2011 Four Continents TV and Online Schedules

Discussion in 'TV ALERTS' started by HisWeirness, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Yay, new board!

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    To watch
    Fuji TV: download Keyhole TV (link 1, link 2) and click on "フジテレビ" or "Fuji TV" in the listings and then click the "watch" button.

    CBC TV: This is a TV station broadcast in Canada. Trying to find a stream link, maybe someone will show the dance broadcast with justin.tv or something similar.

    CCTV5: If you use a P2P (peer to peer) program like Sopcast, TVU or TVAnts you can watch CCTV5 through the P2P program.
    Stream links: http://delicast.com/tv/CCTV_5
    http://guzei.com/online_tv/watch.php?online_tv_id=2519
    (more links to be posted later in this thread as they are tested)

    There are rumors that Skatebuzz (from Canada) may show Four Continents live, but it will probably be geo-blocked to Canada only. no skatebuzz coverage, see below.

    The Chinese CNTV full live streaming of Four Continents is an internet-only channel and I have not gotten it to work here in the USA. Hopefully someone will stream using a justin.tv-like alternative or make youtube videos.

    J Sports Plus, a premium channel in Japan is showing the singles (ladies and mens) events live. They will show the pairs/dance/gala in March in a later broadcast. J Sports is the network that had better live coverage of US Nationals than NBC. ;) Hopefully some good youtube videos from this broadcast.

    In Taiwan there is also full live coverage like in China, but it is probably geo-blocked. Elta TV, Videoland, and hichannel are broadcasting.

    If anyone can find streams to access the Canadian, Taiwanese, Chinese, and Japanese coverage it would be very appreciated. ;)

    Universal Sports TV/online has the USA rights for 4CCs from the ISU but is choosing not to broadcast/stream 4CCs.
    If you are :mad: try contacting them on twitter at @universalsports and @unisports_skate. Twitter hash tag for 4CCs is #4CC.

    UPDATE: Universal Sports is looking into streaming 4CC. Stay tuned for any updates.
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    Event Schedule with TV/Online coverage

    Thursday, February 17

    Short Dance
    16:00 - 18:05 Taiwan
    3:00am - 5:05am Eastern North America
    12:00am - 2:05am Pacific NA

    Coverage: unknown
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    Pairs Short Program
    19:30 - 21:15 Taiwan
    6:30am - 8:15am Eastern NA
    3:30am - 5:15am Pacific NA

    Coverage: CCTV5, LIVE
    19:30 - 21:30 Taiwan
    6:30am - 8:30am Eastern NA
    3:30am - 5:30am Pacific NA
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    Friday, February 18

    Mens Short Program
    12:00 - 15:10 Taiwan
    11:00pm (Thurs) - 2:10am Eastern NA
    8:00pm - 11:10pm (Thurs) Pacific NA

    Coverage: Fuji TV, taped
    21:00 - 22:52 Japan Time
    7:00am - 8:52am Eastern NA
    4:00am - 5:52am Pacific NA
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    Pairs Free Skate
    16:45 - 18:45 Taiwan
    3:45am - 5:45am Eastern NA
    12:45am - 2:45am Pacific NA

    Coverage: CCTV5, LIVE
    16:45 - 19:07 Taiwan
    3:45am - 6:07am Eastern NA
    12:45am - 3:07am Pacific NA
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    Free Dance
    20:00 - 22:20 Taiwan
    7:00am - 9:20am Eastern NA
    4:00am - 6:20am Pacific NA

    Coverage: CBC, taped - SATURDAY, February 19
    4:00pm - 5:00pm Eastern NA
    1:00pm - 2:00pm Pacific NA
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    Saturday, February 19

    Ladies Short Program
    13:00 - 17:25 Taiwan
    12:00am - 4:25am Eastern US
    9:00pm (Friday) - 1:25am Pacific US

    Coverage: see Mens Free Skate below
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    Mens Free Skate
    18:00 - 21:40 Taiwan
    5:00am - 8:40am Eastern NA
    2:00am - 5:40am Pacific NA

    Coverage: Fuji TV, taped/live? (Men's FS and Ladies SP)
    19:57 - 23:30 Japan Time
    5:57am - 9:30am Eastern NA
    2:57am - 6:30am Pacific NA
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    Sunday, February 20

