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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    I think one can express displeasure in a very clear and attention-getting way without resorting to profanity, and I say that as someone who has no problem with using profanity in conversation - but there is a time and place for everything. My experience with companies and service providers is that you have to be clear about your displeasure and to really mean it, and there are many ways to accomplish that.
    exactly

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    Someone mentioned TV Teka on the other board. If Cnopt2 has the GP, Europeans, and Worlds, again, it would be worth it. That would allow me to get every major international event except the 4cs, and Russian TV would obviously not be carrying the 4cs, since Russia does not compete there. So I guess only Dish and DirecTV subscribers will have access to the 4cs.

    Does anyone know whether or not Cnopt2 will have the GP events again this season? TVTeka has CnopT1 and CnopT2, while WebTV has NTV. Does anyone know which Russian sports network will have it, so I know which Russian TV service to subscribe toi?

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    I have found out that TV Tekka has all the Russian sports channels likely to carry skating (NTV, Cnopt channels, Poccna 2) and costing way less than WebTV. I can get a whole year for just $120, which will let me watch a lot of sports. This will let me get every major skating event except 4cs and US Nationals. And if you want to watch GP events live, without having to use a less than reliable VPN to do so, this may be your only option.

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    According to the statement on the TV program Grand Prix will broadcast channel SPORTS - not Sport1 or 2, but only SPORT :-)
    Unfortunately, I could not find it on the WEB TV or TVTEKA. It is possible to watch it online somewhere outside Russia? Payment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by monikawi View Post
    According to the statement on the TV program Grand Prix will broadcast channel SPORTS - not Sport1 or 2, but only SPORT :-)
    Unfortunately, I could not find it on the WEB TV or TVTEKA. It is possible to watch it online somewhere outside Russia? Payment?
    It turns out that Sport is the company that owns Cnopt1 and Cnopt2, so it will be on one of those two channels. Just check the schedules on TVTeka when the time draws near. So it looks like we are pretty much set for every event this season, except 4cs and US Nationals, since it appears that only Dish network subscribers will be able to get those events. Hopefully they won't pre-empt events on Saturdays for Premeier League Soccer like NTV did they they had the GP events. Hopefully IceNetwork will, somehow, be able to get Universal to sell streaming rights to 4cs and US Nationals to them, but I doubt that will happen.

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    One the one service where I have to use a VPN to access, that also carries the Cnopt channels, according to their schedule, Skate America will be on Cnopt (formerly Cnopt2) at 6:00 AM Moscow time on Saturday. Depending on the time difference, and DST changes in Russia, it will be on at either 10PM or 11PM US Eastern Time on Friday. The schedule shows the pairs short at 6:00 AM Moscow time, and the mens short at 7:40 AM Moscow time. They don't have the next day's schedule up yet. TVTeka does not have a schedule announced yet, but this one other service (only accessible via VPN outside of Russia) does.

    It also shows the Short dance scheduled for broadast 1:15 AM Moscow time Sunday (either 5:15 PM or 6:15PM US Eastern time). The schedules show nothing for the ladies short. Of course, the Russian sport channels all broadcast English Premier League soccer on Saturdays, so maybe the CnopT channels are chacking the SA ladies short program for that, like NTV did when they had the GP series.

    Hopefuly someone, somewhere, will have a pbp thread on here for the ladies short on Saturday.

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    Live figure skating coverage disappears
    U.S. viewers caught in rights-holder fight with distributors
    Globetrotting by Philip Hersh
    1:33 p.m. CDT, October 18, 2012
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...4345651.column

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    Even today, I've found nothing on TVteka (SPORT) But perhaps badly looking for ... transfer them somewhere?
    It's somewhere in Europe to follow the whole competition Skate America?

    YES!!! So apparently we can watch GP here:
    http://livetv.ru/en/allupcomingsports/18/#
    Last edited by monikawi; 10-19-2012 at 02:58 AM.

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    If you are using TvTeka, you may want to turn off your anti-virus software. I have found that problems with rebuffering on Tvteka are not as bad with my anti-virus turned off. WebTV also had this same problem with I used them to watch GP events.

    For AVG and Ad-Aware antivirus, you can merly set the services in Windows to disabled, and then restart the machine. The procedure may be differnet with out antivirus software. To re-enable your anti-virus, just change the services back to Automatic, and then re-start the machine to re-enable your virus scans.

    If you use WebTV to watch Russian nationals, AVG and Ad-Aware both do not like WebTv and refuse to let it run. You will have to disable either antivirus software using the procedure mentioned above so that WebTV will work.

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    Can anyone tell me step by step how to subscribe to TV Teka? Even with the Google translator I seem to be going in circles. I know.....not always the most tech savvy! But....I love to watch skating!

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    I DID it! Even managed it on the iPad. Can't wait for this weekend!

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    Lets just hope that Universal does not go the way that Music Choice has. Not only do you have to have a cable subscription that includes MC, you now have to also be a subscriber to your cable company's internet service as well. if and when Universal does come to Comcast, I hope the Universal does not require that people also be on Comcast's internet service as well. I like my DSL service becuase I don't have to worry about being a bandwidth hog. But that could be the next step, I fear, being that Music Choice requires that now to be able to stream their channels over the internet. Universal is sure to follow.

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    JGPF on YouTube; GPF on ISU Skating Channel (altho' not in some major countries)

    The ISU Junior Grand Prix Final will be available on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ISUJGP2011

    The ISU Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating will be available on the ISU Skating Channel (due to television right restrictions, the event will not be available in Europe, Canada, USA, Japan, China and Korea): http://livemanager.eurovision.edgesu...ite/index.html

    http://www2.isu.org/vsite/vnavsite/p...0.html?id=1211

    FYI, the YouTube JGP URL above is not a typo. This one also reaches the same page: http://www.youtube.com/ISUJuniorGrandPrix

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    (due to television right restrictions, the event will not be available in Europe, Canada, USA, Japan, China and Korea)
    jeez, but where will it be available, India & Australia only?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamanna View Post
    jeez, but where will it be available, India & Australia only?
    I know right? It's not like it's being aired live here and even with the delay, it's not even being aired in full. Heck, the SPs don't even get shown in Canada. Not very smart to have it unavailable to the only countries that ever give a foot about figure skating.

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