Friday, June 13, 2014
Fun With Media
As the first match of the World Cup approached, I realized that my TV was sans-ESPN, and that I therefore needed to find a way to watch the game online. In the year 2014, it's definitely not as easy as it should be. I'm a novice technology tinkerer, so the best setup I could arrange was live radio coverage from the BBC website while watching a muted Spanish video stream. When the video cut out part way through, I resorted to looking up clips of recent match highlights on Youtube as soon as I heard something exciting on the radio. It was a decent system, but I'm still disappointed at how difficult it is to watch the world's biggest sporting event while living in the US.