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What TV Channel/Network is the FIS World Cup on?

post #1 of 17
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Can't find it on the FIS website.  AT & T U-Verse Search feature can't find it.  Yahoo can't find it.  Tv Guide can't find it.  Anybody know which channel I should set to record and when?

post #2 of 17

Don't know what channel in the US but over here it's on Eurosport (if you google it you'll find streams you can watch for free).

 

First race is the womens GS from Soelden Austria on Saturday the 23rd at 9am (British time).

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post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 

Dang.  AT & T Uverse doesn't carry Universal Sports.  Now how'm I supposed to watch it??

post #5 of 17

It's free over the air on NBC 4-4 here in New York. 

post #6 of 17

So if your carrier (DirectTV) doesn't have Universal Sports in your area (NH) the only way to watch this is to subscribe to Universal Sports online?

post #7 of 17

^^^ Yep, that the sad true... Yesterday I was at my friend and watched some gymnastics, today is the skiing... You just need some reg. antenna..  for universal sports. com is $29.99for all races plus World Championships from Garmish...

post #8 of 17
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I have AT & T Uverse but yeah my only choice is to pay $29.99 to watch them all online, or switch to Comcast, which is significantly more expensive.  This kinda stinks, I was looking forward to watching them this year.

post #9 of 17

I signed up for the season, already experiencing some problems.  We will see if I can get the bugs worked out, otherwise I am asking for a refund.

JF

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I signed up for the season, already experiencing some problems.  We will see if I can get the bugs worked out, otherwise I am asking for a refund.

JF

 

4ster,

 

I was looking at their site earlier and in their FAQ's they have a ton of info on technical issues.  They might have the fix there

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4ster,

I was looking at their site earlier and in their FAQ's they have a ton of info on technical issues.  They might have the fix there


Okay, I got it to work... sort of anyway.  It is really no better than last year.  The picture is okay on my computer screen, but it is a bit jumpy/does not stream smoothly.  When I plug it into my 52" plasma it is grainy, far from HD.  I watched both runs without having it totally stall.  If I did mess with anything, the best solution was to close it out & re-load the whole thing.  After finally watching the race I went to the main skiing page to watch some of the interviews, but they wouldn't load.  The whole thing is far from perfect for me.  In fact, it kind of sucks.  As far as I know this is my only option to watch WC ski racing... & I must watch WC ski racing!

 

You do get to watch the whole race with no announcers or commercials.  Every racer, pretty much start to finish.  You can skip forward or go back if you wish, & that seems to work a little better than it did for me last year.  There is also a slo-mo option that I didn't try today.  They did show a slo-mo segment of each skiers run upon their finish, so that was fine.  There will be a recap show tomorrow, which I imagine will be first run highlights & most of the second run with commentary.

 

L&AirC, thanks for the suggestion.  If I find myself with enough patience, I will take another look at the FAQ's page & see if there are some fixes to make it run better. As far as I can tell I have all the requirements & the latest upgrade of Silverlight.  I am not very computer savvy & those FAQ's usually give me as big a headache as some of the posts on the instruction forum.  I don't like to pay $30 for something that doesn't work.

 

The race was good!  Grey skies, but maybe the light wasn't too flat.  Typical Soelden course conditions, some tough turns on the pitch but maybe not as icy/slick as last year.  I won't spoil it with results, but I will say that 3 US ladies got 2nd runs & they all scored points.

 

Thanks,

JF

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 I am not very computer savvy & those FAQ's usually give me as big a headache as some of the posts on the instruction forum.

 

 
 
post #13 of 17
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You do get to watch the whole race with no announcers or commercials.  Every racer, pretty much start to finish.  You can skip forward or go back if you wish, & that seems to work a little better than it did for me last year.  There is also a slo-mo option that I didn't try today.  They did show a slo-mo segment of each skiers run upon their finish, so that was fine.  There will be a recap show tomorrow, which I imagine will be first run highlights & most of the second run with commentary.

 


Wait did you buy the same $29.95 package that I just bought?  The one that covers the whole season?  I didn't get every racer from start to finish as the "package description" would have had me believe.  The only thing I could watch was a on-demand rerun of the 1 hour television broadcast, which really only had highlights from round 2.  I also had a choppy and grainy picture, however it will be nice to watch anywhere at anytime on my laptop.  So where do I go to watch the entire race?

post #14 of 17

You can watch just about any sporting event with your computer by going to www.fromsport.com.  The broadcast may not be in your language of choice, but you can see it live.  It is not as good as Universal Sports, but it is live.  Fromsport.com was a good free choice for the Vancouver Olympics when the morons at NBC were forcing us to watch hurling 6 hours a day.   Speaking of ski racing, Ligety drew bib #1 for the GS, with Bode and Warner running in some ruts at 33 &34.  Hope they do better than our women did today...

 

This will be the live fromsport link to the Solden GS:  http://www.fromsport.com/v-0/8/98/v-89999.html 

post #15 of 17

Sounds like the same package.

 

That is interesting, cause it said they wouldn't have the re-cap show available till 9am this morning.  Who knows what time zone though, I assume eastern.

 

The on demand repeat of the whole race should be on the menu of your premium page. Look in the right scroll box.  The website is tricky to navigate & rarely does it come up the same twice in a row.

 

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Wait did you buy the same $29.95 package that I just bought?  The one that covers the whole season?  I didn't get every racer from start to finish as the "package description" would have had me believe.  The only thing I could watch was a on-demand rerun of the 1 hour television broadcast, which really only had highlights from round 2.  I also had a choppy and grainy picture, however it will be nice to watch anywhere at anytime on my laptop.  So where do I go to watch the entire race?





Quant2325,

 

Are you actually staying up late enough to watch the race live on Fromsport?  Can you watch it later?

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You can watch just about any sporting event with your computer by going to www.fromsport.com.  The broadcast may not be in your language of choice, but you can see it live.  It is not as good as Universal Sports, but it is live.  Fromsport.com was a good free choice for the Vancouver Olympics when the morons at NBC were forcing us to watch hurling 6 hours a day.   Speaking of ski racing, Ligety drew bib #1 for the GS, with Bode and Warner running in some ruts at 33 &34.  Hope they do better than our women did today...

 

This will be the live fromsport link to the Solden GS:  http://www.fromsport.com/v-0/8/98/v-89999.html 

 

JF

 

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Quant2325,

 

Are you actually staying up late enough to watch the race live on Fromsport?  Can you watch it later?

 

JF

 

No, they broadcast live so you would have to record it. And that would be hard since it cuts out ever now and then.   They have gambling sites advertising all over fromsport, so make sure your anti-spyware filters are updated.  I've never had a problem, but I also have good spyware protection.  BTW, the race was canceled.
 

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Sounds like the same package.

 

That is interesting, cause it said they wouldn't have the re-cap show available till 9am this morning.  Who knows what time zone though, I assume eastern.

 

The on demand repeat of the whole race should be on the menu of your premium page. Look in the right scroll box.  The website is tricky to navigate & rarely does it come up the same twice in a row.

 


Yeah I've noticed it comes up differently each time I visit.  And sometimes it suggests I pay $3.99 per event even though I've already paid the $29.95 cover charge for the whole season.  The Womens GS doesn't show up in my Library but the Mens does.  However I have found the entire Womens on the scroll bar that occasionally appears.  Just hope they don't do anymore individual race charges.

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