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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by satexplorer, Feb 10, 2010.
I lived in Brooklyn New York
I kinda agree with Satroy directv's cricket ticket quality is the best quality cricket I have seen after I moved to United States.
I sent this email on 10/24 to willow.tv support. Never heard back from them. Perhaps even they are not sure ....
I am currently subscribed to the $14.99/month plan on www.willow.tv. However, I
also get the Willow Cricket channel via DirecTv. Hence, I have a few questions
as to whether the $14.99/month package provides me with any additional benefits.
Would you please reply to the following questions I have;
1. Will there ever be cricket programming available exclusively on www.willow.tv
that will NOT be broadcast on the Willow Cricket channel? The recently concluded
Ind-SL-NZ tri-series is an example.
2. In the event of multiple games being played at the same time, will
www.willow.tv have multiple streams available? The Willow Cricket channel on tv
seems to be limited to one channel.
3. Is Willow Cricket channel now the only way to watch cricket on TV in the US?
4. Is the Willow Cricket channel going to be available on both DISH and Directv?
Send that e-mail again, I got a reply from them in about three days. (Three days to answer an e-mail when they don't even have a phone number is ridiculous by the way)
Maybe they don't know what they offer. lol
You may want to post that one over in the installation forum - but my understanding is that this is not the case. Certainly, signal strength fluctuates with local conditions, but if the signal is being received at anywhere from 55-100% strength, then it should be reproduced "perfectly" by the receiver. Below 55%, it goes blocky, and then you get nothing.
Probably more likely is the variation in receivers and TV's that everyone uses (lower res feed will look OK on a small TV, probably looks bad on a 60" HDTV, etc), how the receiver is hooked up to the TV, and each person's opinion of what is a decent picture or not.
I think you can get a fair bit of that from their website.
The online service certainly has matches that are not on Willow Cricket channel - eg, Pak v S Africa and SriLanka - WI series that are currently on ZSA on DISH and are not on Willow Cricket, but are being listed as available on the Willow online service.
The description for the Willow Cricket channel at the DISH website says that Willow Cricket channel has rights to matches in Aus/NZ/S Afr/Eng. We know that India has gone its own route with Neo Cricket that is not available anywhere in the US. However, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indies and the minor test countries are not in the above list - so unless Willow is working to acquire US TV rights for matches from those countries, then they will not be on Willow Cricket, may be on other services like ZSA on DISH, but will probably be on the online service.
Given what they are currently offering online, one would conclude they have to have multiple feeds, so you choose to watch one game and not another.
However, its only $15 a month - so I'd suggest signing up and trying it. Its not like forking over $300 or so for a full year pass of ZSA or Cricket Ticket that turns out to be a waste of money. That's my plan for later this week, if DirecTV doesn't get its act together. (And assuming Willow.tv charges month by month!)
Re: DIRECT TV - CRICKET CHANNEL 2024
Friday, November 19, 2010 10:42 PM
Ken Crane <m> wrote:
I am a subscriber to the cricket via the willow cricket channel # 2024 on DirecTV and would appreciate it if you are able to let me know if the Ashes series will be broadcast live on DirecTV Ch 2024.
Saturday, November 20, 2010 8:10 AM
From: "Willow Support" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Ken Crane" <>
Thank you for writing in.
Kindly click the below link for Willow Cricket schedule:
Feel free to contact us for any questions or concerns.
Copied & pasted from the link above….http://cricket.willow.tv/
[2010-11-24 23:50 UTC Vodafone Ashes Series 2010/11 - Australia v England :1st Test - Day 1, 1st Session LIVE 2010-11-25 01:50 UTC Vodafone Ashes Series 2010/11 - Australia v England: 1st Test - Day 1, Interval LIVE 2010-11-25 02:35 UTC Vodafone Ashes Series 2010/11 - Australia v England: 1st Test - Day 1, 2nd Session LIVE 2010-11-25 04:50 UTC Vodafone Ashes Series 2010/11 - Australia v England: 1st Test - Day 1, 3rd Session LIVE]
Agree with what you say. The interesting thing i've noticed is the SKY pictures that come with England games are far and away better than anything else i've seen on Willow and I can only think that that is because they are one of the biggest broadcasters and subsequently have the newest and most up-to-date tech/cameras etc. As an example, the the England - Aussie ODI from The Rose Bowl being shown right now is a fantastic picture at my end. Not HD but pretty close.
Knowing what I now know I'm 99.99999% certain DTV are carrying this and the confusion has arisen because they weren't sure of their own rights restrictions between the two products, even though one (Cricket Ticket) isn't even available at the moment.
Willow Cricket shows programs from willow.tv Ind-SL-NZ tri-series was only for Canada www.willow.tv has multiple stream. Willow Cricket also available on Dish Network CH 582
I don't know if this has been mentioned here, but Roku just added willow.tv as a channel, for those who want an alternative to watching it on the computer. I am watching it now and it looks pretty good.
Thanks for this. I didn't know what ROKU was but having looked, this is a great alternative for people who don't want an extra dish and don't want to hook the computer up to the TV.
This is good to know. It would make watching willow.tv almost as seamless as watching any regular TV channel, just over the internet.
Of course, we don't have any Cat-5 installation near our main TV!
Has anyone tried this, or regular willow.tv video streaming, over wifi?? Or is that just asking for trouble??
Can somebody please send email to Willow.tv and ask if ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 will be on Willow Cricket on DirecTV and Dish Network
Thats a lot of great information you guys have noted above. I just joined this forum, have been trying to get info all day from Direct TV & they dont seem to know much.
The customer service rep was pretty sure that no live matches will be shown on the willow channel on Dtv, only PPV/cricket TV which has nothing on it till Feb 2011. Yet - the live cricket is still showing on the willow channel schedule on Dtv website - doesnt say its blacked out or anything.
I dont have the international dish and its kind of difficult convincing the apartment complex to let me install a second one! I hope they just start showing the ppv on he 470 channel come Wednesday. Thats what happened last year with the SA/Aus series - where nothing was showing up online till the game actually started.
I will be out of town from 21st to 28th december. So i will miss cricket. Do you know if I can watch Directv and dish network channel over the internet?
I did it the first time you asked. You can always do it yourself.
They haven't replied - in keeping with their policy of either ignoring e-mails or taking an age to answer.
I've streamed Willow over wireless and hooked it up to the tv and the picture quality is ok and watchable but isn't as good as selecting the smaller screen online and watching it on the computer.
The picture quality drops as you choose the full-screen option so there's no way round it. Basically the full screen option is poorer quality whether you watch on the computer or the tv and the wireless option makes no difference either.
From the post above, the best way to go if you don't have access to the TV feed seems to be the ROKU option. That gives you a decent tv picture but is delivered via the net rather than a dish. Obviously you need to buy the ROKU box (59.99 - 99.99) and subscribe to Willow but it's a great option.
No you can't, although the people that told me that were Direct TV customer service, who are also the same people that told me the Ashes would be blacked out lol