[Bell] TSN.ca Euro 2012 Online Streaming (HD) Tournament Pass - $19.99 (No HST, No Ads)
Apparently, no HST is charged. I paid exactly $19.99 CDN for tournament pass.
Well, we're well into the playoffs now and it appears that TSN cannot keep up with bandwidth demand... The stream quality has gone downhill. My picture is more pixelated, others report stream interruptions. It's still watchable, but you may want to look elsewhere. A rather disappointing job by TSN or whoever provides them with streaming service.
A few notes after watching the first 2 matches:
- There are no ads and no TSN pre-game/half-time commentary, just the game video feed with British play-by-play
- Quality is generally excellent; in my case, picture is HD-quality on 50" TV but there's very slight choppiness in playback, you stop noticing it after a while; others say playback is smooth so YMMV
- No buffering issues, non-stop playback for the entire two matches (I am on 25Mbit line)
- Be sure to download the latest version of Silverlight for PC/Mac if you're experiencing any video playback issues
- Game schedule is available here: http://www.tsn.ca/euro2012/feature/?id=58217
- Once matches are over, they will be posted online for FREE on-demand viewing. TSN seems to be taking their time though posting recorded games. See http://www.tsn.ca/window/euro2012_VOD/.
- This service is for PC/Mac only (requires MS Silverlight), it will not work on your iPad/iPhone/PS3/etc.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are three ways to access TSN's Euro 2012 Pay-Per-View:
> For $19.99, purchase a Full Tournament package, which gives you access to every Euro 2012 game live.
> For $9.99 (starting June 20) you can purchase a Playoff package featuring all seven games of the Knockout Phase
> For $4.99 you can buy access for any single day (see details below)
All sign-up times are presented in CET (Central European Time), which is 6 hours later than ET, 9 hours later than PT.
Pay-Per-View streaming is for the live telecast only. Each game will be available on-demand for free on TSN.ca shortly after the end of each match.
The live player is available for Mac and Windows computers only. Because it relies on the Microsoft Silverlight plug-in for its advanced features, it will not work on tablet or handheld devices. For live Euro coverage on those devices check out TSN Mobile TV.
> You cannot use your TSN.ca login information to sign up for Euro Pay-Per-View. Because we are working in partnership with UEFA, a new and separate login and password are required.
> All prices in Canadian dollars
> When entering your credit card information, the form will not ask you for your billing Province, but the transaction will still proceed properly.
ONE-DAY PASS (24-HOUR ACCESS)
> Sign-up for each day's 24-hour access will open one hour before the start of the first game of the day.
> 24-Hour access allows you to watch two games on each day of Group Stage play, June 8-19. During the Knockout Stage there is only one game every 24 hours, including the final on July 1.
> When you start the process to purchase 24-hour access on days with more than one game, you will only see one of the games listed, but you will have access to any other games happening in the next 24-hours.