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I Am Not Watching ‘IPL 2020’ Because I Refuse To Subscribe To Indian ‘Hotstar’ — Which I Find Repulsive.

by Anura Guruge

One of the worst outfits in the World.

They lie, they cheat & their coverage is HORRIBLE
in that they tell you the RESULT beforehand!

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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.

Willow TV, to which I have an annual subscription, does NOT have streaming rights to ‘IPL 2020’ yet again. So, I can’t watch it on Sling on my Roku. I can’t get Willow TV per se. So. sod 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.

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by Anura Guruge

Willow TV (Cricket): New Customers Can Get It For Half The Price Paid By Existing Customers!

by Anura Guruge

Live cricket starts again
on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

England vs. West Indies
from Southampton/West End (my old hometown).

Willow TV will have coverage.

Another, unforgivable, screw existing customers while trying to recruit new scheme. Yes, everybody tries it.

No, you can’t, if you are on the $10/month plan pick to pay $60, up front, and get 12-months. In a way, that is kind of crazy on Willow’s part. A punter is giving you $60 UPFRONT.

Well you know the solution. SMILE.

You have been told. No need to thank I. That is why I am here.

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by Anura Guruge

Hotstar Coverage Of Cricket World Cup Is TOTAL GARBAGE — Willow TV Is 1,000% Better.

by Anura Guruge

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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?

Hotstar is a social media company. NOT equipped to cover cricket.

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.

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by Anura Guruge

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

by Anura Guruge

So far, So good.


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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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.


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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You Can Get “Willow (Cricket)” With Vivo IPL 2018 On DISH — But You Will Need TWO Dishes!

by Anura Guruge

The proper Willow TV cricket coverage is available on DISH, for $14.99/month, BUT you need two dishes, i.e., if you only have ONE DISH you need a second installed and that is a PAIN.

Why do you need TWO?

The so called ‘International‘ channels are broadcast by a separate satellite which in a different spot in the sky.

I remembered this from 11-years ago when I first got DISH with cricket. Needed to have two antennas installed! Then I moved to ‘Sling‘ …

I tried last week to get Willow TV on DISH and ran into the 2nd DISH requirement. I could NOT be bothered since I plan to get rid of DISH before the Summer.

So, just a heads up.

You can have it, BIT you will have to wait for a DISH installation — and possibly have to pay around $100 for the privilege!

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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.

by Anura Guruge

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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by Anura Guruge

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