at least it's not just us?
I've never seen it posted here, but it's relevant for any current students, faculty, and maybe graduates (not sure if they qualify).
U of M offers live TV channels over the internet to watch. If you're not real good at computers, like me, it's a little tricky to figure out how to set it up off-campus, but there are instructions and FAQ to help.
- The CW
- Big Ten Network
- CBS College Sports
- Food Network
- Fox News
- Michigan Channel
- Nat Geo
- Science Channel
- History Channel
- Weather Channel
- Spanish/French/Italian/other language channels
Here is the link. Hope someone here can explain how to download a VPN and sign in to access it from anywhere, because I can't.
Channelsurfing.net was shut down by federal agents in February, and now the Texas based operator has been arrested and charged by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
NEW YORK - The operator of a website that illegally streamed live, copyrighted sporting events on the Internet was arrested this morning by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Bryan McCarthy, 32, of Deer Park, Texas, was taken into custody at his home and is charged with one count of criminal infringement of a copyright. He was the operator of channelsurfing.net, which was seized by federal authorities on Feb. 1, 2011, as part of an ongoing HSI investigation into websites that illegally streamed copyrighted sporting telecasts and pay-per-view events.
The investigation into McCarthy revealed that he made more than $90,000 in profits from online merchants who paid him to advertise on the website. Since the seizure of the site, it has received more than 1.3 million hits.
Federal charges make it likely that other streaming sites look good and hard at continuing to offer service. The party may be over for out of market Michigan fans hoping to catch a game on TV...
This comes up at ATDHE.NET now.
US agents have sidelined 10 websites they said were linking viewers to pirated telecasts of live sporting events including professional basketball, hockey, wrestling, and other sports.
Federal officers armed with court-issued warrants seized the online domains of Atdhe.net, Channelsurfing.net, HQ-streams.com, HQstreams.net, Firstrow.net, Ilemi.com, Iilemi.com, Iilemii.com, Rojadirecta.org, and Rojadirecta.com.
Visitors to any of the websites were being redirected on Thursday to a notice stating that the particular domain had been seized because of criminal copyright violations punishable by prison time and fines.
Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) teamed with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New York to execute the warrants.
Happy hunting for new sites.
...but I'm in the Muscat, Oman, and I need one. I'm not even sure it'll work here because the gov't blocks a lot of online media (all videochatting services, for one), but I plan to give it a try.
If anyone knows where I can get a free one, I would much appreciate it.