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June 25, 2013

YouTube live-streams Wimbledon 2013

All eyes are on London, England right now as this year’s Wimbledon have recently commenced. Although the video-sharing site has already participated in this momentous sporting event in the past, this year marks the first time that YouTube will bring the action closer to netizens by streaming live matches for free.

The service is made possible through a sponsorship from Rolex. Having said this, expect ads from the premium watch maker during breaks or load time (maybe even pop-ups). But given the level of access that one would get from it, we think that it’s a pretty small price to pay.

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Speaking of access, apart from the selected matches that will be aired live, Wimbledon YouTube channel will also show give online watchers exclusive access to interviews, press conferences and the ability to relive key highlights during the event.

Unfortunately, Philippines is not included in YouTube’s shortlist of countries where live matches will be streamed. Don’t worry though as there are a few tricks that you can do to fool the system into thinking that you’re viewing the service from one of the supported countries (seen on the via link below). That is of course if you’re willing to take the necessary risk for the game you love.

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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