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Is the Giro being shown on terrestrial television?

crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,938
edited May 2013 in The cake stop
Not being in possession of either Sky Sports or Eurosport just wondering if the Giro is on TV. I've checked ITV schedules and it's not being shown so is it available to us mere humble fans?

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  • Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 8,191
    Sadly not - ned boulting tweeted as much the other day - check out steephill for some feeds.

    RAI have it live on the web too.
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  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,304
    there's http://www.eurosportplayer.co.uk/

    not sure if/how there's giro coverage, i'm not on uk at the moment so it won't let me connect to check
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  • CambsNewbieCambsNewbie Posts: 564
    crispybug2 wrote:
    Not being in possession of either Sky Sports or Eurosport just wondering if the Giro is on TV. I've checked ITV schedules and it's not being shown so is it available to us mere humble fans?

    No Sky Sports or Eurosport? Are you in prison and had your satellite channels switched off? :D
  • fast as fuppfast as fupp Posts: 2,277
    not everyone chooses to subscribe to the murdoch empire
    'dont forget lads, one evertonian is worth twenty kopites'
  • NapoleonDNapoleonD Posts: 18,632
    not everyone chooses to subscribe to the murdoch empire
    Subscribe to Eurosport player for a month, it's a fiver.
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  • If you rummage around on the internet, you'll be able to find live feeds of the race from a variety of channels. The picture quality is poor though.

    I use Eurosport Player on the iPad, mainly cos I can never evict the missus and/or kids from the TV when the cycling's on. £2.99 a month, and it's pretty good. Also available on Android and Windows (with Silverlight) Cancel when the season finishes.

    Yes, it's a subscription to the Murdoch Empire, but if you want to watch, you gotta pay
  • fast as fuppfast as fupp Posts: 2,277
    thats what i do- eurosport palyer on the ipad fed to the telly via apple tv- works well (usually)

    eurosport arent owned by $ky -theyre owned by TF1 and Discovery Communications.
    'dont forget lads, one evertonian is worth twenty kopites'
  • verylonglegsverylonglegs Posts: 3,423
    Is cycling likely to go the same way as some other sports, Sky obtaining sole UK rights? Just has that kind of sad inevitable feeling about it once someone at Sky HQ notices more affluent middle class males are watching a bike race on a summer sunday afternoon than the cricket or motor racing they already show.
  • fast as fuppfast as fupp Posts: 2,277
    if that happens it will be viewed solely on the intersnide!
    'dont forget lads, one evertonian is worth twenty kopites'
  • RiggedRigged Posts: 214
    Is cycling likely to go the same way as some other sports, Sky obtaining sole UK rights? Just has that kind of sad inevitable feeling about it once someone at Sky HQ notices more affluent middle class males are watching a bike race on a summer sunday afternoon than the cricket or motor racing they already show.

    That's something I fear, particularly considering they just covered the Tour de Romandie.
  • lucan2lucan2 Posts: 295
    thats what i do- eurosport player on the ipad fed to the telly via apple tv- works well (usually)

    ooh, how does that work? I've got the i-pad and a eurosport subscription but I'd like to link it to a bigger screen if possible. How do I connect it to the TV? Or is 'Apple TV' hardware rather than software?
  • fast as fuppfast as fupp Posts: 2,277
    http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/home/s ... s/apple_tv

    plugs into your telly with a hdmi lead
    'dont forget lads, one evertonian is worth twenty kopites'
  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    FatTed wrote:
    Free for the iPhone and I have an HDMI adapter to connect to the TV so why not? :P

    Although I already have Eurosport Player, it will add another scheduling (at my convenience) option.

    Thanks.
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  • laurentianlaurentian Posts: 1,691
    daviesee wrote:
    FatTed wrote:
    Free for the iPhone and I have an HDMI adapter to connect to the TV so why not? :P

    Although I already have Eurosport Player, it will add another scheduling (at my convenience) option.

    Thanks.

    So, numpty question here,

    If I have an iPhone, download a free app and buy a wire that connects iPhone to TV, I can watch the Giro live?

    If so, what lead do I need?
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  • FatTedFatTed Posts: 1,214
    No idea i am too dumb for a smart phone let alone apple tv
  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    laurentian wrote:
    So, numpty question here,

    If I have an iPhone, download a free app and buy a wire that connects iPhone to TV, I can watch the Giro live?

    If so, what lead do I need?
    This one - http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MD098 ... av-adapter
    Not cheap but I tried a cheaper Ebay version that made the colours all wrong and now I can use my phone on a big screen almost everywhere for everything while traveling. An Apple TV will be more expensive again but more convenient in operation. *Other alternatives are available but I use Macs so their hardware makes my life simple. Personal choice, no point flaming.

    I doubt the App will show the race live, but maybe. It looks like you will get highlights after the fact.
    I will be working or simply out and about during the races anyway. :(
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • laurentianlaurentian Posts: 1,691
    Thanks!
    Wilier Izoard XP
  • GazzaputtGazzaputt Posts: 3,918
    I use Virgin Anywhere can stream Sky Sports or Eurosport to nominated devices (laptop, iPad, tablet, mobile etc). Sky have the same thing I think.
  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    I think the point of this thread is for those who don't have Sky or Virgin, or similar on TV.
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • forward_loopforward_loop Posts: 312
    daviesee wrote:
    laurentian wrote:


    I doubt the App will show the race live, but maybe. It looks like you will get highlights after the fact.
    I will be working or simply out and about during the races anyway. :(

    Its one of the best race aps out there. Last year it did show the race live iirc
  • Do you get highlights/repeats on the Eurosport player?
  • NapoleonDNapoleonD Posts: 18,632
    It's effectively having Eurosport, it shows ES1 and 2 live...
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  • GraculusGraculus Posts: 107
    Can you watch ESplayer through a Playstation 3?

    (sorry if that's a dumb question, but my son is away :oops: )
  • RiggedRigged Posts: 214
    Graculus wrote:
    Can you watch ESplayer through a Playstation 3?

    (sorry if that's a dumb question, but my son is away :oops: )

    No, I'm afraid you can't.
  • smoggystevesmoggysteve Posts: 2,918
    Free to air on German Eurosport. Yet another example of the UK ripping you off.
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