    Ladies Free Skate
    11:30 - 15:20 Taiwan
    10:30pm (Saturday) - 2:20am Eastern NA
    7:30pm - 11:20pm (Saturday) Pacific NA

    Coverage: CCTV5, taped/delay??
    15:00 - 16:00 Taiwan
    2:00am - 3:00am Eastern NA
    11:00pm (Saturday) - 12:00am Pacific NA

    Fuji TV, taped
    19:00 - 20:54 Japan Time
    5:00am - 6:54am Eastern NA
    2:00am - 3:54am Pacific NA
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    Gala Exhibition
    17:30 - 20:00 Taiwan
    4:30am - 7:00am Eastern NA
    1:30am - 4:00am Pacific NA

    Coverage: unknown
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    Links will be posted tomorrow. ;)
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2011
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  2. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

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    How can we watch CCTV?
  3. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Yay, new board!

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    Just google "CCTV5 streaming live" and you can get some streams. ;)
    CCTV5 is also on some P2P players like Sopcast and TVAnts.

    I am going to post the streaming links tomorrow. Bedtime now :yawn:
  4. pani

    pani Well-Known Member

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    Chinees CNTV will be show 4CC online.
    http://sports.cntv.cn/20110211/109808.shtml
    Push on 2月17日起,中国网络电视台体育台将为您全程直播2011四大洲花样滑冰锦标赛。 直播时间: >>>点击进入直播
    http://sports.cntv.cn/

    But it have geoblock. Hopw fans in China could watch it
  5. RD

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    Thanks so much for posting this! Linked to your post on twitter, hope you don't mind.
  6. MikiAndoFan#1

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    Thank you so much! :cheer2: Wheee!
  7. pani

    pani Well-Known Member

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    You could watch this chanel?
  8. MikiAndoFan#1

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    No! :wuzrobbed I got so carried away that I forgot to check the website before. :lol:
  9. John 3 17

    John 3 17 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!

    Will Fujitv be in English? Are any of these to watch online in English (besides the potentially geo-blocked Canadian one)?

    I am FUMING that UniSports has the rights but isn't showing it! It makes no sense to show the entire GP season and Nats and then not the 4CCs! :mad: I don't have a twitter acct, so I'll try to email them.

    -Bridget
  10. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    No, it's a Japanese TV station.

    Thanks for compiling everything that's known at this point, HisWeirness!
  11. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Yay, new board!

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    skatebuzz on twitter:
    (((Canadians)))

    So, besides the CBC one-hour dance special, there is no coverage of 4CCs online or on TV in North America. This can't be good for the sport. :(
  12. caseyedwards

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    I don't see why the programmers would not want to show something where a lot of Americans or Canadians will be winning medals or in contention to win medals.
  13. skatesindreams

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    Too bad!
    We North Americans will be searching the internet for coverage, as usual.
  14. Pratfall

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    :mad::( Obviously skatebuzz gave it their all... I wonder what was the fly in the ointment ?..( someone's greed seems probable )

    CBC is giving a token amount of time to ice dance .:mad: Annoying enough..but I really don't know why they couldn't have at least given a similar token to the other disciplines as well. Gr-r-r-r. I feel a complaint coming on.
  15. inthemiddle

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    We should all send them emails. I already did :mad: and I don't have much hope that they will answer but if they will I'll post it here.
  16. shsocu

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    I sent them one as well. Shockingly, :rolleyes: no response yet.
  17. Lara

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    I hate that Universal Sports has the rights when it comes to Euros, 4CC and Jr. Worlds. :mad: We got them all streamed in their entirety (albeit on demand iirc) on IceNetwork two seasons ago. I don't see why US can't at least post online if it doesn't give airtime.

    And boo to whoever was greedy enough to prevent the Canadian stream. :mad: This sucks. :(
  18. Jenna

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    It does suck that we don't get any coverage, but it's not like I could watch the overwhelming majority of it anyway. All of the events are either in the middle of the night or while I'm at work.
  19. Visaliakid

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    Universal Sports has been asked via Twitter, and Facebook for an explaination as to why they are not covering the event when they have the rights to do so. Total Silence! I can only assume they have no reasonable response. If they did they would not be hiding under their collective desks.

