I'm in two minds about what to do about Brisbane. Do I rely on streams, or do I phone Sky and try and get a good deal on ESPN. I think it will have to be streams, although I know people who have Sky who have phoned and threatened to cancel and ended up with good deals to persuade them to stay.
It strikes me as bonkers that Sky are not showing Brisbane. Andy is the defending champion for goodness sake! Although, they didn't start showing Tokyo until quite late on, and Andy was defending champ there too. It makes no sense.
No harm in chancing your luck with Sky ... but over the Festive period I think you'd be very lucky to get anything done, unless you already have a package from them.
It seems, although I wouldn't know, that Sky are giving priority to Doha - I guess because Nadal is the No.1 seed and therefore the bigger attraction.
The big focus though seems to be on the WTA's ASB Classic in Auckland from 31 Dec - 5 Jan, which tennisTV is showing nearly all of.