Will the Tony Awards be aired in the Uk??

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Will the Tony Awards be aired in the Uk??#1
Posted: 5/31/08 at 7:13am
?? :)
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HAH, I wish! No, the only way I know of to watch the Tonys from this side of the Atlantic is to download TVUPlayer and stay up all night. I better pencil myself in some extra naptime that weekend...
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which channel are they shown on in America?
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Excellent question. Give me a minute, and I shall look at the Tony awards website.

There we are; CBS. :P
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i watch it online here in the UK
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How? Do you use the TVU Player?
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Grrr, Tony awards are always on the week of my exams so I can't stay up and watch re: Will the Tony Awards be aired in the Uk??
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I think is the TVU player, my partner sets it up, i think it streams late though
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Mmm, I got west coast CBS last year. So once the technical awards had streamed through the Tony website, I had nothing to do but nap and quaff caffeine until 4.30am. Blech. XP Couldn't even hang out here because the east coast would've spoiled all the surprises. XD
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Oh man, so I'll have to wake up at 4:30am to watch (which I will totally do) and then go to work after...

I think I'll have to get to bed at like 7pm to prepare myself. Any advice on how to actually sleep at such an unGodly early hour?
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Sadly the Tonys have never had a proper broadcast in the UK- jeez we're lucky to hear anything about the English awards!!!
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i have just downloaded
TVU Player, especially tos
see the Tony Awards,
however the channel list
does not include CBS!
Not sure whether it just
isn't picking up the channel
at the moment, as the TV guide
claims to have CBS, or do I
need to download it seperately or
something? Confused! Help!
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Guys, my life sort of depends on this, I hope you can help. So I've downloaded the TVU Player and found 4 American channels. However, although ABC7 News and Fox8 News seem to work fine, CBS and Fox News seem to do nothing. Could it have something to do with the different symbols in front of the channels in the guide? ABC7 and Fox8 both have a Windows Media Player symbol whearas CBS and Fox News have a green TVU symbol:

This one works:
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This one doesn't:
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I tried this myself..it's basically a torrent which picks up a station which has (somehow) been put onto the platform. It's then kept going by the torrent (ie the more people with the player open on any channel, the easier it is to see).
Which stations are available, why and how I don't know. (You can become an expert on China though!)
I removed it eventually. Once you've opened the progranm, the torrent stays open, even though you've closed the screen (unless anyone knows differently).
I felt it was slowing other stuff down.

PS The symbols do indicate how it will play, but I didn't have any problems because of that. If they don't play I think it's because it's either not there(!) or too few people have "joined" in.
I'm happy (and expecting!) to be corrected on this.
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I feel sorry for you guys, here in Australia we get it by satellite on cable (Monday morning 10am), of course what I really want is the pre awards concert with practically all of the musicals performing. Oh well, you can't have everything.
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Yeah here in the UK we don't get a national broadcast - despite Sky's thousands of channels!!!

They've even stopped showing the Olivier awards on TV, so there's little or no hope of us ever seeing the Tonys!

Good old cultured Britain....we get the National Soap Awards rammed down our necks - but live theatre, pbbb!
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I don't know why they can't show it on Sky Arts or something, the time it goes out surely wouldn't be too busy. I am sure if Fox were carrying it in the US we'd have a better chance with the links to BskyB.
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Speaking as an American. Fox wouldn't ever show anything like the Tonys. The Tonys are far to classy for something like fox.

CBS is an American channel that is shown nationally. But, in America because we have different time zones the show is showed live from NYC. But, the time that you would be watching it in different parts of the country would be different due to the time zones.
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Its cool watching it live on the web through the stream (god knows how its done) but its a bloody long night
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In Australia the cable network (Foxtel) that is showing the Tonys is owned by News Corporation as is Sky in the U.K., (and of course News Corporation is the parent company of Fox in the U.S.). Obviously whoever runs Sky in the U.K. isn't sympathetic to your cause - start campaigning! If it is the same company that runs Foxtel and Sky why don't they run it?
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Hey,
Anyone sort out a stream for this year ??
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Just stream it through TVU Player
Dont come on here though if u dont wanna know who won because it wont start till 4am out time on TVU
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No complaints from me, not being able to watch the Tony's, I rather be able to watch the Olivier's first.
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Anyone know the exact time for the start on TVU? I am very looking forward; neep a nap soon methinks :)
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