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    Posted: 17 Aug 2010 at 4:01pm

This is DirectTV's Wimbledon Mix ad from 2009, promising DirecTV viewers that you can watch every match at Wimbledon. They say with their Wimbledon Interactive Mix, you get to see every match with 6 interactive channels!
GUESS WHAT, TENNIS FANS?
From http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/global/article.jsp?assetId=P5880055:
The Wimbledon Experience
TRADITION MEETS ITS MATCH
See it, hear it, follow it like you never have before with bonus coverage and unique interactive features.*

• Men's & Women's Draw: Get complete round by round brackets of who's advanced and who hasn't.
• The Wimbledon Mix: Watch up to 6 matches at the same time*
• Results: See real–time coverage of in–progress, completed and upcoming singles matches

You get it free, Compliments of DIRECTV. Available in HD*.
Look for "The Wimbledon Experience" on Channels 701-707 from June 22 to 27.
Ha! DirecTV's June 22, 2009 Wimbledon broadcast was pre-empted by U.S. Open Golf coverage (h/t to http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=382881), and where was DirecTV when the Andy Roddick-Andy Murray semifinal last year was live? If you're wondering, ESPN had a repeat of the 2008 Wimbledon final while NBC aired local programming, so in some markets, instead of live tennis action, you get Kathie Lee and Hoda in straight sets over Murray and Roddick (even though NBC aired the match. By way of tape delay. And where was DirecTV?).

Nice experience....no first day coverage, can't air a crucial semifinal match live while NBC and ESPN were doing something else...and DirecTV's Tennis Mix ads (for the French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Opens) had six or seven different tennis players serving at the same time!
Is it worth the $60/month for 'the Wimbledon Mix'? Since DirecTV is owned by the same people who own Fox, home of the lowest rated World Series ever (and the infamous Fox Trax puck), DirecTV would be better off showing this next time...
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