April 25, 2015
We’ve come up with a way for people in the United States to watch the television coverage of the incredible 2015 Virgin London Marathon without knowing the results.
If you want to watch live (women start at 4:20 am eastern/men at 5:10 eastern) click here.
1) If you have cable/satellite TV and get Universal Sports, the solution is simple, DVR the taped broadcast of the London Marathon that is on Sunday at 9 am-11:30 eastern. Watch it when you want.
2) If you don’t get Universal Sports, you can watch Universal Sports via Sling which is the new service that lets people get cable TV channels on their laptop,phone, or tablet and cut the cord. You can try sling for free for 30 days or 7 days depending on the package (2 options below). For Universal Sports, Sling has an incredible DVR service that records everything on Universal Sports so you can wake up, fire up Sling on your lalptop, ipad, phone, or Roku and watch the 9-11:30am eastern broadcast of the marathon on Universal Sports at your leisure.
- Option #1 $10 a month/With a 30 Day Free Trial – Sling International Sports Package You get Universal Sports, BeIn Sports (Great international soccer including La Liga, and rugby), One World Sports (Bayern Munich Arsenal, Chelsea Channels), Willow Cricket and International News. Click here to try option #1
- Option #2 $25 a month/With 7 Day Free Trial – Full Sling Service with $5 Sports Extra Package With this option you’ll get the full $20 Sling Service (ESPN, TNT, TBS, AMC, Adult Swim, Disney Channel, Food Network, HGTV, Cartoon Network, and others) and add the $5 Sports Extra Package to get Universal Sports (and ESPNU, ESPNEWS, the SEC Network, & beIN Sports). If you get this you can cut the cord for $25 a month. If you want to add other channels you can and you can add HBO for $15 a month. Click here to try option #2 (and make sure you select the $5 Sports Extra Package to get Universal)
The World Relays will be on Universal Sports next Saturday and Sunday as well.
Disclosure: LRC does get a commission if you signup for Sling above, but it is a tremendous service we subscribe to ourselves and watch via phone and Roku. The new Sling interface is top notch. The DVR functionality is amazing (although we understand the DVR does not work for ESPN and a few others, as we only have option #1 above).