Featured Watching World Cup skiing in the US on TV... ??

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  1. K2 Rat

    K2 Rat Out on the slopes Skier

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    I am not sure where to find World Cup skiing on TV this year. I see NBC is offering this new package for $70, but it looks like it is an app through I-Pads or Apple TV etc. Not sure it there will be broadcasts on The Olympic Channel or NBCSN like last year. I also watched a fair amount that people were streaming onto Youtube, but you could not count on those. I hear people saying they watch on -line via VPN, but I am not sure what that is.
    Anybody know what is going on ?


    https://www.nbcsports.com/gold/snow
     
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    skix Getting on the lift Skier

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    Same. I did find some 360p videos of races from past seasons on the Eurovision site but no way to subscribe for this season.

    https://www.eurovisionsports.tv/fis/alpine/

    Watching this one at moment:

    Ladies Giant Slalom 1st Run
    From Vail / Beaver Creek 2015
     
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    QueueCT Getting on the lift Skier

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    Dwight Practitioner of skiing, solid and liquid Admin Moderator

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    It does use the NBC Sports app, which is available on Apple, Android(phones, roku, fire ) and Windows. I'll have to see if tv.youtube.com will be showing it.
     
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    surfsnowgirl Instructor, newbie Subaru driver and winter lover Skier

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    If i recall YouTube tv picked it up last year via NBC, at least the killington leg anyway.
     
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    WheatKing Ice coast carveaholic Skier

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    https://www.cbc.ca/sports/video/skiing

    For the crazy canucks.. some of the feeds they post are often uncut unedited feeds from the events. you get to hear the skis chattering over the course without announcers interjecting with their colour commentary.
     
  9. 4ster

    4ster Now with more photos! Instructor

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    I have been trying to figure this out for weeks. Came across the NBC sports gold thing this morning and was extremely disappointed as it looks like that’s the only way to watch races in the US. I came here to post/whine about it and found this thread. I would consider paying an extra $30 or $40 if it was an actual television channel where I could DVR the events and watch them at a reasonable hour on my big screen. That is about what I paid extra to have the Olympic Channel last year for the six months of the world cup season. Streaming on my phone or little iPad for $70 just isn’t going to cut it. :(

    I am not sure if the Olympic channel even exists anymore, at least I didn’t see it listed on dish network. I do still have access to the app but I don’t see any world cup racing listed.

    It does look like NBCSN will be broadcasting both Killington and Beaver Creek but I don’t see anything beyond that.?

    https://www.nbcsports.com/gold/snow
     
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    K2 Rat Out on the slopes Skier

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    What I can't tell is how much more, besides Soelden, does this Gold package get you. I don't want to pay $70 just to watch Soelden. Maybe it will be clearer after the details are announced on Monday.
     
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    K2 Rat Out on the slopes Skier

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    Read the news release that QueueCT posted. 150 hours will be broadcast across NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel. I am not sure how much more, besides Soelden, you get for $70 in the Gold package. How much of the season is 150 hours ? maybe 3/4's ????

    here is the news release again :

    https://usskiandsnowboard.org/news/nbc-sports-broadcast-150-hours-alpine-coverage
     
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    4ster Now with more photos! Instructor

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    Looks like it will cover the whole season...

