Last year, I complained about the pricing and lack of Linux support from the C Sports service. It was at the time, the only service (legally) providing Premiere League streams through the Internet (at least here in Norway). Now, things have changed. TV2’s Sumo is now the new provider of Premiere League streams here in Norway. Since I have subscribed to TV2’s option through cable TV, I have not yet tested their Internet service.
Nevertheless, C Sports has also changed a bit. The good, C Sports now support for Linux through Flash, and they provide streams from the Carling Cup. The bad, the prices are still too high. 79 NOK (10 €) for a game in the first round of the Carling Cup, is still too expensive. At least with the service quality they offer. The ugly: the image! The picture quality on my stream was very poor. Charging 10€ for it is almost a robbery. Moreover, the stream ended five minutes before the game ended!! I could at least not reconnect at the end of the game.
Nice to see more streaming services available on the Linux platform. However, the image and service quality needs to increase, and the price needs to decrease.