I watch a lot of Vancouver Canucks hockey games. I used to be a huge fan, but have mellowed since I realized that fan faithfulness is really just programmed consumer loyalty, and that teams are commodities.
I lived in Ireland from 2001 to 2003. Despite the hilarious existence of the Irish Ice Hockey Association, it was impossible to find television NHL hockey. It was hilarious, by the way, because there is not a single ice rink in the entire Republic–the national team is ranked 44 of 45 teams, between Turkey and Armenia (most obscure hockey jersey ever).
I would have killed, then, for this project I read about in the Canucks Usenet newsgroup:
If you have Skype 2 BETA for
Windows and are out of the Canucks broadcast range, I think I can IP
broadcast you a video stream with halfway decent lag (on a test, 10s.) I’m
working on trying to shift it using orb for people who can’t use skype
vidcasts but thats a few days off.
Do I hear some lawyers at the door? Followed immediately by the CRTC.