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post #181 of 252 (permalink) Old 2012-11-01, 02:20 PM
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On Wednesday Sportsnet One had extensive coverage from Paris of the Masters tournament going on there. This afternoon with both Andy Murray and Milos Raonic playing they decided to go with canned programming and a radio show - Hockey Central at Noon. I know I shouldn't bother trying but it's difficult to figure out the logic behind Sportsnet programming. Anyway, they are showing a live stream, without commentary, of Raonic's match at their website.
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post #182 of 252 (permalink) Old 2012-11-01, 02:24 PM
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The Sportsnet schedule shows that they had Tennis on Sportsnet ONE this morning. They must have had to shift it to web cause they didn't want to preempt Soccer Central or the replay of Hockey Central.
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The ATP Final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic is to be played today at 3pm ET. Sportsnet does not list it in on their online TV schedule until 9.30pm tonight. Given that they showed less important round robin matches live (well, mostly) last week it seems odd that they would not show the final live and opt instead for poker and Hockey Central. I suspect there's a good chance they'll show it live but as their online schedule is often different from what the regular TV guide says and what they actually broadcast it's a guessing game.

Yesterday they showed one semi-final delayed - it was about 45 minutes or so behind live action - even though the program on immediately (30 mins) before it was a canned magazine show. (Maybe there was something on live more than 30 minutes before their tennis coverage and they had to schedule it that way?). Anyway I wish they'd informed us it wasn't actually live as I didn't realize it until I read a spoiler on an app I was using to follow Spanish soccer. I sound like a broken record but it's just astonishing to me how Canada's multi-billion dollar corporations covering sports are so amateurish compared to much of the Western world and beyond.
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post #184 of 252 (permalink) Old 2012-11-12, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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Tennis Channel in the US does not show the final live in their schedule, delayed to the evening.
I totally agree Sportsnet communications on tennis are terrible. They could at least tweet that the final will or will not be live streamed.
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post #185 of 252 (permalink) Old 2012-11-12, 06:20 PM
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I watched the match... on my HDTV (there are ways to watch things live pretty easily these days).

It was a good match, very close between the two... the end was a bit surprising, that's all I'll say.
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post #186 of 252 (permalink) Old 2013-01-14, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Raonic' first round match of the Australian Open is being shown live on TSN2 tonight approx 8:30PM ET (2nd match on court).
Marino is playing tonight and live stream on TSN.ca at 7PM ET.
Not expecting coverage of Levine's match.

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post #187 of 252 (permalink) Old 2013-01-14, 09:32 PM
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I hope Raonic loses early so I don't have to watch his matches. Just because he's Canadian doesn't mean we should be forced to watch him
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Normally they use Tennis Channel from the US for these non-ESPN matches but the commentator gave an ITV (British) Twitter address. He did however read out Tweets from viewers in the US so it's not clear if this is from Tennis Channel.
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I hope Raonic loses early so I don't have to watch his matches. Just because he's Canadian doesn't mean we should be forced to watch him
It was the right decision to show him live last night, and it was one of the more competitive matches of the evening. I'm disappointed though that TSN has decided to repeat the Raonic match this afternoon instead of showing a night match, such as the one from Rod Laver Arena, which would've been live at 3 or 4am when few of us could watch it. Raonic's was on in prime time Monday night so chances are everybody who wanted to see it did so.
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Raonic is on a non-televised court tonight, so our "friend" sadchel will not be "forced" to watch him.

Levine is on a small televised court at approx midnight ET and I tweeted TSN asking if they will show it and have not received a reply. If they do I would suspect it would be live streaming on TSN.ca.
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Good, keep his non-attractive 2 shot tennis off my screen. He's all serve and inside out forehand..........BORING

I remember, at times last yr, TSN was showing his crappy tennis instead Fed, Joker, or Raja.

insane!


........but that is just my opinion, I want to see the best play, NOT some dude just because he's from my country.
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Good, keep his non-attractive 2 shot tennis off my screen. He's all serve and inside out forehand..........BORING
I found it interesting watching his opponent trying to prevent Milos from being able to play that game and instead force him into rallies and playing to his backhand . Part of the attraction of tennis is the contrasting styles and seeing how players try to neutralise their opponent's advantages. I only find it dull when both players have the exact same game - eg Ivanisevic v Sampras in the 90s.
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I noticed there is no coverage of the Australian open on TV this evening.
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Live streaming on TSN.ca
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I'm only seeing the bonus court coverage they have every night.
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