This could be useful for those wanting to find programmes in other languages (although many channels seem to be from India or China, there are plenty of English-language ones) and why not, maybe even some World Cup matches not shown in Spain …
A word of advice – you don’t have to download the player to watch online, but you will need Internet Explorer or Firefox for Windows, or Safari / Firefox for Mac.
About the TVU networks service
What is TVU?
TVU Networks offers a free global live TV service that you can watch on your Windows PC or Mac over a broadband Internet connection. This service is dedicated to bringing you TV that you can’t get from cable or satellite, such as news and sports from around the world.
How does TVU work?
TVU uses real-time packet replication, which is very much like P2P file sharing, except that the video is brought to you in real time. Every additional viewer watching a channel helps make the network stronger and helps improve the signal of all the other viewers watching the same channel.
Is TVU free?
Yes, TVU is 100% free. If anyone has sold you this service, we suggest you demand a refund.
Is TVU safe?
TVU is 100% safe. TVU doesn’t write any data to your hard disk, other than the TVUPlayer itself and a few necessary configuration files. This makes it almost impossible for virus, worms, and the like to spread via our service.
via TVU networks | FAQ.
Strange Random TV Quote:
Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it. – Alfred Hitchcock
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“Please call Stella. Ask her to bring these things with her from the store: six spoons of fresh snow peas, five thick slabs of blue cheese, and maybe a snack for her brother Bob. We also need a small plastic snake and a big toy frog for the kids. She can scoop these things into three red bags, and we will go meet her Wednesday at the train station.”
You can listen to people from a specific country or browse by native language, which may be more useful if you’re a language student. To give you an idea of the possibilities, compare the following native speakers (all links open in a new window):
- english14, male, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
- english24, male, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
- english106, female, Los Angeles, California, USA
- english196, female, Suva, Fiji
- english270, male, cape town, South Africa
- english274, female, Sydney, Australia
Do you want to add to the archive? It’s as easy as recording a good quality file and sending it to them, although you will have to fill in a form and agreement first
Strange Random Accent Quote:
I shouldn’t be saying this – high treason, really – but I sometimes wonder if Americans aren’t fooled by our accent into detecting brilliance that may not really be there. – Stephen Fry
(to be) Snowed in: Trapped (somewhere) because of too much snow, most likely due to a recent snow storm.
e.g. The snow was so deep that we were snowed in for three days. Luckily we had enough food to last us a while.
(to be) Snowed under: Overworked; exceptionally busy.
e.g. Look, I’m really snowed under at the moment. Can this wait?
(to) snowball into something: Fig. [for something] to become larger or more serious by growing like a snowball being rolled.
e.g. This whole problem is snowballing into a crisis very rapidly.
(to / not to) have a snowball’s chance in hell: to have no chance at all of achieving something (usually + of + doing sth)
e.g. With those grades she doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of getting into college.
A snow bunny:
1. Someone learning to ski.
e.g. This little slope is for snow bunnies. They call it the ‘bunny hill’.
2. A young, attractive female at a skiing lodge.
e.g. Some cute little snow bunny came over and sat beside me.
a snowball effect: a situation in which something increases in size or importance at a faster and faster rate.
e.g. The more successful you become, the more publicity you get and that publicity generates sales. It’s a sort of snowball effect.
e.g. Danny’ll need to do a snow job on his Dad if he’s going to borrow the car again.
(to be) as pure as the driven snow: to be morally good.
e.g. How dare he criticize me for having an affair? He’s not exactly as pure as the driven snow himself!
Strange Random Weather Quote:
Weather is a great metaphor for life – sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, and there’s nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella – Pepper Giardino
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