I have discussed the origin of the long tail before.
As he is the future opening batsman, first strike bowler and cover point fielder for the German cricket team, it is a matter of national security that Oliver, my 23 month old son, gets to watch the cricket World Cup.
There is more chance of Inzamam-ul-Haq running a cheeky second than there is of German telly covering the cricket, so I’m looking for a way to hear some audio coverage, via the Internet. Cricket coverage on the web is now choked full of broadcast rights and IP address checking. Dastardly DRM. Unlike the 2005 Ashes, Test Match Special on the BBC is now only for UK residents.
Please note: International listeners will not be able to hear TMS when broadcasting from outside the UK – rights restrictions prevent us from streaming England’s Test tours to an international audience.
I would pay money to listen to Aggers and Henry Blofeld.
I understand that there is a bar or two in Mannheim and Heidelberg that will show games, but I can’t nurdle off to a bar for six weeks.
One option would be to buy a dish and get it through ARY, but that doesn’t give me radio coverage via the PC. Googling takes me to all sorts of dodgy looking watch satellite for free on your PC stuff….So for all you other cricket fans in Germany, what are you doing? Don’t all shout at once.
and of course, on youtube.
Here’s to a South African world cup victory, but more importantly, a great tournament.
Update: Nigel kindly forwarded me the link to Willow.tv.
Update 2: foiled by DRM.
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