PDA

View Full Version : Watch the Superbowl live online for free! (hopefully)



TD
31-01-2008, 15:37
Got a desperate call from a friend today asking how he might watch the Superbowl on Sunday without access to Sky or having to go to some local venue with a feed of some sort. One obvious answer would be via a Slingbox service such as a2btv.com or thetelly.net - both of which can be used to watch live television shows for a price of course.

Superbowl.com has a paid live radio feed, and if they had offered a live video feed as well, my search would have stopped there. Since they didn't, I kept looking. The next thing I found was a whole slew of sites which offered 1000's of channels from around the world for a one-time fee of $50 - $150. These all seemed kind of suspicious, so I kept looking.

The answer finally came from a post over at DigitalSpy Forums (http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?p=21183497), in a thread about where to watch the Superbowl live. It wasn't even a link, just the name of a website and a suggestion to Google it.

Jackpot! This technology seems to be the same thing that the other sites I found are charging money for (no doubt after you pay they just give you a link or something), but it is in fact free even though it sure took me a long time to track down. In fact the installer program stresses that it is a free program and suggests you seek a refund if you paid anyone for it.

Anyway folks, here's the link... Enjoy! ---> TVU networks | Welcome (http://pages.tvunetworks.com/index.html)

(disclaimer: While I really do believe you will be able to watch the Superbowl here, until it really happens there is no guarantee...)

note: I have noticed an ad for a2btv.com on this site - not sure if that is a good sign or not :eh:

bluemidnight
01-02-2008, 19:55
My boyfriend was able to find the last 2 playoff games for me free online. I think this was the site: LiveTV / Internet TV, Live Sport Streams (http://livetv.ru/en).

He's not home to ask, but I looked through our internet history for that night and it looks right to me. We were able to watch the games in windows media player, after opening them the first time in the site's program. Some delays here and there, but overall worked well.

The link for the superbowl broadcast through that site is LiveTV / Live Stream of New England - New York (American Football. NFL) (http://livetv.ru/en/eventinfo/7343/).

Anyhow, that's another one to try. =)

bluemidnight
01-02-2008, 19:57
also this one: MyP2P.eu :: Free Live Sports on your PC, Live Football, MLB, NBA, NHL and more... (http://www.myp2p.eu/). Can't remember which of the 2 we ended up going with.

TD
03-02-2008, 23:56
here's an update on what channels to watch -->

if you use TVU (http://pages.tvunetworks.com/index.html) here are the channel numbers:

65403 - feed from the US... everything in English! best so far :sunny:
62209 - hmmm commentators are speaking in Danish :-)
51733 - can't find this one
48732 - same channel as the sopcast one below... chinese commentators... better signal on the sopcast feed

if you use sopcast (http://www.sopcast.com/) it is:
6001 - chinese commentators
29737 - german commentators

I have checked both and the streams on either are pretty decent quality, though it may take up to 10 minutes to get a solid lock

elis
04-02-2008, 03:58
TD --
This was great. it worked. Thanks!! Half-time. Going to bed now.

Lady Marmalade
04-02-2008, 04:16
Watching it here live. Any Given Sunday eh! :11158:

pjw
06-02-2008, 15:34
:cheerleader::cheerleader::cheerleader:Who won anyway? Giants or Pats? And was it a good game?:cheerleader::cheerleader::cheerleader: