Monday, June 21, 2010

Watch a World Cup stream with foreign IP

Besides being busy with a lot of serious stuff, I am also kept away from podcasts because of the World Cup. This is even a bit of a quest, as I love to watch football with Dutch commentary and I am stuck with Israeli TV. The Dutch national broadcaster offers live streams, but they are open to Dutch IP's only. So, I am shut out with my foreign IP. But there is a solution.

I found out that at Eurovision Sports, one can see the national broadcasts of the World Cup from some 36 European television stations - among them the Dutch. If you go to the Eurovisionsports site, you will get the game without commentary - which is also not bad, especially if internet traffic is heavy, as this stream is the most robust. In the sidebar you can click channels (1-12, 13-14 and 25-36) and choose your preferred broadcaster. Once you do, you get to enjoy the entire football broadcast from that station just as you would with a national IP on their own site.

Apart from the Dutch channels (Netherlands, Belgium), there are channels in French, German, English and many other languages.


Mike Veltman said...

Not foreign because its restricted to the EU states + Israel :)

Anne the Man said...

Hey Mike,
are you telling me that you cannot tap into this with a singaporees IP?

Jeremy said...

Doesn't work for U.S. either.