LOTS of people are searching for where they can find live coverage of the 2009 British Open Golf on free to air television in Australia.
The short answer is that there is none.
Channel Nine has the rights but in a magnificent effort from a network that once prided itself on its sports coverage, will only telecast a one hour highlights package at midnight two days after the tournament is over.
Tremendous effort that, as one of its erstwhile sports commentators used to continually repeat.
Of course you will find it live on pay television but for those without the only other alternative is to watch one of the many live internet streams.
If you only have an average internet connection that may not be ideal, but it is watchable.
Just search for British Open golf live internet streams a little closer to the event and check them out for yourself to decide what action you should take.
Adam Scott will be the first Australian to tee off on Thursday. That’s at 4.25pm (AEST). The Fox tv coverage begins at 6pm, so even those with a pay tv service can give the interntet streaming channels a go.
Here’s to the (hopefully) near future when everyone has access to fast broadband and we can all watch or download what we want when we want, and we’ll no longer be at the whim of tired, dinasour televison networks.
And they wonder why they are losing viewers and viewer loyalty hand over fist.