Grand Prix 2011 on Eurosport!

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  1. mella

    mella is lutz crazy!!!

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    I think on Eurosport 2 as well unless the schedule has changed since the weekend.
  2. skatefan

    skatefan Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I hope so :) - I searched using the tv guide on my skybox which only shows live MotoGP (on Eurosport UK) or live cricket Pakistan vs Sri Lanka on Eurosport2 UK ...
  3. care bear

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    German Eurosport 1 and 2 will show all CoC live and taped.
  4. mella

    mella is lutz crazy!!!

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    http://tv.eurosport.co.uk/

    Pretty sure there has been some change since I looked last week

    FRIDAY

    Eurosport

    0730 Short Dance Live

    Eurosport 2 (unfortunately not live)

    1500 Ladies Short

    1600 Mens Short

    1700 Pairs Short

    1800 Dance Short

    SATURDAY

    Eurosport
    (not live)

    0800 Free Programme

    Eurosport 2 (not live)
    2130 Ladies Free

    2230 Mens Free

    2330 Paris Free
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  5. skatefan

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    :cheer2:

    I was only searching for the live programmes but at least we get most of it which is great :)
  6. senorita

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    Is it possible to have another time schedule for eurosport web player? I m watching the schedule now and for Friday (CET)

    08.00-09.40 Short Dance Live (eurosport)
    10.00-11.30 Ladies short Live (eurosport 2)
    12.00-13.00 Men short Live (eurosport)
    13.00-13.45 Ladies short (eurosport)
    13.45-15.00 Pairs short (eurosport)
    16.00-17.00 Short Dance (eurosport)
    17.00-18.00 Men short (eurosport)


    and on 20.00 Eurosport 2 has a reply of dance, men and pairs again
  7. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    Every country can have a different schedule.
  8. sequinsgalore

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    The British Eurosport commentators mentioned during Licthman/Copely's SD that the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating on Eurosport is a 3 year deal! :cheer:

    So we are secure until Sochi.
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  10. Ziggy

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    Speak for yourself, I'd much prefer it if NTV got a three year deal, so I was actually able to watch it all. And in good quality too. Because Eurosport Player is awful and I can't afford to get digital tv just so I can watch Eurosport 2. And I much prefer watching skating on my laptop.

    Is anybody else using Eurosport Player? Are you experiencing a high number of errors?

    I am wondering if it's just my PC or whether it's a problem on their part.

    Yesterday, I could only start watching CoC Ladies SP after 30 minutes or so because of server errors.

    Today, when the second group of Ladies FS started the picture started to crash and until now all I am getting is several seconds of transmission repeated over and over again. And then another several seconds and so on.

    I remember some problems happening during SA and SC again and then I thought it's probably some connection issue or something.

    But the amount of errors that have been happening since I got the player is huge and totally unacceptable for a service that you pay for. :mad:
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  11. sequinsgalore

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    I use Eurosport Player and yes, I get the annoying server errors on occasion. I was just thinking that it was better than nothing. Oh, it's hard to be a figure skating fan.
  12. care bear

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    I am using and satisfied with it.
  13. FarFarAway

    FarFarAway Choice is an illusion

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    Ziggy, totally agree with you.

    The problems you described are present on my side too - constant server errors and several seconds of the transmission repeated, all this takes places here too.

    I regret having paid money to Eurosport this time. The only reason I am doing this is that cable TV that I have is not fully reliable. On Friday there were some problems with Sport 2 channel and I don't like the quality of the picture on Sportbox channel.

    And to add up to all of this - the support service on Eurosport Player doesn't work. That makes me really angry:mad:
  14. FarFarAway

    FarFarAway Choice is an illusion

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    I would rather say "may". So far the times here correspond with the times which are voiced by the British commentators on Eurosport for UK and Central Europe :)
  15. allezfred

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    CoC Gala isn't being shown live on British Eurosport (in fact the only live action this weekend has been the Short Dance :rolleyes: ). It'll be on Tuesday at 13:30hrs.

    Things look better for NHK though.

