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Le TV question on Le Tour(3 posts)

Le TV question on Le Tourbigdave
Jul 1, 2001 9:00 PM
Sorry if this has been answered already... I scrolled down as far as my impatience allowed and did not see anything.

Anyway, will there be any TV coverage of Le Tour beside OLN? I mean, even stupid Adrian Karsten?? I ask because my dagblasted local cable company does not have OLN on it's lineup, and I don't think it's likely they will add it by the first race day.

So, I am wondering if there will be a ESPN-style highlight show this year on a "normal" cable network. After all, even a little, poorly done Tour coverage is better than no Tour coverage.

Thanks,

--Dave
re: Le TV question on Le TourOnly300
Jul 1, 2001 9:19 PM
ESPN plays taped recordings of each stage (last year I think they were at 7:30 pm and 11:30 pm)and on the weekends ABC runs either live or taped recordings of stages(10:00 am or 1:00 pm). Sportscenter even has highlights. The times this year might be different. Phil Liggett and Adrian Karsten also do the ESPN segments or at least they did last year.
Once again: No ABC, no ESPN!Elefantino
Jul 2, 2001 5:13 AM
OLN bought exclusive rights to the tour through 2004. However, last month OLN sold supplemental rights to CBS to broadcast taped segments each Sunday afternoon during the tour. This is in addition to OLN's live coverage and re-airs.