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Eurosport AO Coverage - What The Hell Is Going On?

joeb_uk
01-17-2006, 04:47 PM
No replays, no you say we play, no highlights show :shrug: :mad:

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 :shrug:

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 :mad: 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? :mad:

stebs
01-17-2006, 05:06 PM
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

roisin
01-17-2006, 05:09 PM
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... :shrug:

joeb_uk
01-17-2006, 05:12 PM
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 :lol:

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

LaTenista
01-17-2006, 05:13 PM
Still better than ESPN2. :tape:

sigmagirl91
01-17-2006, 05:14 PM
Anything's better than ESPN, the worldwide network.

RonE
01-17-2006, 05:16 PM
It's Eurosport, what did you expect? Snooker is just so much more interesting than tennis anyways :rolleyes:

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 :rolleyes:

*Ljubica*
01-17-2006, 06:24 PM
I agree about the highlights show. Unless you're superhuman (which I'm not :p ) - 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 :sad: - 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 :devil:

mangoes
01-17-2006, 06:27 PM
Still better than ESPN2. :tape:


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

Matty
01-17-2006, 07:56 PM
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 :zzz:

A few years ago they had a great highlights show,that came on at 9pm
Don't know why they got rid of it :o

Sommarsverige
01-17-2006, 08:12 PM
The coverage sucks :devil: Longing for the weekend :worship:

Jenrios
01-17-2006, 08:13 PM
Bring Back the Highlights Show!

mallorn
01-17-2006, 08:23 PM
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. :sad:
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. :banghead: Luckily, though, I caught the Hingis match today. WOW! :worship:
I just hope they won't cancel the French Open highlights show too. :eek:

+alonso
01-17-2006, 08:29 PM
About ESPN2!!
I was getting mad when they start to show Clijsters instead of Vik!!
Thank god she could close the set sooner.
Nice I only lost 2 o 3 games

musefanatic
01-17-2006, 08:36 PM
Bring Back the Highlights Show!

totally agree, lets take over eurosports website and demand for highlights!!!

Can't wait for the weekend, god i'm gonna be knackered!! :)

Jimnik
01-17-2006, 08:53 PM
This year's AO coverage seems to be worse. I think BBC or Sky should try to take over and bring their interactive coverage. Surely these channels have nothing better to show from midnight to 10am.

joeb_uk
01-17-2006, 10:10 PM
The good thing is, tim and haggis are both out early :woohoo: so at least those two jokers wont be ruining our coverage like they usually do! They will show some other players instead of them all the time!!

:woohoo:

Neely
01-17-2006, 10:11 PM
I'm very content about the coverage so far, a big improvement to last year I would say so far from my memory. They showed parts or almost the whole matches (on the TV courts) of German interest for me and yet they didn't neglect other highlights on the big courts. That's exactly what I want. I don't want to see Federer with his boring win over some no-name player when at the same time other highlights are happening. Also for me live tennis is more important than any "re-live" or taped matches. And they show a lot of live, good!

I agree with the highlight shows, though. They could find a better time than at midnight. I also can understand that they don't want to send the highlights right after the night session (what would be afternoon for most of us in Europe), because 12, 13 or even more hours of tennis is enough at some time. So it's understandable that they want to chance the sport also, but why not send 45 minutes or 60 minutes in the evening, at 7 or 8pm for example. That would be ideal for most people who work at day times or who don't record the whole day.

joeb_uk
01-17-2006, 10:32 PM
I'm very content about the coverage so far, a big improvement to last year I would say so far from my memory. They showed parts or almost the whole matches (on the TV courts) of German interest for me and yet they didn't neglect other highlights on the big courts. That's exactly what I want. I don't want to see Federer with his boring win over some no-name player when at the same time other highlights are happening. Also for me live tennis is more important than any "re-live" or taped matches. And they show a lot of live, good!

I agree with the highlight shows, though. They could find a better time than at midnight. I also can understand that they don't want to send the highlights right after the night session (what would be afternoon for most of us in Europe), because 12, 13 or even more hours of tennis is enough at some time. So it's understandable that they want to chance the sport also, but why not send 45 minutes or 60 minutes in the evening, at 7 or 8pm for example. That would be ideal for most people who work at day times or who don't record the whole day.

