The live telecast of World Cup 2014 is just round the corner and for those who are eager to watch the matches and yet do not want to pay the high local Telco fees, consider these 2 following methods. But before that, let us take a look at the Singel World Cup 2014 package so that we can have a better comparison.
World Cup 2014 Singtel and Starhub Pricing
The World Cup matches will be available to under the cross-carriage rule by both Singtel and Starhub customers. The World Cup 2014 package is priced similarly by both Singtel and Starhub, at $112.35 for all 64 matches.
Free to Air Singapore World Cup Matches
There will be only a miserable 4 free to air matches for local Singaporeans to watch. Here is the 4 matches:
1) Opening match –
2) 2 Semi-finals match
3) The finals match
HD quality World Cup
To watch the World Cup in HD quality, you can use the following web streams to watch.
For these sites, the World Cup is actually free to air for their country citizen. However, in order to watch in these sites, you will have to make use of a vpn service. I use HMA for the ease of usage and also low fees. The method is essential the same as setting up Netflix in Singapore that I mentioned in my previous article.
The simple set up.
1) Sign up for HMA
2)Once you have the software installed, under the country selection, choose UK for ITV.
Wait for 10 – 20 seconds for the VPN to connect. Once connected, you will be prompted.
3) Go to the webpage: ITV.
When you are prompted with the Postal code, use a Uk postal code. Samples include: SW1A 1AA , HA9 7RG, BT2 7GX, BD1 3AZ, IG1 1BA
4) Enjoy the match. Simple as that.
Setting up for TVB.
TVB is providing 22 matches for free. You can find out more about the news from this article.
For TVB there are 2 sites or channels you can actually use.
For English commentary, use channel – http://myworldcup.tvb.com/englive/6/
For Mandrain commentary use channel TVB J
Similarly, select Hong Kong as the country this time round. And hit connect.
Once connected, go to the respective webpage and it should work.
Hope this guide helps my fellow Singaporeans and please comment on who will win world cup in the comments section.