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    News - The power of the Internet - England vs. Ukraine to be shown exclusively online

    Saturday's World Cup qualifier to become the first England game unavailable on TV.
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    Re: News - The power of the Internet - England vs. Ukraine to be shown exclusively on

    I imagine if we blow this feed up to a full screen TV size and it'll just be lots of blurry smudges running around on green smudge and you probably won't be able to pick out the ball half the time...

    And that's only for people with a PC attached to their TV, everyone else can crowd round a laptop and struggle to see on the tiny screen... not quite the best way to watch a match eh!

    For at least £4.99? Don't think there will be many takers somehow.

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    Re: News - The power of the Internet - England vs. Ukraine to be shown exclusively on

    After watching them live at Wembley when we trounced Croatia its a sad day indeed that BBC, ITV and channel Five didn't want to know, however I've got a good few mates coming round Saturday so I'll defo be getting this via the Internet Thanks HEXUS for the link..

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    Re: News - The power of the Internet - England vs. Ukraine to be shown exclusively on

    I'm trying to imagine the general pub manager/owner type trying to figure out how to get the football match onto thier TV's from the internets...
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    Re: News - The power of the Internet - England vs. Ukraine to be shown exclusively on

    Quote Originally Posted by mmh View Post
    I'm trying to imagine the general pub manager/owner type trying to figure out how to get the football match onto thier TV's from the internets...
    pubs wont be showing it at all they said in the news this monrning. must be some kind of licensing issue for streaming from the net.

    deffo would not pay £5 to watch an england match especially not what is essentially a friendly for us.


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    Re: News - The power of the Internet - England vs. Ukraine to be shown exclusively on

    Sounds brilliant to me, no telly being spoilt by 22 grown men behaving like children

    Seriously thou this is the way forward, as long as the can support the bandwidth to stream at a decent definition... and that is a big IF! Although if they are charging that much they better have a decent picture quality and make sure that they have the bandwidth to support it.

    I also wonder if they will be doing a slightly delayed transmission with buffering to allow for a more constant picture. I watch a fair bit of the BBC's content on my PC with my nice 22" monitor in HD and the picture quality is superb, the only I problem is that occasionally programs will stall due to 'bandwidth issues'.

    As for pubs, its simple buy the feed and connect the laptop/PC up to the projector and speaker system.... I would be more than happy to help any pubs out for free beer

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    Disgusting, you should not have to pay over and above your TV licence to watch your national team of any sport compete.
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    Re: News - The power of the Internet - England vs. Ukraine to be shown exclusively on

    Disgraceful IMO.

    If anything, the internet feed should be offered as an extra.......international games should ALWAYS be televised.

    Also, £5 to watch it IF you pay in advance, order it on the day and its £12!!!!!!!!

    Even the cheapest price is a con.
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    I will be watching the on the internets other live feeds.
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    Re: News - The power of the Internet - England vs. Ukraine to be shown exclusively on

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    Disgusting, you should not have to pay over and above your TV licence to watch your national team of any sport compete.
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    What if your internet connection is not stable enough to stream even a flash advert?
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    Re: News - The power of the Internet - England vs. Ukraine to be shown exclusively on

    This is pretty common place in Europe. The wife normally buys a "live pass" to watch the Denmark national games and its recently gone up to around this price watching online. Luckily Denmark v Sweden this saturday is on ESPN - should be a great game - (always a lively encounter between these two http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WrDIMe42Q8 ) lol

    Can not see many people buying ukraine v England though when England already qualified? Be interested to see how it does.

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    i think its disgraceful that you cant watch it on TV especially with the forced TV license payment every year.

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    Re: News - The power of the Internet - England vs. Ukraine to be shown exclusively on

    This is just leading the way for more pay per view sport. In other countries where broadband speeds are higher than 5mb/s (on average for UK) I guess this is half a good idea as they can stream high quality video, but in the UK its a joke...

    Wouldn't suprise me if some parts of the 2012 olympics are pay per view....

    Abolish the TV license fee if things are to be pay per view and subscription based.

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    Re: News - The power of the Internet - England vs. Ukraine to be shown exclusively on

    Why should the BBC waste my license fee on this game? I (and millions of other license fee payers) have no interest in watching this (or any football), I don't begrudge them paying for games that matter as I am aware that there are also millions of license fee payers who are football fans and who do want to follow the sport but I do take issue with people demanding the BBC shows a game that apparently is nothing more than a friendly / training exercise.

    Just out interest how does the pricing of this compare to PPV football games broadcast on SKY and cable?
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    Re: News - The power of the Internet - England vs. Ukraine to be shown exclusively on

    Quote Originally Posted by cordas View Post
    Just out interest how does the pricing of this compare to PPV football games broadcast on SKY and cable?
    There are no PPV football matches on UK TV that I know of.

    Sky used to do PPV on EPL games a couple of seasons ago, it cost £50 for the entire season IIRC (~£1 per televised game)

    The only real PPV sport I see advertised lately is boxing and wrestling.....normally £12-15. But that is a completely different ball game
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    Re: News - The power of the Internet - England vs. Ukraine to be shown exclusively on

    Quote Originally Posted by cordas View Post
    Why should the BBC waste my license fee on this game? I (and millions of other license fee payers) have no interest in watching this (or any football).
    I could probably say the same about most programs you watch but I still have to pay my licence fee for them...
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