Wimbledon Live, You Supply The Strawberries

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Tennis fans need not be limited in their Wimbledon viewing by the capricious whims of broadcast networks, thanks to another season of Winbledon Live online.

Traveling to England involves the usual annoyances of flying internationally, from having all of your documents handy while juggling a carry-on, to taking off shoes for scanning while hoping the aroma from them doesn’t set off an airport lockdown.

Rather than vying for a coveted seat at Centre Court, lots of people opt for the excellent television coverage and commentary of Wimbledon each summer. Since last year, MediaZone and broadcasters ESPN and NBC have made Wimbledon Live available to Internet users.

For a flat all-access fee, or the purchase of a daily pass, people can catch all of the matches on Wimbledon’s courts. This is made available as live and on-demand coverage of the tennis taking place during the tournament.

The Wimbledon fan will need a Windows computer running Windows Media Player and a broadband connection to handle the streams. There’s no Mac or Linux availability, and champagne and strawberries & cream purchases are the responsibility of the viewer.

However, this year’s subscribers will be able to grab something new from the site. A PDF copy of the official program will be placed online for download by paying customers. Fans will be able to choose from over 300 matches being played this year.

Unless you are in a country where live streaming won’t be available, the deal looks like it’s ‘advantage viewers’.

Wimbledon Live, You Supply The Strawberries
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  • Rudy Grasso

    I’m a Mac user and have been for years and have been totally fed up to my ears to hear and read, “not available for Mac”. I’m contemplating organizing all the Mac users of the world, which total in the millions, to each of us chipping in a couple of bucks to hire those high power lawyers O.J. Simpson used in order to bring a class action suit against every company and organization that have discrimated against Macintosh computer users for not having the same software available for Macs as they do for PCs, plus all the internet sites that donot allow us to access their videos. I figured even coughing up only two bucks, each would bring in millions of dollars which should be sufficient to pay the hungry wolves.
    And the other option for us is to buy PCs, is no option at all.
    Well, I’ve gotten that off my chest.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

    • Adam

      What a perfectly moronic — and typically Mac — post.

      You bought the Mac. Furthermore, just because you chose to do so doesn’t in any way, shape or form mean that software makers should have to go out and make special versions of their software in light of your choice.

      I have a Mac. I love my Mac. As a matter of fact there’s really only thing I don’t like about my Mac. The possibility that my Mac use will cause people to identify me with people like you that make idiotic statements like ‘we should sue company’s that don’t make software for Macs’.

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