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Jejima

Legal way to watch sumo on NHK over the Internet.

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I think it is okay to share this information. Apparently to test P2P technology, the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs has set up Keyhole TV, which has a range of Japanese channels and radio stations on it, including NHK (Sign of approval...)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyhole_TV

This means that is a legal way to watch NHK coverage over the Internet. The commentary is Japanese, and the picture is quite 'jumpy', but it is a way.

To get it go to http://www.v2p.jp/video/ and download it, plus the recent update. (Sorry all instructions are in Japanese, but I think it is possible to figure it all out. If not, this website gives fairly good instructions.)

I wanted to show what the kanji for the NHK channel looks like, but I can't find a place to copy and paste it.

The first character is a bit 'busy'. The second character is a small square with a triangle (with extended base line) hovering above it, with the katakana テレビ next.

It is password controlled, but was a VERY easy password to guess. Just in case it is not legal to give away the password, I won't except to give the hint that it is not 'BBC' ;-)

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I think it is okay to share this information. Apparently to test P2P technology, the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs has set up Keyhole TV, which has a range of Japanese channels and radio stations on it, including NHK ;-)

I think it's actually Sougou Terebi (NHK Aomori) 総合テレビ and Keyhole has been around for quite a while, in all its "jumpiness"..

Edited by Kintamayama

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I think it is okay to share this information. Apparently to test P2P technology, the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs has set up Keyhole TV, which has a range of Japanese channels and radio stations on it, including NHK ;-)

I think it's actually Sougou Terebi (NHK Aomori) 総合テレビ and Keyhole has been around for quite a while, in all its "jumpiness"..

Yes, that's the one, and I've known about it for a few basho (thanks to Sumo Talk), but always assumed that its legality might be suspect, so kept quiet. It was only when I was investigating what the password (which is new for this basho, I think) might be (nope, it's not 'CNN' either), that I learnt more about it, and then wanted to share (Sign of approval...)

Edited by Jejima

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It was only when I was investigating what the password (which is new for this basho, I think) might be (nope, it's not 'CNN' either), that I learnt more about it, and then wanted to share ;-)

So I guess Nobody Here Knows..

Edited by Kintamayama

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It was previously mentioned by Manekineko here.

...assumed that its legality might be suspect...

The consensus seems to be that it is perfectly legal. So finally we have a free legal way of watching NHK. Enjoy it while it lasts. (Nodding yes...)

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got it working. What's the schedule like, does it just keep replaying, or was I just lucky enough to tune in during a Makuuchi replay just now? (3 pm EST, 7 PM GMT)

Edited by Gusoyama

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If it helps anyone...

Mongolia channel TV5 shows Makuuchi replay from NHK broadcast. It requires use of Internet Explorer from what I can tell. The picture quality is a better than "Keyhole."

It is in Cyrillic, but the sumo broadcast is easy to find. "Sumo" is spelled with the Cyrillic characters which look like roman "cymo."

http://www.tv5.mn (Sorry, I didn't set the link up correctly, but it is a short URL.)

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