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Windows 7: In the UK and can't watch World cup qualifier on TV

10 Oct 2009   #1
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 
In the UK and can't watch World cup qualifier on TV

Hi
To all "Footie fans" everywhere

I REALLY hope this nonsense of just showing the World Cup qualifiers on the Internet only gets nipped in the bud RIGHT NOW.

I don't want to see the game (today England Vs Ukraine - World cup qualifier) in dubious quality sitting by myself looking at a smallish screen.

I want to go down to a pub, enjoy the game with loads of other footie fans with lots of beer, sarcastic comments and see it on a GIANT screen.

How much atmosphere is there in hiding away on a Saturday evening having to watch the game by yourself on say a Laptop.

I work a lot in several countries - and instead of staying in my Hotel Room in Manchester UK at the moment I'd still go out (especially on a Saturday).

Do the powers that be REALLY think the future of watching sport is this way.

If I'm travelling on a train say with a decent wi-fi system (France, Germany, Scandanavia etc all have fine Wi-fi on their express trains) then OK but things like watching sport are a SOCIAL ocasion and the Internet IMO is the wrong vehicle for this.

How can one of the greatest football nations on the planet allow this to happen.

I know England have already qualified bit people STILL want to see the game.

C'mon England supporters -- I don't get a vote here as I'm not UK born but you guys as probably the most passionate supporters in the world should really kill this whole idea STONE DEAD.

Cheers
jimbo
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10 Oct 2009   #2
MrMephitis

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

Football: 22 men chasing an inflated pigs bladder round a field being shouted at by 1 man in black, two men in sheepskin coats and 10,000 blokes wannabe opthamologists...


But I do agree with you, this should be sorted out, it should be available on free to air TV like the BBC (if we ignore the licensing fee)
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10 Oct 2009   #3
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrMephitis View Post
........and 10,000 blokes wannabe opthamologists...

"Maybe you should have gone to 'Specsavers" ...

Cheers
jimbo
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10 Oct 2009   #4
z3r010

 

I dont care about everybody else, I will be watching it on TV.
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10 Oct 2009   #5
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

whose showing it in the UK -- I've even looked at that Albanian satellite channel (on Hot Bird) that shows every game every weekend - its not even on that one. They have a message (in English) saying due to "rights" restrictions they can't get a feed for this one. - Must be the first time since the beginning of the Universe that "rights restriction" has stopped an Albanian TV channel transmitting this).

If you know any pubs in Manchester UK who'll be showing this I'd appreciate that a lot.


Cheers
jimbo.
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10 Oct 2009   #6
z3r010

 

Digitalb SuperSport2.

http://liveonsat.com

Sorry I dont know of any pubs showing it.
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10 Oct 2009   #7
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

If a pub could figure out a way to show it, can you imagine the money he would make on beer/ale/bitters alone??
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10 Oct 2009   #8
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Digitalb SuperSport2.

http://liveonsat.com

Sorry I dont know of any pubs showing it.

Thanks for the info.

I've got a colleague with a motorized dish and I've got a load of "special Cams / cards" so maybe we'll get our party after all.

Thanks again.

Cheers
jimbo
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10 Oct 2009   #9
z3r010

 

If he has the motorized dish cams and cards then you should be in luck as I've just read that Al Jazeera Sport is open with the right patches and it's also showing FTA-Biss on a few others

Latest sat schedule: Ukraine v England - 17:15 k/o
Al Jazeera Sport +3
Al Jazeera Sport +5
Alfa TV Cyprus
HRT 2
Polsat Futbol
SuperSport 2 (DigitAlb)
TRK Futbol
TRK Ukraine
TRT 1(Fta-Biss)
TV2 Sport (Den)
Viasat Football (Nor)
Viasat Sport (Baltic)
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10 Oct 2009   #10
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrMephitis View Post
Football: 22 men chasing an inflated pigs bladder round a field being shouted at by 1 man in black, two men in sheepskin coats and 10,000 blokes wannabe opthamologists...)
Exactly. Oh yeah!
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