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Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by satexplorer, Jan 3, 2014.
I called dish and they said World Pack is no longer sold. Do anyone subscribe world pack from dish?
Login to your account, go to MY PRGRAMMING on left, select INTERNATIONAL tab in the middle of the screen, scroll down and find GENERAL INTERNATIONAL & CRICKET and select INTERNATIONAL: WORLD PACK for $5
Willow has made some silent changes in their programming which are not announced. E.g. they are not offering the YouTube live stream anymore. On their website and mobile it only links to their TV channel stream even though they are still advertising it.
2nd they have started placing wired regional restrictions. Now they are saying they don't stream to Puerto Rico where I am.living. their stream have been working perfectly for the last 2 year's and I used them for IPL. But recently while awake at 1am...decided to catch some SL vs SA and got the message they it's not available for my location. Contacted them and they said that they only have rights to stream in USA and Canada. Puerto Rico is part of USA. I am watching watchespn to follow India vs England.
Anyway....have asked willow to cancel my account.....what's the point of an streaming account which don't work anymore.
Imo it's an hidden agreement between dish and willow to push their dishworld package. Their sports pack has the same tv channel stream that willow is using these days. Plus willow has been signing some deals with Espn were willow can only show on tv and Espn only by streaming. I So badly hope that this cones true for all cricket coverage. Can then watch all on watchespn.
Sorry to hear they've excluded Puerto Rico.
On the mainland US - yes, I noticed that at least on mobile devices, its now no longer possible to stream Willow's feeds from their youtube channel.
I also still routinely get the "Can't connect to this service. Try again in a few minutes" error on the Roku box with the Willow streaming app whenever I try to look at any of the SL-SAfr tests. Its gotten annoying.
I went to pull it up on my iPod touch which I used to connect to my TV with an Apple-HDMI cable before I got the Roku, but found no live stream on the Willow youtube page. The streaming on m.willow.tv had in the past been optimized for small-screen mobile devices - ie it was at 480x320p, so looked terrible on the TV. I haven't checked to see whether they have upgraded the quality of their own stream to mobile devices - it was 1am and when so many obstacles are presented to watching cricket, its easier to just go to bed!
The Willow monthly subscription is very useful for watching when away from the house (I've plugged my iPod touch streaming feed into hotel TVs in the past) - but if its going to mean only substandard video on my mobile device, and a non-functional service on the Roku, I might have to switch to DishWorld too (or hope that most of it ends up on ESPN3 in some form!)
Finally dropped willowtv streaming. Not able to watch it makes it useless anyway. Will watch espn3 whenever they got games Plus just realized that I am qualified for IPL RoW free stream anyway (the biggest reason I took willow subscription)
Last night, once again unable to get the SL-Pak test on the Roku box via the Willow streaming app, I pulled out the iPod touch and the Apple 30pin-HDMI adapter and plugged it into the TV as I used to do in the past. The streaming on the iPod now comes from m.willow.tv, not youtube as I had used in the past.
The video quality was much better than it had been previously from m.willow.tv when the youtube feed was available. It was probably 720p (like the youtube feed used to be), and looked quite good on the TV on occasions - but the feed stuttered and dropped resolution frequently also. As with the Roku streaming, Willow's infrastructure is probably unable to handle the demand for the feed for live matches. (I have no problem streaming from ESPN3, Netflix or Hulu, all in HD, so I know my 30 Mbps internet connection is OK)
Tonight, I used the Willow streaming app on the Roku to connect to the "Willow Channel" feed 2 hours before the SL-Pak test resumed. We'll see if it hangs in there when the live match comes on air, or if I get kicked off and then find myself unable to connect again.
No - that didn't work. Willow/Roku booted me off sometime between showing endless IPL highlights, and the start of the live coverage from SL, so still no live streaming cricket from Sri Lanka via Roku.
Thank goodness ESPN3 works as well as it does. Sky's coverage from England over breakfast is great.
Would the 2014 Champions League T20 matches be telecast by Dish Network in the United States?
Its available on WatchESPN app. Use your Dish credential to login into WatchESPN and watch the live telecast of all the CLT20 matches.
Thanks for your reply; this works.
Who got the USA rights to telecast ICC tournaments from 2015-2023?
I know Star sports got it for India.
ESPN3 will have ICC Cricket World Cup 2015...
How about nobody in North America will have future rights! Apparently, Willow Cricket and ESPN3 bid to the climax. Both came up short.
Afterwards the adminstration of Willow Cricket hides on social media. ESPN is advertising that ESPN Cricinfo will provide highlights and dedication to the ICC Cricket World Cup.
A-La-Carte or event-to-event basis? Full package was a tough sell.
Not good. I thought Espn was dedicating more resources for cricket. Apparently not. Cricket it seems will go back to dark age with pay per view broadcast.
I have no choice for upcoming India tour of Australia except scorecard. Willow will not sell in Puerto Rico and Espn don't have it either.
Some breaking news to report both Sydney Morning Herald and CNN International report that Australian Cricketer Phillip Hughes passed away. Phillip Hughes was playing for South Australia in the Sheffield Shield tournament. On Tuesday November 25 after making 63 runs. Attempting to evade a short ball bouncer delivered by New South Wales fast medium Sean Abbott at 14:23 AEDT (10:23 pm EST November 24). Phillip is hit on the left side of his neck below the ear. With that impact, he collapsed on the ground. Phillip was in coma hours from the incident. Phillip Hughes passed away at the age of 25.
I access watchespn.com programming with my Dish Network subscription. Off-late, I do not see cricket listed in the pull-down under 'SPORTS AND SHOWS". The list goes ... Boxing, College Studio, Curling ... Has watchespn.com removed cricket from the list of sports it carries? Would this mean access to more cricket programming rights for Willow TV?
I use the WatchEspn app on Roku. Cricket was there last week, but I just noticed its missing from the Roku also now. I suspect this is because we're in a large window where ESPN has no live games. Their next live matches will be the ICC World Cup in February - and I think their last live games were the Champions League T20 in September. Last week when I checked, the selections under "cricket" were down to short interview and news clips only. They had removed full-replays of matches as they were too old, and they don't have the rights to show even highlights clips of matches underway elsewhere in the world right now. (Go to the willow page on youtube for endless highlights clips even if you don't have willow online subscription.) I suspect the cricket link will return to ESPN3 in February.
I see the SL Vs NZ series in espn3 online in laptop.
Is it not coming in TV?
I am not sure about TV. I am able to access ESPN3 through the computer. Incidentally, cricket has re-appeared in the 'SPORTS AND SHOWS' pull-down at watchespn.com. The SL-NZ matches are in the schedule.
Any news on who would be bringing the 2015 World Cup to viewers in the U. S.? Is this a Pay-Per-View deal?