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?
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.
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?
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.