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TdU on the Telly/Internet?

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53x11 in DC said:
Can't seem to find anything on Universal or Cycling.tv. Anyone know who will be covering this either on a live or "as-live" basis?

You've probably seen it already, but the race only provides highlights until stages five and six. It seems they just tape it and edit later to save money on broadcasting. If they really want the race to be a big deal worldwide, they probably could have shave a couple of million off the budget somewhere and spent a bit of it on helicopters and satellite feeds. You can't even get a text feed if there's no TV for commentators to watch. I dunno. Maybe it helps attract crowds if the only way to see the race is in-person.

Luckily ESPN360 is giving me a choice of seven courts of live Australian Open tennis right now, so I'll enjoy that and wait for the stage results.
 
theswordsman said:
You've probably seen it already, but the race only provides highlights until stages five and six. It seems they just tape it and edit later to save money on broadcasting. If they really want the race to be a big deal worldwide, they probably could have shave a couple of million off the budget somewhere and spent a bit of it on helicopters and satellite feeds. You can't even get a text feed if there's no TV for commentators to watch. I dunno. Maybe it helps attract crowds if the only way to see the race is in-person.

Luckily ESPN360 is giving me a choice of seven courts of live Australian Open tennis right now, so I'll enjoy that and wait for the stage results.

Ha, typical that Australia's coverage of its own Grand Slam is horrific in comparison to what foreign nations can do for it.

Every stage will have a 30min highlights program but this year only the classic and final two stages have proper live coverage.

I think it's a cost-benefit thing as much as anything but no doubt within a few years all stages will be live.
 
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VeloBabe said:
The online radio coverage has been great. It's sort of fun to use your imagination as to what is going on. :)

its good to listen to for the chat.. the only trouble is they dont actually know whats going on until the last 75metres.. lol