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Abema TV sumo 2018 all basho live

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Akinomaki    18,295

The link for shonichi (day 1) has been published - I don't like the comment which implies that it is not meant for delayed viewing - hopefully a link for that will appear elsewhere. https://abema.tv/channels/world-sports/slots/8W8CNEEd69AjxT

Watching outside of Japan is only possible by setting your browser to a Japanese proxy or with a VPN for that purpose.

The discussion so far was in the Kyushu stream thread, starting with this:

On 1/4/2018 at 09:47, Kintamayama said:

Abema TV is going to stream sumo live the next 6 bashos. For free. For free. It will be the first time in 1500 years that someone streams the entire bouts for free. Women commentators and all kinds of special stuff awaits, they say. All three Yokozunae voiced their extreme glee at this news. I think we are very happy too. "We want to bring sumo to new young viewers. It's going to be different from what you have seen till now. We are targeting men and women of all ages. Our aim is to allow anyone anywhere to enjoy a sumo broadcast for free. We promise a dynamic, upbeat broadcast!" they promise. No link yet, but it should be forthcoming.

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Kintamayama    22,819
16 minutes ago, Akinomaki said:

The link for shonichi (day 1) has been published - I don't like the comment which implies that it is not meant for delayed viewing - hopefully a link for that will appear elsewhere. https://abema.tv/channels/world-sports/slots/8W8CNEEd69AjxT

Watching outside of Japan is only possible by setting your browser to a Japanese proxy or with a VPN for that purpose.

 

Well, I guess they still don't care if we exist. Too bad.

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Akinomaki    18,295
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1 hour ago, Kintamayama said:

Well, I guess they still don't care if we exist. Too bad.

The world of sumo and of Abema only consists of Japan. The article about it says: "Everybody can watch everywhere, if only the internet environment is there."  - nobody there cares to mention the limitations by Abema to show their broadcasts only in Japan.

http://navicon.jp/news/46598/

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orandashoho    531
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15 minutes ago, Akinomaki said:

Apparently each day the same links, but again no delayed viewing

That is a pity because that means I'll miss all of it, since for the first half I'm sleeping and during the second half I'm at work.

I was actually thinking of upgrading my VPN subscription for this.
MwaaaaaaaaAAAAAHH!

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Well, at least we have Kintamayama, and that's no bad thing.  Hopefully he'll be able to do them all.

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Kintamayama    22,819
3 hours ago, UncleMoustache said:

Well, at least we have Kintamayama, and that's no bad thing.  Hopefully he'll be able to do them all.

Well, it's an ongoing struggle, but good people are helping out, so let's hope everything will go smoothly..

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Asashosakari    11,156

Well, I'm probably out as far as cutting matches goes, if Abema will only do live broadcasts and needs the proxy to be on all the time rather than just to start the playback.

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Akinomaki    18,295

I'm presently looking for (free) VPN options, so far I got this far:

the free option of "hide me" didn't include Japan, I removed that again at once.

Golden frog has 3 days of trial, I may use that during the basho

The free VPN client of Tsukuba university http://www.vpngate.net/en/#LIST works to show at least a very bad quality of Abema, but stable - better than searching for a proxy each time. On the PC, no quality settings for Abema are available, only in mobile apps.

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Asashosakari    11,156
1 hour ago, Akinomaki said:

On the PC, no quality settings for Abema are available

Are you sure? I saw one on the Asashoryu video the other day, although for some reason it only showed up the second time I opened the page.

Edit: https://s25.postimg.org/csrc2mxdb/Abema.jpg

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Akinomaki    18,295
10 minutes ago, Asashosakari said:

Are you sure? I saw one on the Asashoryu video the other day, although for some reason it only showed up the second time I opened the page.

Edit: https://s25.postimg.org/csrc2mxdb/Abema.jpg

I had that in the beginning, but it's no quality setting, only speed. The Abema FAQ says there are no such settings for the PC - after reading that I posted the info - I still hadn't given up on finding some hidden feature.

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luispereira    342

is it just me or this basho seems to be taking longer to start..... cmon  start already!!!

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Gurowake    1,719

I "love" it when companies put more effort into making things work on mobile devices than on desktops.  So long as something *can* run on a mobile device, it seems that developers think that no one will ever want to run it on a PC.

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Benevolance    1,202

To be fair, I think that almost everyone in Japan has a mobile device, whereas many do not have PCs at home. At least, this is my anecdotal assertion, based on how busy the internet cafes are and how many people wander around taking pictures on phones. 

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Sakura    333
59 minutes ago, Gurowake said:

I "love" it when companies put more effort into making things work on mobile devices than on desktops.  So long as something *can* run on a mobile device, it seems that developers think that no one will ever want to run it on a PC.

Grumble, grumble Windows 8 etc.

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6 hours ago, Sakura said:

Grumble, grumble Windows 8 etc.

Don't, We are still migrating TO Windows 8 at work. Oh and we have Windows 8 phones as well. mutter, mutter mutter.

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Akoushousan    1
On 1/9/2018 at 11:55, Kintamayama said:

Well, it's an ongoing struggle, but good people are helping out, so let's hope everything will go smoothly..

THANK YOU KINTA, YOU'RE OUR SAVIOR :-)

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Tenshinhan    1,421

I downloaded "Hola - Free VPN" and the AbemaTV stream works fine for me now. Even with Japanese commentary in the low divisions. The quality also seems quite good but there are sometimes short commercial clips between the bouts.

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bettega    280

I'm watching here using some random VPN plugin in Firefox (there are lots of them - I'm using Hoxx VPN). It's Jonidan right now - super proud of myself finding the bout in SumoDB only by ear. The quality seems worst now with about 7.2k viewers

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Asashosakari    11,156

The commentators appear to be the same that did the Sponavi coverage...spotted one in jonidan when he was on camera, and I'm currently hearing another distinctive one in sandanme.

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Rocks    899
1 hour ago, bettega said:

I'm watching here using some random VPN plugin in Firefox (there are lots of them - I'm using Hoxx VPN). It's Jonidan right now - super proud of myself finding the bout in SumoDB only by ear. The quality seems worst now with about 7.2k viewers

I did the same, but the quality seems excellent to me.

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Akinomaki    18,295

The Tsukuba Univ.  VPN client works fine for me, with about 480p quality, stopping here and then for 10-20s, and also a switch to less quality sometimes. In a few minutes the switch to the makuuchi link gets necessary - let's hope this link then provides a VOD. Surely full of CMs as well - this now may go on for many minutes.

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Akinomaki    18,295

Abema switches the TV stream by itself - the old link is now at older programs and has VOD: the best thing is the preview window for video positioning that really shows the scene - apparently also when the VPN is already turned off.

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Rocks    899

The Hoxx VPN is working great and I was loving it till Makuuchi. There are having 2 commercials after every Makucchi match.  Ridiculous. 

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