Archive | June 6, 2013

TEN Cricket In The U.S. (DISH & DirecTV): Had You Noticed That They Had Little Or Any Advertisers? That Had To Be A Factor.

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Anura Guruge


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Last night I was watching the highlights of Day 1 of an Australia vs. India Test match that I had recorded on Willow last year.

When the first State Farm commercial came on a light bulb went off in my head. I had noticed this, vaguely, with TEN Cricket, and had meant to write about it, but hadn’t because of other distractions and pressures.

TEN Cricket, at least on DISH, of ‘late’ (and I mean the last 6 months) had hardly NO advertisements! Yes, they had their regular commercial breaks but all they showed was plugs for their own programs or DISH commercials. Yes, occasionally a short ad, BUT nothing like what you get with Willow in terms of the (funny but very condescending) State Farm ads, the always compelling XOOM.com ads, MetLife, ‘Indian matrimony‘ and visitor health coverage stuff.

Who did those ads with the cute little baby elephant playing with the kids? I can’t remember. So much for the ‘stickability’ of those Ads!

So that had to be a factor. TEN had to have been suffering financially. 


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ESPN 3 Live Streaming TV Coverage Of ICC Champions Trophy 2013 Is A Bloody Joke — But, I Am Far From Amused.

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Anura Guruge


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>> ICC Champions Trophy 2013: Live Streaming TV Coverage
>>June 5, 2013.

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I was, as you would have gathered from my post last night, somewhat hopeful that us suckers in the U.S. might get to see some of the ICC Champions Trophy.

I was wrong. 

Bloody ESPN.

I never watch them anyway.

I have just been told that ESPN 3 coverage is available on DISH as a Pay for View (PPV) for $50!


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The Saga Of My Digital Bathroom Scales — I Get A Rather Nifty ‘BalanceFrom’ Scales From Amazon With No Bells & Whistles.

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Anura Guruge


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Nice big display and I like what it reads, 168.4 lb. That is below my target 169.


When my much prized Ozeri packed up last Friday (and I could not get hold of their Customer Support by telephone) I had little choice but to get another scale since i have to keep track of my weight — now that I am diagnosed pre-diabetic.

I decided that I did not need automatic BMI calculations — now that I know that my BMI is way below 25, plus I know how to manually calculate BMI. So decided to just get a ‘good’, reasonably priced digital scale with no features — other than giving me a readout of my weight.

Deanna found some for me but she was looking in the $40 mark. I did a quick perusal and saw this ‘BalanceFrom‘, reduced from $59.95 to $49.95 to $25 with FREE SHIPPING. It also had 990 decent reviews. I ordered it on Saturday, June 1 and got it on Tuesday, June 4! That is pretty damn good. Thanks.

I like the scales. The box was a work of art. The scales are simple but elegant with a nice large readout. I, so far, like what it says. I weighed myself before and after my run and there was a drop in weight. So, so far, so good.


On Sunday, no less, the day after I had placed the order for the new scales I get an e-mail from a very nice lady at Ozeri! She had seen my post (no doubt through a Twitter monitoring APP, given that WordPress automatically tweets all my posts).

She was very nice and wanted to send me a replacement Ozeri. I acquiesced because I did like my Ozeri. So I am supposed to be getting a new Ozeri with a return label for the old, malfunctioning unit.

Deanna wanted to know what I was going to do with the order I had placed. Obviously I did nothing. I was not going to cancel the order or return the product. It is not Amazon’s fault that I am getting a replacement and I am very reluctant to return things unless they are no good.

So, if the Ozeri arrives we will be a proud, two digital scales family. We have decided that we will have his and her scales. It will be fun to see how the two compare in terms of readings. Interestingly I might give the Ozeri to Deanna. I don’t need the BMI stuff. So if they are roughly in the same ball park in terms of readings I will keep this ‘BalanceFrom’. Of course I will share my tale.

ICC Champions Trophy 2013: Live Streaming TV Coverage Of Matches From ESPN CricInfo & ESPN 3 (On Dish)

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Anura Guruge


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Please check this new related post too. Getting coverage may not be as easy as I thought!


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Not the way I like to watch cricket BUT it is an option.

I tried to watch a video clip of a warm up game on CricInfo earlier today. Quality sucks and I could not find a full-screen option. This is not good. ESPN 3 is on DISH, around channel 140. So check the schedule and DVR the matches if you find them.

Just a heads up. Yes, I will keep you posted.

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