    Friday 11/11/2011
    06:00 NHK Trophy Short Dance (Eurosport 2) LIVE
    07:45 NHK Trophy Pairs SP (Eurosport) LIVE
    10:15 NHK Trophy Ladies SP (Eurosport) LIVE

    Saturday 12/11/2011
    05:00 NHK Trophy Pairs FS (Eurosport 2) LIVE
    07:30 NHK Trophy Men SP (Eurosport) LIVE
    10:00 NHK Trophy Ladies FS (Eurosport) LIVE

    Sunday 13/11/2011
    06:45 NHK Trophy Gala (Eurosport 2) LIVE
    11:15 NHK Trophy Men FS (Eurosport 2) TAPED

    No Free Dance? At least as far as I can see. :confused:
  16. ostile17

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    Wow, we get the Men FS after tha gala and only 45 minutes of it. And no FD. That sucks!
  17. FarFarAway

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    There isn't indeed :(
  18. PashaFan

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    I'm so happy that British Eurosport are showing the GP series that I feel bad about complaining but no free dance at the NHK yet they are repeating the short dance?. Who makes up the schedule?.
    Also at the Cup Of China they cut Makarova's free skate yet showed another girl who ended up behind her.
    Nicky Slater also said at Skate America they would show the pairs short the next morning yet when I checked there was motorsport on.
    Plus they are showing more live on their HD channel when I like many can't afford to get HD yet still pay a subscription to watch Eurosport.
    But after only showing the grand prix series in the last ten years in 00 & 08 I'm just happy to sit down & watch some fantastic skating !.
  19. FarFarAway

    FarFarAway Choice is an illusion

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    Figure Skating is not reserved exclusively to HD. Vice versa, Eurosport HD is just an HD clone of Eurosport International channel, with just higher quality of the picture. Everything that is shown on Eurosport International and is available in HD is shown on Eurosport HD.

    However, I am not quite sure this is the same for all the countries where Eurosport is available. In Russia, when there is GP on Eurosport HD it is also available at the same time on Eurosport International.
  20. skatefan

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    I pay a subscription to receive Eurosport UK and Eurosport 2 specifically to watch skating. The live action from CoC has been on Eurosport HD which requires a further (third!) subscription to Sky which is really annoying.

    However, Eurosport UK is currently showing some recorded coverage from the ladies' short followed by the short dance, pair's short, free dance and gala. I guess that the rest will be shown throughout the rest of this week. Better late than never :)
  21. PashaFan

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    Did I miss something?.
    I just watched Eurosports coverage of the Cup Of China Exhibition.
    Where was the Gold medal winners?!.
    Was I the only one that missed it?
  22. FarFarAway

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    Hmm, is HD so popular in EU and UK now? No competitions from CoC were reserved solely for Eurosport HD here in Russia.

    Luckily, my cable operator provides me with Sport 2 and Eurosport 1 and HD in just one package, which is really comfortable.
  23. allezfred

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    I just did the same and no you're not alone. They cut the broadcast off after Hanyu. :rolleyes:
  24. Ziggy

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    Ok, this is really weird.

    They are repeating some segments of the competition a lot but they aren't showing the Free Dance AT ALL, as some of the other posters have remarked. :confused:

    We should spam them with complaint e-mails.

    I am way too lazy at the moment to dig the e-mail address up but if somebody else feels up for it, please do and share. ;P
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    Thanks Fred, come on people let's write complaints that Eurosport 2 is showing repeats when Free Dance is on live. And even more annoyingly, they aren't even showing it later.

    :lynch:
  28. PashaFan

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    Go to the Eurosport/yahoo website, click on message boards then go to winter sports.
    There are figure skating fans who have let Eurosport know what they think !.
  29. FarFarAway

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    Do they actually read those forums? As far as I remember, not very often:shuffle:
  30. FarFarAway

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    If anyone writes the petition, I will be the first to sign. I am not quite good at composing such works :) in English:shuffle:
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    Can we also complain about Simon Reed? He is an utterly rubbish commentator. I hate that he appears to be more senior to Chris Howarth so we have to listen to Simon talking shyte and then Chris correcting him. Then worse Chris isn't involved for NHK :eek:
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    What about ice dance at TEB? Whgat is going on? :mad:
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    Eurosport are probably bored with the current crop of ice dancers. They didn't even show the NHK free dance at all.
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    The Ice dance free is scheduled on Eurosport for the TEB on Sunday (at the moment).
    Eurosport did show the top three in the ice dance free at the NHK Trophy Monday night in the highlights package.
    I was really shocked they did !
  35. FarFarAway

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    I guess timbersports champs just look more artistic and elegant, since they are showing it quite often:shuffle:
  36. Ziggy

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    Eurosport. :lynch:

    Simon Reed is such an idiot... I am really lucky with the Polish commentator.

