2012 Grand Prix Ungeoblocked Online Viewing Options

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  1. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Yay, new board!

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    The purpose of this thread is to gather the 2012 Grand Prix Series online, live viewing options that are available worldwide. This means that they are not geoblocked to a specific country. Please feel free to post such "open" viewing options here as well as advice on how to access geoblocked streams from outside of the originating country. :sekret:

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    RUSSIAN TV

    Russian TV streaming services (for those residing outside of Russia, those inside Russia can just watch directly on TV) have been a source of live, online Grand Prix coverage for the last few seasons. To watch Russian TV you typically need a subscription to a Russian TV viewing service or if there is some luck, someone finds a free stream. The Russian TV station showing the Grand Prix this season is Спорт.

    TVTeka is a popular Russian TV streaming service here on FSU. The cost is $12 US per month or $30 US for three months of service, payable via Visa, Mastercard or paypal. Service includes live streaming as well as on-demand viewing of previous broadcasts. FYI, In TVTeka, the Спорт station is listed as Спорт2. ;) The entire site is in Russian, but you can use Google Translate services to help you navigate through the site. TVTeka also offers a free, 3 day trial, but you must sign up a day in advance before starting the trial.

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    Skate America Schedule: Спорт Network (Russia)

    The channel shown as "Спорт 2" in TVTeka is really "Спорт".

    фигурное катание = Figure Skating
    Гран-при = Grand Prix

    Link to Спорт schedule for SA

    CEST = Central European Daylight Time (Moscow -2)
    EDT = Eastern (North America) Daylight Time (Moscow -8)

    Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) schedule for Russian Спорт

    Friday, Oct 19
    10:00pm - 11:10pm: Pair SP LIVE
    11:35pm - 12:55am: Men SP LIVE

    Saturday, Oct 20
    3:30pm - 4:50pm: Ladies SP LIVE
    5:15pm - 6:25pm: Short Dance LIVE
    10:05pm - 12:00 midnight: Men FS LIVE

    Sunday, October 21
    12:00am - 1:25am: Pairs FS LIVE

    2:45pm - 4:20pm: Free Dance LIVE
    4:20pm - 5:55pm: Ladies FS LIVE
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    Central European Daylight Time (CEST) schedule for Russian Спорт

    Saturday, Oct 20
    4:00 - 5:10: Pair SP LIVE
    5:35 - 6:55: Men SP LIVE

    21:30 - 22:50 Ladies SP LIVE
    23:15 - 24:25 Short Dance LIVE

    Sunday, October 21
    4:05 - 6:00 Men FS LIVE
    6:00 - 7:25 Pairs FS LIVE

    20:45 - 22:20 Free Dance LIVE
    22:20 - 23:55 Ladies FS LIVE
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  2. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness Yay, new board!

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    Reposting from the Eurosport thread:
    I took a look at this site. The stream links for Skate America are obviously not up yet, but I successfully viewed another live event that was going on. I did not need to download a video player or anything, despite what the ads told me (I am on a Mac). It took a while for me to figure out how to hover over and turn off the ads (click on the very small "x") that appeared on top of the video stream.
  3. spikydurian

    spikydurian New Member

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    Thank you. Tested it. I can watch other sports which are currently streaming so hopefully able to watch Skate America as well.
  4. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    I recommend TVTeka. I've been using it for a while now and the quality is very good. You can later watch videos on demand. If things go wrong, they fix stuff soon and give compensation days as well.
  5. Iceman

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    I get the message "not compatible with Macs" when I try to watch. HOw did you get around this?
  6. SamuraiK

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    And they even have GP events from way back to enjoy in the meantime. Right now Im watching Kavaguti when she was Kawaguchi and skating for Japan with some cute guy :D
  7. love_skate2011

    love_skate2011 Well-Known Member

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    also mac here and worst i have ad blocks installed on my browser :(
  8. victoriaheidi

    victoriaheidi New Member

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    I got that livestream working! I'm on a mac. It took me a while to figure it out, so feel free to PM me if you, too, are on a Mac and struggling with that.

    I might buy TVTeka if this turns out to be a dud.
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  10. Spazactaz

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    So has anyone got that link to work to watch it? It says it's live, but when I click it it says "LiveStreams are currently not available for this broadcast."
  11. A.H.Black

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  13. A.H.Black

    A.H.Black Well-Known Member

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    Yep. As soon as the Japanese skater was up, they went to news. I wonder if it was just coincidence.
  14. Orable

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    At least the feed is working. Perhaps they'll go back to skating soon!
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  15. A.H.Black

    A.H.Black Well-Known Member

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    It's back now.
  16. Iceman

    Iceman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, they (hahasport) finally showed all the skates. One skater left the others in the dust.

