I Am Not Watching ‘IPL 2020’ Because I Refuse To Subscribe To Indian ‘Hotstar’ — Which I Find Repulsive.
One of the worst outfits in the World.
They lie, they cheat & their coverage is HORRIBLE
in that they tell you the RESULT beforehand!
Nothing to do with costs. Everything to do with how much I despise, resent & abhor bloody Hotstar U.S.
I avowed that I would never subscribe to them again, & I am not.
Yes, I am missing out on ‘IPL 2020’. So be it. I watched a BIT of poor quality highlights on YouTube & realize I can live without it.
IPL without the crowds looks pretty flaccid.
I will wait for more new cricket on Willow TV. I might even TRY to like the CPL!
But, one thing is for sure. I hate BLOODY Hotstar U.S. Indians at their worst.
I Totally & Utterly DESPISE Indian ‘Hotstar’ — It’s Coverage Of Cricket Test Matches Is Beyond Atrocious.
I have said it before,
I will say it again.
Bloody Hotstar has NO IDEA
about covering cricket.
BIGGEST four complaints.
- Has headlines telling you what happened, i.e., the bloody score. So, there is no excitement. You know what has happened BEFORE watching anything. So, bloody Indian, so bloody stupid.
- Only has a 14-minute highlight package. YOU cannot condense 6 hours of Test cricket into 14-minutes. It is just like the premature ejaculations that Indian men are renowned for!
- The bloody 14-minute highlights are only in Hindi.
- Bloody, ignorant Hindi commentators have NO bloody idea what ‘clean bowled‘ means. I guess it just sounds cool to them. So, you can hear them yelling and having their premature ejaculations shouting ‘clean bowled‘ when it was played on. Played on is NOT ‘clean bowled’. Stupid idiots.
Hotstar has NO IDEA
about covering cricket.
Do not even TRY to watch the World Cup on it
unless you are Indian or are Intellectually challenged.
For a start they BROADCAST the final scores all over the place! So, before you get to watch a match — or highlights — you know the results. What is FUN?
I have said this before, I will say it AGAIN.
Do not part with ANY money to Hotstar for the World Cup. It will be a rip-off.
The World Cup is available, in the U.S., on Willow TV. Now that is a proper and dedicated cricket company.
Go with Willow. Give Hotstar the finger.
Oh, and Hotstar is crooked, duplicitous and dishonest.
The dinner per se is scheduled to start at 7:30pm, Saturday, April 28, 2018.
It is being held at the Washington Hilton (and NOT at the White House).
Guests will start arriving at the Hilton starting around 5:30pm.
Online coverage will be available from all the above PLUS “The Washington Post“.
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Complete Video Of President Barack Obama Receiving The Kennedy ‘Profile In Courage Award’, May 7, 2017 — With James Taylor.
This is the FULL COVERAGE video, including the opening musical segment by James Taylor (starting at around the 38 minute mark).
Obama’s 30 minute speech starts at ~ 1:13:58 mark; i.e., one hour thirteen minutes into it.
Good ceremony. Haven’t watched all of it. But, saw bits.
As always with Sling TV there is a 7-day FREE trial. So that would give you plenty of time to check it all out.
So … another option for Rio 2016.
>> NBC Sports Olympics on Roku.
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Requires activation by providing a valid NBC channel provider — which in my case was DISH. Easy enough PROVIDED you do have a provider. Worked quite well though it takes a few minutes for the activation to kick-in and it is BEST to RESTART the channel. You should then see the name of your provider (e.g., DISH) appearing next to the NBC logo at the top of the screen.
A good way to watch the Olympics on NBC. Maybe the ONLY WAY. Yes, there are commercial.
But most of the Olympic events are separately catalogued and there are separate highlights, features and replays. Better than DVRing all of the NBC coverage and trying to find what you want to watch.
Trying to watch the 2016 ICC World Twenty20, #ICCWT20, from India, on Sling TV on our Roku 3 has been beyond bloody painful. Sling TV goes out of their frigging way to make sure that the Program Guide is out-of-bloody-synch. It is more or less 100% that what it says on the Program Guide is NOT what you will see if you click on the frigging thing. It is atrocious. Yes, if you have the TIME to sit there all day working out where each match is then you will do fine. Well I don’t have the time. I allocate about 30 minutes while having lunch and 45 minutes around 10:15 pm to watch cricket. I don’t have the time to mess with Sling’s friggin messed up Program Guide.
I was so fed up by last Saturday that I decided to subscribe to Willow directly — now that THEY claim to support Roku — and YET again (maybe for the 3rd time in a year) ditch bloody Sling TV. Willow does not give you the option to PREVIEW the channel. You need to first subscribe BEFORE you get to see it. Well I did.
I first thought I had done something WRONG. There was NO cricket! Nothing. NADA. Blank screen. I kid you not.
Right now Willow on Roku only shows LIVE matches.
That is IT. Get that. Live matches only.
No highlights. No replays.
I was devastated. That is worse that Sling TV — and that is saying something!
Willow also doesn’t have telephone support or Live Chat during hours that work for me.
So I just sent them 4 or 5 e-mails — all surprisingly polite. I was girding my loins for what I thought was going to be an ugly battle.
NOPE. Willow support was very professional!
They apologized for their poor service on Roku and refunded my payment, to my credit card, within 24 hours. Yes, within 24 hours. That is AMAZING. That is impressive.
So good customer service.
Shame that they ONLY show live matches on Roku.
If I got Apple TV I could get live, replays and highlights. Maybe I should. Anything to get away from bloody Sling TV.
Sling’s coverage of the ICC World Twenty20, 2016, sucks.
They make NO ATTEMPT to reflect what matches are being shown. Total frigging crap shoot.
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