what is best way to watch olympics on roku ?

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Re: what is best way to watch olympics on roku ?

Postby DaBronx » Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:30 am

mikebdoss wrote:The Olympics is a business, nothing more. It exists to make money via the exploitation of amateur athletes. It has sold the rights to broadcast the games to various networks in various countries, and those contracts are typically exclusive (meaning you can't just watch the games anywhere else).

Regardless of how much you've paid Time Warner Cable or how many commercials you've watched, you don't have the legal right to watch television in other ways (under current laws). Right or wrong, that's how the system is set up. Especially since TWC has absolutely nothing to do with NBC (in the US) and its Olympic coverage.


I think you summed it up quite well.

NBC paid over $1.1 billion dollars for the rights to telecast the games (in the US only). The network took in around $1 billion dollars in advertising, selling out all available commercials and sponsorships. NBC has a lot invested and over a billion reasons why they want you to watch on one of their channels.

On the positive side, all the Olympic events are being streamed live on http://www.nbcolympics.com and all that is needed to view is a cable or sat account that gets the nbc channel packages. I don't have cable or sat but several friends have given me log-in info for access to the games so just ask a friend or family member. Just have to hook a lap top up to the tv and can watch.

From the nbcolympics.com site:

With a cable, satellite or telco TV subscription that includes MSNBC and CNBC, you will have access to live streams of EVERY Olympic event.


I am not a fan of US network coverage anyway as they tend to focus just on American athletes and events that the US does well in so am looking forward to live coverage on the web.

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Re: what is best way to watch olympics on roku ?

Postby steamer » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:03 am

i am just out of range for any OTA of nbc stations.
so far i have been unable to find any streams to test/add to Nowhere TV.
are there any streams of NBC that Roku will be able to tap into?
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Re: what is best way to watch olympics on roku ?

Postby steve_l » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:08 am

steamer wrote:i am just out of range for any OTA of nbc stations.
so far i have been unable to find any streams to test/add to Nowhere TV.
are there any streams of NBC that Roku will be able to tap into?

The only one I know of is through USTVNow, but that services is for overseas use only (U.S. IP addresses are blocked from registering on their website)
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Re: what is best way to watch olympics on roku ?

Postby steamer » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:49 am

well ...
i guess the only way i'm going to be able to watch the Olympics live ...
is to make the team.
wish i had more time to prepare. ;)
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Re: what is best way to watch olympics on roku ?

Postby mikebdoss » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:59 am

It's just like most sports on the Roku (and online, in general) - very locked down. I'd love to be able to watch live, local sports, but I'm not willing to pay for cable. Same goes with the Olympics - if you really want them, you've got to pay.
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Re: what is best way to watch olympics on roku ?

Postby Junckboxx » Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:21 am

steve_l wrote:
steamer wrote:i am just out of range for any OTA of nbc stations.
so far i have been unable to find any streams to test/add to Nowhere TV.
are there any streams of NBC that Roku will be able to tap into?

The only one I know of is through USTVNow, but that services is for overseas use only (U.S. IP addresses are blocked from registering on their website)



This is untrue. WGAL "News8" is still viewable on Roku, within the US. That's the best way. One does not have to be honest, as many have not, to view USTVNOW. Until USTVNOW is shut down, or WGAL finds the broadcast to internet point to cut off, The Olympics will continue on USTVNOW.

Also note, the Olympics have allot in getting their money, they've even copyrighted the phrase "the Olympics." They also are not playing games... if someone uses the phrase without referring to the actual matchoffs, they do get sued. These folks are serious.

CBC works for pic quality. Access is USTVNOW, and WGAL8.
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Re: what is best way to watch olympics on roku ?

Postby Macs » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:16 pm

tensen wrote:
castalla wrote:Probably, and sadly, none of the above!

Just use BBC iplayer and the associated BBC Sports page.


I wish that option was available for those of us not in the UK.

so... turns out it's not necessary.

