Tour de France 2015 - Coverage Options?

Jun 17, 2009
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Having reduced my Comcast cable TV subscription, I'm looking for online coverage alternatives.
Ideally I'd like options for:
- Live coverage for each stage
- On demand coverage for when I am able to watch
- Mobile device access

I've seen packages from NBCSports as Well as Universal Sports and was wondering if anyone has experience with either provider to share.

Thanks in advance!
 
Nov 16, 2011
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I don't have cable tv so I've always purchased the online subscription for the Tour from NBC and its predecessors. They've worked out all the bugs years ago so no problems at all. Full HD makes it so much worth the money and it's all on-demand once the stage finishes. No commercials. Only downside is listening to Phil and Paul and say what you will, but they are way better than the other clowns that come on during highlight rebroadcasts.

Only technical thing is make sure you got enough bandwidth for the HD. Something like 12mbps I believe, else you might experience frame buffering. Though I think it might drop back to SD quality first if connection speeds are poor.
 
I believe Eurosport have an online subscription (Eurosport Player) but it's geographically restricted and I don't know if it works in the States or not. Personally I haven't tried it as it's not available in my area.
 
Jun 18, 2009
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Eurosport Player with DNS or VPN? There are DNS services at 4$/month and Eurosport PLayer is 5euro/month.
 
In the States, you can't beat the NBC Sports coverage, though they charge separately for computer access and ipad/iphone access. Still, I'll be ordering it again this year, even though I have Comcast because I'm a goober that way. :p
 
Jun 12, 2015
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Do you know if the NBC online coverage is a Global option??

I'm in NZ, I don't have a TV, but want to see all the stages of this years Tour.
I've tried working through the NBC site, registering and I can get all the way to the Payment Page.....I just want to make sure that before I pull the trigger it will work outside of the USA.

Cheers.
 
Jun 12, 2015
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OK - the NBC sites shows - For USA Residents only!

I'll have to find something else......any ideas??
 

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