4:00pm Saturday October 8
Highlights: Hamburg: May 2005 - 4:00pm Saturday October 15

Ferrero Forever
09-20-2005, 08:02 AM
YAY this is fantastic, though I think I might have missed JC on the miami one:( Thanks heaps Kristen

09-20-2005, 08:07 AM
No problem :yeah:
If you hadn't of asked, I just would have expected the worst... no tennis on tv. So it's nice to see they're keen to show it :) Might have to write them a thankyou letter or something... tennis coverage sucks so badly! I didn't watch last weeks show either. Forgot about it whilst getting ready for work :lol:

I just looked at Jurgens results for the TMS's.... he's not one to perform under pressure. Lots of first round losses :tape: :hug: so I guess for me, I wouldn't have missed much.

Ferrero Forever
09-20-2005, 08:15 AM
Unfortunately, JC's isn't much better. I think Miami and Indian Wells he went well in though. And yeah the thankyou letter sounds like a good idea.

09-20-2005, 08:28 AM
thanks for the info!

does anyone know whether they're showing any davis cup??

09-20-2005, 02:45 PM
Wow so they are doing this every week. Cool :yeah:

09-22-2005, 01:17 AM
i watch quite a bit of abc in the evenings, and i don't think i've seen the tennis being advertised, not even once :rolleyes: oh well... thanks!

09-22-2005, 05:58 AM
sweeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

i am so gonna watch it from now on!! thanks for the info guys! :yeah:

Ferrero Forever
09-22-2005, 07:52 AM
thanks for the info!

does anyone know whether they're showing any davis cup??
Nah, they only show Australia and since Australia are out they won't show nothing. At least we got Australia VS Argentina-Best Davis Cup tie EVER :worship:

10-26-2005, 03:29 PM
i think ABC are also showing the Shanghai Masters cup end of the year, but have yet to confirm :)

Yeah, you're right :yeah:

Tennis: ATP Masters Cup 2005

10:00pm Sunday, November 13, 2005 (until 2:00am)

The world's top eight tennis players have been battling it out all year in order to gain a berth in the prestigious invite-only Tennis: ATP Masters Cup 2005, to be broadcast on ABC TV from Sunday, November 13 - 20.


Commentating exclusively for ABC TV will be tennis legend Fred Stolle and former Australian tennis champion Geoff Master.

Sport Subtitles CC

Tennis: ATP Masters Cup 2005
also showing on ABC TV 10:00pm Monday, November 14
10:00pm Tuesday, November 15
10:00pm Wednesday, November 16
10:00pm Thursday, November 17
10:00pm Friday, November 18

Foxtel's been advertising it too. I love the TPL commentators: Jason Goodall & Simon Reed :devil:

Ferrero Forever
10-27-2005, 08:36 AM
yay, this is fantastic:)

10-27-2005, 02:24 PM
Wow thats fantastic :eek: :bounce:
I will be watching for sure. Exams finish on the 14th so I should be able to watch it!

02-04-2006, 08:17 AM
If anyone missed them, they're repeating these highlights very early Thursday mornings. Miami on Thursday.

Tennis: ATP Masters Cup: 2005 Series
also showing on ABC TV Highlights: Miami: March/April 2005 - 3:30am Thursday, February 9
Highlights: Monte Carlo: April 2005 - 3:25am Thursday, February 16
Highlights: Rome: May 2005 - 3:30am Thursday, February 23

02-04-2006, 10:44 AM
LOL @ the times.... I saw that in the TV Guide yesterday and thought WTF?

I'm hoping this means they'll have highlights of this year's Masters Series tournaments ;)

12-18-2006, 06:41 PM
For anyone interested...

On a whim I did a tv guide tennis search & ABC's showing those hour-long highlights from this year's Masters Series.

Here's the link (

Tennis: ATP Masters Cup: 2006 Series (Highlights)
Highlights: Miami
3:30am Wednesday, 20 Dec 2006

Highlights of the 2006 ATP Masters Cup series.


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Tennis: ATP Masters Cup: 2006 Series (Highlights)
also showing on ABC2 Highlights: Miami - 2:00pm Saturday, December 23

Tennis: ATP Masters Cup: 2006 Series (Highlights)
also showing on ABC TV Highlights: Monte Carlo - 3:30am Tuesday, December 26
Highlights: Italy - 3:30am Tuesday, January 2

12-18-2006, 08:54 PM
lol looks like it's becoming an annual abc tradition, including the funny hours.

i've generalised it to mean that it's on every tuesday at 3.30am (except for tomorrow which is wednesday), and every saturday at 2pm.


12-19-2006, 01:11 AM
Thanks for that. I would have no idea it was on otherwise.

By the way, I'm assuming that the Indian Wells highlights have already screened?

