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  • 2015 Diamond League on Universal Sports?

    I'm not seeing Doha or Shanghai in the TV listings or on the Universal Sports website. Anyone know what the deal is?

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    According to my guide both are on BEin sport Friday 9 am and Sunday 5 am PDT.
    Last edited by tm71; 05-10-2015, 03:30 AM.

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    • #3
      I actually get beIN. Much obliged.

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      • #4
        US broadcast is through BeIN Sport or https://www.sling.com/international-sports The web option is $10 both meets included. Or 30 day free trial.
        In the UK, both meets will be broadcast live through eurosport or http://www.eurosportplayer.co.uk/ The web option is 6 pounds. Highlights in the UK will be broadcast through BBC or http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer The highlights web option is free for UK residents with a TV license.

        Here is a video quality sample of the sling.com US stream listed at the top:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI6YJmd6xXU
        Last edited by spammer; 05-10-2015, 02:57 PM.
        Bolt's last year...and my last year as a track fan, it's been fun

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        • #5
          Any idea how much through comcast?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by tm71 View Post
            According to my guide both are on BEin sport Friday 9 am and Sunday 5 am PDT.
            Doha 12 noon ET this Friday, May 15th.

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            • #7
              Wait, is the Diamond League no longer being carried on Universal Sports? My satellite provider just called me this morning to say they were giving me the station free for three months. Please say it isn't so!

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              • #8
                ^Universal Sports will still show the World Championships, hopefully you're 3 free months will start at the end of this month and not today.
                Bolt's last year...and my last year as a track fan, it's been fun

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by spammer View Post
                  ^Universal Sports will still show the World Championships, hopefully you're 3 free months will start at the end of this month and not today.

                  NBC always carry a few hours on the weekends. Universal Sports will most likely have weekday coverage.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by spammer View Post
                    US broadcast is through BeIN Sport or https://www.sling.com/international-sports The web option is $10 both meets included. Or 30 day free trial.

                    Here is a video quality sample of the sling.com US stream listed at the top:

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI6YJmd6xXU
                    Before it was Sling, it was Dish Network. They carried BeIn and Universal Sports last year. At $10/month, it is a very good buy and perhaps BeIn will carry *all* of the Diamond League meets this year. You can go back and watch the broadcast "delayed" if you wish. I wouldn't call the video quality HD but it is pretty good most of the time. They carried the World Relays meet a couple of weeks ago from Universal Sports.

                    Just to vent a little, here in the US, we often have to work quite HARD just to watch international meets, given the spotty coverage. I have even resorted to proxy servers in order to access European feeds. And I never did get registered last Saturday night to watch the Jamaican Invitational, had to settle for the videos on YouTube on Sunday. (Fortunately, someone posted the entire meet in one chunk, but those kinds of gifts often disappear without notice).
                    Last edited by Bob Duncan; 05-12-2015, 02:25 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jeremyp View Post
                      Any idea how much through comcast?
                      I'm just investigating this myself but this seems to be the way:

                      http://www.comcast.com/x1sports/soccer

                      $4.99/mo Sport Entertainment Package that includes beIN as well as other channels like NFL Red Zone.

                      $4.99/mo is introductory offer for 12 months. After that $8.95 or $9.95 depending on area.

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                      • #12
                        My Direct TV guide shows both meets on Channel 620, in both HD and SD. Finally, all Diamond League meets in HD. I'm free at last.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
                          My Direct TV guide shows both meets on Channel 620, in both HD and SD. Finally, all Diamond League meets in HD. I'm free at last.
                          This is by far the best news from this switch. Watching the diamond league meets in SD was really painful.

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                          • #14
                            Agreed. It was ridiculous that I had to switch to a TV provider that carried Universal Sports, only so I could get a better picture on the Universal website. If we're lucky, BeIn will pick up the World Marathon Majors as well. (Of course, I don't think the problems is Universal, but DirecTV refusing to carry it in HD. So I guess really what I ought to do is go back to cable or some other provider.)
                            "Run fast and keep turning left."

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                            • #15
                              Thanks for the BEin info. I stupidly paid $13 for a month of Universal Sports on DISH (at least I got to watch Drake), but BEin is part of the 250 channel package and won't require additional fees. Will be happy to not have to watch that horrible SD feed on a 10' screen.

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