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I really like Eurosport ... But .......

Cannock ChaseCannock Chase Posts: 558
edited May 2007 in Campaign
I like Eurosport. It's coverage of cycling is excellent. I thought nobody could replace Duffers when he finally hangs up the microphone but I've accepted David Harmon as a worthy replacement.

Even when cycling is listed in the TV mag to come on at a certain time but doesn't, I accept that, as live sport is obviously difficult to plan for. The previous programme may overun or bad weather may intervene.

But what does rattle my cage is when it doesn't come on, but nothing is broadcast as to why not, or when it may be. The Eurosport teletext listing is no help either. That will still show cycling as being on when it isn't. Surely they can update that? I set my recorder for yesterdays stage of the Giro to come on at 3pm as listed. It was replaced by tennis. No cycling. Teletext still showed cycling at 3pm!!
The highlights of the stage were listed as being on at 2245. What was on? Tennis highlights. What was listed on teletext? Cycling.
The cycling did eventually come on at about 2330. Nothing was broadcast during the tennis to say the cycling would be on later.

As I said, I do like Eurosport and the cycling coverage, I just wish they'd keep the viewers more informed as to what's happening.

There I feel better now!.


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  • jpembrokecpjpembrokecp Posts: 1,968
    annoys the cr*p out of me too and you can bet that the Monte Zoncolan stage today will be swapped for more tennis coverage.

    well, yes <i>and</i> no......but mainly no.

    well, yes <i>and</i> no......but mainly no.
  • DuduDudu Posts: 4,637
    What's really annoying about all terrestrial digital channels is that although there's the facility for the broadcaster to show up-to-date programme info, they never do. Hence the cycling turns into tennis, cricket into a programme about tornadoes and so on.

    Why are they wasting the technology like this?


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  • alecstilleyedyealecstilleyedye Posts: 1,170
    given up trying to watch the giro as the highlights show is never on at the same time. roll on le tour with sherwin, liggett on at the same time each night.

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  • shaun75shaun75 Posts: 223
    BTW which channels are showing the Tour? Is it ITV and Eurosport like last year? I can get ITV on freeview but what about eurosport? Do i have to pay extra for it?



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  • BonnoBonno Posts: 69
    What annoys me is, when they show the tennis match instead of the tour stage, its usually a first round match watched by about 20 people,whats that all about???

    BTW Dave Harmon is the man!

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  • marinyorkmarinyork Posts: 271
    Eurosport is on DTT but on TUTV. You can only get it if you pay and you have a card and slot.
  • Bianchi BoyBianchi Boy Posts: 323
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by jpembroke</i>

    annoys the cr*p out of me too and you can bet that the Monte Zoncolan stage today will be swapped for more tennis coverage.

    well, yes <i>and</i> no......but mainly no.
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    10:45 tonight. Looking forward to it.


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  • <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Bianchi Boy</i>

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by jpembroke</i>

    annoys the cr*p out of me too and you can bet that the Monte Zoncolan stage today will be swapped for more tennis coverage.

    well, yes <i>and</i> no......but mainly no.
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    10:45 tonight. Looking forward to it.




    Celeste is best

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    OR IS IT 10:55 OR 11:15 OR 11:30 EITHER WAY IT SHOULD BE A GOOD STAGE
  • DuduDudu Posts: 4,637
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Bianchi Boy</i>

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by jpembroke</i>

    annoys the cr*p out of me too and you can bet that the Monte Zoncolan stage today will be swapped for more tennis coverage.

    well, yes <i>and</i> no......but mainly no.
    <hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">

    10:45 tonight. Looking forward to it.<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">

    or 0730 tomorrow

    or 0745

    or 0800

    or 0815

    or some time in the morning, unless they show tennis (which I do not regard as a sport), of course.


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  • giant_mangiant_man Posts: 6,890
    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by alecstilleyedye</i>

    given up trying to watch the giro as the highlights show is never on at the same time. roll on le tour with sherwin, liggett on at the same time each night.

    if i had a better signature, i'd use that instead
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    I'll take my chances with Eurosport thanks. It's gotta be better than listening to those two jokers rambling on ...... [:)]


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