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Video Streaming - Hatsu 18

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Asojima    1,896

For Hatsu 18, there has been an upheaval in the availability of live sumo streaming. The old Sherming 9 is gone, but it has been replaced by a new provider with links through the old mov3 and a new site. Mbovo was bounced from Utube, but is back with a new service. UBS Stream and qq will probably still be available as backups. Abema is supposed to be streaming all divisions free, but, for now, we don't know much about its availability. The first few days will be a bit fluid in the streaming world.

Konan and mov3 should provide the live NHK G video and audio coverage of the makuuchi division and, usually, the last half of the juryo division. Konan may also provide an online chat service which has been used by several of our forum members, but its sign up procedure is questionable for now . Coverage should start at about 3:10PM JST. 

Mbovo should come back online for Hatsu, and the coverage times may be similar to Konan/mov3. See this site for information on this development.

The new Abema service has been announced, but little is known about how useful it will become and whether it will be available outside Japan. The link should provide help on this developing project.

qq-sumo or qq-live is a site which broadcasts the NHK G video and audio of at least the makuuchi division, but its coverage is unpredictable. Its coverage may start anytime from 1:30 PM JST to 3:30PM and include additional makushita and juryo matches. Things get a little flaky here, but it can be a good alternative to the Konan/mov3 sites.

UBS-stream is a free Mongolian service which provides NHK video of the makuuchi division with Mongolian audio commentary.  It normally starts at about 4:10PM JST.  The video resolution is lower than on Konan and qq, but it has corrected the minor freeze problems that we have seen in the past. For me, UBS Stream is not working on Firefox, but Chrome is usable.

The Konan/mov3 sites normally run with a 3 minute delay.   qq can be real time or with several minutes delay.  The NSK site posts the match results within seconds of the match completion.  This can be a spoiler for the stream viewing.  The streams will occasionally build up a delay within your browser.  If a delay build up is noticed, it can usually be eliminated by doing a restart on the link.

If there is a major news or political event occurring in Japan, the NHK sumo coverage may get preempted on the Konan/mov3 sites.  If this happens, the normal NHK sumo coverage usually will still appear on the qq and UBS sites.  They are your backup.

Some enterprising individuals have found ways to provide live sumo streaming via Utube and similar services.  In the past, when these sites have been mentioned  publicly on the forum, they have tended to disappear.  The copyright police are active.  If other sites become known, it is best to exchange information about them via private PMs.

The General Info topic should be used to communicate new developments in the streaming world.  Use this basho-specific topic to convey infomation regarding the coverage availability for this basho.

Update: On Day 1, the Konan chat setup keeps changing hourly. It not accepting chats and displaying them with an arbitrarily assigned userid.
Update 2:  Several members are reporting successful links to Abema via VPN from outside Japan.  See the link above.


 

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Asojima    1,896

Day 1 -  qq is showing the Abema feed at 02:15 PM JST. It may have started with the Juryo dohyo-iri.

-  Mbovo went active at 03:20 PM JST.  Good quality video.  Nice size on the display. Chat available after a user registration with an Email verification.

- Konan/mov3 went active at about 03:25 PM. Video quality good enough, but looks like a lower resolution than Mbovo. Konan chat is "anonymous". No chat on mov3.

 

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Asojima    1,896

It took the copyright cops about 10 minutes to shut Mbovo down on stream.me. :-(:-(:-(

He shifted to looch.tv, and  he was immediately blocked.

 

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mbovo    72
1 minute ago, MountainGuy said:

Mbovo seems stable on twitch for the moment.

Just about... plenty of dropped frames though :(

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Asojima    1,896
1 minute ago, mbovo said:

Just about... plenty of dropped frames though :(

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Akinomaki    17,923

The one that streamed on Konan seems to have set the TV to slowed down audio - especially the voice of Kitanofuji seemed odd - video and audio often were not in sync because of that

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mbovo    72

@Asojima thanks for all the streaming info, one little thing to add: whenever BS1 shows sumo, my stream will start earlier than the ones showing only NHK G, probably at the start of Juryo.

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Asojima    1,896

Day 2 - qq is active with Abema in high makushita at about 02:00PM JST.
-            Mbovo active with NHK at about 02:40 JST
-            and Konan/mov3 active at about 03:15PM JST
-            and UBS Stream is active at 4:05PM JST.

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mbovo    72

Just starting now :)

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Asojima    1,896

Day 3 - qq up at 2:05PM JST with Abema..Juryo dohyo-iri at 2:15.
-              Mbovo up at 2:45 with NHK in very early Juryo.
-              Konan/mov3 up at about 3:15PM JST

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Asojima    1,896

qq (Adema) is running close to realtime.
Mbovo has about a 2 minute delay.
Konan/mov3 runs with a three minute delay.

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Asojima    1,896

Day 4 - qq active at 2:05PM JST with Adema in high makushita. Juryo dohyo-iri at 2:15.
-            Mbovo active at 2:42 NHK with last 2 makushita.
-            Konan/mov3 active at about 3:15

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mbovo    72

I'll start a bit earlier today because of Enho's bout. ;-)

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Asojima    1,896

Day 6 - qq went active at about 3:00PM JST, still with Adema
-            The video source for Konan/mov3 is not active.

-            Mbovo is saving the day.  Active at about 02:40PM.

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mbovo    72
4 minutes ago, Asojima said:

Day 6 - qq is not active as of 02:45PM JST
-            The video source for Konan is not active.

-            Mbovo is saving the day.  Active at about 02:40PM.

Doesn't sound good. What happened to those sites?

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Gernobono    196
2 hours ago, mbovo said:

Doesn't sound good. What happened to those sites?

thx for running your service

i usually use it for juryo.....much appriciated...

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mbovo    72

This weekend BS1 will not broadcast live sumo so I'll start with the main channel at 3:05 JST on both days. With so many rikishi already withdrawn, hopefully we won't miss much of Juryo action.

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Asojima    1,896

Day 7 - qq back on schedule.  Active with Adema at about 2:05PM JST
-            Mbovo active at about 3:10|
-            Konan/mov3 is back alive.  Went active at about 3:10.

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Rocks    886
4 minutes ago, Asojima said:

Chinese bullfighting, while it lasts

Bull Sumo! Those are some big boys.

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Asojima    1,896

NHK BS active at 1:15PM. Full screen view optional.  Will this be a permanent addition??  Being carried by Konan.  Started near the end of Sandanme.  :-):-)

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word20    10

I have no NHKBS playing

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