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Cricket World Cup 2019, In The U.S., Is Available On ‘Willow TV’ On ‘Sling’.

by Anura Guruge



So far, So good.

Actually BRILLIANT.


The first World Cup 2019 Warm-Up game, between South Africa and Sri Lanka, was definitely shown on Willow TV/Sling.

I watched it. Both the 7+ hour ball-by-ball (albeit but for 35 minutes) and the 1-hour highlights. They were BOTH in the polished, professional format that we have come to expect and love from Willow TV.

I checked the schedule. All the other matches are still listed.

Warm up game 2 is also there, I didn’t have time to even click it open. Sorry.

If there was going to be a problem we probably wouldn’t have got this 1st match.

So, I am delighted.

Having to watch the World Cup on the idiotic Hotstar would have been PAINFUL. So, glad I have been spared that misery.


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by Anura Guruge

Cricket World Cup 2019 TV Coverage In The U.S. — ‘Willow TV’ On ‘Sling’.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE and make sure. From: help.sling.com.


Click to ENLARGE and goggle. Will it really come to pass? From: http://www.willow.tv/fixtures


I am NOT getting too excited and getting my hopes up.

Willow, as it did with Vivo IPL 2018, last year, could screw us again, at the last minute.

So, let’s wait and see.

It all has to do with what constitutes STREAMING. Bloody, despicable (Indian) Hotstar, the scummiest company ever, has the STREAMING rights for the 2019 World Cup — in the U.S. (just like it did for Vivo IPL 2018 & 2019).

Willow TV could only show the World Cup 2019 on TV — i.e., not streaming. You had to TRY and watch the World Cup on Hotstar’s pathetic coverage.

But, now Sling and Willow TV are claiming that they will cover the World Cup 2019.

But, keep your options open.

I am LUCKY. I have Sling/Willow TV & Hotstar. So, I am covered. But, I would rather watch on Willow TV that bloody Hotstar.

I will, of course, keep you posted.


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by Anura Guruge

Vivo IPL 2019 On Roku Is On ‘Hotstart’ & NOT On Willow TV (Sling).

by Anura Guruge


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Click image to access last year’s post.


Willow TV did it AGAIN.

Even this morning, on Roku/Sling it was showing upcoming Vivo IPL 2019 matches.

But, this evening they were ALL gone.

Yes, it appears that it all has to do with the definition of ‘streaming’.

Vivo IPL 2019 is available on Willow — BUT not on Roku/Sling!

Luckily I already had Hotstar.

So, now YOU know.

Enjoy.

Already watched the highlights of Match 1. SMILE>


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by Anura Guruge

I Canceled Sling TV/Willow As Promised — Enough With Their Duplicity & Lack Of Cricket.

by Anura Guruge



My subscription did not end till this Sunday, i.e., April 22, 2018. So there wasn’t any point cancelling it earlier.

But, as promised, I did. Had it with Sling. It is a very duplicitous outfit. All they try to do is screw you.

Hotstar” is NOT great. After the first two matches they again stopped having full-length, ball-by-ball replays. You can watch it live, but after that it is only SHORT, unsatisfying snippets.

Not sure what I am going to do come June and IPL 2018 is over.


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by Anura Guruge

For Vivo IPL Cricket In U.S., Cancel Sling TV/Willow And Get “Hotstar (US)” For $9.99 — 1st Month FREE.

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Click here to access U.S. “Hotstar” Website — with sign-up.

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With the 1st month FREE we have nothing to lose and much to gain. For those of you who like IPL it would be a godsend.

Definitely NO Vivo IPL 2018 on Sling TV. That is definite.

Actually there is NO NEW cricket on Sling TV via Willow or any other channel. Willow has totally gutted what is available on Sling TV as of mid-week.

I signed up with “Hotstar” on my Roku 3. It works. Need a PC to activate (with code provided on Roku).

No Vivo IPL 2018 as yet — but that starts TODAY.

So, this is my recommendation.   NOT ANY LONGER! See below.

Click to access April 8, 2018 post after I watched the 1st game!


