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Topic # 229135 9-Feb-2018 08:17
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So I found an article by NZ Herald... and it's all about USA viewing options, last I checked we're not part of the USA :P http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11989475

 

 

 

Are there any options to watch the Winter Olympics in 4K HDR in NZ live or delayed online?


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  Reply # 1954018 9-Feb-2018 08:19
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>Winter Olympics in 4K HDR in NZ live

 

or free live online SD of every event? :)





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  Reply # 1954024 9-Feb-2018 08:24
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Haha yeah, or any kinda free online viewing options. I know this is NZ we're talking about, but come on, a lot of people here can get Gigabit Fibre, why not give us something (legal) to use it with.


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  Reply # 1954150 9-Feb-2018 11:11
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Am I right in the essence of the article - you either get to watch it ad-funded on NBC (OTA or cable or satellite) or you have to pay to watch it online?

 

That NBC is going to monetise the rights one way or another given the vast amount it paid for the Olympics?   Go figure.

 

I wonder if Channel 7's Olympic coverage in 2016 or NBC's requirement to pay to watch online will influence TVNZ's coverage for the Commonwealth Games?  Ad-funded broadcast or pay for an ad-free online experience?  It might be the difference between TVNZ making a profit or loss this year.....    But the outrage from the NZ public at having to pay for it?  Priceless.




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  Reply # 1954156 9-Feb-2018 11:16
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I wouldn't mind paying for it, if I got a decent live feed of it, namely 4K :P

 

In this day and age, there shouldn't be any selecting what parts of the Olympics we can see, it should be all up there for everyone to see, on demand and live. Something like YouTube would be able to pull it off if it wasn't for all the license BS.


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  Reply # 1954188 9-Feb-2018 11:55
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TechnoGuy001:

 

I wouldn't mind paying for it, if I got a decent live feed of it, namely 4K :P

 

In this day and age, there shouldn't be any selecting what parts of the Olympics we can see, it should be all up there for everyone to see, on demand and live. Something like YouTube would be able to pull it off if it wasn't for all the license BS.

 

 

You mean like the IOC not selling the broadcast rights to each country to maximise the revenue to allow it to fund and promote the games?  You'd rather that the IOC sold it direct-to-consumer (foregoing the premium for exclusivity) or selling the global online rights to a Youtube or Amazon or Facebook (and foregoing the premium for exclusivity)?  The IOC Broadcasting Service does put it all up ondemand and live - you might recall that is exactly what happened for the Rio Olympics - however the nature of access to that is determined on a country-by-country basis by that countries rights-holder.   Something about the value of the rights going on here, isnt there??




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  Reply # 1954232 9-Feb-2018 12:29
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Oh I wasn't aware that OBS published or live streamed Olympic content. I just find it annoying when for one, we often get average video quality and miss out on a bunch of events because Sky or whoever thinks there isn't enough demand for it.

 

 

 

I don't know the answer, but there must be a better way then it's currently done.


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  Reply # 1954253 9-Feb-2018 12:48
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What is the BBC and channel 7 in Australia doing this time.

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  Reply # 1954265 9-Feb-2018 12:56
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TechnoGuy001:

 

Oh I wasn't aware that OBS published or live streamed Olympic content. I just find it annoying when for one, we often get average video quality and miss out on a bunch of events because Sky or whoever thinks there isn't enough demand for it.

 

 

 

I don't know the answer, but there must be a better way then it's currently done.

 

 

OBS makes it available for the Rights Holding Broadcasters - not for the general public.  The individual RHB's decide how they want it to go to market.  For the US thats NBC until 2032 - and NBC has its own channels plus its online content (2,400 hours worth?) and makes it available to others.  For example DISH gets the NBC content including 4K (on a 24hr delay just like Rio).  But its also onsold by NBC to fubotv (for example) for the US market.  There are many ways that NBC needs to recoup the US$4.38bn (2014-2020) and US$7.75bn (2022-2032) for the rights.


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  Reply # 1954294 9-Feb-2018 13:02
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KrazyKid: What is the BBC and channel 7 in Australia doing this time.

 

7 are using their App again with 7 channels of livestreaming.  And the premium charge of $15 (less than $1/day) to take it to HD and with less commercials.


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  Reply # 1954303 9-Feb-2018 13:23
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get a VPN and subscribe to Hulu for the month free trial.

 

 

 

https://www.hulu.com/nbc-winter-olympics-2018





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  Reply # 1954486 9-Feb-2018 18:21
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Prime sport is providing the Opening Ceremony for free at 12midnight, tonight, live. Other games are on delayed transmission from what I can understand.

 

Why don't you get a DNS provider organised (I have dns4menet for a little over $3.00/month) and then get an account with Eurosportplayer (Czech website through dns4menet) for NZ$ 12/month. I think that is good value for money if you are interested in one-off sport events as and when you like.


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  Reply # 1954640 10-Feb-2018 08:34
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CBC in Canada has good coverage (but you'll need a vpn).

 

https://olympics.cbc.ca/schedule/tv-guide/

 

Events and replays ---

 

https://olympics.cbc.ca/schedule/

 

 

 

Does any tax payer money go to the NZ Olympic athletes who attended the Olympics?

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1954656 10-Feb-2018 09:38
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Apsattv:

 


Olympic channel playlist from the official website

 

https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/channel/olympic-channel/

 

#EXTINF:0,Olympics Channel
https://live.olympicchannel.com/ocs/channel01b/master.m3u8
#EXTINF:0,Olympics Channel 2
https://live.olympicchannel.com/ocs/channel02b/master.m3u8
#EXTINF:0,Olympics Channel 3
https://live.olympicchannel.com/ocs/channel03b/master.m3u8
#EXTINF:0,Olympics Channel 4
https://live.olympicchannel.com/ocs/channel04b/master.m3u8
#EXTINF:0,Olympics Channel 5
https://live.olympicchannel.com/ocs/channel05b/master.m3u8

 

 

On the main page I'm seeing a good quality adaptive bitrate feed but the first link above is on giving a low bitrate feed of the same content. Any idea if there are multiple URLs for different bitrates?




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  Reply # 1954664 10-Feb-2018 09:43
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sbiddle:

 

Apsattv:

 


Olympic channel playlist from the official website

 

https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/channel/olympic-channel/

 

#EXTINF:0,Olympics Channel
https://live.olympicchannel.com/ocs/channel01b/master.m3u8
#EXTINF:0,Olympics Channel 2
https://live.olympicchannel.com/ocs/channel02b/master.m3u8
#EXTINF:0,Olympics Channel 3
https://live.olympicchannel.com/ocs/channel03b/master.m3u8
#EXTINF:0,Olympics Channel 4
https://live.olympicchannel.com/ocs/channel04b/master.m3u8
#EXTINF:0,Olympics Channel 5
https://live.olympicchannel.com/ocs/channel05b/master.m3u8

 

 

On the main page I'm seeing a good quality adaptive bitrate feed but the first link above is on giving a low bitrate feed of the same content. Any idea if there are multiple URLs for different bitrates?

 

 

I had that too, for some reason when I use IINA to stream one of the m3u8 files I get a super low bitrate ~360p video, but when I open it with VLC I get a high bitrate 1080p feed. Maybe try VLC?

 

 

 

Edit,

 

I had a look into the m3u8 files and turns out the first feed in each file is "RESOLUTION=340x192", the 1080p feed is last, so looks like whatever you're using and my IINA player doesn't detect bandwidth and just plays the first in the list, whereas VLC must select based on available bandwidth.


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