Broadcast Times for Squash
On the Tennis ChannelA note from Event Engine's President, John Nimick:
Dear Squash Fans,
We are on the air! The Tennis Channel will begin broadcasting on April 26th and officially launch on May 15. During the first five weeks of the its existence, The Tennis Channel will broadcast more than 40 hours of squash programming from February's Harrisdirect Tournament of Champions in Grand Central Terminal.
As President and Co-Founder of the Tennis Channel Steve Bellamy says, "We are very excited about squash and plan to help the sport grow in any way we can. Squash is the first non-tennis racquet sport to put programming together specifically for the Tennis Channel and we are excited to give the matches from the Tournament of Champions such a high profile presence during our debut month. Squash is key for us and we look forward to a long partnership with the sport."
Program #1 from the Tournament of Champions
(highlights from two men's quarterfinal matches) will air as follows:
Sunday, May 18 12:00 pm
Monday, May 19 2:00 pm
Wednesday, May 21 8:00 pm
Thursday, May 22 3:30 pm
Friday, May 23 2:00 pm
Saturday, May 24 12:00 pm
(highlights from the other two men's quarterfinal matches) will air as follows (additional repeats TBD):
Sunday, May 25 12:00 pm
Saturday, May 31 12:00 pm
(highlights from Thierry Lincou v. Jon Power and Peter Nicol v. David Palmer semifinal matches) will air as follows
(additional repeats TBD):
Sunday, June 1 12:00 pm
Saturday, May 7 12:00 pm
(highlights from two women's semifinal matches and the five-game final between Carol Owens and Natalie Pohrer) will air as follows (additional repeats TBD):
Sunday, June 8 12:00 pm
Saturday, June 14 12:00 pm
(T. Lincou v. P. Nicol final) will air as follows (additional repeats TBD):
Sunday, June 15 12:00 pm
Saturday, June 21 12:00 pm
Tennis events being broadcast during the channel's first three weeks are the Fed Cup, the Italian Open and the German Open in Hamburg.
The Tennis Channel will launch with distribution deals with Time Warner and
Cox Communications. However, the more we let all the cable and satellite companies know that squash players want to see squash on television, the quicker The Tennis Channel may be able to sign on with other system providers and be available to all of us. Please make some noise and call or email these companies to demand squash!
1. Major Cable Companies
a) Adelphia (800) Adelphia
b) Comcast (800) Comcast
c) Cablevision www.cablevision.com
d) Charter www.charter.com
e) Time Warner www.timewarnercable.com
f) Cox www.cox.com
g) Insight www.insight-com.com
2. DirecTV (800) DirecTV
3. Dish Network (800) 333-DISH
Another way to help is to visit www.thetennischannel.com and sign the Tennis Channel petition.
Thanks for tuning in and checking out squash's first-ever regular programming in the USA.