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Sling TV Is LYING, Lying Through Their Bloody Teeth, About Cricket Availability.

by Anura Guruge


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You can find this, on Twitter, #SlingAnswers


I have checked, double-checked, triple-checked and then checked again.

None of these Pakistan vs Windies T20s are available on Sling TV Willow. They might be available on Willow, BUT not through Sling TV.

So, Sling TV, as they so often do is LYING.

I am so through with Sling TV.

I checked. I am paid up until April 22, 2018. That is IT. I will pull the plug.


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by Anura Guruge

Sling TV Just Raped All Of Its Willow Cricket Customers!

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You can find this, on Twitter, #SlingAnswers


BANG! Without notice more than 50% of Willow cricket content GONE.

Whoosh!

Gone. Go check.

You will not even find the last (exciting day) of the 4th South Africa v Australia Test that finished yesterday. I was lucky. I got to watch it last last night!

VIVO IPL is GONE.

But, we are still paying the SAME.

I am going to research this more.

This should be illegal.


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Cricket On Sling TV Has Been DECIMATED Following The Huge Outage — NO IPL, For A Start!

by Anura Guruge


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Something BIG has happened at Sling TV — and the OUTAGE was related to it.

For a start, immediately after the outage CRICKET, from Willow, has been decimated on Sling TV.

I had seen the above announcement re. IPL, but that didn’t bother me much because I don’t normally watch the IPL. Actually I don’t watch any of the T20 Leagues.

But, I tried to watch Willow, on Sling TV, during my lunch — as is my wont.

There is hardly ANYTHING THERE! No South Africa v Australia 4th Test. I am SO LUCKY that I watched the 5th day last night.

This is BAD. Very BAD.

I don’t have time now, but I will look into this tonight.

Just a heads up.


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by Anura Guruge

Has Sling TV Been Hacked, And Hacked Badly — Hence The Huge, 16+ Hour Outage?

by Anura Guruge


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Current, i.e., 12:45pm, Wednesday, April 4, 2018 message at “help.sling.com”.


The HUGE Sling TV outage continues.

It has now been over 16 hours for some.

I guess I lucked out that I got one hour of remission last night from 11:05pm till around 11:45pm. I stopped watching at that time.

Sling TV is down again THIS morning (when I last checked around 11:30am).

This is crazy.

I suspect that they have been HACKED, and hacked badly. That is the only thing that would, to I, explain an outage, of this magnitude, for this long.

Now hacking does NOT always have to be to STEAL data. It can be just to cause disruption (as in this case) or to try out techniques that can be used again, on a wider basis, at a later date. Sling TV is owned By DISH. This might have been an attempt to eventually take down DISH. Just think of the consequences if that happened a few days ahead of the November 2018 mid-term elections.

This is scary.

I suspect that this is MUCH WORSE than they will ever admit.

A service cannot be down for this long …


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Huge Sling TV Outage On Tuesday, April 3, 2017 Spreading Into April 4.

by Anura Guruge


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Curt message at ‘help.sling.com’.


This was around 12:45am, Wednesday, April 4, 2018. It was more widespread a couple of hours earlier.


This on Twitter, BUT also on Facebook. A lot of angry and unhappy customers.


In my case the ‘Sling TV‘ outage, on my Roku 3, was from 9:55pm to 11:05pm (Eastern) on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. But, from what I can glean from the Web it is still down for many — into Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

Ruined my night … as it did for many.

I was SO looking forward to watching the last day of the eventful 4th Test match between South Africa and Australia while I had my dinner.

Sat down with my dinner and fired up Willow TV, on Sling.

Program came up but there was no video. Waited, waited, waited … nothing. Tried a few other … nothing. After 10 minutes I knew something was wrong. Did all my diagnostics and recycling at my end. Nothing. Other Roku channels working FINE. Checked PC. Saw that others were also having issues.

So, I was forced to eat dinner watching the news! That was frustrating.

At 11:05 I tried again. It worked.

I got to see the highlights of the last day. Made my day.

So, heads up.


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by Anura Guruge