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international TV access on PC

Posted: Wed 07 Jul 2010 20:05
by Ellen Hall
Does anyone know how to get free to international TV stations (I am thinking Eurosport and Wimbledon) on a PC? eh

Posted: Wed 07 Jul 2010 22:35
by Santiago
There are loads of IPlayer sources. None of them are free. You can sign up with IPortal for 50€ a year which will give you access to loads of stuff. If 50€ is too much I don't know what else to suggest.

Posted: Sat 28 Aug 2010 22:25
by taniyadennison
If it's sport you're after the following site is an excellent source of live streaming:

Posted: Sun 29 Aug 2010 10:01
by sue and paul
May be in the U.K.
But will it work down here via a French Link....?????
Paul.... :roll: :roll: :roll:

Posted: Sun 29 Aug 2010 10:07
by taniyadennison
Yes - we were watching both the Womens Rugby World Cup & the Tri Nations yesterday on it. The site provides links to other sites who are streaming events - some live, some recordings & some better than others.

Posted: Fri 03 Sep 2010 00:23
by rogb
If you have a TV in the UK with a SlingBox, you can access, via the internet, on your laptop (or on through to your TV) in France whatever is showing on your UK TV. You can also change channels remotely via your laptop. We have accessed our UK VirginMedia package this way.

Posted: Fri 03 Sep 2010 13:45
by polremy
That sounds really good.
What is a Slingbox please?
Never heard of it.

Posted: Fri 03 Sep 2010 16:18
by lonesome paddy
Heres a link for the slingbox,

Posted: Fri 03 Sep 2010 17:48
by polremy
lonesome paddy wrote:Heres a link for the slingbox,
Thanks - will check on that.

Your name is sooo sad. Think I'm going to cry.

Posted: Sat 04 Sep 2010 00:13
by rogb
You could also google 'Wikipedia Slingbox' for lots of info on the product. My techie brother-in-law set this up for us and it works a treat.

We just click on the SlingPlayer icon on our laptop (a Macbook) in France and it then gets and displays the TV stream from our UK TV in less than a minute via the internet. We can then change the channel for that stream to anything within our UK VirginMedia package by using, on the laptop, an on-screen lookalike version of our VM remote in the UK. in effect we can relay the full UK package on to France for no cost other than the existing French broadband subscription and the one-off cost of the SlingBox - though we haven't yet got hold of the cable we need to connect our laptop to our French TV so that we can watch the UK programmes on our French TV rather than the laptop.

The system works for us - I'm not sure why it hasn't caught on yet.

Posted: Sat 04 Sep 2010 11:57
by Allan
I can vouch for Slingbox as well, amongst other things my company installs computer technology on ocean going yachts. Slingbox is one of the systems we use to provide UK television. It may not be big yet in the UK, but worldwide it is pretty widely used.

If you have Sky in the UK or a friendly relative with it, then another option is Sky Multiroom which effectively provides a full Sky package for £10 a month.

The second room just happens to be in France