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Saw a couple of people ask about this, so as an international Michigan fan I'm always streaming the games, especially on the go. I would recommend the following sites for fans who are either traveling or living abroad (these streams apply to Michigan Football and Basketball):
1- if on ABC or ESPN : ESPNPLAYER.com - PAID service where u can just subscribe for one game or week if u want
2- if on BTN : http://international.btn2go.com - PAID service same as espnplayer
4- If you have a cable subscription in the US, e.g. Comcast, you get online access to thier feeds, now usually those work only from US based IPs so you will have to do an IT work around for those to work internationally.
Now your other issue is internet speed, if hotel or apartment internet is good enough then just use that, otherwise i recommend you buy a dongle and sim for your laptop (from any mobile provider), or just buy a 4G data sim for your ipad or smartphone and download the app of espnplayer or btn2go (note I usually have issues with accessing free streams on mobile browsers!)
The only games I ever have a problem viewing are those on Fox TV and that was only this season with the UTAH game!
On the other hand when it is a game at Notre Dame (which won't happen anytime soon) those are provided as a free stream on NBCsports.com
Hope this helps..
With the season just around the corner, and a proliferation of "Where can I watch the game in __________" threads poping up I was wondering what the policy is for posting links to streams on the site. Also a general survey if a board post dedicated to links to streams of the games would be useful/appropriate/allowed. What do you all think?
I'm hoping my fellow MGoBloggers might be able to help me out:
I have a 12 year old son who has become a huge basketball fan this past year. He plays PG for a city basketball team where we live in Ulsan, South Korea (안녕하세요). This is my proud-father opportunity to mention that he was tournament MVP for the last two tournaments.
I coach his team, and we spend a lot of time talking basketball. It has developed into one of those marvelous father-child opportunities that parents cherish. It's been fun introducing him to the basketball of my youth - 1989 Championship, Fab Five, and the Bad Boys.
He is especially interested in the Fab Five (having seen the doc and having read the Mitch Album book) and the Bad Boys. I have searched tirelessly for downloads of games for either team but can't find anything that is current and being seeded. Is there a specialized but less publicized place to find older sports downloads?
Does anyone know where I can download or watch any Fab Five or Bad Boy games? I would be very appreciative and you'd make my Trey-Burke-uniform-wearing-Michigander-boy-in-Korea very happy and connected to his home.
EDIT: and for discussion purposes, which games do you think would be the best and most essential viewing?
Fab Five - it is painful just thinking about the finals loss to Duke and NC. This game is the only game that we could find, via YouTube and extra low-quality. The 92-93 Kentucky game was classic. Which Fab Five victory do you think would be essential viewing?
Bad Boys - really the greatest era of the NBA. Clashes between Bird's Celtics, Barkley's 76'ers, Magic's Lakers, and that one guy named Jordan. Many classic series. I'm trying to find the 1988 Pistons loss to the Lakers in game 6 of the finals - the phantom foul game. I believe that was one of the classic NBA serices, with the Pistons losing in 7 games. Argh. But the next two championships sort of eases that pain. I'm also trying to find one gave vs. the Bulls (1990), Celtics (1988), and the finals vs. the Trailblazers (1990).
While the gov't is kneeling to the pressure of TV and cable and attempting to crack down even harder on streaming sport games, CBS has chosen to go the opposite direction.
They stream every second of every game. If you missed the Morehead State upset of Louisville (like I did), you can go back and watch every second of it.... or like I did, skip ahead to any part of the game you'd like (last two minutes for me - underdogs!). Tired of watching Wisconsin score less the UM football team? Skip over to BYU loosing to mighty Wofford/
The streams are fast and near-HD. Everything damn game is available for the entire tournament. For free. The catch of course is that they show the commercials just the same as the TV broadcast.... so their revenue source is still getting their investment. The key is that when the stream goes to a commercial, you can't click out - you have to stay on that stream until the game resumes. Not a bad price to pay.
Why can't other sports/stations do this? It must take an incredible amount of bandwidth to do what CBS is doing, but I bet they're raking in the viewers.
I live in South Korea and watch all my games online (I'm the one in my apartment building screaming at 4am Sunday morning to not kick the field goal). But even if I lived back in AA, I'd have the TV on as well as CBS' streams.
The future of online streams will either be more restrictions or more freedom. Looking as how well CBS does this, I can't imagine why others wouldn't follow suit.
Being an avid EPL soccer, it has been hard to go on without my Fox Soccer Channel here at U of M. Does anyone have a good streaming site for both EPL matches and/or Champions league matches? Also, why the hell did ESPN drop the Champions league? That makes absolutely no sense to me.
I currently use: http://iraqgoals.net/ but that site has awful quality and constantly freezes. Any help would be much appreciated.
Anyone have a video stream link for the Michigan hockey game tonight? It's on CBS College Sports and I can't find a link on justin.tv or ustream