    I'm afraid abbot's, verner's and brezina's time has passed them by.
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  17. victoriaheidi

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    Conclusion: the livetv.ru link sucked. I will try haha.
  18. A.H.Black

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    You are in southern California? Icenetwork is free today. ICENETWORK IS FREE TODAY

    Sorry, I don't mean to yell - I just want to get the point across.
  19. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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  20. Ziggy

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    I told you TV Teka is better. ;)
  21. A.H.Black

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    Actually there are several people outside the US that are able to watch icenetwork today. Some are getting the blackout message but when they log back in they are able to watch.

    Try icenetwork and see.
  22. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Cool! Here's the link: http://web.icenetwork.com/index.jsp
    Men's FS is scheduled to start in less than 4 hours at 10:05 pm Eastern, Pairs FS at 12:05 am Eastern (Sunday).
  23. caelan

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    I'm watching from outside the US on this link http://www.tvtuga.com/eurosport/
    At the moment it is showing motorsport but I found a schedule somewhere in Portugese and if I'm write then this is a magazine motor show that will go for 15 mins and then they'll show the ladies FS live. Crossed fingers!!
  24. kwanfan1818

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    Does TVTeka work with Macs?
  25. HisWeirness

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    Yes, from my experience.
  26. Jammers

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    Does anyone have any geoblocked sites that are showing Skate Canada and the rest of the GP live?
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    peibeck Counting down the days 'til Skate America

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  29. A.H.Black

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    True. I was just responding to Jammers request for geoblocked streams.
  30. Jammers

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    My cable company doesn't carry Universal Sports so i can't watch the GP on there website. I need to find some other streams even if they are geoblocked.
  31. beebee

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    Need some help with TVTeka. I am using Google Chrome with the translator and when I click the box for registration, nothing happens. Does anyone have any idea what the problem might be?

    I figured out how to register and am good to go!
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  32. HisWeirness

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    Hope this post from the Skate America TV thread is helpful regarding TVTeka registration.

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    **Note that Спорт 2 appears to be showing a recap of the SPs before they show the free skates live.

    All programs are being show on the Спорт 2 channel listed in TVTeka.


    Central Europe Schedule


    All times CEST (Central Euro Summer Time) except where noted

    FRIDAY OCTOBER 26
    20:05 - 21:45 Ladies SP LIVE
    21:45 - 22:55 Pairs SP LIVE

    SATURDAY OCTOBER 27
    01:30 - 03:10 Men SP LIVE
    3:10 - 4:20 Short Dance LIVE
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    15:45 - 18:20 Ladies FS (LIVE from 16:45 - 18:20)
    18:20 - 20:30 Pairs FS (LIVE from 19:05 - 20:30)
    21:45 - 24:05 Free Dance (LIVE from 22:40 - 23:55)

    SUNDAY OCTOBER 28
    00:05 - 2:50 Men FS (LIVE from 1:10 - 2:50)
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    Switch to CET - End Summer Time
    18:00 - 19:50 Gala LIVE

    [HR][/HR]

    Eastern North America Schedule

    All times EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)

    FRIDAY OCTOBER 26
    2:05pm - 3:45pm Ladies SP LIVE
    3:45pm - 4:55pm Pairs SP LIVE
    7:30pm - 9:10pm Men SP LIVE
    9:10pm - 10:20pm Short Dance LIVE

    SATURDAY OCTOBER 27
    9:45am - 12:20pm Ladies FS (LIVE from 10:45am - 12:20pm)
    12:20pm - 2:30pm Pairs FS (LIVE from 1:05pm - 2:30pm)
    3:45pm - 6:05pm Free Dance (LIVE from 4:40pm - 5:55pm)
    6:05pm - 8:50pm Mens FS (LIVE from 7:10pm - 8:50pm)

    SUNDAY OCTOBER 28
    1:00pm - 2:50pm Gala LIVE
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  34. Jammers

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    How do you cancel your account with them once the GP season is over? I've been looking for a web stream that is free that is showing the GP series but haven't been able to find one. I hate to spend money for this but i guess i would be paying if the IceNetwork was still showing the GP anyways. I guess i'm cheap and was hoping to find a site showing it for free.
  35. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    You pay for either one month or three months. Up front. After that time, you have to repay to have access so you don't have to worry about cancelling the acount. It's only 10/month if you do 3 months. I get it in December so I have it for Russian nationals and Europeans in January.
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    Cool they show the Russian Nationals and Europeans? Cool. With this and the IceNetwork i'll have most every important National and international competitions with the exception of Worlds and 4CC and hopefully IceNetwork will show both like last year.
  37. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Skate Canada Thursday practices are being streamed live, un-geoblocked, by Skatebuzz (2nd group of men are on now): http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sci-practices-2012

    ETA rest of Thursday's scheduled practice times (Eastern time):
    12:15 Dance
    13:30 Ladies
    14:55 Pairs
    16:10 Men
    17:45 Dance
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  38. Jammers

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    :eek:
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  39. Sylvia

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    Somebody remember the option of the cbc canadian stream in french that used to work non-geoblocked?