by John Moe // Posted: 06/11/10 08:17 AM
A listener wrote in to ask where online he could watch World Cup matches. Digging around a bit, I think Lifehacker’s list is a pretty complete one. As they point out, the games are subject to regional blackouts (although it’s not hard to find IP proxy hosting to get around that if you’re so inclined). Some of the sites will charge you a bit of money or require a special plug-in but it’s a lot cheaper than flying to South Africa.
Our listener points out that a lot sites out there seem to be scams to deliver malware to your computer or they’re running a phishing scam. Best to go with a name you know like the BBC or ESPN, although best also to make sure that it’s actually a URL of that media source that you’re seeing.