    In the future U.S. Figure Skating should seek for the ISU to alter broadcast/webcast rights to require all contracted ISU events be shown by the rights holder or they don't even get to bid for said rights.

    Can you tell this is one Pissed Skating Fan?
  20. shsocu

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    wrong thread
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  21. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Yay, new board!

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    I am right with you on this.

    I am very disappointed in Universal Sports/NBC and their handling of ISU Championships that are not Senior Worlds. :angryfire


    I have the same dream. :) If I had the :bribe: I would do this.
  22. John 3 17

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    UniSports does mucho repeats...

    -Bridget
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    So NBC/Uni *bid* on it so noone else could have it, only to do nothing with it?? GRRRrrrrrr :mad:

    -Bridget
  24. HisWeirness

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    A response!

    @universalsports
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    Ooh, here's hoping then. Fingers crossed they don't run into the same roadblock ($$$ I assume) that Skatebuzz did.
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    I don't even know why they are being so stingy with it! For TV reasons do they not want to pay commentators? I forget which GP but they aired one live without commentary for an hour. Skate America?
  28. Japanfan

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    How do we know that they gave it there all? And when you say greed, do you mean the cost of the stream?

    This is a major competition and to have no Canadian coverage on TV, let alone live stream, is unacceptable. Of course I have to accept it, but am not doing so happily. :(

    I was thinking of complaining as well. :(
  29. Skate Talker

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    Sigh. I think complaining to the CBC is not the right move. Cranky fans are more likely to make them wash their hands of the whole thing. I wish we could see more but I am glad that at least we get something.

    I now have the luxury of being able to watch competitions in the middle of the night if I want without worrying about work the next day so I really would like the chance to see them. Unfortunately it just isn't going to happen.

    Too bad SkateBuzz won't stream it because, even for those who cannot watch live they were immediately archiving the stream for on demand viewing at your convenience.
  30. Pratfall

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    :eek: Hope springs anew...maybe even in Canada, since skatebuzz has piggybacked from Univeral Sports' feed in the past...
  31. John 3 17

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    Oooh! That's good... but was *reallllllly* hoping for a TV broadcast... I'm still crossing my fingers for that+++

    With Alissa's, D/W's, and the Shibs' terrific placements all season plus the excitement of Bradley and Y/C, I just cannot imagine no TV broadcast

    -Bridget
  32. John 3 17

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    SA FD. It was the BESTEST FD I've ever watched...

    -Bridget :)
  33. Iceman

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    Skate Talker, there is some truth in that old adage that "honey attracts more bees than vinegar", but then lol sometimes "the squeaky wheel gets the grease". lol Who knows what to do>
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    Me too! Doesn't hurt to wish.
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    *Sighs* this is so frustrating... 4CC is not an inferior championship anymore.. All the A-Teams are going (Except for US Men and thas because the A-Tean ended up being a bunch of newbies so the actual B-Team here is arguably stronger). The level at the top will be way higher than Euros yet this event is always treated like it doesnt exist..
  36. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Yay, new board!

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    Exactly, both the ISU and icenetwork in their articles pointed out that all four world champions will be competing at Four Continents.
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    At this point I don't care. I just want to be able to view it live SOMEHOW from Canada. I'm cool with non-geoblocked-foreign-language internet content!
    Do we have a winner as far as that goes? I need to know if I should start taking my uppers later this evening...:p
  39. HisWeirness

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    ^ The first post in this thread lists the live coverage available.

    Right now, CCTV 5 is showing pairs SP live 6:30am - 8:30am Eastern NA early Thursday AM.

    Hopefully tonight I can work on finding reliable CCTV5 streams. Everyone is welcome to help with this ;).

    The only events with potentially live coverage (for those in North America, etc.) are Pairs SP and FS (CCTV5) and Mens FS (Fuji TV).

    Hopefully Universal Sports will come through and provide a stream, but nothing is certain at this point.
  40. rfisher

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    I guess I'll have to wait till tomorrow to see if I'm staying home on Friday because I got up in the middle of the night on Thursday. :shuffle: