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    Lightbulb 2012 Grand Prix: Live Online Streaming in the USA

    Feel free to post in this thread any updates you find regarding Live, online streaming of the 2012 Grand Prix events in the USA.

    Grand Prix and general television coverage updates/discussion for the USA can be found in the following thread in TV ALERTS:
    http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=85122
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    The USA has two "official" providers of live, online streaming of the Grand Prix Series:

    Icenetwork.com: Live streaming of Skate America.
    Delayed, on-demand ONLY streaming of the remaining GP events, available seven days after the end of each event. Requires a paid "Seasons Pass" subscription.

    Universalsports.com: Live streaming of all GP events with the exception of Skate America. Live streaming is "available exclusively to satellite and cable customers who have Universal Sports as part of their television package."

    Thread to discuss/complain about Universal Sports' decision to no longer allow anyone in the US to purchase access to the live streaming:
    http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=84953

    Don't have or want access to icenetwork and/or Universal Sports? You can check out your "unofficial" viewing options in the 2012 Grand Prix Ungeoblocked Online Viewing Options thread.
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    Skate America - Oct. 19-21

    Icenetwork.com Live, Online Streaming Schedule for Skate America

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    SUPER SATURDAY

    Season Pass subscribers have access to live competition video from all three days of 2012 Skate America. As a special bonus, registered users can watch all the action on Saturday, Oct. 20, for FREE as part of icenetwork.com's "Super Saturday" offer.
    Live online streaming schedule - All Times Eastern (Eastern Daylight Time)
    Commentary by Mike Mancuso & Tonia Kwiatkowski

    Friday, Oct. 19 - IceNetwork.com Paid Subscribers Only
    10:00 p.m. - 11:10 p.m.: Pairs short program
    11:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. (Sat): Men's short program

    Saturday, Oct. 20 - All Registered Icenetwork.com Users
    3:30 p.m. - 4:55 p.m.: Ladies short program
    5:10 p.m. - 6:25 p.m.: Short dance
    10:00 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.: Men's free skate
    Midnight - 1:25 p.m.: Pairs free skate

    Sunday, Oct. 21 - IceNetwork.com Paid Subscribers Only
    2:45 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.: Free dance
    4:15 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.: Ladies free skate (first group ONLY)*

    *The second group of the ladies free skate on Sunday, Oct. 21, will not be shown live on icenetwork.com but rather will be broadcast live on NBC. Please check your local NBC affiliate for broadcast information.

    NBC televised Skate America broadcast is on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 4pm - 6pm Eastern.

    The second group of the ladies free skate will be available on-demand Tuesday, Oct. 23, at noon ET on icenetwork.
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    Skate Canada - Oct 26-27

    Universalsports.com Live, Online Streaming Schedule for Skate Canada

    Is the Skate Canada available for purchase/PPV [pay per view] Online?
    Universal Sports will air Skate Canada both on-air and online. However, the events will not be available for purchase or PPV online, but will be available online for free through authentication to users who verify their TV provider accounts on our website.
    SCHEDULE
    Friday, Oct. 26 2:05pm ET Ladies Short Program
    Friday, Oct. 26 3:45pm ET Pairs Short Program
    Friday, Oct. 26 7:30pm ET Men’s Short Program
    Friday, Oct. 26 9:10pm ET Ice Dance Short Program

    Saturday, Oct. 27 10:45am ET Ladies Free Program
    Saturday, Oct. 27 1:05pm ET Pair Free Program
    Saturday, Oct. 27 4:40pm ET Ice Dance Free Dance
    Saturday, Oct. 27 7:10pm ET Men’s Free Program
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    This sucks. Most of us don't have cable companies that carry Universal Sports so we can't watch the rest of the GP online since the IceNetwork is only showing Skate America. Are there any other websites that are streaming the Skate Canada for instance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammers View Post
    Are there any other websites that are streaming the Skate Canada for instance?
    Options for viewing Skate Canada live online in the USA (not via Universalsports.com) will be posted in the 2012 Grand Prix Ungeoblocked Online Viewing Options thread when the schedules are announced and/or new streams are confirmed. Stay tuned.

