Tour Down Under 2007 TV Coverage

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  1. BryanM

    BryanM New Member

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    Straight from the 2007 TDU Website....
    "Network Ten's broadcast will feature extended coverage in nightly news and Sports Tonight."
    I am watching Sports Tonight right now & they put less than 1 minute about today's stage.
    To me that sounds nothing like "extended coverage" & is very disappointing.
    Hope it gets better over the next few days.
     
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  2. sogood

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    SBS news also had a segment. Otherwise wait for Cycling Central.
     
  3. Europa

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    The news coverage in Adelaide hasn't been bad - the compulsory interviews of the 'wow I've just discovered bike racing' type, Stuey's and Robbie's 'oh gawd another damn predictable lightweight question', complete with bikes rolling past in the background, all that at the start of the news service, then something of the race itself in the sports segment. OK for a news service. Otherwise though ... yeah ... um ... :(

    Richard
     
  4. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

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    For those of you in Europe, Sky Sports 2 are showing the TDU this week.
     
  5. 531Aussie

    531Aussie Well-Known Member

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    I can't remember if it was the TDU or the Sun Tour, but last year ch10 had a 30min highlights bit, late at night, after the news.
     
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    One of the fox sports channels have a half hour on every night so far. Its on at 10:30 tonight Perth time.:D
     
  8. matagi

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    Do you know which channel? Have you actually seen them 'coz all I can find are highlights at 6.30AM.
     
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    Fox sports 3 at 1030pm perth time
     
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    The Ch 10 coverage is pathetic: they give more time to non-sports puff pieces. The "preview" show on the weekend had an interview with Robbie from last year, but they pretended he was talking about the bike he would be riding this week. Also, Ch 9 sports had no report at all the last two days, but led the news with a story that Eddie McGuire hosting a quiz show. A pox on the lot of them.
     
  11. matagi

    matagi Well-Known Member

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    Ok, just did a quick search on the Foxsports website and got the following....


    Saturday, January 20
    02:00 am - 02:30 am Cycling : Tour Down Under Day 4 Highlights FOX Sports 3
    06:30 am - 07:00 am Cycling : Tour Down Under Day 4 Highlights FOX Sports 1
    11:00 pm - 11:40 pm Cycling : Tour Down Under Day 5 Highlights FOX Sports 3
    Sunday, January 21
    07:30 pm - 09:30 pm Cycling : Tour Down Under Final Day Highlights FOX Sports 2
    Tuesday, January 23
    04:30 am - 06:30 am Cycling : Tour Down Under Final Day Highlights FOX Sports 3
     
  12. aussiejim

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    I,m trying to watch videos from cyclingnews of TDU but nothing seems to happen you click on video link and then what ,WMP does,nt come up how long does it to take to download any help please
     
  13. n_sumo23

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    hey u just need to wait a little bit say a couple of mins depending on ur net speed then press play
    the videos r quite good
    cya
     
  14. chuckchunder

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    ten's coverage is so good this is the description for tomorrow's 2pm show in Perth listed as the "Jacobs Creek Tour Down Under" -

    Set in beautiful Rio de Janiero we take a look at a preview of the Tour Down Under, with teams competing in ocean swimming, mountain biking, speed hang gliding and sand running legs over a gruelling course.

    WTF?
     
  15. aussiejim

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    they had that listed in Melbourne last week what a joke .
     
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    Sydney ch 10 - 1255pm sat night 20/01

    Highlights from the Tour Down Under event with ocean swimming, mountain biking, speed hang gliding and sand running legs over a gruelling course set in beautiful Rio de Janiero.

    morons!!!!!
     
  17. classic1

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    Dont forget, this is the very same channel that shows 'Big Brother'.

    Geez, I can feel myself loose IQ points just thinking about it.
     
  18. matagi

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    Well, you know ... SA could be South America. :rolleyes:

    30mins of Day 4 highlights on Fox 3 at 2300 last night, highlights of Days 1-3 at 0630 this morning followed by a repeat of the Day 4 highlights.

    Better than nothing, I guess.
     
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    Channel 10 (in Melb at least) has TDU live coverage listed from 2-4pm today :):)
     
  20. matagi

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    Unfortunately we live in a transmission black spot - so our only TV reception is via satellite and Ch10 isn't available.
     
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