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Old 2017-02-17 , 09:32
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Default WTA Tour dropped on SuperSport?

Has the WTA Tour been dropped on SuperSport?
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Old 2017-02-17 , 10:33
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Please find attached all the tennis for this year.
Most timings are still TBC.
Unfortunately we do not have rights to the WTA.
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Old 2017-02-17 , 12:38
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Please find attached all the tennis for this year.
Most timings are still TBC.
Unfortunately we do not have rights to the WTA.
It's getting worse and worse, sorry to say
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Old 2017-02-17 , 12:53
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This is very disappointing. Does this imply someone else bought the rights or just that SuperSport decided not to pursue them? We are heading to a name change from Supersport to SuperSoccer soon....
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Old 2017-02-17 , 12:55
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As I said in a previous post... probably the following...

While [MC Channel] used to broadcast [Program,Events] , the consistently poor ratings militated against [MC Channel] renewing the rights.
[MC Channel] frequently reviews its content to ensure that the offering enjoys broad popularity.

Getting used to seeing 8+ channels showing soccer over a weekend
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Old 2017-02-17 , 13:01
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We are heading to a name change from Supersport to SuperSoccer soon....
That would imply that they're covering enough soccer, which according to some other thread they are not...
Odd situation :-/ , hope the answer will explain.
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Old 2017-02-17 , 13:09
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That would imply that they're covering enough soccer, which according to some other thread they are not...
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Yet another offering which we were used to receiving being taken away from us. Although there is still lots of football being shown those of us who enjoy this sport have had the Italian Serie A League, German Bundesliga and some European games taken away from us. Certainly we do still see lots of football on the tv but going by the way sports are being shed I wonder for how much longer before yet more leagues/competitions will be taken away?
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I was only half having a joke Luke , and thanks to BB I think we may have a better understanding now - looks to me like the problem is that SS are trying to cover more interest groups these days, which results in less "variety" in general.
Catch 22, how do they cover enough of what the "new majority" wants (as far as DStv subscription goes) and still keep the wider interests satisfied enough. Maybe just an interim lack of balance here, changes are on-going, or maybe not as achievable as we hope for...
As a business, what would we do?

That's just my educated(?) guess based on all we've been learning about the changes these last couple of years.
Could still just be a rights issue in this case though.
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I wasn't No explanation was given for the non-acquistion of the WTA tennis rights, just a 'Unfortunately.... blah blah', hence my template response in post #3
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