Webcast tonight: Belfast Giants Coventry Blaze ice hockey 7pm

Hi All

We’re webcasting tonight live from the Odyssey as the league leaders take on the reigning champions in a league match. The faceoff is at 7pm and the webcast will start around 6.45.

So, Belfast Giants verses Coventry Blaze webcast for free at 7pm tonight. We’re asking for people to pay what its worth but are keeping it wide open for new viewers to catch a glimpse. Check out the note on the site for further details!




Oooohh interesting: Free Webcast UK Television

I definitely think you check this out Zattoo, streaming UK television.
(I can now watch Neighbours while at home…) Amusing that the person who is streaming BBC One at the moment has his MacBook Pro (I assume so, given the constant hum in the audio) microphone input turned on as you can hear walking about in the background!!

Meanwhile freesat has been launched today. Think we need that in Dromore. Living in a town that you have to go uphill (unless you float down the river) to get out of (implication: it’s a ‘hole’) that should be very useful.

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Giants Vipers Webcast 2008-03-29

Heading down to Dundalk this afternoon for the Giants’ final ‘home’ game of the year (not season, that was last week) as they take on the Newcastle Vipers in the first qualifying round of the Elite League Playoffs 2008.

I’m running the show tonight as Ronan’s away so toss a coin and if it’s heads then the stream’ll be up and running showing highlights and gtv clips from recent games around 7pm. I don’t think we’ll be able to do pre-game interviews this week due to a few logistical things, but I might run the ivs from a few weeks back :)

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Off to Belfast to find American Steve and then to Dundalk. Go on… watch the web cast… it’s the last time I (might) get paid until July! :D

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Giants Bison Live Webcast – Thursday 10th

Belfast Giants take on the Basingstoke Bison at the Odyssey arena this Thursday night as the mid-table battle in the Elite League starts to get very interesting. After our biggest web cast viewing yet on Saturday against the Panthers we’re hoping to maintain and increase the number of viewers to help keep the whole operation going.

I quite fancy getting a mailing list up and going so people know exactly which matches are coming up (and which are being covered for sure) as there seems to be quite a growing interest in live match night footage primarily from away fans (which is our target audience, don’t worry Todd) and we aim to increase our subscribers from far away places, as there seems to be an interest in British hockey and in particular in the Giants from North America. That is at least where two of the owners of the Giants live!

As for this week’s web cast: The usual line up: Nigel Ringland (play-by-play) and Wayne Hardman (colour-commentary) will talk you through the game with full audio commentary and _at least_ video highlights in the first two periods and then high quality (the UTV guys are impressed!) video coverage of the third period and any overtime or shoot-outs that may occur. Recent feedback has been awesome and we’re really pleased things seem to be going well.

To connect to the webcast (please don’t try doing this until Thursday about 6.45 ready for the 7 PM faceoff – actually it may be 7.30 so check the giants website before doing that) go to and check out Octoshape – download the plugin and ensure your Windows Media installation is up to date (a quick restart wouldn’t go down too badly either – just to be sure) then proceed to the pay-site, share the love with your £3.30 (consensus is that this is a fair price for what you get)

Also the game on the 10th of January against Newcastle Vipers will be shown, but more of that in due course.

Oh, and I want to get one of these.

Live video is produced by Hidavid Ltd, which is what Ronan does.


Belfast Giants v Nottingham Panthers Live Webcast

Broadcasting live tonight from the Odyssey; Giants v Panthers face-off around 7PM.

First two periods audio commentary from Nigel Ringland and Wayne Hardman; third period full video and audio coverage.

You can find out how to get the feed here and at Octoshape and test your connection via the Octoshape test streams. Cost is £3.30 to try to cover production costs!

Video production by HiDavid Ltd and Me.