You are one of a kind dude :eek: :lol: You are the first person to say the coverage has improved :eek: :eek: :eek:

blosson
01-17-2006, 10:58 PM
Yeah the timings are bad. I saw Roger's matches highlights this mornig at about 8.15 but that was about it. I would like some evening replays.

revolution
01-17-2006, 11:00 PM
Eurosport should do an interactive service so we can pick which court we want to view- I quite like big serving tussles so I want to see Moodie-Roddick... hope they choose this one...

joeb_uk
01-17-2006, 11:04 PM
Hmmm seems no highlight show again! Just a superb replay of kiefer :lol: :shrug:

joeb_uk
01-18-2006, 10:31 AM
Some great news! They probably wont show nalbandian, as they have to show the gayest sport in the world, ice skating :shrug: Now even live play is being missed because of the worst sports in the world which no one cares about :mad:

Ice skating always ruining the fun. Cant they move this gay skating to euro 2? I know euro 2 didnt buy the ao, but come on!! Making us suffer for a bunch of pansies skating around :eek:

*Ljubica*
01-18-2006, 11:22 AM
Eurosport should do an interactive service so we can pick which court we want to view- I quite like big serving tussles so I want to see Moodie-Roddick... hope they choose this one...

Then guess you were happy :) I hate big servers, and I only had 2 hours before work this morning - all of which was taken up wth Roddick/Moodie :devil: - but then you can't please all the people all the time!! At least one of us was happy!!

Truc
01-18-2006, 12:08 PM
You are one of a kind dude :eek: :lol: You are the first person to say the coverage has improved :eek: :eek: :eek:I agree with Neely, the coverage has been great so far!
I miss the highlights too. But I understand they cancelled all the replays during the day, it's easy for the real tennis nuts to record the matches of the night. Replays would be great if they showed the matches we couldn't see during the night, but they usually only show Federer and Sharapova again, so it's quite useless.

siobhan
01-18-2006, 12:19 PM
I'm not complaining either. I like it that they switch between matches rather than to be stuck with a complete but boring Federer or Sharapova match. I don't get to see much tennis outside of the Grand Slams so this is my opportunity to see many players I haven't seen before and I like it. I don't always agree with the choice of match, but that's often just my personal taste.

Jimnik
01-18-2006, 12:44 PM
WOW, because the Malisse v Johansson match went on longer than expected, they extended their live tennis coverage until 1230 today :yeah:

It's a shame they couldn't quickly switch over to show the rest of the Nalbandian match. I just got back for lunch and was surprised to still see live tennis at this time.

Neely
01-18-2006, 01:04 PM
Today I could moan about that they neglected Burgsmüller (didn't show any minute of his match against Gaudio?) and that they could have stayed long enough for Nalbandian's match after Johansson vs Malisse, but figure skating was next on right after Johansson's win :shrug:

MariaV
01-18-2006, 01:15 PM
Yeah, I'm not complaining too much either. :)

gooner88
01-18-2006, 01:47 PM
WOW, because the Malisse v Johansson match went on longer than expected, they extended their live tennis coverage until 1230 today :yeah:

It's a shame they couldn't quickly switch over to show the rest of the Nalbandian match. I just got back for lunch and was surprised to still see live tennis at this time.

That match was on BBC interactive after the Johansson-Malisse match finished.

joeb_uk
01-18-2006, 02:15 PM
That match was on BBC interactive after the Johansson-Malisse match finished.
Fuck :( I forgot about that service!! When is it on, start time?

gooner88
01-18-2006, 02:17 PM
Fuck :( I forgot about that service!! When is it on, start time?

Starts at 8.30 in the morning. They just show the night matches live.

lilfairyprincess
01-18-2006, 03:39 PM
wen did the bbc interactive coverage start..i checked the other nite for it and ther was nothing...do they show different matches to wat eurosport show?

personally..im happy enuff with the coverage..i dont start uni again until feb so the late nites aren't a problem..but i agree for all those hu are out workin, there should be an hour-long show for highlights. too bad thers so many other events going on at the minute like iec skating, snooker, and football is about to start again in a big way :(

Jimnik
01-18-2006, 05:23 PM
That match was on BBC interactive after the Johansson-Malisse match finished.
WOOPS - I totally forgot about BBC Interactive :banghead: I won't make that mistake again.

