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Topic # 166020 27-Feb-2015 20:20
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It looks like no nz aus cricket on prime tomorrow?

It totally sucks that Sky requires me to join for 12 months just to get access to the occasional game of world cup cricket. Why can't they at least offer me the chance to pay view individual games?!

Neon's overpriced substandard offering is the latest example of a company that neither cares or understands customer service. If only kiwis would vote with their feet and consign sky's antiquated rip off structure to pasture!

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  Reply # 1248191 28-Feb-2015 08:36
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I thought all NZ  team games were live on Prime  but knowing Sky the NZ Vs AU will be a big draw card so will block it from FTA ..




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  Reply # 1248196 28-Feb-2015 08:45
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dafman: Why can't they at least offer me the chance to pay view individual games?! 


Because they're able to gouge the public for more, of course. I've never heard of it being as bad as this in a host country for any kind of world cup.

I'm sure Sky rewards NZ Cricket handsomely, but money's not much good when you're letting your sport's fanbase shrink.

The media here are just looking the other way. In Australia they're getting 10 games guaranteed free-to-air (including NZ-Aus), which is still seen as way too few:

http://www.theroar.com.au/2015/02/10/channel-nine-drop-the-ball-again-for-the-cricket-world-cup/
http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/icc-sells-out-world-cup-cricket-fans-for-pay-tv-toffs-20150224-13m1z5.html

old3eyes: I thought all NZ  team games were live on Prime


No, nothing between now and a potential semi final.

Pathetically Prime made their schedule public on Freeviewforum... and nowhere else undecided

http://freeviewforum.co.nz/forum/topics/watch-the-cricket-world-cup-2015-on-prime

Yes there is dozens of online sources to watch it. The point still is PRIME is keeping a major amount of the cricket world cup off screen to benefit SKY.

Never in a million years would they be allowed to get away with it if it was the Rugby



 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1248274 28-Feb-2015 10:37
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There is plenty of live streams not the best quality but its better than nothing



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  Reply # 1248281 28-Feb-2015 10:47
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I'm just gutted that Sky don't even give non-subscribers the option to pay to view it!

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  Reply # 1248284 28-Feb-2015 11:09
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We have Sky Sports 1 & 2 at work... was very excited at being able to have them on in background to watch the Cricket while working. Wasn't until closer to the time that I learned they were only on 3 & 4... yeah big disappointment. Will be enjoying the Aus vs NZ game this afternoon via CricInfo.

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  Reply # 1248363 28-Feb-2015 12:27
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Any good sites to watch on a mobile device? I've got a baby shower to go to at 2pm



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  Reply # 1248492 28-Feb-2015 15:33
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shrub: There is plenty of live streams not the best quality but its better than nothing


I'd love to know what these are - I can't find any? Help ... ?



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  Reply # 1248495 28-Feb-2015 15:53
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I'd pay Sky $50 to watch the NZ innings - but I can't!

 

die sky die, die sky die, die sky die!

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  Reply # 1248563 28-Feb-2015 17:57
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I use ESPN HD which is $99 USD for all matches. Paid it using BNZ Visa and the quality is superb + no Ads!

Edit: Just wanted to add that I'm on UFB 100/50.

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  Reply # 1248692 1-Mar-2015 08:50
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mentor: I use ESPN HD which is $99 USD for all matches. Paid it using BNZ Visa and the quality is superb + no Ads!

Edit: Just wanted to add that I'm on UFB 100/50.


What device are you watching it on , A PC??




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  Reply # 1248732 1-Mar-2015 10:21
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What device are you watching it on , A PC??


I'm watching it on a Roku 3. You can watch it on a PC through your web browser as well.

Edit: Link to a Roku blog describing this in more detail: http://blog.roku.com/blog/2015/02/11/stream-the-icc-cricket-world-cup-2015/

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  Reply # 1251732 5-Mar-2015 14:59
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mentor: I use ESPN HD which is $99 USD for all matches. Paid it using BNZ Visa and the quality is superb + no Ads!

Edit: Just wanted to add that I'm on UFB 100/50.



+1 for using this service. using on a roku streaming stick. quality is almost as good as watching it on myskyHD. It would be nice if espn brought the rights to more cricket and continued this service  



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  Reply # 1252330 6-Mar-2015 15:13
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I paid US$29.99 for access to all World Cup 2015 matches.

http://cricketonlinehd.com/

It works well on a PC, but less well on tablets (incl. iPad) as it's always buffering (probably due to wi-fi) and the fact that its a HD stream and it doesn't vary (quality-wise) to compensate for slower connections.  There are iOS / Android specific streams (i.e. non-Flash), however.


It buffers very rarely on my HTPC or laptop (both wired ethernet), which is fine as that's where I watch it.


There are usually multiple (3 or 4) servers located in different countries for each game, and when two games are on simultaneously both are available.  If there are buffering issues, you can try another server.

Edit: you don't need a VPN / Proxy or DNS spoofing service (e.g. unblock-us).  It just works.

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  Reply # 1261239 17-Mar-2015 18:40
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mentor: I use ESPN HD which is $99 USD for all matches. Paid it using BNZ Visa and the quality is superb + no Ads!

Edit: Just wanted to add that I'm on UFB 100/50.


I got a email from EPSN today saying they have just added the IPL to the line up. us$69 for current world cup subscribers.hopefully the get Big bash later on

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  Reply # 1261246 17-Mar-2015 19:35
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each match is around an 8 hr affair. there are like 20+ matches .. ?! i need to go to work! otherwise i would have bought one of these ...




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


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