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postheadericon NBC Olympics selects Microsoft Azure to provide live and on-demand streaming for its production of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

NEW YORK — Aug. 1, 2016 Microsoft Azure has been selected by NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, to provide cloud encoding and hosting with video workflows for NBC Olympics’ production of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, which take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 5–21.

Microsoft Azure will provide streaming service for NBCUniversal and’s record 4,500 hours of online content, making it easier for viewers to find relevant content and recommendations on any device.

This is the second Games for which NBC Olympics has chosen Microsoft Azure to assist with live and on-demand multiplatform streaming coverage. With the proliferation of connected devices, viewers this year will tune into NBC Olympics’ programming from connected TVs, tablets, smartphones, PCs and more. NBC Olympics is making it easy for viewers to access news, highlights and programming wherever they are via the NBC Sports app available free on Android, iOS, Roku, Amazon, Windows 10 tablets, Xbox, Windows Phone, PC and Mac.

“We always strive to deliver more content in real time to more channels and devices around the world,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of the Cloud and Enterprise Group at Microsoft. “During the Sochi Olympic Games, NBC Olympics had more than 1 million concurrent live viewers watching a collective average of 600,000 hours of coverage per day. We are planning for even greater viewing numbers for Rio, and are excited to power the experience again using Microsoft Azure.”

“The Rio Olympics have nearly three times as many events per day as the Sochi Games,” said Rick Cordella, senior vice president and general manager, Digital Media, NBC Sports Group. “With the Azure cloud platform, Microsoft is partnering with us to deliver the secure, scalable cloud we depend on to bring the Games to millions of viewers on whichever device they prefer, via end-to-end live streaming entirely in the cloud.”

Microsoft is also making it easy for viewers to be immersed in the Games. Bing will provide a schedule that offers daily updated Events to Watch. Outlook today debuted the new Interesting Outlook calendar functionality in and Outlook on the web for events starting with the Summer Games, enabling viewers to add their favorite events from the Olympics calendar to their schedule.

Microsoft has a broad partner ecosystem that extends its capabilities in the cloud. To deliver authenticated streaming coverage live and on-demand, Microsoft is working with Adobe Primetime, Adobe’s multiscreen TV delivery and monetization platform, which is integrated as part of Azure so programmers can seamlessly deliver online video and ads to millions of viewers at scale.

About NBC Olympics

A division of the NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal’s Olympic coverage. It is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history.

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Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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postheadericon How You Can Watch A Wimbledon Stream Live

Make sure you’re ready to go on the first day of Wimbledon. Streaming live tennis has never been so easy.

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postheadericon Microsoft issues warning after Xbox Live certificate ‘inadvertently’ leaks

A malicious attacker could in theory use the leaked security certificate to launch a man-in-the-middle attack, intercepting Xbox Live usernames, passwords and even payments made by game players.

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postheadericon [BREAKING] [LIVE FEED] Mass Shooting Reported In San Bernadino’s Inland Regional Center

UPDATE 01: 4:45PM EST A live feed from NBC News is being provided below: SAN BERNADINO, CALIFORNIA — At approximately 2:26 PM PST, the San Bernadino County Sheriff’s office confirmed they were responding to an active shooter in vicinity of the … Continue reading
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postheadericon Tombstone Re-Enactment Goes Sour — Fellow Actor Shot By Idiot Who Didn’t Check His Gun, Fired Live Rounds Instead Of Blanks

TOMBSTONE, ARIZONA — If you’ve ever seen Tombstone (1993), you’re probably a fan of the loosely-based historic gunfight which occurred in OK Corral between Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and a bunch of rowdy vaqueros.  Well, a group of onlookers were … Continue reading
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postheadericon [WATCH HERE] Live Streaming Event From The GLOCK US HQ: Friday March 20th At 12PM EST

Tune in to this GLOCKLive broadcast – Live from the GLOCK US factory. Broadcast will be at Noon EST and 6pm EST on March 20th 2015. Interested in what goes on at GLOCK HQ and what is coming down the … Continue reading
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postheadericon Playstation Network and Xbox Live offline for Xmas

Malicious DDoS attack blamed for taking major gaming networks Xbox Live and Playstation Network offline for Christmas…

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postheadericon Amazon, Xbox Live, PSN and more: Hackers leak 13,000 passwords

13,000 login details including payment card numbers an expiry dates have leaked from online services including Amazon, Xbox Live, Playstation Network and more, according to Tech Crunch.

