I saw something on tennis.com a couple weeks ago about the negotiations "continuing in a positive fashion", which leads me to believe that the channel will be back soon. If they are still talking, the issue of tier placement has probably been decided, and the two sides are haggling over price and how much advertising time Verizon will provide through stuff like inserted commercials on different channels. http://www.tennis.com/articles/templates/news.aspx?articleid=15450&zoneid=25
01-04-2012 06:21 PM
ESPN2 is carrying most of the Australian Open, either live or on tape delay....if you have a home DVR, you can record it on ESPN2 if during the middle of the night. Is there really so much that is only on the Tennis Channel?
Here is a link to the TV coverage of the Australian Open.
I am getting sick and tired of sending messages and E-Mails about our dissatisfaction with this tennis channel standoff. SETTLE IT AND GET THE CHANNEL BACK ON OUR SYSTEM. The majors are coming up and I will go elsewhere to get the Tennis channel.
Verizon pay attention!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are helping other users. Those that want Tennis channel back on FIOS. If you, Ornahp, read these comments and sent them up the line of management, you would also be helping the users on this forum.
GET TENNIS CHANNEL BACK ON THE FIOS SYSTEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A Verizon customer service person told me on the 3rd of this month that the negotiations with TC had fell through. Tried to confirm that info with others within Verizon but could not. If it is true that negotiations are no longer going on.... Verizon owes it to their customer to be up front and tell us the truth. I am a huge tennis fan and must have the TC one place or the other!
Please let us know how to access the tennis channel... even at a premium. We were so excited to move to an area that had FIOS and just as it was installed Verizon discontinued the tennis channel. (Right in the middle of the US Open, no less!) We are seriously considering breaking our contract with FIOS and going to Cox or Times Warner if this is not resolved. The Australian Open is coming up and then I think Verizon will start hearing more complaints.
I would like updates re. the availability of the Tennis Channel - right now I can't get it at any price. If it is impossible to have it by the end of the month, I will have to change my service provider. I would rather not do that but I only bought the sports pkg. in order to have the Tennis Channel. If I switch to Direct TV, I will be able to have it and watch all rounds of the upcoming Australian Open.
i agree with the post above...why didnt we get an email saying the TC was dropped completely but we got one back in Sept when it was 'temporarily removed"
on another note, was on facebook a while ago and in the side bar where the ads are that you can LIKE...there was an ad for FIOS saying if you are a tennis fan, FIOS is the place to view the best tennis! I had to laugh, even though i wanted to cry too!