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So, we North Americans are no closer to a 'solution,' right? I may have to go the VPN route and just watch local broadcasters, although given the time difference from Europe to western Canada that may be tricky.
Aside from the price, Flobikes has been great for the CX season. It even plays nice with my Roku Smart TV, which GCN+ kept promising was coming, but was never was able to manage. The priee is even acceptable if they manage to pick up a few more of the races not yet on the calendar.

I'm in Canada. I know the USA rights situation is more complicated.
 
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But, two weeks in and adverts are now appearing in the middle of cross races.
If a race is on Eurosport, there will be two links to it on the D + app: one for the subscriber version, one for the ES version. They are identical but for the ads. My guess is that you clicked on the ES one by mistake (as I did the other day).

No idea why they offer both: do they think some people prefer the race to be interrupted with ads?
 
If a race is on Eurosport, there will be two links to it on the D + app: one for the subscriber version, one for the ES version. They are identical but for the ads. My guess is that you clicked on the ES one by mistake (as I did the other day).

No idea why they offer both: do they think some people prefer the race to be interrupted with ads?
Many thanks, but still struggling to work it out.
Today I have one link for tomorrow's race.
One link for Baal full replay, its in Spanish.
One link for Baal extended highlights in english with E2 logo, and has adverts.
 
You mean ES 1 and 2 as channels? An unpredictable subsection of the cycling content that is on Discovery + will be shown on them, with ad-breaks, and not necessarily live, basically depending on what else is on at the same time/what other proportion of ES viewers they feel a need to satisfy.

But if your subscription that includes ES is with Sky, you might well have Discovery + bundled with that, although I believe it takes a little seeking out. Instructions above, IIRC.
I have mine through virgin media so will have a look
 
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Ok so I guess I have to buy flobikes. FML
I am in Canada. Do we get all the same stuff as in the US?
Once I purchase my subscription, if I use a VPN through the US do I get the US programming?
I believe Flobikes has a fair bit more content for its Canadian subscribers than the Americans. The Tour de France, for example.

I've already noticed they've been picking up lots of the smaller races that weren't listed on their long range calendar. The big hole in their programming is the RCS content (Giro, Strade, Lombardia, etc.)
 
From May 21st, Max (former HBO) will launch in Europe and in addition to their base plan, will have a sports pack featuring many of the events that Eurosport has rights on, including many of the cycling coverage. Let's see what it means for those of us who have Eurosport Player.