12-19-2006, 03:11 AM
thanks for that!! the abc are so weird though...why show it now?! not that i'm complaining.. maybe they're trying to get aussies into tennis mode lol

12-19-2006, 04:14 AM
Thank you! And I think they showed Indian Wells right after the Masters Cup Final, because they hadn't filled the time slot. :)

12-19-2006, 08:34 AM
More weird programming from the ABC... don't think I'll remember to watch it though :lol:

Ferrero Forever
12-19-2006, 09:58 AM
At least it's something. I CAN"T WAIT UNTIL THEY SHOW CINCY!!!!

12-19-2006, 01:00 PM
yeah, it's on at a really strange time but i will watch any tennis i can get. Plus, i get on strange sleeping times during the holidays.

12-19-2006, 09:17 PM
it's an effective and time-proven programming that gets the nation into tennis mode :tape:

guess what, i did see a bit of the miami highlights last night :lol: including the truly wonderful highlight of hawkeye replays .... such as federer's double faults :o

Ferrero Forever
12-20-2006, 09:56 AM
Next week we get the first claycourt tourney shown on tv other than davis cup for 2006. Great work aussie TV

12-20-2006, 10:22 AM
is that 3:30 am et?
is ABC2 a different channel than ABC?
thanks for the alert...

12-20-2006, 02:47 PM
Wait, so there will be tennis on tv in less then 1 hour?

11-04-2007, 08:57 AM
Does anyone know if Shanghai will be shown on ABC again this year?

11-04-2007, 09:02 AM
Does anyone know if Shanghai will be shown on ABC again this year?
I don't think so. I've seen ads of it being on Fox Sports this year.

Not such good news for some, but good news for me because Fox Sports will actually show it live instead of it being delayed for four hours. :rolleyes:

11-04-2007, 09:37 AM
Thanks krystlel for the quick dash to my hopes! :lol: I was worried about that. I've moved & can't get Foxtel here so unlike the last 2 years, felt relieved -delayed or not- that it'd be on ABC. Then I saw a question on the ABC site asking if they were showing it - they said unlikely & my spirits sank :sobbing:

Ferrero Forever
11-04-2007, 09:54 AM
I'm not surprised. I hope we get the masters cup highlights again, I'll be so pissed off if I can't see the Monte Carlo edition:( Just hang out Aussies, Hopman Cup starts at the end of December, and thats always entertaining.

11-04-2007, 10:35 AM
I'm so upset they aren't going to show TMC, I even fixed up my dvd recorder so I can tape it :(

11-04-2007, 10:38 AM
wasn't it on Foxtel last year too?

11-04-2007, 10:43 AM
wasn't it on Foxtel last year too?

I can't remember exactly but it was on ABC for a few hours each night, not live it was probably around 11.30pm each night if I am not mistaken. Was better than nothing though.

leng jai
11-04-2007, 11:22 AM
Tennis coverage is a farce and were it not for the Australian Open we'd get zero free to air coverage at all.

11-05-2007, 11:46 AM
For once, supporting lower ranked players pays off. *yesss!*
Having said that, I have Foxtel and will probably watch anyway. That's why we got it...for tennis and golf. =)

11-12-2007, 01:01 PM
Some good news for those of us without pay TV!,25197,22744602-5010361,00.html

Seven extends deal for tennis Open
Margie McDonald | November 12, 2007

CHANNEL Seven has renewed its deal with Tennis Australia stretching its broadcast rights up until 2014.
No figures were given on the value of the new agreement but it is understood to be a healthy increase on the current Seven-TA deal of $10 million per annum.

The interesting aspect of today's announcement is that Seven not only renews its free-to-air and subscription television rights but also has included “new media rights”, for material delivered to websites and any future modes of technology.

The new media deal will take effect during the impending 2008 summer season of tournaments on Gold Coast (December 30-January 5), Adelaide (December 31-January 6) and Sydney (January 6-11) as well as the Australian Open (from January 14-27).

:eek: Kristen - you have Foxtel now? But there're all these other weird sports that's so amusing, like Red Bull Air Racing, or darts! I want their new Football/soccer channel. (Setanta or whatever it's called!) :lol:

11-12-2007, 01:07 PM
That sounds interesting... only if it's live streaming of a match not on Seven. Somehow I doubt that.

12-20-2007, 06:14 AM
I'd like to see Seven show another match of the Australian Open on their HD channel. Then television coverage would be perfect.

Unfortunately the article is quite vague. Seven usually have the rights to matches on both Rod Laver Arena and Vodafone meaning Fox Sports isn't able to show them, and it would be a good idea to promote their HD channel and increase profits from there as it currently has little content and is quite useless. Whether it will happen or not is a different matter.

Leckie's ten year plan for Seven

Seven recently launched 7HD, its new high-definition digital TV channel, which Mr Leckie said would initially lose money but was needed to drive sales of digital TVs.

"It's going to cost us real money for the next year or so but we will get the chance to trial some programs," he said.

This year Mr Leckie chaired the free-to-air TV industry representative group Free TV Australia and he remains a true believer in the sector's future.

