Friday, February 27, 2009

Quick Throw: Who knew you could get free soccer on the internet?

Do you want to watch the Arsenal-Fulham match this Saturday? Live in the US, but don't have Fox Soccer Channel? Well, Arsenal is promising a free internet stream for you. You'll have to listen to Ray Parlour, though, so be careful what you wish for.
[Arsenal]

7 comments:

Keith said...

Villa are doing the same, but also, and more troubling, you'll have to listen to Jack Woodward

The Fan's Attic said...

link?

also, i wonder how this affects internet broadcast rights, which i believe setanta owns for the US?

ü75 said...

Based on what I've seen (though I have never purchased), UK teams own the rights separately from any networks. The two I have looked at (Aberdeen and Arsenal) do not seem to have any problem with streaming worldwide. Neither site mentions any IP locations they will not allow streaming to.

Mike Georger said...

Related, myp2p won their court case AND got their legal fees back, so they're legally broadcasting everything as of now!

Goat said...

Am I mistaken, or is this just the audio broadcast from the game itself along with video of pre-game festivities and post-game highlights?

ü75 said...

I think you are right. That must be the difference, which would leave me rather incorrect earlier.

Keith said...

here's the link, Attic. It's actually a kinda dodgy system. They're banking on one or two people forgetting to cancel by March 2.