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You still can use iPlayer to watch World Cup

While TVPad is totally down, you can still use iPlayer to watch World Cup.

Using iPlayer also can watch World Cup matches on TVB Paid Channel (無線體育台), so you will not miss any match!

Good luck!

Slowness in TVB Playback app for World Cup

I know a lot of people are trying to watch World Cup Playback(粵海寬頻2_3) from TVB these 2 days and we notice that some people can’t watch the playback. They see the “spinning” image keeps loading and there are no programs afterward. Actually it does work, and all you need to do is to click “left and right” on the remote to switch the tab. It should load the playback programs afterward.

Also, whenever you see something wrong, always restart TVPad and it should be fixed after.

World Cup Schedule 2014-Group H

Tomorrow’s the day!!!!!!

Another friendly reminder: TVB and CCTV is going to be broadcasting the matches, LIVE. If you have the apps to access TVB and CCTV on your TVPad, you’re good to go.

Please check out our other post here for an extensive TVB broadcast schedule in Chinese:

http://tvpad2usa.com/tvb-world-cup-2014-schedule/

Here’s the schedule for Group H:

Group H
Date – Time (PDT) TIME (EDT) Match
17/06  – 09:00 12:00 Belgium - Algeria
17/06 – 15:00 18:00 Russia - Korea Republic
22/06 – 09:00 12:00 Belgium - Russia
22/06 – 12:00 15:00 Korea Republic - Algeria
26/06 – 13:00 16:00 Korea Republic - Belgium
26/06 – 13:00 16:00 Algeria - Russia

This will be a tight and unpredictable group, but Belgium will have  a slight edge over the others. Continue reading

TVB World Cup 2014 Schedule

One more day!! Below is the full TVB schedule for World Cup 2014. Although it is in Chinese, this is a good chart for knowing which match is free to watch on TVPAD with TVB Channel. Actually we are very lucky in America (in all time zone) that the match is happening during day time. (Please click on the image to enlarge)

TVB Wolrd Cup 2014 Schedule

Actually these are free this weekend on TVB(I will update more later) :
12/06 – 13:00(PST) 16:00(EST) Brazil - Croatia
13/06 – 09:00 12:00 Mexico - Cameroon
13/06 – 12:00 15:00 Spain - Netherlands
14/06 – 09:00 12:00 Colombia - Greece
14/06 – 12:00 15:00 Uruguay - Costa Rica
14/06 – 15:00 18:00 England - Italy
14/06 – 18:00 21:00 Côte d’Ivore - Japan
15/06 – 09:00 12:00 Switzerland - Ecuador
15/06 – 12:00 15:00 France - Honduras
15/06 – 15:00 18:00 Argentina - Bosnia and Herzegovina
16/06 – 09:00 12:00 Germany - Portugal
17/06 – 09:00 12:00 Belgium - Algeria
17/06 – 12:00 15:00 Brazil - Mexico
18/06 – 09:00 12:00 Australia - Netherlands
18/06 – 12:00 15:00 Spain - Chile
19/06 – 09:00 12:00 Colombia - Côte d’Ivore
19/06 – 09:00 12:00 Uruguay - England

World Cup Schedule 2014 – Group G

3 MORE DAYS!!!!!!

Yet another friendly reminder: TVB and CCTV is going to be broadcasting the matches, LIVE. If you have the apps to access TVB and CCTV on your TVPad, you’re good to go.

Here’s the schedule for Group G:

Group G
Date – Time (PDT) TIME (EDT) Match
16/06  – 09:00 12:00 Germany - Portugal
16/06 – 15:00 18:00 Ghana - USA
21/06 – 12:00 15:00 Germany - Ghana
22/06 – 15:00 18:00 USA - Portugal
26/06 – 09:00 12:00 USA - Germany
26/06 – 09:00 12:00 Portugal - Ghana

Together with Group D, this is perhaps the most dangerous and exciting “group of death”.

Germany is widely regarded as one of the strongest teams going into the tournament this summer. They have a vast pool of the best talents in the world, who know each other inside and out in the Bundesliga. They are youthful, skilled, fast, strong, and tactically brilliant. Manuel Neuer is world class in goal, while captain and intelligent “veteran” Philipp Lahm will lead the defence at 30 years of age. In the midfield engine room, Germany will have to find a system to utilize the talents in all of Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Julian Draxler, and Christoph Kramer to compliment Bastian Schweinsteiger. In terms of attack, Germany has unfortunately lost Marco Reus to injury. Some say that this loss will impact Germany tremendously. Now, Mario Götze and Mesut Özil will have to step up in the “hole”, while Thomas Müller, Lukas PodolskiAndré Schürrle, and Miroslav Klose will be responsible for the attack. All these players will hope to carry their domestic successes onto the international stage, and if Germany can figure out how to cope without Reus and solidify the defence, they will surely be one of the strongest forces this summer. Continue reading

World Cup Schedule 2014 – Group F

Yet another friendly reminder: TVB and CCTV is going to be broadcasting the matches, LIVE. If you have the apps to access TVB and CCTV on your TVPad, you’re good to go.

Here’s the schedule for Group F:

Group F
Date – Time (PDT) TIME (EDT) Match
15/06  – 15:00 18:00 Argentina - Bosnia and Herzegovina
16/06 – 12:00 15:00 Iran - Nigeria
21/06 – 09:00 12:00 Argentina - Iran
21/06 – 15:00 18:00 Nigeria - Bosnia and Herzegovina
25/06 – 09:00 12:00 Nigeria - Argentina
25/06 – 09:00 12:00 Bosnia and Herzegovina - Iran

The real battle in this group is the battle for second spot.

Argentina is obviously the strongest team in this group, by far. Aside from the notable absentee Carlos Tevez, Argentina will be fielding world class attackers such as Ángel di María, Gonzalo Higuaín, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Sergio Agüero, and Lionel Messi. With these intelligent and flexible players, Argentina will have no shortage of creative avenues. That said, the manager will still need to figure out how to get these players to work together effectively. In terms of midfield and defence, Argentina seems to be lacking a bit in creativity, speed, and solidity. The likes of Ezequiel Garay, Pablo Zabaleta, Marcos Rojo, and  Federico Fernández are all on top form, while Javier Mascherano could also play in defence. Again, the manager will have to figure out the most effective combination in order for Argentina to perform against the big teams this summer, but as for this group, they should have no problem topping it.
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