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NickC
01-18-2009, 04:40 PM
Hey guys, as you know, I live in Mexico, and since they don't give a sh*t about tennis, they're not broadcasting the Open on TV. I've been trying to find a working internet stream. Does anyone know of one that's working right now? It doesn't matter what language it's in, I just want to watch the matches. Can anyone help?

So far, I've tried as follows, and none of them work:

Sopcast.
Justin.tv
some site called "livestream" or something like that
Channelsurfing.net

None work. Anyone else know of another feed?

Fee
01-18-2009, 04:43 PM
download sopcast or tvu player perhaps.

NickC
01-18-2009, 04:47 PM
download sopcast or tvu player perhaps.

I have sopcast, and I've been searching for a while to find a stream. Nothing has worked out. I had TVU, but it didn't work so well, I couldn't figure out how to get it to work.

For sopcast, do you know of any good channels to use? I've gone through all the chinese ones and all they're showing is american football, and one game of basketball.

Fedexeon
01-18-2009, 04:48 PM
Subscribe to the official livestreaming of Australian Open.

http://www.australianopentv.com/page/eventList/0,,12594,00.html

NickC
01-18-2009, 04:54 PM
Subscribe to the official livestreaming of Australian Open.

http://www.australianopentv.com/page/eventList/0,,12594,00.html

I have no money. I need a free stream.

leonidas1982
01-18-2009, 04:56 PM
Subscribe to the official livestreaming of Australian Open.

http://www.australianopentv.com/page/eventList/0,,12594,00.html

I can't believe it's limited to certain areas. Last year, it was available stateside for free. ESPN must have put pressure.

pound cat
01-18-2009, 04:57 PM
Subscribe to the official livestreaming of Australian Open.

http://www.australianopentv.com/page/eventList/0,,12594,00.html

not available in Australia, US UK Europe or Canada. So who sees it? the kiwi's?

Fee
01-18-2009, 05:01 PM
I can't believe it's limited to certain areas. Last year, it was available stateside for free. ESPN must have put pressure.

ESPN360 is still streaming for free in the US, if your ISP is one of their contract providers. The AO stream was geographically limited last year as well.

leonidas1982
01-18-2009, 05:01 PM
not available in Australia, US UK Europe or Canada. So who sees it? the kiwi's?

Precisely. One hopes Wimbledon does not go down this route.

NickC
01-18-2009, 05:04 PM
ESPN360 is still streaming for free in the US, if your ISP is one of their contract providers. The AO stream was geographically limited last year as well.

My american ISP is Verizon, yet they won't let me stream it, as I don't know my account password or username.

leonidas1982
01-18-2009, 05:07 PM
ESPN360 is still streaming for free in the US, if your ISP is one of their contract providers. The AO stream was geographically limited last year as well.

I don't have verizon or 360, but last year was able to watch matches from Aus' website.

Fee
01-18-2009, 05:27 PM
My american ISP is Verizon, yet they won't let me stream it, as I don't know my account password or username.

Huh? All I had to do was go to the website and click on the verify button or whatever it was. They use their software to check my ISP and then say 'Congratulations! Download this plug-in.' Where are they asking you for a password?

NickC
01-18-2009, 05:33 PM
Huh? All I had to do was go to the website and click on the verify button or whatever it was. They use their software to check my ISP and then say 'Congratulations! Download this plug-in.' Where are they asking you for a password?

Because I'm not at home, I'm living abroad.

Fee
01-18-2009, 05:36 PM
Because I'm not at home, I'm living abroad.

Oh, I see. ESPN360 is only available in the US since they do an IP check. You should try betfair or bet365.com. One of those is free, can't remember which one. You can try Eurosport as well, but I think they charge.

NickC
01-18-2009, 05:37 PM
Oh, I see. ESPN360 is only available in the US since they do an IP check. You should try betfair or bet365.com. One of those is free, can't remember which one. You can try Eurosport as well, but I think they charge.

It's available abroad, yes, but they have to verify that you're a verizon customer, which is why I need the password. Ugh.

Fee
01-18-2009, 05:45 PM
I don't have verizon or 360, but last year was able to watch matches from Aus' website.

Are you absolutely, positively bet your life on it sure that you watched the AO website stream in the US last year? I remember two forums complaining about the lack of streams in the US 12 months ago, and this was my post in one of the threads back then:

The AO is offering a subscription online streaming service, but its not available to the US and the UK and a batch of other countries.

http://www.australianopentv.com/page/loginOrBuy

The link leads to this year's page, but the info is the same. Did you proxy stream it somehow?


It's available abroad, yes, but they have to verify that you're a verizon customer, which is why I need the password. Ugh.

That's interesting. Can you email Verizon or a family member to get your account info? The 360 stream is a nifty thing when it's working. I used it a lot last year.

Fedace
01-18-2009, 05:49 PM
Subscribe to the official livestreaming of Australian Open.

http://www.australianopentv.com/page/eventList/0,,12594,00.html

I have money but it is not available in US.... this is sad...:?

oneleggedcardinal
01-18-2009, 05:53 PM
It's available abroad, yes, but they have to verify that you're a verizon customer, which is why I need the password. Ugh.

ESPN360 is also available for university students. If you can get to a computer that is part of your university's network, you can have access.

Docalex007
01-18-2009, 05:54 PM
bet365 was a great place to watch live streaming tennis for free! Up until now that is... now they want you to pay 10 euros to watch all the matches live.

The quality is great, so I may just do it. But dangit I can't belive this. Everybody is cutting out freebies these days.

Docalex007
01-18-2009, 05:55 PM
ESPN360 is also available for university students. If you can get to a computer that is part of your university's network, you can have access.

Even for universities in the UK?

NickC
01-18-2009, 05:58 PM
ESPN360 is also available for university students. If you can get to a computer that is part of your university's network, you can have access.

I'm not in an American college, I'm studying abroad.

tennisguyak
01-18-2009, 06:14 PM
If none of those services work you can just download the matches for free from t3nnis.tv.

pound cat
01-18-2009, 06:20 PM
bet365 was a great place to watch live streaming tennis for free! Up until now that is... now they want you to pay 10 euros to watch all the matches live.

The quality is great, so I may just do it. But dangit I can't belive this. Everybody is cutting out freebies these days.


Betfair's gone the same route but they're not showing any tennis right now.

Ballinbob
01-18-2009, 06:39 PM
ive been having the same problem. havent been able to find any free stream.

S H O W S T O P P E R !
01-18-2009, 06:42 PM
Channelsurfing is working for me. Maybe it's your internet.

Ballinbob
01-18-2009, 06:46 PM
Channelsurfing is working for me. Maybe it's your internet.

Hey can you post the specific link that your using? I haven't tried channelsurfing.net, dont know how I missed it

Ballinbob
01-18-2009, 06:47 PM
just kidding, dumb question. its working and i found it. thanks so much

tenisyoda
01-20-2009, 10:35 AM
If none of those services work you can just download the matches for free from t3nnis.tv.

hi, tennisguyak! i would really appreciate it if you could send me an invite to the site. Email is tenisyoda@yahoo.com. :)