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Old 14-10-2011, 17:04   #121
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Re: BoxNation on Virgin Media?

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For anyone who wants to watch the fight tomorrow online, here's a copy of an e-mail I received from BoxNation which contains a link to the official stream. I've heard the picture and sound quality will be top notch!

"Watch LIVE & ONLINE this weekend for FREE by visiting http://boxnation.tv/live.php

Our line up this weekend includes Nathan Cleverly v Tony Bellow for the WBO Light – Heavyweight Championship on Saturday from 18:00 (UK Time).

BoxNation is home to the most knowledgeable and engaging team in boxing including presenters Jim Rosenthal and Paul Dempsey, pundit Steve Bunce and commentator John Rawling.

Tune in to Sky channel 456 to catch all the action.

The BoxNation team"

Please note whilst the e-mail suggests the action starts from 6pm, I have been reliably informed the broadcast will be from 7pm. I do not know if this link will also cover Bernard Hopkins Vs. Chad Dawson at 2am Sunday morning.

I'll keep you posted if I get further info.
Did you get Sky TV installed today ?
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Old 14-10-2011, 17:27   #122
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Re: BoxNation on Virgin Media?

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Did you get Sky TV installed today ?
There is a long story to this, but the short version is no. The install was rescheduled for Monday which is after tomorrows big fight on BoxNation. This cheesed me off, and the arrival of SKY Anytime on Virgin made me think twice.

Anyway I called Virgin to cancel, and thought I'd give retentions a try. I explined I wanted to leave and had already joined SKY. I offered to e-mail proof to show I wasn't just being a chancer. I said it wasn't too late for me to change my mind and gave plenty of BS about wanting to stay loyal etc...I was offered a 500Gb TiVo, at no extra cost, and my V+box would be moved to my bedroom at no extra cost. All in my monthly subscription wouldn't be changing. I also raised the point about the expense of 0845 calls and was also offered some deal, that usually costs £2.00, for free too. Finally if I stayed this would all be on a 12 month contract, not 18.

I then started to think about some of the stuff I would lose joining SKY:

1. 50Mb broadband
2. On demand content - Including SKY Anytime
3. Catch up TV
4. ESPN, ESPN HD, ESPN Classic, ESPN America.
5. The ability to watch a channel whilst recording 2 others
6. The ability to watch VOD content on both my livingroom box and bedroom box.

I spoke with the Mrs. last night and we discussed why we want SKY:

1. More HD channel
2. BoxNation
3. SKY Atlantic
4. New channels as they launch

It was a difficult decision but I have cancelled my order with SKY last night. They refunded my £10.00 today. I've just bin-ed the 2 viewing cards they sent me and I need to return their router. I have taken the retention offer from Virgin. I'm about to join the TiVo party.

Ultimately I really want Box Nation, and did join SKY, however with the arrival of SKY Anytime on Virgin, and the thought of having to use broadband bandwidth to watch the same stuff via SKY I realised it wasn't a deal that made sense for me. I'd be giving up way too much stuff to join SKY.

For now I'll need to watch Box Nation via stream. Alternatively I also hooked up the old SKY box at my parents house and the channel is working fine. They only live 4 doors away so I can either watch the action live with my Dad or record if to watch the next day.

As for the Mrs. wanting SKY Atlantic, well let's just say I've obtained Boardwalk Empire, Game Of thrones and Blue Bloods for her today whilst off work.

I've just been reading this post back and the following line at the start has just made me chuckle:

"There is a long story to this, but the short version is no."

Imagine if I'd posted the long version

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Old 14-10-2011, 17:32   #123
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Re: BoxNation on Virgin Media?

Glad you decided to stay on the bright side and not jump over to the dark side. Where would we have been without you mate
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Old 14-10-2011, 17:35   #124
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Glad you decided to stay and not join the dark side
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Old 14-10-2011, 17:36   #125
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Glad you decided to stay on the bright side and not jump over to the dark side. Where would we have been without you mate


Just noticed as I was posting this the advert at the top right of my screen:



The whole Live & Exclusive to SKY angle doesn't look promising
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Old 14-10-2011, 17:38   #126
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Just noticed as I was posting this the advert at the top right of my screen:



The whole Live & Exclusive to SKY angle doesn't look promising
It's on freeview tomorrow so it's not Exclusive to SKY
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Re: BoxNation on Virgin Media?

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There is a long story to this, but the short version is no. The install was rescheduled for Monday which is after tomorrows big fight on BoxNation. This cheesed me off, and the arrival of SKY Anytime on Virgin made me think twice.

Anyway I called Virgin to cancel, and thought I'd give retentions a try. I explined I wanted to leave and had already joined SKY. I offered to e-mail proof to show I wasn't just being a chancer. I said it wasn't too late for me to change my mind and gave plenty of BS about wanting to stay loyal etc...I was offered a 500Gb TiVo, at no extra cost, and my V+box would be moved to my bedroom at no extra cost. All in my monthly subscription wouldn't be changing. I also raised the point about the expense of 0845 calls and was also offered some deal, that usually costs £2.00, for free too. Finally if I stayed this would all be on a 12 month contract, not 18.