I guess I could have watched both Johansson v Malisse and Nalba.

adee-gee
01-18-2006, 05:34 PM
You were better off not knowing about BBC Interactive.....

John Lloyd is such a pain in the ass. Ok, so Nalbandian is playing someone that comes from Switzerland. Right, do we really need to constantly make connections with Federer. The number of times he talked about Federer was ridiculous. I got the feeling him and Chris Bailey were masturbating while they were talking about Federer :rolleyes:

enqvistfan
01-18-2006, 07:53 PM
Yes, Eurosport coverage sucks (but we have tennis all the night but not the good matches) and especially the French commentators, I can't stand them :devil:

JMG
01-18-2006, 08:01 PM
They always do the summary only for the French Open I think. I wonder why they can't do that from 0 till 1 am. But except the missing summary, the ES covarge is quite good this year. :)

enqvistfan
01-18-2006, 10:46 PM
They always do the summary only for the French Open I think. I wonder why they can't do that from 0 till 1 am. But except the missing summary, the ES covarge is quite good this year. :)

The previous years, we used to have a summary just before the LIVE. Strange !!

joeb_uk
01-19-2006, 11:36 AM
Just came home and turned on bbci!! :woohoo: Its a superb picture, really high quality for tennis! Its also in widescreen!! The first time I have had widescreen material for tennis on uk tv.

So exactly what are the exact times for when they turn on the bbci?

joeb_uk
01-19-2006, 12:14 PM
ohhh just heard a bbc announcement, bbci ao tennis starts at 8.30am uk time everday. night matches only

almouchie
01-19-2006, 01:04 PM
i didnt know that about eurosport
my local broadcster will only show eurosport during the day & at that time I am at work & so i miss all the tennis & the other channel are not showing nite matches so I am not even seening highlights
I thought eurosport always show highlights at the end of every day
I am going to write to them enquiring about their coverage

adee-gee
01-19-2006, 04:09 PM
ohhh just heard a bbc announcement, bbci ao tennis starts at 8.30am uk time everday. night matches only
8.25am to be precise I believe :p

Jimnik
01-19-2006, 06:20 PM
Eurosport were being very annoying this morning. I really wanted to see JC's 5 set match with Tipsarevic but they had to show Mary F***ing Pierce on court no.567956. The one time JC makes it to a show court and has an exciting 5-set match, Eurosport turns a blind eye. :mad:

enqvistfan
01-19-2006, 06:30 PM
Eurosport were being very annoying this morning. I really wanted to see JC's 5 set match with Tipsarevic but they had to show Mary F***ing Pierce on court no.567956. The one time JC makes it to a show court and has an exciting 5-set match, Eurosport turns a blind eye. :mad:

Yes, we got Mary too on Eurosport France !

*Ljubica*
01-19-2006, 06:30 PM
Eurosport were being very annoying this morning. I really wanted to see JC's 5 set match with Tipsarevic but they had to show Mary F***ing Pierce on court no.567956. The one time JC makes it to a show court and has an exciting 5-set match, Eurosport turns a blind eye. :mad:
I agree with that one. I have only a very limited time to watch before leaving for work, and I was really pleased to see JCF and Tipsarevic - only to have them vanish in front of my eyes and be replaced by "Mary F***ing Pierce" as you call her :devil:

joeb_uk
01-19-2006, 06:41 PM
This is the first time I have known an overseas broadcast of ANY sport in the UK to be done in widescreen.

BBC always do events from UK in widescreen but European events are always 4:3
Friend told me AUS always seem to broadcast in 16:9 Events like sydney were widescreen too. AUS also use pal instead of crappy ntsc :yeah: so the picture is always alot nicer.

joeb_uk
01-19-2006, 06:44 PM
I agree with that one. I have only a very limited time to watch before leaving for work, and I was really pleased to see JCF and Tipsarevic - only to have them vanish in front of my eyes and be replaced by "Mary F***ing Pierce" as you call her :devil:
Sadly I had a 9am start this morning for about the first time in 2-3 months :haha:

It was a real shame though, because I woke up and was really enjoying the ferrero match, but I had to leave. Always seems to happen the good matches on when I am busy :mad:

*Ljubica*
01-19-2006, 07:01 PM
Sadly I had a 9am start this morning for about the first time in 2-3 months :haha:

It was a real shame though, because I woke up and was really enjoying the ferrero match, but I had to leave. Always seems to happen the good matches on when I am busy :mad:
Think yourself very lucky you don't miss every single week-day night match like me and all the other sad workers here :sad: Just hope they schedule some good matches on Saturday and Sunday morning.