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Use a VPN to Watch FIA Formula 1 Racing

Watch FIA Formula 1 Live Streaming With a VPN

The 2014 FIA Formula 1 racing season is underway, and it’s off to an interesting start, with news of hometown boy Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification after exceeding his fuel flow limit and taking second place in the recent Australian Grand Prix. Controversy aside, there’s a whole lotta FIA Formula 1 racing to go this season, but how can you ensure the ability to follow the streaming this action-packed races as they bounce from Melbourne, Australia to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and all the way to the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Where to Stream Formula 1 Live Racing

After all, these races aren’t available to stream just anywhere, with nine races for available for free in the UK with BBC Sport, and all of the races available on UK and Ireland on Sky Sports for £ 22 a month. You can also stream races for free via Tenplay, which is only available for streaming in Australia.

Use a VPN to Enjoy FIA Formula 1 Live Streaming From Anywhere

Best VPN Providers To Watch Formula One Streaming Sports

If you aren’t in one of the countries that is providing Formula 1 live streaming for free, you’re going to want a versatile VPN that offers considerable worldwide coverage; one that serves the dual purpose of allowing you to enjoy geographically restricted material on the web and keep your web presence safe, and we’ve got lots of recommendations.

Start by taking a look at our official supported VPN service provider list; it’s an incredibly useful way to compare many of the most popular VPN services and figuring out which one suits you.

Popular VPN services for comprehensive international coverage include IPVanish (fast, reliable service in 45+ countries), (VPN provider based in Australia with some of the best support), VyprVPN (over 40 countries and 200,000 IP addresses!), , and PrivateInternetAccess (one of the most popular VPN services with huge list of server locations). But really, if it’s on our provider list, you can’t go wrong.

Watching FIA Formula 1 Live Streaming With a VPN on a FlashRouter in Streaming HD Video

Having a VPN will certainly ensure that you can access the sites you want to access in order to watch FIA Formula 1 live streaming, but if you want to enjoy those races in streaming HD video, you run the risk of increasing amounts of stalls and freezes.

Fortunately for you, and as the above video explains, a FlashRouter can take help you with all of that. We’ve got the open-source routers with superior functionality that make those pesky streaming & stability issues a thing of the past.

Whether you’re looking for a simple, cost-effective way to update your network with a great economy Single Band model like the Asus RT-N16 DD-WRT or the Cisco Linksys E1200 Tomato, or splurge on a monolithic beast like the Netgear R7000 Nighthawk DD-WRT or the Asus RT-AC66U Tomato, a FlashRouter is what you need for seamless FIA Formula 1 action. Every FlashRouter comes with:

  • An extensively tested DD-WRT or Tomato Router.
  • Free Experienced Tech Support Included – If you have issues, our friendly, fast, and knowledgeable US-based support staff will get your DD-WRT wireless router and VPN service connection up and running or return your device for a full refund. Satisfaction Guaranteed!
  • Free VPN Service Integration: Remote Teamviewer assistance included if required.
  • 90 Day Warranty – Open-source firmware will void our router whether you do it or us so we give you a little piece of mind so you don’t get a lemon. Plus we stress test all device prior to shipping anyway.
  • Repeater Bridge/Wireless Bridge Help – Let us know you are planning to create one and we can set it up for you or include a setup guide on any router that includes Basic Support Plus.
  • Worldwide shipping via USPS.

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postheadericon How to Watch the World Cup 2014 Live Streaming From Anywhere (Updated)

Get Your Network Ready for World Cup 2014 Live Streaming

Get Your Network Ready for the 2014 World Cup

You’re excited about the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil; of course, you are. We all are. Why else would we be posting about it almost three months the first game starts? The World Cup will be pumping up emotions around the world from June 12-July 13, 2014.

Anticipation is at a fever pitch. Ticket sales in Brazil are breaking records. FIFA’s issuing warnings about buying tickets from unauthorized sources.

Of course, most of the world won’t even try to get tickets, and will happily settle for watching it on TV or streaming it over the web. This also applies to restaurants and bars trying to show matches to their patrons that aren’t streaming on available TV channels.

If you are in the United States, trying to watch the England, Italy, or Japan game while the US game is playing on television may not be possible, unless you are web streaming. If you don’t have cable or an ESPN 360 account, you will need to an alternate way to ensure you will be able to watch all of the matches.

Below is a guide that we will be continually updating the make streaming the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil streaming is as fluid and hassle-free as possible.

How to Watch the 2014 World Cup Online

World Cup 2014 Draw- How To Watch 2014 World Cup Online

2014 World Cup Draw

Just looking at the results of the World Cup 2014 Draw is enough to get us worked up. Looks like our home team will be facing Germany, Portugal, and Ghana in Group G, with the No. 2-ranked Germany posing biggest threat to the US squad. Host country Brazil will facing off with Croatia, Mexico, and Cameroon when everything kicks off on June 12th. This could get interesting.

