World Cup Football

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World Cup Football

Postby skychick » Sat Jun 10, 2006 8:47 pm

Hey,
Does anyone know if it's possible to watch the World Cup football games online?
The BBC are doing a live stream but only if you're located in the UK :x
Apparently in the US there is a TV company streaming the games to try to promote football more there, but that's only the US :cry:

I have a TV but the reception isn't great and I hardly watch it - I wouldn't know where to look to see if any of the games will be on.

Of course I know of an Irish bar that is playing all the games, but it's too far to get to :?

Any ideas?
(and can we skip the 'why would you want to watch football' comments!)

Thanks!

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Postby Beachcomber » Sat Jun 10, 2006 9:34 pm

If you access the BBC web site through a UK proxy server you may get the stream if there is one but it doesn't work by just using an anonymous proxy server to hide your IP address

I am doing my best to avoid this whole fiasco but aren't the matches being broadcast alternately by BBC and ITV?

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Postby Michaelinland » Sun Jun 11, 2006 12:26 pm

Which Spanish channels are showing the world cup?

Many thanks

Mike

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Postby John M » Sun Jun 11, 2006 1:53 pm

Beachcomber wrote:I am doing my best to avoid this whole fiasco
Don't miss the Scotland matches, that's where my money is...........
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Postby olivefarmer » Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:08 pm

The Spain games are live on free spanish TV channel quatro.

The England games are on chanel +, plus some others.

Most of the other games are on sexto a new channel which is also a pay channel (i think) I cant get it on my TV.

I ve tried the BBC website and also eurosport no luck. The BBc site adds that due to the global TV rights etc.....

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Postby Beachcomber » Sun Jun 11, 2006 6:35 pm

There is La Sexta 1 and La Sexta 2. Both are free to air but are only available as a digital terrestrial service.

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Postby mark » Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:01 pm

Tap a search in on Google and you will get people who sell such packages, originating from Japan I believe. I think the packages are around £7.00. Look also on Ebay.

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Postby Beachcomber » Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:06 pm

There is a live audio feed in English of football commentaries available here.

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Postby olivefarmer » Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:55 pm

Beachcomer

Thank You

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Postby SpanishBlue » Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:02 am

La Sexta is available free on analogue terrestrial (Channel 48, frequency 687.31 in my area, Benalmadena).

However coverage is patchy to say the least in many parts of Spain.

For those who can get it, they are showing some but not all matches.

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Postby Jennifer » Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:52 pm

There is some hoo-haa from the Beeb that goes something like this:

BBC is funded by the TV licence so only those who pay the licence should watch the BBC online matches.

They say that the detection vans are out and checking - can they detect this? I don't know.

So there may be some method of stopping the streaming to overseas, again, I don't know how. the more techy ones will tho!

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Postby Alan » Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:11 pm

Here you are, ladies and gents. Download this http://www.tvunetworks.com/downloads/index.htm and enjoy the World Cup courtesy of ESPN2. When you have the TVU player working, double click ESPN2 in the list of channels on the left hand side.

It will initially need unzipping, so if you haven't got it already here's the free download of Winzip http://www.download.com/3000-2250-10003164.html and you can use the free evaluation to do this. Just follow the instructions, ie open, run, install etc.

When the player opens up it is a bit iffy for the first minute but then settles down and it's a nice big screen, perfect audio and all in all the best live streaming programme I've used. You owe me a drink! :wink:

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Postby pilgrim » Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:56 pm

Thanks thats a great link have it up and working on main PC (new spanish pc) on our other (uk bought) its says we are preforming an illegal operation any idea what the probelm may be?

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Postby costachick » Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:51 pm

La Sexta can also be seen through Ono (auna).


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