January 20, 2010

YouTube to show live cricket: Indian Premier League cricket games will be streamed live on YouTube in every country except the US.

posted by JJ to other at 10:55 AM - 8 comments

...wait, why not us????

That sucks. I'd love to watch it.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 11:35 AM on January 20

Finally we can actually watch a game and understand what the hell is going on... wait, what?

posted by dusted at 01:10 PM on January 20

It doesn't say why we're excluded, but there is this line: "Willow TV holds the North America internet rights." Looks like they charge anywhere from $9.95 to $299...

posted by dusted at 01:13 PM on January 20

That sucks. My brother-in-law has gotten me interested in learning the game. And I might finally be able to finish that copy of Beyond a Boundary I bought last year.

posted by yerfatma at 01:17 PM on January 20

So I guess this is how the rest of the world feeks when the US blocks content to the outside world.

posted by jmd82 at 02:15 PM on January 20

Well, we can stop bitching and put our money where our mouths are soon: the IPL is coming to the US.

posted by yerfatma at 05:24 PM on January 20

Canada seems to be subsumed within the USA?

posted by rumple at 10:13 PM on January 20

Yep. Says "North America".

jmd: Yep. Only this time Canada gets fucked right along with you. Usually we just get fucked the other way on Hulu and the like. (Though I have a friend who runs a proxy for me so I can use it.)

posted by Drood at 10:59 PM on January 20

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