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    Unhappy England match only on the internet

    BBC SPORT | Football | Internationals | England match to be internet only

    Now I'm no great footy fan, but share house with those who are.

    Our internet connection speed is cr@p at the best of times (about 1 Meg at best) and if lots of people watch this game, it'll be worse.

    OH says he won't pay a fiver to see a match in fits and starts...

    Looks like our router won't be on that night.

    Anyone for ludo?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    BBC SPORT | Football | Internationals | England match to be internet only

    Now I'm no great footy fan, but share house with those who are.

    Our internet connection speed is cr@p at the best of times (about 1 Meg at best) and if lots of people watch this game, it'll be worse.

    OH says he won't pay a fiver to see a match in fits and starts...

    Looks like our router won't be on that night.

    Anyone for ludo?!
    Ludo? That's more like it... Football? zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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    Internet only! wtf!!

    and there asking for 4.99! they can get lost!

    I know where you can watch it free anyway!

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    Our internet connection speed is cr@p at the best of times (about 1 Meg at best)

    To be honest your 1Mbps connection is easily enough bandwidth to stream youtube-like content. The bottleneck will be the company streaming the content. They're going to need a beast of a network infrastructure and servers to stream to potentially millions of viewers.

    Is it commercially viable like the article says? I think people will pay just to experience what it's like (this one time) and depending on that experience will directly influence decisions people make in future.

    What made me laugh is some of the stereotypical comments some idiots made on the news. They made it sound we're still using 14" CRTs for computer screens. They've clearly never heard of youtube, BBCi Player and 4oD which millions of people watch every week. A typical program can easily be 30 minutes, so watching a first half of 45 minutes isn't so unrealistic.

    I have a feeling the television boffins don't like the fact advertising trends are changing. Why pay huge sums upfront when you can pay in much smaller chunks online?

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    there are ways...

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    Justins tv is a good place to watch it I'd imagine

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    @Michael:

    They have put a limit of 1 million connections, which would be 5 million approx in revenue.
    Not bad for a poxy england match

    P.S. I won't be watchin it would rather pour hot candle wax over my eyes than watch England's over paid bunch of inarticulate Neanderthals kicking a bag of wind around (badly at that).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    The bottleneck will be the company streaming the content. They're going to need a beast of a network infrastructure and servers to stream to potentially millions of viewers.
    Not forgetting the UK broadband "infrastructure"... That's precisely the reason why I can't see TV-over-the-Internet working at the moment.

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    Luckily this match is pretty meaningless from an England point of view as we've already qualified.

    I can't see the pubs being too impressed though, as this doesn't appear to be available to them to show.

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    thats the thing, its meaningless, hence why only this company got the game, bbc/itv knew there would be little interest in it

    4.99 is bad enough, on the day they're charging 11.99!!! I wouldnt pay that to watch any football game ever on TV, internet, anything.

    Not sure who in their right mind a) wants to watch it b) is stupid enough to pay a fiver
    Hope the company loses out big time on this. They're taking the p1ss with the prices

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    You could always try myp2p.eu or something such like that as they always have every premier league game available and other sports. They use specific software such as sopcast and also media player via the web for live sports.

    I would and do pay for my sports but i can't help it when they don't always show all the games.

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    I refuse to pay for any type of streamed content full stop, just as well the game doesn't really matter and tbh the highlights will suffice.

    I hope someone restreams it elsewhere, no international game should ever be charged for... end

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    Will any pubs be showing the game, whats the situation with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pscott View Post
    Will any pubs be showing the game, whats the situation with this?
    It won't be available in pubs, but some cinemas will be showing the game... at a price and you'll need to smuggle your own popcorn in to avoid being fleeced for that!

    BTW the 5 price is only if you book your internet screening of the game now... if you wait until match day it's something like 15!

    EDIT Checked... it's 11.99 on match day
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    Its on Polsat Sports, possibly find a few pubs that have got a subscription to that.

    Come on the Ukraine

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