    The skating guy really knows his stuff and the other commentator who commentates all the sports takes his job really seriously and he actually spent loads of time learning about skating rules and his comments are getting more and more in-depth (he used to be such an idiot too).
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    I didn't mind Simon Reed at all way back in the days of terrestrial tv and ITV..Also in the early days of Eurosport. Over the years he is following the sport less and less and since the introduction of COP, he has become totally uninformed which is becoming quite irritating. He has not kept up with cop at all and still looks at skating with a 6.0 eye and often is baffled by results which are totally normal. From a pure commentating stance though, he does talk at the right times and is eloquent and succinct.

    Nicky Slater bothers me slightly more, for an ex skater he knows way too little. At least Simon Reed has a day job. U'd think Slater would and should be more interested to be informed. He can't call the jumps without the program content sheet and he also talks a lot more than Simon, especially when he is alone and over compensating. It takes him very long to articulate his point.

    However having slated both commentators I will take them both over the vast majority of US/Can or even Italian commentators. The North Am are soo loud and talk so much! Kwiatowski and Lipinsky on Icenetwork make me want to end my life, they're both so nasal and long winded. Hamilton etc even worse. Italians just chat as if they're sitting in a cafe from start to finish.
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    Nicky Slater gets confused a lot of the times surprisingly! For a former skater it's astonishing, but I like the way he's always putting his input and focus in the component part of all the programs. I think he has some nice points when he speaks about costumes, or the "look", the details and that kind of stuff. Normally commentators focus in jumps and spins and that's it.

    Simon Reed annoys me like no other. Apart of him being totally clueless, he's such a drama-queen:drama: He doesn't let you enjoy the programs at all when sb makes a mistake, I remember him commentating Kostner's program in the last competition and ruining the spell just because she tripped or sth like that and he starting saying she's never gonna be clean and yadda yadda...:rolleyes: He doesn't get the facts right, and makes them up like the Shibutani's were 2nd but very close to victory in China or questioning the judging when he doesn't have a clue at all...Ok, maybe I'm biased but it's because I can't stand him from tennis matches when he's always talking pooo:dog:

    The best is Chris Howarth. He knows his stuff, does his homework, explain you a lot about the COP and usually is not that opinionated in everything. I would have him with Nicky if I could choose:cool:
  39. mella

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    This really sums up my thoughts on Nicky Slater.

    I had two non skating fan friends over last weekend and subjected them to quite a lot of skating. I confess to having a rant about Nicky early on but by the end of the weekend they were getting frustrated with him, as they knew some of the things they were looking out for (and asked some intellident questions about the performances) and Nicky just kept saying things like - "Well I was an Ice Dancer so what do I know".

    All commentators should in my opinion take the time to learn about the sport they are commentating on and the rules of competition. But if you have been part of the sport in the past it seems to me even more important that you actually give some indication of interest in the sport, rather than the complacent laziness that Nicky seems to express.

    I like Chris Howarth for the most part. Actually seems to have an idea about the rules and looks at where the judges have built up their marks.

    I don't supposed CH was too thrilled by (I think Nicky) telling the audience at some point last weekend that one of the pairs teams he coached had got only level one of a spin and he had "no idea why".

    That perspective is nice to have from Nicky but IMO he tends to focus on it to the exclusion of all else. Yes there is a fine balance in skating between the technical and the presentation but when the technical is clearly inferior he tends to still bang on about the presentation as if the technical bit doesn't matter. he doesn't use his knowledge (probably he hasn't done his research to have the knowledge) to help the audience understand why one skater has been scored more highly than another. In some cases there is not such a fine line and he could do it if he chose to.
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  40. antmanb

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    The only redeeming feature about Nicky Slater is that he seems to get on well with Chris, they have a lot of banter and often make each other laugh inappropriately....you just know their snarking with the mics off.

    For that reason i quite like it when Nickly's commentating with him.

    Was it NHK that had Simon Reed and David Clements (was that who it was?) it sounded like they were both watching pain dry. The bonus was they were both pretty quiet and comments like "great twist" as the girls comes crashing down ont her partners shoulder barely caught :rolleyes: