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Free Distant Networks on the net?

Discussion in 'IPTV and Internet Video Delivery' started by Bob Coxner, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Nov 5, 2010 #1 of 39
    Bob Coxner

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    I know it's not satellite but someone may want to enjoy this while it's available. I'm sure it will eventually be shut down.

    Go to www.filmon.com You can download a program or just watch on your browser. With the browser you can watch live tv from Los Angeles. You get ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox. With the software you can watch additional channels (including soft core pron). You can also watch it with the Safari browser on an iPad or iPod Touch.

    Here is a story about it:

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/209953/free_broadcast_tv_on_your_ipad.html
     
  2. Nov 7, 2010 #2 of 39
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    Soft core pron? Really? Did you check it out? :blush:
     
  3. Nov 7, 2010 #3 of 39
    fluffybear

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    I like the fact that I can use it to pick up some TV stations out of LA on my Iphone and Ipod but what I do not like is the 'porn' being listed with the TV channels and not being able to remove them.
     
  4. Nov 7, 2010 #4 of 39
    Bob Coxner

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    Sorry. No. :) I did take a look last night and it's obviously hard core.

    It's a fascinating web startup. I thought originally that it was a quickie site that would be instantly shut down. That doesn't seem to be the case, according to this story:

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/artic...05/businessinsider-free-tv-stream-2010-11.DTL

    I discovered it could be useful for sports fans. I wanted to watch Stanford-Arizona but it was an ABC regional game and not available in my area. Then I remembered Filmon and watched it there.
     
  5. Nov 7, 2010 #5 of 39
    fluffybear

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    Tough loss last night!


    Bear Down!
     
  6. Nov 7, 2010 #6 of 39
    fluffybear

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    Let me add that with the Ipod Touch, Iphone, & Ipad that you do not have to install any apps or download software nor do you have to register on their site. You just access the Filmon.com site from your devices web browser and you are up and running.

    While this does appear to be a very handy product, I am still slightly leery as I do not see how this company is going to make a single penny.
     
  7. Nov 9, 2010 #7 of 39
    taz291819

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    They plan on making it a subscription-based site. Plus, it'll be shut-down eventually. Local affiliates have the rights to those networks, which is how they make money via commercials. Every market shows different commercials during local breaks, and these folks are breaking the law.

    From a viewer standpoint, you aren't doing anything illegal, but they are.
     
  8. Nov 9, 2010 #8 of 39
    adkinsjm

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    I remember a service 10 years ago that streamed Buffalo locals for free. That's how I watched the "Music City Miracle" at work, which was an ISP.
     
  9. Nov 9, 2010 #9 of 39
    Pete K.

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    That was "Icrave TV" and it was quickly shut down. Frankly I am surprised that Filmon and
    Ivi TV are still streaming. I know they're suing but it seems like broadcasters would have at least asked for a temporary injunction by now.
     
  10. joshjr

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    If Filmon is truly backed by someone with deep pockets and they found a loop hole in the law it could take some time to sort out. It should be interesting to see what happens.
     
  11. tuff bob

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    This one is subtly different in that I believe the position is that they are delivering programming thats on FTA satellites.

    I for one have been loving the Sky News feed. DirecTV make me happy and add Sky News HD asap :lol:
     
  12. MIKE7314

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    might wanna check this site out agin they have added about 20 more channels kcal9 cnn international goin be really popular soon if this keeps up:lol:
     
  13. carl.066

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    There are 29 channels at last count including:
    1. Ten L.A. networks and some other locals
    2. Five international sports channels
    3. Four music channels
    6. Six news channels
    7. Three movie and general entertainment channels
    8. Two XXX channels

    All the US networks have sued, but the off-shore owner supposedly has deep pockets and welcomes the legal challenge. Time will tell, but right now, the service is free. If it stays up, it's easily worth a $10/month subscription.
     
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    LA Times’ Joe Flint reported last night that Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a temporary restraining order against FilmOn.com PLCstopping its streaming of the major 4 OTA nets.

    Interesting how many people complained about me asking about taking my legal D* IRD to Canada for several weeks in a different thread, saying the mods would shut the thread as it was illegal - yet this thread, which about a 110% illegal service remains open?!?!?
     
  15. maartena

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    This is because it has already been determined by law, that watching DirecTV outside the US borders is illegal, whereas this site, although highly suspicious, has not yet been declared illegal. A "temporary restraining order" simply means that a definite decision has not yet been reached by the court.

    Also, it is much easier for a site like DBStalk to determine DirecTV viewing in Canada, because there is a clear law, a clear TOS, and a clear border. Streaming sites pop up all over the place.... Justin.tv, UStream, you name it.

    Hell, even Youtube contains pirated and copyrighted material.... it may just not have been found yet by those who look for it, or the copyright holder in question has not complained. That does not mean however we cannot discuss how to add Youtube to your HR24 by using a Media Server that is DLNA compatible.

    In other words, there are clear, black and white issues - such as the DirecTV receiver in Canada, and "grey" areas, such as a great deal of the streaming sites that pop up here, and there.
     
  16. sigma1914

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    I'll guide you to this: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=23

     
  17. Stuart Sweet

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    I wholeheartedly agree. Thanks, sigma.
     
  18. SomeRandomIdiot

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    That's where you are wrong. As stated on other threads, if this were the case, KVH TracVision, who work hand in hand with D*, would not show Directv's signal available outside CONUS.

    It might in someway violate Directv's fine print, but it in no way is illegal for a US Resident to take his unit outside of the CONUS and use it - and as thus, is not illegal - nor has it been challenged in the courts by either Country.
     
  19. greatone

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    i down loaded the player i opened their player how do change channels?
     
  20. sigma1914

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    Click the channel on the right. :eek2:
     

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