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TDF to be covered by CBS Sports(8 posts)

TDF to be covered by CBS Sportskyvdh
Jun 24, 2001 7:32 PM
For those of you like me who missed "The Road to Paris", I was snooping around and found this article that CBS and OLN are teaming up for some coverage to be broadcast on CBS.
http://cbs.sportsline.com/u/cbs/sports/news/062001tour.html
Set your VCR now. Enjoy.
Screw CBS!Ian
Jun 24, 2001 7:56 PM
So now we get one hour of tape delayed coverage on Sundays instead of 2 hours of live coverage and repeat broadcasts. Oh yeah, that is real "spectacular"!
I think your wrong.......WCC
Jun 25, 2001 1:37 PM
.....at least one major network is gonna offer some sort of coverage. I don't know why your upset. OLN will have all of the stuff you want. At least you have OLN where you live. (I'm assuming)
I will admit...Ian
Jun 25, 2001 5:21 PM
...I may have read that wrong. If CBS is just supplementing OLN's coverage, then that is great. I just don't want to lose OLN's great coverage.
OLN to still carry Sunday stages liveElefantino
Jun 24, 2001 8:11 PM
At least that would appear to be the case from OLN's promos on its web site. (www.onltv.com). I bet CBS signed on to catch that vast part of the market that doesn't get OLN; the OLN coverage begins at 9:30 and will be over by noon EST each day, leaving plenty of time for CBS to throw together an ABC-like highlights show, hopefully without the John Tesh music, for later in the afternoon.
OLN has a ton of pre-sold advertising for the tour (Mongoose, Powerbar) and I doubt they'd give that up, particularly on the last day.
If, however, CBS has bought the Sunday rights outright, it's a sad day for us cycling fans because OLN coverage has been first rate and the CBS, like ABC before it, will screw it up.
OLN to still carry Sunday stages liveWheelSuker
Jun 25, 2001 7:29 AM
From what I can tell, it looks like CBS is just SUPPLEMENTING the coverage by OLN. OLN will carry it's standard coverage and CBS will do hilights, for the uninitiated. "Jeez, Marge, Them men look dern silly in those skinny little suits. My NASCAR could sure beat the crap outta dem!!" Cue the artist formerly known as Tesch.

OLN will screw up my life for a month. Hw do I explain to my boss why I am not getting to work until Noon everyday?
OLN to still carry Sunday stages liveLen J
Jun 25, 2001 8:00 AM
Are they going to do the daily replay at 9:00pm est like they did in the Grio?
OLN to still carry Sunday stages liveStewK
Jun 25, 2001 3:13 PM
According to Bicycling, "OLN's live morning coverage will re-air 3pm to 5pm from Saturday, July 7 through Saturday, July 28. OLN will air expanded coverage from July 7 thourh July 29 at 9pm."