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dvboy9,283 posts since 11 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Eurosport have revealed details of their US Open tennis coverage, which they have exclusivity on since it was dropped by Sky this year.

Quote:
Eurosport, the UK’s home of Grand Slam tennis, is to bring tennis fans the best ever coverage of the US Open with more than 200 hours exclusively live as history maker Andy Murray, the first tennis player to win two Olympic singles titles, targets back-to-back Grand Slams.


All the action from 29 August to 11 September will be shown live and exclusively on Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2 and the Eurosport Player which, for the first time in the UK, will show live action from 12 match courts so tennis fans can enjoy unparalleled coverage on multiple devices, when and where they want.

A stellar presenter line-up has been secured for the US Open with Rob Curling at the helm alongside former British No. 1 players Greg Rusedski and Annabel Croft. Grand Slam champions Pat Cash, Mats Wilander and Mary Pierce will be joined in Flushing Meadows by Andrew Castle, Mark Petchey, Jo Durie and Catherine Whitaker with Simon Reed, Frew McMillan and Chris Bradnam on commentary duties.


More: http://www.eurosport.co.uk/tennis/us-open/2016/eurosport-to-serve-up-best-ever-coverage-of-us-open-live-and-exclusively_sto5723812/story.shtml
Last edited by dvboy on 28 August 2016 12:47am
dvboy9,283 posts since 11 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Am I reading this wrong or does that article suggest Rob Curling will be anchoring on location in New York?


It reads to me that Curling, Rusedski and Croft will be in London with the rest of the names mentioned in New York. Surprised that Annabel Croft is staying in the UK.

I wouldn't be surprised to see Catherine Whitaker presenting the morning highlights programme, and for some of the commentary to be done from London off tube.

They are scheduled to be on air from 4pm to 8am each day, I would expect the London team to do 4pm to midnight and the rest of coverage to be without any studio element unless Murray is playing.

There doesn't seem to be a Game Set and Mats programme for Mats Wilander so it'll be interesting to see what his involvement is beyond commentary.

Sky Sports always anchored the US Open from New York and had themselves a very nice studio overlooking the practice courts right next to ESPN so it will be strange not to see that this year. Good to hear Mark Petchey will be involved.
Last edited by dvboy on 15 August 2016 10:52pm - 2 times in total
Brekkie29,672 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Streaming - The real downer for Eurosport is that they seem to have all but given up on any Connected TV apps and seem reliant on casting to achieve this to big screens.

Still an app on Samsung TVs but it still carries the old identity. You would think they would progress the app now they have Olympic right - IMO casting isn't sufficient to say the content is available on TV.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
william654 posts since 7 Jun 2001
If you missed it, there was a Eurosport press release earlier this year that Curling would be doing a 90-minute nightly highlights show from Wimbledon next year, starting at 10pm (5-year agreement for that and simulcast of both singles finals.)

http://www.eurosport.co.uk/tennis/wimbledon-rights-complete-grand-slam-for-eurosport-as-the-home-of-tennis-in-the-uk_sto5649998/story.shtml

(Curling was the on-course announcer at the rowing in Rio.)
dvboy9,283 posts since 11 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
If you missed it, there was a Eurosport press release earlier this year that Curling would be doing a 90-minute nightly highlights show from Wimbledon next year, starting at 10pm (5-year agreement for that and simulcast of both singles finals.)

http://www.eurosport.co.uk/tennis/wimbledon-rights-complete-grand-slam-for-eurosport-as-the-home-of-tennis-in-the-uk_sto5649998/story.shtml


That actually started this year.
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dvboy9,283 posts since 11 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Will be interesting to see if they choose Edmund v Gasquet over the matches on Arthur Ashe stadium for the start of their coverage on Monday (Eurosport 2 not starting until 18:05).

Meanwhile, Eurosport have this week ended pulled their Eurosport Player app from Connected TVs, so I can think we can end any hope for a Roku app also.




noggin13,663 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Absolutely ridiculous to pull the connected TV app, especially now they have the Olympic rights. Also disgraceful not to contact their customers in advance.

DId they sell subscriptions to the Connected TV app separately? If so that's terrible. Are they not offering a refund?
Brekkie29,672 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
They sell it as a multi-platform service (and still advertise it as such, as seen by those symbols there). I'm pretty sure I bought it through my TV (got a free trial with my new TV) and almost certainly wouldn't have subscribed if it wasn't available that way. Withdrawing it means it's a change in service - so not correct not to inform customers of that.

I only really use it six weeks a year for the Grand Slams so am happy enough to cancel after the US Open and then resubscribe for a month if I want to watch the Australian Open. They do charge a couple of quid more though to subscribe on a month by month basis.
Last edited by Brekkie on 28 August 2016 12:04am
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?