Truc
01-19-2006, 07:26 PM
I can't believe you are complaining because they showed Pierce's match instead of JCF! It was the biggest upset in the women's draw since the beginning of the tournament, of course it was much more important than JCF-Tipsarevic!

mallorn
01-19-2006, 07:55 PM
Think yourself very lucky you don't miss every single week-day night match like me and all the other sad workers here :sad: Just hope they schedule some good matches on Saturday and Sunday morning.
Aww, I know exactly what you mean. :hug: I so wish I could catch more matches, I can't wait for the weekend.

adee-gee
01-19-2006, 08:06 PM
Aww, I know exactly what you mean. :hug: I so wish I could catch more matches, I can't wait for the weekend.
I wish I could watch Rafa :sad:

musefanatic
01-19-2006, 08:13 PM
I think they could at least show some coverage on eurosport 2 but that's got figure skating and i know people want to see that but i'd have thought the open may have taken centre stage, like wimbledon does on bbc.

Also, there's no end of repeats when it's the US open, all through the day unlike the aussie.

mallorn
01-19-2006, 08:24 PM
I wish I could watch Rafa :sad:
adee, as I said in another thread, I'm trying to take your advice, still :singer: the Monty Python song. :hug:

adee-gee
01-19-2006, 08:53 PM
adee, as I said in another thread, I'm trying to take your advice, still :singer: the Monty Python song. :hug:
:lol: :yeah:

So am I, but it's hard. The tournament is boring :sad:

mallorn
01-19-2006, 09:01 PM
:lol: :yeah:

So am I, but it's hard. The tournament is boring :sad:
Well ... Hingis is exciting though :D And now with Pierce out, who knows ...
And I really enjoyed today's Hewitt-Chela match.

adee-gee
01-19-2006, 09:04 PM
Well ... Hingis is exciting though :D And now with Pierce out, who knows ...
And I really enjoyed today's Hewitt-Chela match.
I agree, Hingis is doing great. I hope she goes far :)

I didn't enjoy the Hewitt match, I lost money on him :bigcry:

mallorn
01-19-2006, 09:10 PM
I agree, Hingis is doing great. I hope she goes far :)

I didn't enjoy the Hewitt match, I lost money on him :bigcry:
:speakles: adee! You gamble!
I'm sorry you lost, I hope it wasn't too much. :hug:

P.S. I get that annoying message, so would you please check the "Who was the last poster who GOODrepped you thread" ;)

pinky
01-20-2006, 01:56 AM
Actually, this morning the showed replay of Pierce and Mauresmo while Ferrero was having a great match!!! :(
That was the french version btw, but fortunately the swiss TV was showing the live action of Ferrerro then Hingis :)

No replays, no you say we play, no highlights show :shrug: :mad:

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 :shrug:

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 :mad: 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? :mad:

gooner88
01-20-2006, 09:59 AM
Credit to Eurosport for sticking with the Nalbo-Nieminen match from start to finish. :yeah:
Glad they didin't switch to the Rod Laver Arena for the start of the Serena-Hantuchova match.

slipmaskin
01-20-2006, 11:26 AM
No Blake-Robredo though, fucking Alpine Skiing taking precedence. Bah.

Goonergal
01-20-2006, 11:36 AM
Eurosport is repeating Santoro/Gaudio :rolleyes: rather than showing the live action.

almouchie
01-20-2006, 11:50 AM
WHO is that in ur avatar St.Pat

Yes this year nobody is happy with TV coverage for AO

propi
01-20-2006, 12:02 PM
Can't believe they're not showing Tommy vs James :o

adee-gee
01-20-2006, 02:16 PM
Eurosport didn't show Blake-Robredo?!?! It was on BBCi, but I was catching up with sleep :p

Neely
01-20-2006, 02:18 PM
Can't believe they're not showing Tommy vs James :o
I also wanted to see it :( bad from them that they didn't show this one today :smash: but figure skating or something else was on next :p

joeb_uk
01-20-2006, 03:12 PM
Eurosport didn't show Blake-Robredo?!?! It was on BBCi, but I was catching up with sleep :p
I watched it, it was an awful match :mad: Waste of time getting up to see it :lol:

Goonergal
01-20-2006, 03:55 PM
WHO is that in ur avatar St.Pat
Marat & umpire Lars Graff.