    Soelden, AUT Oct. 27 - 28

    Levi, FIN
    Nov. 17 - 18

    Killington, USA
    Nov. 24 - 25

    Lake Louise, CAN
    Nov. 24 - 25

    Beaver Creek, USA
    Nov. 30 - Dec. 2

    Lake Louise, CANNov. 30 - Dec. 2

    St. Moritz, SUI
    Dec. 8 - 9

    Val d'Isere, FRA
    Dec. 8 - 9

    Val Gardena, ITA
    Dec. 14 - 15

    Val d'Isere, FRA
    Dec. 14 - 16

    Alta Badia, ITA
    Dec. 16

    Courchevel, FRA
    Dec. 21 - 22

    Madonna de Campiglio, ITA
    Dec. 22

    Bormio, ITA
    Dec. 28 - 29

    Semmering, AUT
    Dec. 28 - 29

    Zagreb, CRO
    Jan. 5 - 6

    Flachau, AUT
    Jan. 8

    Adelboden, SUI
    Jan. 12 - 13

    St. Anton, AUT
    Jan. 12 - 13

    Kronplatz, ITA
    Jan. 15

    Wengen, SUI
    Jan. 18 - 20

    Cortina d'Ampezzo, ITA
    Jan. 19 - 20

    Kitzbühel, AUT
    Jan. 25 - 27

    Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER
    Jan. 26 - 27

    Schladming, AUT
    Jan. 29

    Maribor, SLO
    Feb. 1 - 2

    Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER
    Feb. 2 - 3

    World Championships - Are, SWE
    Feb. 5 - 17

    Bansko, BUL
    Feb. 22 - 24

    Crans-Montana, SUI
    Feb. 22-23

    Kvitfjell, NOR
    Mar. 2 - 3

    Sochi, RUS
    Mar. 2 - 3

    Spindleruv Myln, CZE
    Mar. 8 - 9

    Kranjska Gora, SLO
    Mar. 9 - 10

    World Cup Finals - Soldeu, AND
    Mar. 13 - 17

    I’d pay if it was gonna be Bode in the broadcast booth!
     
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  14. 4ster

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    Yes, that was the NBC Sports Gold.
    For NBCSN I only saw Killington & Beaver Creek for now.
    I wonder if NBCSN will show any re-broadcasts from the Gold coverage?
    So far, none of this looks encouraging...

    The conspiracy continues :(:doh::huh::popcorn:
     
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    wyowindrunner Getting on the lift Skier

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    Channel 389 on dish. Bike races this morning. World Cup cycle-cross till 10 then Womens oOympics from Rio. Searched wb site but did not find any FIS races mentioned. Hope they have them or I will be resigned to looping last years WC recordings when on the treadmill.
     
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    Thanks. Even though I am not signed up for the Olympic Channel right now, I could not find it on the DISH all channels menu. I will be calling Dish soon and adding the Olympic Channel again as I am encouraged by the article posted below which spells things out a little more clearly.

    I think this article is a little different than the ones posted above & shows that between NBC, NBCSN & the Olympic channel most (not all) of the racing will be broadcast on TV on one of those three channels. In fact, at first glance it appears the only thing missing is the Solden opening. I don’t think I will spend $70 to watch Solden on the NBCSN gold streaming thing. I will just hope someone comes through and post the full races to YouTube as often happened last year.

    http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2...f-2018-19-fis-alpine-skiing-world-cup-season/

    Last season since the TV coverage would usually only show highlights of the first run in the tech events, I would usually watch that first run with the streaming coverage on the iPad & then watch the 2nd run on the television.

    I guess we will find out more tomorrow.
     
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    Now that it's less than a week away, it should appear in my cable guide if it's being broadcast, and it's not there.

    I do have both The Olympic Channel, and NBCSN, and don't see any skiing events yet. Hopefully Levi is broadcast in a few weeks.
     
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    K2 Rat Out on the slopes Skier

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    So typical of NBC to put Kitzbuhel as part of the pay-to-view Gold package
     
  19. Tony S

    Tony S aka qcanoe Skier

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    We are all just rats in a maze with this thing.
     
  20. 4ster

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    The TV ratings for ski racing must suck big time in the US! I don’t think that will change if it remains so difficult to be a viewer.
    Coverage was much better during the period when the US ski team was not very strong or consistent. Even pro racing had weekly televised coverage.
    It became abysmal during the heydays of Rahlves, Miller, Vonn, Mancuso, Stiegler, Ligety etc. & not much better since Shiffrin came on the scene.
     
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