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Best legal way of watching sky sports with a group at uni

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Best legal way of watching sky sports with a group at uni

Recently I have been having a lot of difficulty. I have been trying to find a good way I can watch F1 with a group of people at uni so I can get to know and socialise with people who share my interests but it is proving really difficult due to the following;

 

  • There are no pubs around my area that don’t prioritise football over f1 
  • I can’t book a large room and connect my laptop which has sky go to a projector and essentially host a screening as that seems to breach the terms and conditions
  • Can’t use a box as there is no sky dish anywhere
  • Can’t just use sky go in my hall as that isn’t enough space or practical for the amount of people

 

So I want to ask, what is the best legal way of doing what I want to do with sky go/sky sports?

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@MattTGamingHD Connect a Now TV box to the largest TV you can find and pay for a day pass?

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Yeah easiest way would be to use Now TV. Buy a £30 Chromecast and then just cast NowTV onto it and buy day passes for F1

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Is there another way I can do it? I don't want money to be involved in this, is there a way I can just do what im trying to do legally without having to go through all that hassle?

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You do realise what you are typing right...? 

 

You want someone to provide you a service, hassle free, for many people to watch and legal. You want all that for free? Not going to happen is it. 

 

Options are;

- Get a Sky subscription at the location although as you've already said this isnt possible then that wont work

- Get Sky go on a decent laptop/PC and connect it to a big screen

- Get NowTV passes and cast the feed up on a chromecast or TV app

- Find some other way thats probably not legal.

 

Your original post states you cant book a big room, you cant go to a public place, you cant do it in your hall as there is no space and you cant use Sky because there is no dish. Problem here is that you've literally just thrown away all options so unless you can make a compromise or change the situation you are going to struggle. 

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Would book a room and do the second option but it seems that breaches the license agreement of Sky Go... Is that correct?

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I've just had a brief read of the Sky Go/Sky Go Extra T&Cs and it seems as long as you are not re distributing or rebroadcasting the feed then you are okay. In my opinion showing it in a private room with select people would not be breaking T&Cs. Problems would arise if you were to advertise this or show it for a large amount of people so I'd keep to friends only. 

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@MattTGamingHD I wouldn't book a room or venue to show it as that could open you up to all sorts of legal problems.

In the unlikely event Sky found out they could argue you were broadcasting the races without permission and potentially for profit (proving you didn't would be near on Impossible especially if those that attend are friends),you could also cause issues for the venue with the council if they don't have a licence for showing live sport.

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I wouldn't want to make a profit from it or anything. I created a F1 facebook group for fans of F1 in my uni and all I am wanting to do is to have a way we could meet up to watch a grand prix. It isnt a small group, right now there are 10 people in it but that number is set to rise and it would be quite unfair if i have to limit the amount of people. It is really frustrating me that cos of all the restrictions that is so tricky as I feel like I am not asking for much. It is not a problem for people who want to do the same with football as they can go to a pub but unfortunately F1 doesn't get that sort of treatment at pubs.

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@MattTGamingHD

Sounds like something you need to bring up with your local council to see if they can set anything up for you. Alternatively you could see if your uni would help try to organise it or allow it in anyway

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Re: Best legal way of watching sky sports with a group at uni

Also Now TV has the same sort of restriction in the terms and conditions as sky go

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Like I've said, this is probably something you need to bring up with your local area or University then. Most, if not all, pay for sports services are for personal or family use only so if you are wanting to organise a large group of people to watch something then you are going to need to plan it properly, get the correct permission and so on. 

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I have done that and unfortunately they do not have Sky and there is no reason for them to do so for just a handful of people. And you can't say I have not been planning it properly, I have been trying to figure out a method since I started at uni in september but due to all the restrictions of Sky Go, it has been quite tricky. What is the best method available now?

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There does not seem to be a legal way for you to do it in your circumstances unfortunately

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Sorry to say but this is ridiculous. All I want to do is watch my passion with a group of people that share my interests. I don’t feel like I am asking for much here. Why are there such restrictions anyway? I looked at F1TV’s terms and conditions (the service sky is blocking in the uk, thus excluding us from all these brilliant features which **bleep**es me off even more) and it has no such restrictions! I’m getting really frustrated right now as I created a Facebook group for people at my uni who like f1 and it’s been increasingly hard to keep that group alive as we haven’t been able to do the basic thing of watching the common interest as a group! 

 

Surely there must be some legal way I can do what I want to do

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