NBCOlympics.com's "Live Extra" will broadcast "All 32 sports. All 302 events. All live!"
according to the website
-there is D/L link for mobile and tablet apps (coming soon)
http://www.nbcolympics.com/liveextra/index.html

so there you have it. the future is here.
(it did matter what I/we think after all. and ota may not be best option )
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Re: what is best way to watch olympics on roku ?

Postby vnzjunk » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:41 pm

You left out this little footnote..............

With a cable, satellite or telco TV subscription that includes MSNBC and CNBC, you can access live streams of EVERY Olympic event.

Macs wrote:
tensen wrote:
castalla wrote:Probably, and sadly, none of the above!

Just use BBC iplayer and the associated BBC Sports page.


I wish that option was available for those of us not in the UK.

so it's not necessary.
NBCOlympics.com's "Live Extra" will broadcast "All 32 sorts. All 302 events. All live!"
according to the website
-there is D/L link for mobile and tablet apps (coming soon)
http://www.nbcolympics.com/liveextra/index.html

so there you have it. the future is here.
(it did matter what I/we think after all. and ota may not be best option )
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Re: what is best way to watch olympics on roku ?

Postby steamer » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:58 pm

Junckboxx wrote:
steve_l wrote:
steamer wrote:i am just out of range for any OTA of nbc stations.
so far i have been unable to find any streams to test/add to Nowhere TV.
are there any streams of NBC that Roku will be able to tap into?

The only one I know of is through USTVNow, but that services is for overseas use only (U.S. IP addresses are blocked from registering on their website)



This is untrue. WGAL "News8" is still viewable on Roku, within the US. That's the best way. One does not have to be honest, as many have not, to view USTVNOW. Until USTVNOW is shut down, or WGAL finds the broadcast to internet point to cut off, The Olympics will continue on USTVNOW.

Also note, the Olympics have allot in getting their money, they've even copyrighted the phrase "the Olympics." They also are not playing games... if someone uses the phrase without referring to the actual matchoffs, they do get sued. These folks are serious.

CBC works for pic quality. Access is USTVNOW, and WGAL8.


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where on Roku does one find WGAL8?
i've looked everywhere i can think of.
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Re: what is best way to watch olympics on roku ?

Postby Macs » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:56 pm

[quote]You left out this little footnote..............

With a cable, satellite or telco TV subscription that includes MSNBC and CNBC, you can access live streams of EVERY Olympic event.

[quote]

i completely missed that (on the red button - click here and get ready)

it figures...
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Re: what is best way to watch olympics on roku ?

Postby Junckboxx » Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:06 pm

steamer wrote:where on Roku does one find WGAL8?
i've looked everywhere i can think of.



Sign up for USTVNOW, Link it to your Roku. Then go to "Live", look for the NBC logo.

I've also seen NowhereTV add NBC Universal. I suspect that it will be pulled, if no contracts were signed to broadcast it... Especially with the Olympic coverage and copyright/retrans/license issues and fees. They often carry the games.
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Re: what is best way to watch olympics on roku ?

Postby steamer » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:29 am

Junckboxx wrote:
steamer wrote:where on Roku does one find WGAL8?
i've looked everywhere i can think of.



Sign up for USTVNOW, Link it to your Roku. Then go to "Live", look for the NBC logo.

I've also seen NowhereTV add NBC Universal. I suspect that it will be pulled, if no contracts were signed to broadcast it... Especially with the Olympic coverage and copyright/retrans/license issues and fees. They often carry the games.


i see.
didn't really want to get into the proxy server thing.
thanks.
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Re: what is best way to watch olympics on roku ?

Postby nighthawk_md » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:11 am

Now that the mobile NBC olympics apps are available, have any of the usual developers made any attempts to make the streams available in private channel format?
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Re: what is best way to watch olympics on roku ?

Postby kc8pql » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:20 am

^ I doubt anyone is interested in a law suite.
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Re: what is best way to watch olympics on roku ?

Postby mommom » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:32 am

There will always be ways to view anything on the internet.I bet Justintv will have some Olympics,but not in good quality.
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