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With Daylight savings time kicking in Makuuchi won't start till 3 am here so I doubt I will be seeing much live. :'-(

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33 minutes ago, Valdenor said:

I instal the Hola plugin for chrome, I hope that it works.

Works.

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Abema for the 15 days of the basho has now created a sumo channel https://abema.tv/channels/sumo/slots/D7jTq5pEddsBZ9

So far sumo was on the sports channel and last basho makuuchi in addition on the premium channel.

The sumo channel likely will broadcast a repeat at once and the daily 30min digest, which they have on the AbemaNews channel. Now they have interviews with rikishi.

I'm getting a clear video with Hoxx VPN - Hola had Japan only as VIP option.

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2 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

sumo channel https://abema.tv/channels/sumo/slots/D7jTq5pEddsBZ9

The sumo channel likely will broadcast a repeat at once and the daily 30min digest, which they have on the AbemaNews channel. Now they have interviews with rikishi.

There may be a short break, but it looks like on the sumo channel you can watch sumo the whole day - till the bouts starts, now a 30min block repeated of long interviews with a bunch of makuuchi rikishi - no CM so far - Ikioi-Kaisei-Goeido-Abi-Tochinoshin

I haven't yet succeeded in using the Hoxx VPN also for Abema on my Android tablet - Hoxx is installed, but only works for the browser, not for the Abema app you have to install - and you can get that only with AKPure or the like, not from the Google play store etc. For Android you need to create a new VPN in the system settings and set the proxy there - I haven't found a usable proxy yet for this, and also the VPN apps I tried so far couldn't fool the Abema app. You similarly have to create a VPN to use AddBlockPlus on an Android device - this didn't work yet either the way they explain it should.

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I just managed to catch Wakaichiro on Abema Live...
The sound disappears quite often requiring a refresh, which is very annoying.

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1 hour ago, Akinomaki said:

The sumo channel link for all 15 days is https://abema.tv/now-on-air/sumo

- there you have all live sumo every day

No. All I have is a black screen with writing in Japanese. Help!

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21 minutes ago, Bumpkin said:

No. All I have is a black screen with writing in Japanese. Help!

Do you have a working VPN?

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3 minutes ago, rhyen said:

Do you have a working VPN?

No idea what that is. However, I'm watching thanks to pm from inhashi.

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The Abema broadcast has hugely improved: the CMs didn't disrupt sumo at all so far and there was nearly no trace of the annoying music - and they showed the whole of all dohyo-iri. It is actually foolish that they now show nothing going on instead of showing CMs - now at last a CM: but the CM of the start of makuuchi.

Let's see how the makuuchi broadcast turns out to be.

Edit: The pattern of having a guest with less knowledge of sumo than any new member of this forum is unchanged. The whole of juryo had that - the same guest now, and still Masuiyama to explain sumo

47 minutes ago, Bumpkin said:

No. All I have is a black screen with writing in Japanese. Help!

That is a message that tells you that the Abema service isn't accessible at your location. You have to e.g. install a VPN add-on in your browser to hide your location and select Japan as the country: with that Abema is made to accept you as watching from inside Japan.

 

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CMs and music are back for makuuchi, better than last basho, but still with much room for improvement. Sumo is the most CM friendly sport, with enough time during shikiri where really nearly nothing is going on on the dohyo - but they place the CM block again to hide parts of the kensho parade or rikishi announcements. They could easily place 2 shorter CM blocks instead.

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The Hola plugin totally worked for me for the abema tv site! Thanks for the suggestion!

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The special search list for past broadcasts has been discontinued by Abema, the VODs are now listed on the general search page https://abema.tv/search?q=大相撲 on the bottom.

Day 1: jk-j https://abema.tv/channels/sumo/slots/AmDaQJMyYpRrqm makuuchi https://abema.tv/channels/sumo/slots/AmDaRoo5e9u1rf

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Baruto is among the color commentary people at Abema's live sumo coverage today (Day 2 of Osaka basho)... Perhaps to promote as well his currently running drama 'My Brother's Husband'. He's so cute with him holding a stuffed toy when they showed the panel. Hehe.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/jP1enG7dZXBIpWKk2

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ji1snsWNxRmKCEtj1

https://photos.app.goo.gl/VgTR7wKdRx5ssQk53

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Posting some of the Abema screenshots that I managed to capture during the live broadcast. They're pretty neat and maybe good enough for a desktop computer wallpaper.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/28Jv6Uy0fca3Pj803

https://photos.app.goo.gl/BUtV3exngT4uO7Kp1

https://photos.app.goo.gl/nV7J9u7FjMfuR4oF2

https://photos.app.goo.gl/21NE7nIhA8iKOpZk2

https://photos.app.goo.gl/rSXXQJGlKQuNNW0Y2

https://photos.app.goo.gl/3xcRZN5EYViobFCi2

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I dig the rikishi introduction things that flash up with their name and some form of what looks like a would be animated kesho mawashi character but the infographics they put up about the rikishi seem very blasé and pandering. (from my extremely limited ability to read Japanese)  Anybody else feeling that or am I completely off base?

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1 hour ago, Munjeezy said:

I dig the rikishi introduction things that flash up with their name and some form of what looks like a would be animated kesho mawashi character but the infographics they put up about the rikishi seem very blasé and pandering. (from my extremely limited ability to read Japanese)  Anybody else feeling that or am I completely off base?

I like them but the flow of how they show the graphics isn't good. Choppy.  They should feed in from the side or top with a fade rather than just popping in I think. 

I'm still trying to figure out what the abilities in the pentagon thing represent. Very video gameish. 

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18 minutes ago, yutarotanaka said:

New set of screenshots from the Abema TV broadcast for Day 3 of the March 2018 Osaka basho... Baruto in the panel for the second straight day... Cutest thing ever! Hehe

Unfortunately, all of your pics end up as this one here

Chiyomaru_zpsoof1emmn.jpg

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3 minutes ago, Akinomaki said:

Unfortunately, all of your pics end up as this one here

Chiyomaru_zpsoof1emmn.jpg

They shrunk?

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