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Very poor start to Amazon's coverage of tennis. In no particular order:
- Sorely missing timeshift capability. After many years of DVR functionality, to have no way to record a match and watch-from-start at any point is poor, as is the lack of immediate availability of completed matches
- Streaming at 25fps (vs 50fps on iPlayer) gives a jerky picture which is passable to watch in the background, but can even be headache-inducing when watching a whole match like this on a big screen
- Good to have studio coverage and local pundits, but poor that Amazon are using the world feed commentary. Would expect A-list commentators for this event, like those used by Eurosport and Sky
Just live streaming the day is not good enough. Yes, you can skip back 10 seconds but we need a 'watch from start' option so we can watch it as a 'catch up' when we get home from work, even if the day is still live. Also, there had better be full day replays available immediately after play finishes.
With Amazon also having the exclusive UK rights to the US Open, these playback features are going to be essential for viewers, or do they think we really stay up all night to watch?