June 11, 2006 10:05 AM   Subscribe

If you can't get World Cup on regular cable because maybe you haven't got cable, you can try watching with this software. Schedule of American World Cup TV broadcasts here.
posted by thirteenkiller (19 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Holy crap - I installed this just in time to see Mexico score their third against Iran: incredible!
posted by forallmankind at 10:55 AM on June 11, 2006

Wow that's pretty good. Takes a while to download, and EPSN 2 isn' great - but if it's based off P2P then maybe the more popular the channel the better the quality. Certainly the Iran - Mexico looked good on ABC. Will have to try this at work tomorrow...
posted by Mave_80 at 11:02 AM on June 11, 2006

Baker McKenzie is not going to like you.
posted by caddis at 11:03 AM on June 11, 2006

One nice thing about living in New Mexico is that we get Univision and Telefutura over the air. Not only is the picture quality better (ABC is really blurry here, for some reason), but there aren't 8 million distracting scrolly things all over the screen and they don't pop up "vote for your favorite player" right over the damn action!!! And they don't have a half-hour tape delay.

posted by dirigibleman at 11:17 AM on June 11, 2006

If you like that, you'll love this.
posted by ChasFile at 11:32 AM on June 11, 2006

But if you live in somne place, you willo not be allowed to watch it!
posted by Postroad at 11:51 AM on June 11, 2006

Company info on the website is a bit sparse. Do I have to worry that this is a trojan?
posted by BrotherCaine at 1:06 PM on June 11, 2006

Not as far as I can tell, Caine. There are plenty of programs like this, but others I've seen don't carry ABC or ESPN.
posted by thirteenkiller at 2:07 PM on June 11, 2006

Thanks so much! We don't have cable - fabulous!
posted by bluesky43 at 2:45 PM on June 11, 2006

Anyone try this in VirtualPC? Any Mac program like it?
posted by mzurer at 5:02 PM on June 11, 2006

The best way to watch the World Cup is in ASCII. This is not a joke.
posted by zsazsa at 5:49 AM on June 12, 2006

Fantastic. I'm watching at work now thanks to this.
posted by Aghast. at 8:51 AM on June 12, 2006

Bless you. I'm on!
posted by spock at 8:58 AM on June 12, 2006

'Team USA' is getting schooled right now by the Czech Republic -Czech are just running circles round them - and the crowd appears to be relishing that spectacle, if perhaps not seeing much of a football game.
When Mexico beat Iran 2-1 yesterday Drudge ran a huge red headline (there might have been a siren too), 'Mexico obliterates Iran' or something like that. I wonder what he'll have to say about this match?
posted by Flashman at 10:29 AM on June 12, 2006

Thank you, thirteenkiller. This is exactly what I've been looking for for the last few days.
posted by Penks at 12:46 PM on June 12, 2006

Flashman writes "When Mexico beat Iran 2-1 yesterday"

Actually, the score was 3-1.
posted by Penks at 1:26 PM on June 12, 2006

If you can't watch but still have a need to know, you can spiff up your browser with FootieFox. You are using Firefox, right?
posted by Dreama at 2:14 PM on June 12, 2006

Another place for those who like to watch.
posted by tellurian at 7:57 PM on June 12, 2006

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