If you don’t miss a minute of it, and if you want to know who has the rights to stream the World Cup in your country, it would be best to consult this list of broadcasting rights. In addition, here are a few choice sites and apps that will allow you to access World Cup 2014 live streaming for every game that your heart desires.

Best VPN Service Providers for World Cup 2014 Free Live Streaming

Best VPN Services for Watching World Cup 2014

For the uninitiated, a VPN service (or Virtual Private Network service) is a subscription-based service that accomplishes the dual purpose of making your online activity secure and allows you to have access to a freer, more open internet. It accomplishes the former by securely tunneling all of your online activity through encrypted servers set up all over the world, thus keeping your sensitive information (e-mails, credit card numbers) out of the view of prying eyes.

As for giving you a more open Internet, a VPN also allows you to access geographically restricted material like the World Cup from anywhere in the world. When you log in to a VPN, you’re allowed to choose the country in which your encrypted server is located. When you do so, your computer is given a new IP address in that country, which effectively makes your computer think it’s in a different country.

Want to stream the BBC from Mexico? Choose a UK server and you’re all set. The same trick applies if you want to watch Netflix from New Zealand or visit Google from China.

How to Stream World Cup 2014 on Any Device

On the other side of things, even if you are have chosen the right VPN of your choice to watch the World Cup 2014, you still may have issues with the actual live streaming of the games on your different devices. That is why a powerful router for integrating VPN through your entire network is a necessity. Using a better router could give you streaming HD quality World Cup action like you never imagined.

Using a VPN router means you set up the VPN provider once and any device that connects will now be using that country you have selected. iPad, Ps4, Roku, AppleTV. You name it and it’s covered.

Some of our most powerful VPN ready routers include the Netgear R7000 AC1900 Nighthawk DD-WRT FlashRouter & Asus RT-AC66U Tomato FlashRouter which offer top end processor and wireless speeds. If you are looking for a basic router upgrade to get your network more prepared for a streaming future, might we suggest the Linksys E1200 Tomato FlashRouter or the Netgear WNDR3700 N600 DD-WRT Router.

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Best Free World Cup 2014 Live Streaming –

FIFA – Who can do a better job of covering the FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil than FIFA themselves? In fact, FIFA’s live streaming service is available in the following (admittedly, all European) countries:

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, FYR Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

How to Stream the World Cup on FIFA Outside of Europe

So if you want to access FIFA or BBC Sport or any other site streaming World Cup games that is not available in your country, hop on to your VPN and pick a server in a country that will allow you to watch the game. you can use the following list of Top Recommended World Cup VPN Providers and the servers countries they offer.

  • IPVanish – Own their own Tier one VPN Servers with major coverage all throught Europe. Out of the FIFA list: IPVanish offers servers Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark (2 servers), Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary (3 servers), Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom (6 servers). Any of which are accessible.
  • Overplay – Popular VPN provider with server locations from the countries from FIFA list in Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
  • PrivateInternetAccessTop low cost VPN provider. Limited country selection but available in the following countries from the FIFA list: Germany, Netherlands, Romania, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Best Sites & Apps for Streaming Live Football/Soccer

Watch World Cup 2014 on BBC Sport

BBC Sport/iTV: BBC Sport is a free streaming sports treasure trove and your best bet for World Cup 2014 live streaming would be through BBC Sport. In conjunction with ITV, BBC has the online streaming rights to World Cup games. All matches will be split between these two UK services. Unfortunately, both BBC Sport and ITV only available in the UK- unless you are subscribed to a VPN service that can help you get around these pesky country restrictions.

Streaming World Cup Live in the USA

WatchESPN: If you’re watching from the US, as we are, then you can count on 271 hours of World Cup 2014 live streaming from Brazil courtesy of ESPN. WatchESPN will be airing simulcasts of the games and that’s likely where you’ll find us. However, unless you are a cable subscriber, using ESPN to watch the World Cup not be possible.

FOX Soccer 2Go: This is a US subscription-based streaming service devoted to all things Soccer and Rugby. They’ve maintained solid coverage on this upcoming World Cup, so you can be certain that FOX Soccer 2Go will stay on the ball when the real action starts. There’s even a Watch on Demand function in case you miss the game you want to see. It all depends on whether or not you want to pay the subscription fee and if your local provider can bring this service to you.

  • Available in: United States, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, USA Minor Outlying Islands, Virgin Islands, U.S.
  • Top Recommended US VPN Providers: HideMyAss,

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