2012 Grand Prix Ungeoblocked Online Viewing Options

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  1. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness LYUBOV HAS BEEN FREED!

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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 LYUBOV HAS BEEN FREED!

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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 Well-Known 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

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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
     
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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.
     
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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

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    It's back now.
     
  16. Iceman

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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 On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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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 On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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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!!
     
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    Does TVTeka work with Macs?
     
  25. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness LYUBOV HAS BEEN FREED!

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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?
     
  27. A.H.Black

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    peibeck Counting down the days 'til Skate America

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  29. A.H.Black

    A.H.Black Well-Known Member

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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.