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bluepastures
Dec 31st, 2002, 07:36 PM
On the www.asbclassic.co.nz site they've now installed a live streaming webcam. However, you need to pay $14.95 for the privilege of watching it, and seeing live scores. Needless to say I won't be!!!

TatiAnnahølic
Dec 31st, 2002, 07:37 PM
Ehem... me neither :rolleyes:

oren987
Dec 31st, 2002, 07:41 PM
OMG. me 2

bluepastures
Dec 31st, 2002, 07:46 PM
I'd be willing to subscribe to a tennis channel, or even pay-per-view coverage of a tournament I couldn't watch otherwise. However, at the moment streaming technology, even if you have broadband (which I don't) still is a long way from watching it on television. I don't have any objection to payperview as a principle, but I wouldn't pay it for internet coverage

ashwu
Dec 31st, 2002, 07:48 PM
who will?

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 31st, 2002, 07:51 PM
nor will i

is that in $US or ???
either way i don't think they will have many takers.

Berlin_Calling
Dec 31st, 2002, 08:22 PM
whos gonna pay 15 dollars for this?? I can understand anything up to 5 dollars but 15 is too much :mad:.

BTW TBE, it is in US dollars ;)

bluepastures
Dec 31st, 2002, 09:20 PM
Especially as it says on the info page that it includes coverage from the 30th of December, but it's actually only starting from the 1st!!!

Jorn
Dec 31st, 2002, 09:30 PM
We can hope someone wanna pay so we can get scores, but they don't mention anything about scores.

Ithink 15$ is cheap to watch your faves playing and get scores, but I don't have any creditcard and can't pay even I want to...I think ppl think this is expensive, coz we never have to pay to get the scores.

croat123
Dec 31st, 2002, 09:36 PM
:o

it was free last year, and they even had qualifying. no one is going to pay $15 to watch tennis on the internet. people in the americas and europe can't watch most of it anyways because of the time difference.

Meesh
Dec 31st, 2002, 10:03 PM
I remember having problems watching on the live stream last year so I'm not sure if I'm going to pay $15.00 I'll let everyone know if I decide to do it... plus the time??? I work 7-4 EST... I don't want to stay up too late for this.

rated_next
Dec 31st, 2002, 10:31 PM
:rolleyes:

bluepastures
Dec 31st, 2002, 11:31 PM
Yes, the live stream was good last year, but it had quite a few glitches. In fact, I think that other one where Safina won, errm, Sopot (?) was better.

LeonHart
Dec 31st, 2002, 11:35 PM
Wat a ripoff...! I think the one ur talkin about bluepastures is Moscow, where they had that live video thing for FREE. :p

Kiwi_Boy
Jan 1st, 2003, 12:09 AM
where abouts on the site is it?
its probably in NZD so thats about US$7.50 or GB5 pounds or there abouts if its in NZD that is.

Jorn
Jan 1st, 2003, 12:24 AM
Try www.z-cam.net and its US$15

bluepastures
Jan 1st, 2003, 12:26 AM
No, not Moscow. It may have done, but I watched that on Eurosport. It was one of the smaller WTA tournaments, pretty sure it was Sopot.

Kaz
Jan 1st, 2003, 02:39 AM
Yeh I think it's Sopot too.