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Topic # 190991 19-Jan-2016 12:29
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ok so this is probably hidden in the annuls somewhere but..

 

 

 

here is the link to SANZARS Tv rights page for this seasons Super Rugby season which kicks off soon.  

 

http://www.sanzarrugby.com/superrugby/match-centre/broadcast-guide/

 

 

 

Given that i have now kicked Sky in to touch and dont really fancy spending $300 on a fan pass for the season (even though tihs is about $20 per week given a 17 week season - excluding the final knockout stages)

 

 

 

Where is the best or rather what is the best means of streaming the games (assuming that geoblocking isnt an issue !!).

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1474521 19-Jan-2016 12:39
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If you use a VPN, you can stream it from livesport.tv for around $7 per month.

 

 

 

The VPN must terminate in the following countries:

 

 

 

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia ,Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bouvet Island, Brazil, British, Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Chad, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Europe (generic), Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Faroe Islands, Finland, France(Metropolitain), French, Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guyana, Haiti, Heard Island and Mcdonald Islands, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Jamaica, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakstan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niue, Norfolk Island, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Georgia/South Sandwich Isl., South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Province of China, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, USA Minor Outlying Islands, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, U.S., Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen, Yugoslavia

 

 

 

I have never used this service, I just Googled....

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  Reply # 1474618 19-Jan-2016 13:46
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Livesport is okay, we accessed it via Unotelly, I think it puts you in Switzerland. The quality is SD (or was when we were on rubbishy ADSL), and you get the Aussie commentary.

We are planning to renew our sub when the season starts.

Of course the most sociable option is to watch it in the pub! But it can get expensive...




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  Reply # 1474649 19-Jan-2016 14:05
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I think Sportsnet World Now might be an option - it's an online service for $25CAD per month for the all-inclusive package and that gives you access to Sportsnet World and a whole load more like the NRL and the ITM cup. They don't have Super Rugby specifically listed yet, though it's mentioned on their home page. But it's listed on the Super Rugby page as a broadcaster. Might be worth waiting until the season starts to make sure they're screening it. Unotelly will unblock it.




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  Reply # 1474663 19-Jan-2016 14:12
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Is it that time already? I will have to subscribe to Sky Sport again.




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  Reply # 1474694 19-Jan-2016 14:35
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turb: Livesport is okay, we accessed it via Unotelly, I think it puts you in Switzerland. The quality is SD (or was when we were on rubbishy ADSL), and you get the Aussie commentary.

We are planning to renew our sub when the season starts.

Of course the most sociable option is to watch it in the pub! But it can get expensive...


In 2014, I emailed livesport about the image quality of the rugby, and SD was the best they offered.

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  Reply # 1474720 19-Jan-2016 15:17
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Kiwifruta:
turb: Livesport is okay, we accessed it via Unotelly, I think it puts you in Switzerland. The quality is SD (or was when we were on rubbishy ADSL), and you get the Aussie commentary.

We are planning to renew our sub when the season starts.

Of course the most sociable option is to watch it in the pub! But it can get expensive...


In 2014, I emailed livesport about the image quality of the rugby, and SD was the best they offered.


It's certainly watchable, and it's very inexpensive.




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  Reply # 1474786 19-Jan-2016 18:37
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 Looks like a good option for rugby season with a annual pass for $101.20nzd (59.99euro) I don't know too much about them, but when you go to rugby page and latest videos are from 2014 it makes you second think this as a legitimate service provider. Would be interested to get feed back from Geekzoners who have used this service in the past.   

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  Reply # 1475014 20-Jan-2016 06:06
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dazhann:  Looks like a good option for rugby season with a annual pass for $101.20nzd (59.99euro) I don't know too much about them, but when you go to rugby page and latest videos are from 2014 it makes you second think this as a legitimate service provider. Would be interested to get feed back from Geekzoners who have used this service in the past.   


Which service do you mean?




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  Reply # 1475033 20-Jan-2016 08:14
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I've tried the livesport site a few times and always been unimpressed. Standard definition, no ability to rewind, lots of buffering, and I'm on a good connection. I just found it frustrating. I went back to Sky for the RWC and it was refreshing watching rugby on my 50" plasma in HD again.




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  Reply # 1475294 20-Jan-2016 12:20
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so until it kicks in we don't really know where or who is best to hook up with.


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  Reply # 1475310 20-Jan-2016 12:39
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robbon44:

 

so until it kicks in we don't really know where or who is best to hook up with.

 

 

You could always get Sky's Fanpass monthly subscription for the first month ($56.00 - but it is recurring so make sure you remember to cancel it once you've finished with it) so you don't miss any games while you test out less expensive options. I've been using it for the cricket and it's been really good. I've been airplaying from my iPad and I think I'm getting around 720p - certainly looks nice and crisp. I'm on VDSL and it hardly ever drops or buffers. I'm fairly confident Sportsnet will be an option, they just haven't updated the rugby page on their site yet, but they do say on their home page they're screening Super Rugby.





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  Reply # 1475314 20-Jan-2016 12:50
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Do any of these Airplay or have Apps? (AppleTV 4 or FireTV would be my choices).

 

 

 

I couldn't watch rugby on a computer screen.


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  Reply # 1475316 20-Jan-2016 12:51
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robbon44:

 

so until it kicks in we don't really know where or who is best to hook up with.

 

 

You could always get Sky's Fanpass monthly subscription for the first month ($56.00 - but it is recurring so make sure you remember to cancel it once you've finished with it) so you don't miss any games while you test out less expensive options. I've been using it for the cricket and it's been really good. I've been airplaying from my iPad and I think I'm getting around 720p - certainly looks nice and crisp. I'm on VDSL and it hardly ever drops or buffers. I'm fairly confident Sportsnet will be an option, they just haven't updated the rugby page on their site yet, but they do say on their home page they're screening Super Rugby.

 

 

Funnily enough, Fanpass works fine for me if I'm watching it on my iPhone/iPad but as soon as I airplay it, it becomes buggy and wants to buffer every so often. It's the only service I have issues with Airplay on. I've recently been watching US Netflix via airplay without an issue.


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  Reply # 1475322 20-Jan-2016 12:57
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Funnily enough, Fanpass works fine for me if I'm watching it on my iPhone/iPad but as soon as I airplay it, it becomes buggy and wants to buffer every so often. It's the only service I have issues with Airplay on. I've recently been watching US Netflix via airplay without an issue.

 

 

How odd! I'm airplaying from an old iPad 3 to an ATV4 without issue. Hanging out for Fanpass to make an app for the ATV, though. One less device to have to deal with.





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  Reply # 1475591 20-Jan-2016 17:42
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For those using dns4me Jason has added livesport.tv to services, so I'll give it a go when the season kicks off. 


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