The highlights prog is useless too. They are showing Maria (again) bagel Kotanic :rolleyes:

MrExcel
01-21-2006, 06:35 AM
Just to add to everyone's frustration on this... Eurosport announced that they won't be showing any of the night session today or tomorrow!

Thank goodness for BBCi!!

stebs
01-21-2006, 05:46 PM
You were better off not knowing about BBC Interactive.....

John Lloyd is such a pain in the ass. Ok, so Nalbandian is playing someone that comes from Switzerland. Right, do we really need to constantly make connections with Federer. The number of times he talked about Federer was ridiculous. I got the feeling him and Chris Bailey were masturbating while they were talking about Federer :rolleyes:

I thought you were probably over-egging the pudding (as they say) because you dislike Roger. However, because Eurosport is not showing the night matches this weekend, :mad: , I watched Federer-Mirnyi on BBCi.

Your asolutely, 100% correct and I am sorry for ever doubting you. Federer played a really excellent match but, my god. Those commentators just talked non stop from start to finish about how much of a legend Roger will be and already is. (apart from when they talked about sausages, but thats another story). Anyway. I got so bloody pissed off with John Lloyd's voice and ridiculous love of Federer (the guys a great player but lets not get carried away yet) that I had to mute the TV and put on music.

P.S - The new strokes album is awesome, screw the bad reviews.

*Ljubica*
01-21-2006, 05:51 PM
I thought you were probably over-egging the pudding (as they say) because you dislike Roger. However, because Eurosport is not showing the night matches this weekend, :mad: , I watched Federer-Mirnyi on BBCi.

Your asolutely, 100% correct and I am sorry for ever doubting you. Federer played a really excellent match but, my god. Those commentators just talked non stop from start to finish about how much of a legend Roger will be and already is. (apart from when they talked about sausages, but thats another story). Anyway. I got so bloody pissed off with John Lloyd's voice and ridiculous love of Federer (the guys a great player but lets not get carried away yet) that I had to mute the TV and put on music.

P.S - The new strokes album is awesome, screw the bad reviews.
You forgot the tedious story about when John Lloyd played basketball with Michael Jordan.......... :rolleyes: Or had you hit the mute button by then!?

stebs
01-21-2006, 05:57 PM
You forgot the tedious story about when John Lloyd played basketball with Michael Jordan.......... :rolleyes: Or had you hit the mute button by then!?

No don't worry I just about managed to catch that story it had me on the edge of my seat begging for more :rolleyes:. I wish he had been off playing basketball with Michael Jordan instead of commentating on the match. I prefer listening to music than listening to the commentary but i didn;t like watching without the sound of the ball hitting the racket and the cheers.

*Ljubica*
01-21-2006, 06:07 PM
No don't worry I just about managed to catch that story it had me on the edge of my seat begging for more :rolleyes:. I wish he had been off playing basketball with Michael Jordan instead of commentating on the match. I prefer listening to music than listening to the commentary but i didn;t like watching without the sound of the ball hitting the racket and the cheers.
Yes - I like to "hear" the match too - it helps build the atmosphere. But the mute button comes in very useful - especially when Virginia Wade is doing her Wimbledon commentaires :eek: If I didn't press the mute I would probably throw something through the screen after 10 minutes of listeing to her voice :devil:

stebs
01-21-2006, 06:13 PM
Yes - I like to "hear" the match too - it helps build the atmosphere. But the mute button comes in very useful - especially when Virginia Wade is doing her Wimbledon commentaires :eek: If I didn't press the mute I would probably throw something through the screen after 10 minutes of listeing to her voice :devil:

Luckily I think at wimbledon you can just mute the commentary. Last year on BBCi I remeber you had a choice of sound, you could either listen to

normal
radio five live
no commentary

hopefully this option will be retained.

*Ljubica*
01-21-2006, 06:20 PM
Luckily I think at wimbledon you can just mute the commentary. Last year on BBCi I remeber you had a choice of sound, you could either listen to

normal
radio five live
no commentary

hopefully this option will be retained.
Yes - I think you're rght - Sky have a "no commentary" channel too.