UPDATE: Here’s a possible site for watching games online.
Tonight is the Canucks’ sixth game of the season, and the first of 17 pay-per-view games. I usually go out to a bar to watch the PPV games, but tonight I’m feeling a bit under the weather. I couldn’t actually pay to watch the games at home because I don’t use one of the Canucks’ enabled television providers. Coincidentally, a, uh, alternative means of watching the game came across my virtual transom.
I’m pretty sure this is illegal, but, you know, I’ve given the Canucks a lot of money over the years. As such, I don’t feel particularly bad about it. Here’s the strategy:
- Go download TVU Player. It’s software that works with Windows Media Player (sorry, Mac-using hockey fans) that ‘brings you programs from around the world that you can’t get from your local cable and satellite providers’. Uh huh.
- Install TVU Player. It ain’t rocket science.
- Go to this page, which lists upcoming NHL games and the P2P networks they’re available on. With TVU Player installed, you can click the ‘Play’ link beside the Canucks game and it will launch in its own application window.
- Bob, as they say, is your father’s brother. Enjoy the game.