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At the risk of starting yet another thread which may veer off into the nether reaches of international law (or bar-room law) ...

I am struggling to find what selection of packages gives the "best" range of footy on TV in France.

Essentials:

World Cup (no problem since terrestrial TV will no doubt cover all the important matches)

Champions League (whichever match/es I want to watch - not necessarily English teams but not always Lyon either)

Premier League (most of the top matches)

Primera Liga (all Barca matches, most Real Madrid & some other)

Serie A & Le Championnat - occasionally.

[NB. This selection may well change over time according to the relative strength of the different leagues]

Presently, in the UK, a combination of terrestrial, Sky Sports (+Extra +Premier League PPV) provides all that (and more).

Has anyone built up their own concoction of Canal+ &/or TPS &/or ... whatever?

Any pointers (especially anything that will NOT involve faffing about

with Sky stuff in France) appreciated. Cost is not really an issue

(although value is).

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Thanks for the thought bakerino but those things are pure junk (and a

rip-off - a few quid isn't much but it's a lot to pay for nothing, well

for a quick Google) - typically they lead to things like little clips

of goals scored and only pc resolution. No, I'm looking for the "real"

thing.

In any contest for world's worst web site, Sky, NTL, Canal+, TPS would

all be up there fighting it out (with mobile phone operators and their

tarifs, energy purveyors and their tarifs and a few others). Thus it is

extremely difficult to figure out what makes the best "package" (or

package of packages) to get the appropriate footy "fix."

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The Spanish operator D+ is probably your best bet as they show most of the Premier League games as well as the Spanish games.  They operate from two satellites, Astra 1 and Hispasat.  The signal is good from both satellites, but I guess you would be better off using Astra 1.

 

 

 

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[quote]how do you stream?[/quote]

Your computer takes care of it - using some dodgy software (It is

freely downloadable but is it legal to use it? Maybe, maybe not.) you

can connect to (illegal?) streamed versions of matches. The live TV

feed (usually from Sky) is converted to the video stream (think:

compressed version of video, using fewer digital bits) in China (I

think maybe there are/were some Korean versions as well) and, depending

on internet traffic volumes and quality of your own connection, you may

well be able to watch the games on your PC.

The big advantage of the system (perhaps, depending on whether you want

to take the moral high ground or the moral low ground) is that it is

about the only way (at least in the UK) to watch the Saturday 3pm

kick-off matches as they happen.

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[quote user="chessfou"][quote]how do you stream?[/quote]

The big advantage of the system (perhaps, depending on whether you want to take the moral high ground or the moral low ground) is that it is about the only way (at least in the UK) to watch the Saturday 3pm kick-off matches as they happen.
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Actually, that is not so.  There are a few ways of watching football matches on television with a Saturday 3.00pm kick-off.  Some of these are quite legal, and others not so.  Indeed, quite recently a couple of pub landlords were acquitted of "copyright theft" after showing Premier League matches in their pubs on a Saturday afternoon.

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I've pm'd you one such site I have used but I am unable to stream because my max download rate is only 130kb/sec. Most need at least 300kb/sec. The site also contains links to the software required. It'll probably do for the World Cup too, not that I'll be watching that coz international football is boring and the English football team is a farce (how the hell Crouch gets called up is beyond me).

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All World Cup matches on terrestial 1 and M6, one a day on 1 and 2 on M6. Schedules at www.fff.fr/cm/actu/276799 M6 are broadcasting in HD M6 is rubbish where I live in 36, so looking at a cheapo fr satellite system anyway. Info re streaming welcome.

Mike
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