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  1. TeamLeader

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    Just because something happens that you weren't expecting, doesn't automatically mean there's some sort of organised conspiracy. It does however look like a case of extreme sour grapes. I don't think anyone would have difficulty believing that someone like Larry Ellison would know exactly who to ask at Google if he wanted all the videos taken down and the entire channel removed from YouTube if he so wanted. I would expect that Larry Ellison would have the direct line to the directors at Google and they would in turn have his too, I'm sure. What it looks like is a case of the ex-husband torching the former family home to the ground after a court-ordered demand for him to forfeit the house to his ex-wife.
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    Yep agreed. Looks like nav was being a bit naïve with his tin foil hat comment. Looks like they're removing the America's Cup entirely from official representation on youTube and taking it back to https://www.americascup.com instead. All the Amercia's Cup channels I could find on youTube now are fan channels or otherwise unofficial channels just re-posting old videos or their own new commentary masquerading as something new that's really not.
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    Haha, yeah, right you are! It looks like a bit of white-washing of history is going on. All evidence that the competition actually took place is gone!
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    Good work. Ripped all those videos, cheers.
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    Can we presume nobody capped the homecoming parade, if indeed it was even telecast?
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    Yeah, I would be able to with Keepvid Pro, but I can't view the video without signing up for something I don't want to sign up for. Gimme your disposable log-in for me to use to view the video and I'll rip and post the torrent for ya.
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    Foxtel is utter garbage anyway. You learn pretty quickly to avoid downloading all rips made from Foxtel Australia broadcasts. Of all the subscription TV services around the world, Foxtel is by far the worst in terms of picture quality, numbers of ads and size of on-screen graphic overlays. I don't know exactly how Foxtel manage to make their broadcasts so utterly shit, but they do. Maybe the infrastructure in Australia is such that they can't maintain the picture quality of the US & European equivalents with limited bandwidth, or maybe they just do so much generational loss re-encoding to stuff in all their ads and overlay their self-promoting graphics that the picture sharpness suffers as a result by the time the viewer actually gets to see it. Whatever it is, I avoid Foxtel rips like the plague. Anything else is better than Foxtel. Eurosport, BBC, ESPN, NBC, Sky, BT Sport, even RTL & Canal+. When I go in to my neighbour's to watch live F1 races on their Foxtel HD, I am constantly amazed at just how much worse the picture is than a downloaded mp4 in only 720p, 50fps made direct from the BT Sport F1 broadcast source. If you download the 1080p version, then there's no comparison at all. Foxtel looks like mud alongside.
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    Dear ACEA, THIS is how you broadcast a major international event for maximum appeal and exposure. Not your craptastic way with dodgy 1min snippets on youTube and gouging everyone to pay for it!
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    These guys probably do
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    Jimmy Spithill was a boxer in his youth too apparently. Ainsley is just a street thug who likes to snot camera men in chase boats at the end of ISAF Worlds races.
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    You're not wrong, and in all likelihood, if the experience of professional boxing over the last 20 years is anything to go by, then you may well be proved right in 20 years from now. Everyone will have forgotten by then of course, but you'll be right nevertheless. Boxing is the example of what happens when a sport goes from the extreme of a free to all broadcast sport to the complete opposite of pay-per-view model for everyone. Boxing did that some 20+ years ago and ever since the numbers of viewers of boxing has been relentlessly dropping. It got so bad that a couple of years ago, they realised no-one except afficionados even knew who any of the current champions in any weight class were and even fewer understood the myriad of ridiculous classes and championships that existed in the world and how they related to one another (if at all). Even fewer still, cared. Boxing reached something of a crisis in interest levels and now they're trying to undo the situation they created for themselves by going so hard for the $$$ at the expense of their fan's interest levels. This Pac-Man fight against the Australian coming up is the first major fight in a very long time that is not going to be pay-per-view in the USA and they're expecting record viewership numbers as a result. Sailing should look at the experience of boxing and learn a lesson. They are both very much niche sports. They are both riddled with an almost labyrinthine class and category system that is virtually impossible for the casual observer to navigate & understand. Boxing's experience of putting the $$$ ahead of everything else and walling the sport off to all but the most wealthy & elite to enjoy has killed off their sport's fan base exceedingly well. Many would argue that's a good thing considering the nature of that "sport", but the very same thing could easily happen to sailing. Boxing lost their fan base from a much higher profile than sailing has ever had. If boxing can trash their sport, then saiing can too, and much quicker, given the lower profile sailing is starting from.
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    I'm starting to think it's actually deliberate. I've seen a sum total of three (3) news reports on mainstream media in Australia about the America's Cup happening in the last month! The first was when ETNZ capsized and they showed 15secs of the crash. The second was the first day of the finals starting and it was reported that it was happening in Barbados. Again it was nothing more than a 5sec mention. The third was again a 5sec mention yesterday that NZ had a chance to regain the trophy. That's it. That's been the sum total of media coverage an average punter not specifically looking for it would have seen about it in Australia. But if Daniel Ricciardo drinks his own toe-jam from his sweaty racing boot, you'll see repeat after repeat after repeat of that endlessly for days! To put it in perspective, an Australian skipper has just beaten another Australian skipper in the world's most well known yachting competition and the world's oldest continuously running sporting trophy. One which Australia won in 1983 for the first time in eleventy-hundred years which was the biggest deal in the whole country at the time and for the next 4 years thereafter. Yet, in 2017, with more Australians involved in active front line visible roles than any other nationality, it is virtually ignored. Australia is a bizarre, weird country. No wonder you have to leave it to be successful!
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    These last two have been the fastest torrents to come down by a mile so far! Holy cow, 1GB down in about 10min with 121 seeders and 39 peers. Pretty impressive for just this bunky little old forum! Well done all, top effort! This is worth mentioning I think. There is nothing about the America's Cup this morning in the Australian mainstream tabloid news sites. Buried in the deep dark recesses of the sporting sections way after all the ball sport reports, but nothing on front pages or in the main click-bait articles. Draw your own conclusions.
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    You're not alone, in fact you're the vast majority. All us in here mucking around with torrents and p2p sharing and video editing software... we're the weird ones. We're very much the minority. If we weren't the minority then companies like Sky, BT Sport & Fox simply wouldn't exist. Unfortunately these days, convenience costs money. You have to pay for convenience. It's what all the world's "service" economies are built on these days since it's too hard and no-one wants to actually build and create anything new anymore. There's the perfect product already out there for you. It's called subscription TV. You pay your money, sit on the couch and click a button. Done. No mess, no fuss, easy. The problem is that you don't want to pay for that convenience. You want the best of both worlds. You want others to do all the work for you and then provide it for free. You might have had the impression that it worked like that in the past, but it didn't in reality and it doesn't now either. If you don't want to pay, then you need to be the one who puts in the work to get what you want without paying. That work is learning how to do it, sourcing the tools you need and meeting up with other like-minded people in places like this forum to get the advice you need. I'm very sorry, but that's the reality of how the modern world of major sporting event broadcasting works and rather than fighting against it, you might lower your stress levels considerably accepting it and learning to work around it. Piracy will never be stamped out because those really determined to find a way around the walled-garden will always find that way, but they can and will make it inconvenient and complicated enough to disuade the vast majority from being able to do so because of the very real world pressures on time and patience you so very accurately described. For those people, the price today is paying with real money instead of paying with your time by watching commericals.
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    Yeah, I struggle to find the time to watch things just once, let alone three times! But if you've got the time on your hands to do that, then good luck to you!