Join Date: May 2008
Location: Toronto - way way way too much traffic
In our house the television is in a room I never get to. Our cable provider is Bell, with the new Fibe connection, and my seven year old has yet to show me how to work it. So I almost never watch TV.
The reality is there are no television series that I like that I can't find somewhere else. Somewhere else means the internet.
While I'm doing the dishes and making the kids' lunches I prop my iPad up against the toaster. I can watch any show CBC runs, including the Mercer Report, and the best-written Canadian show ever, Schitt's Creek, from CBC's website. Apparently CTV and Global also stream some shows but their newscasts suck and rebroadcasts of bad American sitcoms and reality shows don't do it for me.
For motorcycle racing, which is why we're here anyway, I have splurged about $160 a year for a MotoGP subscription and a WSBK subscription. The subscriptions include free practices and qualifying. For MotoGP it includes Moto2 and Moto3, and sometimes the support classes. For WSBK it includes World Supersport. Nick Harris is on for MotoGP and Jonathan Green appears to be gone for WSBK this year.
For American Superbike Fanschoice.tv has been a source for some races. The camera work and commentary isn't sophisticated, but at least you can see the races.
For British Superbike, search YouTube for "WSBK 2015 R#" and slot in whichever round you want to see in place of the "#" . Give it a few days after a race weekend for some ne'er do well middle easterner to post the race from the Eurosport broadcast onto YouTube. Sometimes you have to endure Russian or French commentary. Sometimes it's hit and miss, but it's more hit than miss lately, and BSB is a little less polished and a little more frantic than MotoGP and WSBK. Very entertaining.
Last, there's a guy who posts races on a rotating variety of websites. He gets shut down by YouTube often, particularly if he's drawing a lot of traffic, but if you keep track of him you can generally catch the entirety of BSB, WSBK, MotoGP, sometimes the Ulster GP and Isle of Man, some rally car racing and, oddly, some Nascar. PM for a hint.
'04 650, and goshdarnit it's fun - matte silver (#9 in the Silver 'Strom Club)
farewell to an '81 KZ550, '83 GPz750, '83 V45 Sabre, R-Reg GT380, '84 GPz550, early '70s DT175, and a '72 Peugeot 102