UK viewing options

mini_mim85

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Any fellow Brits, what are our options for watching the senior Grand Prix this season? It appears to be geoblocked on ISU YouTube but Eurosport don't seem to be showing it either. Any ideas or will I need a VPN?
 

litenkyckling

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Any fellow Brits, what are our options for watching the senior Grand Prix this season? It appears to be geoblocked on ISU YouTube but Eurosport don't seem to be showing it either. Any ideas or will I need a VPN?
I've used a VPN for Skate America - desperately hoping that this won't be the case for the rest of the season. So incredibly annoyed because Eurosport shouldn't be given the rights if they refuse to air it!
 

Sylvia

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The (unsatisfactory, I know!) explanation I’ve been passed along from from the ISU side is that since Eurosport bought the broadcast rights the ISU cannot unblock their streams on YouTube.

UK figure skating fans need to band together and flood Eurosport with requests that the Grand Prix series be broadcast!

And continue to use a VPN…
 
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Miezekatze

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Eurosport is offering the streams in Germany with English commentary, so that's really weird if you can't see it in the UK :huh:

In Germany Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 are offered via the streaming service DiscoveryPlus ever since last year, I don't suppose that exists in the UK?

Maybe that helps?

Does this link work?
(my browser keeps automatically redirecting to the German site)
 
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mini_mim85

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Thank you for your help all. I've searched on the discovery plus link above and can't find any figure skating on there since Worlds. Very odd that they've gone to the effort to do an English commentary and not even show it here though!

I've bitten the bullet and paid for Mullvad VPN which is currently working well, the only downside is I can't use Chromecast with it so I'm stuck watching on my laptop but better than nothing.
 

Miezekatze

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Seems they are just using the same commentary/stream as on the ISU stream anyway (probably to save money for now), since I think Chris Howarth is also the commentator on the original ISU stream?

Yeah, but hard to understand why Eurosport would show the stream in Germany and France, but not UK (at least in that case I'd expect the ISU stream to not be geoblocked in UK), but I'm glad you got the ISU stream to work.
 

litenkyckling

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The (unsatisfactory, I know!) explanation I’ve been passed along from from the ISU side is that since Eurosport bought the broadcast rights the ISU cannot unblock their streams on YouTube.

UK figure skating fans need to band together and flood Eurosport with requests that the Grand Prix series be broadcast!

And continue to use a VPN…
Thanks for this - what an absolute joke! They shouldn’t be selling rights without the caveat that they need to be shown. I just want to watch skating easily and on my tv and not a laptop screen - I don’t know why that needs to be so difficult?
 

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