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    As a special bonus, registered users can watch all the action on Saturday, Oct. 20, for FREE as part of icenetwork.com's "Super Saturday" offer.
    Can someone confirm whether or not this is geo-blocked outside the U.S.? I've seen both yes and no answers posted online.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Can someone confirm whether or not this is geo-blocked outside the U.S.? I've seen both yes and no answers posted online.
    It is geo-blocked. I am a subscriber with season pass.

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    Thanks, care bear, and sorry to hear it. So you can only watch the on-demand GP videos?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Thanks, care bear, and sorry to hear it. So you can only watch the on-demand GP videos?
    The only thing I can watch is U.S. Nationals. =) I have all personal favorites in the U.S., so this is the only reason for me to pay for subscription.

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    Is anyone watching the Skate Canada stream on Universal Sports? What's up with the ads that come on right in the middle of people's programs?!
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    I didn't get any ads during ladies short. Haven't watched pairs yet. My stream is quite good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.H.Black View Post
    I didn't get any ads during ladies short. Haven't watched pairs yet. My stream is quite good.
    I'm getting ads every ten minutes during the men's short program, making me miss chunks of programs. And every time the ads play, the stream gets choppy after that. I'm about to throw my computer through the window. I've tried three different browsers.
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    I'm pretty annoyed too. I may go ahead any buy TvTeka now and just drop the US package. It will actually be cheaper. If the TV feed tomorrow is not in High Def, I'm not going to bother with them any longer.
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    Weird. I had my feed go out on me in the middle of mens for a skater and an ice make but Ice Dance was just fine - no adds other than the first one before the feed started. An add with young people in a trash heap?

    Just had a thought. Are you with Directv or Dish? I have Dish. Could the adds be dependent on which provider we log in with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.H.Black View Post
    Weird. I had my feed go out on me in the middle of mens for a skater and an ice make but Ice Dance was just fine - no adds other than the first one before the feed started. An add with young people in a trash heap?

    Just had a thought. Are you with Directv or Dish? I have Dish. Could the adds be dependent on which provider we log in with?
    I have my friend's DirecTV login. The ad with the trash heap played about twenty times during the men and dance, and I'm not exaggerating. I tweeted UniSports about the ads and they said they passed a note on to the producer. I really hope they do something about it. I had to switch to the Chinese feed, but the picture is really grainy and it froze during the SD.
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    Forget viewing live. Right now, the network has pre-empted Skate Canada coverage for round the clock storm watch. Sheesh - yes we know it's coming, can we not watch TV while we wait!

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    Universal Sports Cup of China Live Online Streaming - All Times Eastern

    http://universalsports.com/2012/10/2...viewers-guide/


    DATE ONLINE TIME (live) EVENT
    Friday, Nov. 2 4:00am ET Ice Dance Short Dance
    Friday, Nov. 2 5:30am ET Ladies Short Program
    Friday, Nov. 2 7:30am ET Men’s Short Program
    Friday, Nov. 2 9:15am ET Pairs Short Program
    Saturday, Nov. 3 3:00am ET Ice Dance Free Dance
    Saturday, Nov. 3 4:40am ET Ladies Free Skating
    Saturday, Nov. 3 6:35am ET Men’s Free Skating
    Saturday, Nov. 3 8:35am ET Pairs Free Skating

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    Thanks for posting. I was just coming to do the same. Yours looks much better.

    The times are way to early/late for me. I will watch the videos later.

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    Universal Sports Live Streaming TEB - Eastern Time

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    DATE ONLINE TIME (live) EVENT

    Friday, Nov. 16 9:00am ET Pairs Short Program

    Friday, Nov. 16 10:30am ET Men’s Short Program

    Friday, Nov. 16 12:15pm ET Ladies Short Program

    Friday, Nov. 16 2:00pm ET Ice Dance Short Dance

    Saturday, Nov. 17 7:50am ET Pairs Free Skating

    Saturday, Nov. 17 9:24am ET Men’s Free Skating

    Saturday, Nov. 17 12:30pm ET Ladies Free Skating

    Saturday, Nov. 17 2:30pm ET Ice Dance Free Dance

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