"I think free-to-air TV has a long way to go ... and we do 75per cent of all production for commercial TV, which shouldn't be underestimated," he said.

Next year the commercial networks will produce four new Australian dramas.

"The massive amount of Australian production announced for next year by all the networks is fantastic and it wouldn't happen unless we were a strong industry. It gives a lot of employment to a lot of people," he said.

But he still believed they should be able to do more with their multi-channels, pointing to Seven's imminent broadcast of the Australian Open tennis.

"We can only show one match on our main channel and then flip to another match on the other channel, but there are 49 matches going at the time," he said.

"There are also other restrictions that we'll be talking to the new Communications Minister (Stephen Conroy) about.",25197,22914650-7582,00.html

12-20-2007, 09:34 AM
Interesting. Perhaps it's in light of this...? Something I found just now and was quite surprised to read, here you go:

Tennis is No.1 with Aussies
By Sam Edmund
December 20, 2007 02:00am
Article from: Font size: + -

TENNIS has topped the list for sports-mad Australians, a new survey shows.

In a surprise result, tennis (62 per cent) pipped swimming (61 per cent), with Aussie Rules third (57 per cent) as the sports most Australians are interested in.

The Sweeney Sports Report, the nation's most authoritative sports and sponsorship survey, ranked cricket fourth (51 per cent), while soccer slumped to 49 per cent as World Cup euphoria continued to fade. Sweeney Sports general manager Todd Deacon admitted he was shocked tennis was the sport of choice.

"There could be a number of reasons for it, from the Federer-Nadal phenomenon to the fact Lleyton Hewitt and Bec Cartwright are on every magazine cover," Mr Deacon said. "It's also one of the few sports in the top 10 which is actually more popular with females than males."

Golf (30 per cent) ranked ninth, perhaps an accurate reflection given the final day of the Australian Open on Sunday was bowled over by a washed-out game of cricket.

The Australia-New Zealand one-day match, which lasted just six overs at the SCG, rated higher than the golf, won by Craig Parry, for a staggering three hours.

The Sweeney survey calculates interest by combining data about how many Australians in capital cities participate in, attend, watch on television, listen to radio, read print media reports and use the internet for information about each sport.

TV viewing of tennis became the highest for any sport, with almost six of every 10 people tuning in.

In other results, Melbourne clearly reigns as Australia's sporting capital, hosting the country's three most important sporting events.

The AFL grand final stretched its lead slightly as the sporting event considered by Australians to be the most important.

It now leads the Melbourne Cup by eight percentage points (27 to 19 per cent), with the Australian Open tennis championships third on 11 per cent.

The latest edition of the Sweeney Sports Report covered 22 major sports played or covered by the media from April to September. Interviewing was finished just before the AFL and NRL grand finals.

Computer-assisted telephone interviews were conducted with 1000 Australians in the six state capital cities and Canberra. In analysis, the results were weighted by age and sex within each city so the overall findings were fully representative of the populations.,23599,22949507-2,00.html?from=mostpop

12-20-2007, 09:40 AM
:haha: Yeah, I read that article. They probably interviewed a lot of non-sports fans that tune in to watch the Australian Open final once a year.

It obviously isn't true. There is a reason why there has been less and less coverage of tennis on free-to-air and that's because it doesn't rate. People can only be bothered watching when there's so much press coverage and it's on prime time. But in that case, it's different because they're already bought the rights, I think so it wouldn't cost that much more to put it on the multi-channel and the ratings expectations are different since it's not on the main channel (and it would be far greater than the alternative anyway).

12-20-2007, 09:47 AM
I reckon. Last thing I expected - lucky I was overseas for the TMC this year.

12-20-2007, 10:29 AM
nrl shits over tennis lol so does to a lesser extent cricket and afl

08-16-2008, 03:38 AM
Just a heads-up that SBS is broadcasting the Olympic Final Sunday the 17th at 7.30pm (Sydney time).

08-16-2008, 03:42 AM
Just a heads-up that SBS is broadcasting the Olympic Final Sunday the 17th at 7.30pm (Sydney time).

Cheers for the heads up mate. Your a legend :worship:

08-16-2008, 03:58 AM
Get Foxtel you povo bums

08-16-2008, 04:13 AM
Just a heads-up that SBS is broadcasting the Olympic Final Sunday the 17th at 7.30pm (Sydney time).

Brilliant, thankyou so much for this. Getting to see Rafa win Gold would be wonderful :D

08-16-2008, 04:17 AM
Get Foxtel you povo bums

I have foxtel but there not playing the olympic final to my knowledge. Fox is great for the Masters Series and grand slam coverage though.

08-16-2008, 08:43 AM
thanks :yeah:

to think, tennis is so unimportant that 7 gives it away to sbs, and sbs only going to show one match :rolleyes:

i hope we'll get to see the medals ceremony.