I then started to think about some of the stuff I would lose joining SKY:

1. 50Mb broadband
2. On demand content - Including SKY Anytime
3. Catch up TV
4. ESPN, ESPN HD, ESPN Classic, ESPN America.
5. The ability to watch a channel whilst recording 2 others
6. The ability to watch VOD content on both my livingroom box and bedroom box.

I spoke with the Mrs. last night and we discussed why we want SKY:

1. More HD channel
2. BoxNation
3. SKY Atlantic
4. New channels as they launch

It was a difficult decision but I have cancelled my order with SKY last night. They refunded my £10.00 today. I've just bin-ed the 2 viewing cards they sent me and I need to return their router. I have taken the retention offer from Virgin. I'm about to join the TiVo party.

Ultimately I really want Box Nation, and did join SKY, however with the arrival of SKY Anytime on Virgin, and the thought of having to use broadband bandwidth to watch the same stuff via SKY I realised it wasn't a deal that made sense for me. I'd be giving up way too much stuff to join SKY.

For now I'll need to watch Box Nation via stream. Alternatively I also hooked up the old SKY box at my parents house and the channel is working fine. They only live 4 doors away so I can either watch the action live with my Dad or record if to watch the next day.

As for the Mrs. wanting SKY Atlantic, well let's just say I've obtained Boardwalk Empire, Game Of thrones and Blue Bloods for her today whilst off work.

I've just been reading this post back and the following line at the start has just made me chuckle:

"There is a long story to this, but the short version is no."

Imagine if I'd posted the long version
Hope Box Nation arrives for you At the moment its status is COMING SOON
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Hope Box Nation arrives for you At the moment its status is COMING SOON
There was a time only a few days ago when I thought "Coming Soon" was going to be a phrase of the past. I was ready to enjoy access to new channels, straight away from launch. I'm a sucker for punishment.
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Old 14-10-2011, 21:14   #129
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Re: BoxNation on Virgin Media?

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It was a difficult decision but I have cancelled my order with SKY last night. They refunded my £10.00 today. I've just bin-ed the 2 viewing cards they sent me and I need to return their router. I have taken the retention offer from Virgin. I'm about to join the TiVo party.

Ultimately I really want Box Nation, and did join SKY, however with the arrival of SKY Anytime on Virgin, and the thought of having to use broadband bandwidth to watch the same stuff via SKY I realised it wasn't a deal that made sense for me. I'd be giving up way too much stuff to join SKY.

For now I'll need to watch Box Nation via stream. Alternatively I also hooked up the old SKY box at my parents house and the channel is working fine. They only live 4 doors away so I can either watch the action live with my Dad or record if to watch the next day.

As for the Mrs. wanting SKY Atlantic, well let's just say I've obtained Boardwalk Empire, Game Of thrones and Blue Bloods for her today whilst off work.

I've just been reading this post back and the following line at the start has just made me chuckle:

"There is a long story to this, but the short version is no."

Imagine if I'd posted the long version



Glad you are staying Chad.
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Old 14-10-2011, 23:13   #130
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Re: BoxNation on Virgin Media?

Well since Box Nation launched I've cooled my interest in Premier Sports. The Mrs. would like SKY Atlantic however we will use other methods to keep on top of the latest shows, even if that means DVD boxsets for Xmas.

A little birdy has told me that BoxNation should launch on Virgin in January. The free to view period ends in December however SKY customers who currently register their interest will get their first month free meaning that on SKY the channel is essentially free until about 21st January 2012. BoxNation executives will be presenting viewing figures for this weekends Cleverly Vs. Bellew broadcast to Virgin so hopefully our friends at SKY will tune in to help us out. Alternatively the more people who watch the official stream the better.

My source, aka little birdy, is not very reliable however he tells me the things I like hearing
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Glad you staying Chad, I was in a very similar position and think i might be hanging on too.

I just hope online it all goes ok tonight, really hope they prepared for big numbers and site doesn't crash on us. Fingers crossed for one and all.

On Freeview - this mean Box Nation now being picked up the basic boxes? I didn't know it was on there.

Either way, Box Nation going to be great - great team of presenters and amazing fights.
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Glad you staying Chad, I was in a very similar position and think i might be hanging on too.

I just hope online it all goes ok tonight, really hope they prepared for big numbers and site doesn't crash on us. Fingers crossed for one and all.

On Freeview - this mean Box Nation now being picked up the basic boxes? I didn't know it was on there.

Either way, Box Nation going to be great - great team of presenters and amazing fights.
I'm going up to my parents to watch this with my Dad. I'll be coming home to watch Hopkins Vs. Dawson via stream from 2am.

Enjoy tonights action!
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On Freeview - this mean Box Nation now being picked up the basic boxes? I didn't know it was on there.
It's only available on internet-connected Freeview HD TVs.

What time does it start? Whilst I have no desire to watch scantily-clad men attempting to give each other brain damage, I am interested in seeing the technology in action. Right now a couple of screens of text flash up (too fast to read) then it just says "Data Service".
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It's only available on internet-connected Freeview HD TVs.

What time does it start? Whilst I have no desire to watch scantily-clad men attempting to give each other brain damage, I am interested in seeing the technology in action. Right now a couple of screens of text flash up (too fast to read) then it just says "Data Service".
It's a 7pm start.
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hi , cant belive the big day has finally arrived , and we have been let down by virgin , im going for bellow to stop cleverly late on , look forward to hearing from you all
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