TV streaming website WiZiWiG shuts down: alternatives
The shutdown of the popular MyP2P.eu website, a popular destination for live and free sports streaming on the Internet, resulted in the creation of WiZiWiG which offered similar services.
It was not the only site that offered lists of events and links to stream those events but became a popular destination quickly.
The makers of WiZiWiG have just announced that they have shut down the site effective immediately.
Law changes in Spain, the country the site was hosted in, are given by the operators of the service.
According to the information posted on the frontpage of the service, these new laws force site operators in Spain to follow DCMA policies in a stricter sense and failure to comply could result in large fines.
In addition to that they state, that Spain is working on new criminal justice laws that could punish owners of websites with up to six years of jail time.
While WiZiWiG seems to be a thing of the past as of today, the makers of the site decided to advertise a relatively new site on the frontpage.
GetYourFixtures is that site. The site lists live events and fixtures on the start page including TV stations and official streams for it. It appears from the wording that this is more of an advertisement than a project that the WiZiWiG team is involved in.
Considering that Get Your Fixtures is only listing TV stations and official streams, it is unlikely that many users of WiZiWiG will find it appealing.
Still, it offers an interesting service that could appeal to some.
It is unclear yet if the original site will return in one form or the other at a later point in time. If it is only about hosting, one has to wonder why the makers did not just move to a hosting company not situated in Spain.
This would only be a solution on the other hand if the operators are not residents of Spain, as they would fall under Spanish law then regardless of where the site is hosted.
As far as alternatives are concerned, here is a short list of services that you may want to try:
- Live TV - A Russian service that supports several interface languages. One of the most comprehensive sites currently.
- Rojadirecta - Offers a large index of streams.
- Sport P2P - Sorted by countries and leagues, lots of matches.
- Stream 2 Watch - Clean design, solid number of events and matches.
I am surprised that you are not listing the largest index which is Rojadirecta.me . They have been there for over a decade, they have more than a million likes on Facebook, hundreds of links and events, no banners in the website and their legal sucess in Spain (and even against the US Govt) is indeed the reason why Wiziwig moved to Spain.
Have added it to the list, thanks!
Thanks for the rojadirecta link. it’s great!
Damn! that rojadirecta is amazing, much better than wiziwig. To be honest i cannot see wiziwig coming back, it was good while it lasted.
Give TVOLE.ME a try.
That’s a shocker!
Just watched Spurs vs Chelsea on there.
I don’t think sites like these should be allowed to make money through advertising since all they do is link to “illegal streams” on a large scale but fucking sports leagues and organizations suck ass. Legal sports distribution is such a mess.
Sites like Google, Yahoo, Bing etc make billions from selling advertising within their search results which are made up of links to both legal and illegal websites.
They respond to DCMA takedown notices and comply to local laws in general.
I can’t quite put it to words. I don’t have anything against “not for profit” piracy. If someone runs a private tracker or even a public torrent site without making money off of it thats completely fine IMO.
Like I said, legal sports distribution is so messed up. For example I wanted to get access HD streams of the Brazil World Cup but that was basically impossible cause the company who owned the rights in my country of residence only offered a really crappy stream. They basically bought the rights for TV broadcasts only.
”Main threat has been the English Premier League, who’ve tried literally anything to shut our website down, to cease our revenues, spread false accusations and who has constantly been chasing us down. Needless to say that this has cost us a lot of time and money to fight against these fake claims and fake accusations. It also made it more difficult to run advertisements to pay our expenses, and the same applies for donating which has been made impossible. But we still decided to continue to run this website to provide you with the best links to watch live and free sports on the internet.”
Ah the ol EPL … gotta make sure Rooney & co make their squillion’s a year ,well ,rugs are getting expensive ,but what the hell he still looks a right prat,
wages- per Country leagues http://postimg.org/image/g9uyr4t5r/
Hey Martin !! happy 10 year anniversary … what a coincidence 10 years ago i was in high-school looking for streaming sites when i found your website. i learnt alot from your website and wish you success for another 10 years if not more :).
Yeah, this year in October it is 10 years. Man, that is a long time ;)
Well it looks like they are scared like hell – in the past streaming site owners didn’t backed out just because someone released some new ‘terrifying’ law claiming that everyone who violates copyright laws will be hanged upon sunrise on the nearest tree. I don’t like this cuz this could make other streaming site owners more scared as well and suddenly authorities will see ‘oh look we don’t have to send any real objections or trying to bring them down through service provider or anything, all we need to do is create new law and they will shut it by themselves’. It’s a dangerous precedent in my opinion.
As far as alternatives comes, there are plenty of them and if you like the original wiziwig design, you can check one of the wiziwig clones out there, like http://wiziwig.to/ for example – it’s like good old wiziwig with streams probably from other sources now (after original wiziwig got shut down).
For android devices take a look at Mobdro.com
on that case google should be closed too, because they link to many illegal sites
http://P2pmonster.Eu also good alternative of.wiziwig
http://firstrowas.eu/ is a good alternative
Perhaps late to the party, and probably not wise to visit without employing selective allowances(noscript, only allow whats necessary; atd, castalba, sawlivetv…play around with it). All kinds of sports from around the world.
And for ^&[email protected]’s sake, don’t install the player or desktop app…
its a pitty the did shut down maybe they might return soon moving there business to sweden or asia
nice list I’m using this page
http://www.myp2pguide.com/ for live sport and TV
How could you miss http://streamhunter.tv/