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Topic # 173524 26-May-2015 15:18
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Is there going to be any way to stream this reliably that anyone knows of, or should I just pay for sky for a couple of months?




 


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  Reply # 1312099 26-May-2015 15:35
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I don't think you can do sky for short periods, pretty sure it's 12 months minimum though there is a good deal being offered now which gives you the base package + movies, sport or 1 other premium channel for free. Good value.
My Sky is essential if you want to record and watch on delay.


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  Reply # 1312107 26-May-2015 15:48
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If you already have the Sky basic package, you can do Sport for a couple of months.
You could try calling them up to cancel and see if they'll offer you anything to stay (they did for me).

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1312109 26-May-2015 15:48
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Live on ITV. You will need an dns unblocker and I "think" it will work with a chromecast.



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  Reply # 1312111 26-May-2015 15:49
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networkn: I don't think you can do sky for short periods, pretty sure it's 12 months minimum though there is a good deal being offered now which gives you the base package + movies, sport or 1 other premium channel for free. Good value.
My Sky is essential if you want to record and watch on delay.



Im not joing sky for 12 months, I just want the RWC :)




 


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  Reply # 1312113 26-May-2015 15:51
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networkn: I don't think you can do sky for short periods, pretty sure it's 12 months minimum though there is a good deal being offered now which gives you the base package + movies, sport or 1 other premium channel for free. Good value.
My Sky is essential if you want to record and watch on delay.



Im not joing sky for 12 months, I just want the RWC :)


Then you are out of luck unfortunately. You will need to watch delayed coverage on free to view channels. There is also an online subscription but I'd stay away personally. 
Sky's attempts at streaming are incredibly poor to say the very least 




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  Reply # 1312116 26-May-2015 15:54
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DaveB: Live on ITV. You will need an dns unblocker and I "think" it will work with a chromecast.


itv works, had to deny geolocation and give a postcode (SW1A 1AA - Buckingham Palace ;))




 


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  Reply # 1312117 26-May-2015 15:56
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Sky are offering on their website, join up no install fee and no contracts.




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DaveB: Live on ITV. You will need an dns unblocker and I "think" it will work with a chromecast.


itv works, had to deny geolocation and give a postcode (SW1A 1AA - Buckingham Palace ;))


Good luck with that. I have tried using this service during games I wanted to see but was away from sky, and sadly very poor second choice to almost any other option.

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  Reply # 1312188 26-May-2015 17:39
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Apparently NBC will be offering a live streaming package via Universal Sports, although I can't get into the site from work to have a look at it.

Edited to add: I think UK's NowTV has ITV as part of the Entertainment Package, but probably no sports content. Likely to have the rugby as part of their 10.99GBP per week subscription though.




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  Reply # 1312231 26-May-2015 19:45
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cheers for the tip re itv - have registered at the palace - and ss global mode works fine - hopefully it still does come the rwc :)

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  Reply # 1312286 26-May-2015 20:53
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ah i thought we were discussing who's going to win. i still remember twickenham 1999 during my University exams period ...




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  Reply # 1312900 27-May-2015 16:35
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And if watching it live through ITV streaming is not good enough, there may be THIS


 

Sky to offer day and week passes to Sky Sports



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  Reply # 1312915 27-May-2015 16:55
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Given the broadcast time, wee hours, the ftv may be an option

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  Reply # 1313123 27-May-2015 21:33
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DaveB: And if watching it live through ITV streaming is not good enough, there may be THIS



Sky to offer day and week passes to Sky Sports




I'd definitely pay $20 a week for sports during big tournaments, provided the stream was decent quality and there was an option for replays and such. This the sort of model I think Sky should be looking to expand on.




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  Reply # 1313489 28-May-2015 13:58
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DaveB: And if watching it live through ITV streaming is not good enough, there may be THIS

Sky to offer day and week passes to Sky Sports


I'd definitely pay $20 a week for sports during big tournaments, provided the stream was decent quality and there was an option for replays and such. This the sort of model I think Sky should be looking to expand on.


Thats ~ $80 a month pretty close to basic+sports I'd definitely pay that for the world cup and proably a few other games during the year

Thanks to collisum for forcing them to change, My personal hope is sky loses one of its big sports like the NRL (come on lightbox sport think big ;) ) which will force it to change faster




 


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