I always was annoyed by the fact that I had no possibilities to watch certain TV shows and movies in my country while they were airing in another country. I also dislike the fact that I could not watch some sport events live on TV but only got a summary of what happened the next day. Imagine you not being able to watch the Superbowl, the Stanley Cup finals or any other major sport event because it is simply not being broadcasted live in your country.
If you feel the same I have a nice software for you that uses P2p technology to provide free TV streams. Its a Chinese program but you will be able to watch most of the big US leagues like NHL and also European soccer games live. The program is called Sopcast, and it uses peer to peer technology - that you may know from Bittorrent - to stream video contents. This is by no means limited to sports, or even television, as it is theoretically possible to stream any video source using the application.
The quality of the stream is ok, you should have a broadband connection to enjoy it though as you may end up with a lot of buffering otherwise. Please also note that the TV stream quality depends largely on the source and the number of users who are watching the channel at the same time. You can download the tool at sopcast.
After your download has finished simply unpack the software to a location and start sopcast.exe. The channel list will be populated, click on a channel and windows media player opens and tries to connect to it.
The most interesting channels with good quality for sports events are: (note that channels change over time and that some may not be available when you open the program)
CCTV 5 (currently german bundesliga live)
You can also provide your own stream to the crowd, for more information on additional channels visit the site's forum.
Check out the following articles for a list of sports related sites that keep up to date lists of sport events, the programs they are streamed in and the channels that you can watch them: Myp2p.eu Alternatives and Wiziwig.tv.
Both sites are updated several times a day with the latest information. It is often easier to go to one of the sites to find out where a match you are interested in is broadcasted. all you need to do then is to click on the link to open the channel in the software, provided that it is installed on your computer.Advertisement
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