The new trend over the last few years is coming online to watch sports through forum collaboration with the likes of P2P4U, MyP2P, Wiziwig and other football forums. The forums have a large collection of sports lovers who want to be able to watch their favorite teams play but they are limited by the offerings on their local cable television stations. These people come online in swarms to watch live football and the way they are accomplishing this is through football forums. In these forums you have streamers, helpers, and viewers. Streamers are people who stream the live sports online. They usually do so in order to help people access their favorite team’s games, though recently a large population of people have begun to do this in hopes of making money by locking their content and requiring you to fill out an offer. The helpers can be split into two parts. The first type of helper is one who finds live sports streams online and shares the link to the streams with the other members of the football forum. They have the mantra of “I find a stream this team, next time someone will find a stream for me”. The second type of helper is someone who is willing to help anyone who wants to stream, watch live streams, or help find links by offering guidance on how they can do so. This is a big brother to little brother type of helper. And finally, the majority is the viewers. These are the people who come online because they want to watch live football because it is not on their local television. P2P4U and other sites are popular destinations for these viewers. They usually come into the football forums with questions o’plenty about where to watch live football, how to get the streams to work, and a multitude of other items. Most of the viewers are takers, they just want to get help from someone and fill their own sport’s needs. A rare few though will turnaround and become a helper or a streamer in the future.
While the football forums grow in popularity, exposure, and membership it will be interesting to see how many stay alive. A large number of live streaming sports sites have been shut down by the government due to posting links to live streams which is said to be illegal. While there has not been a court case yet that we can find at P2P4U, it should be interesting once the first case does come to court to see what the ruling will be as they will have a very large impact on the football streaming forums and sports sites. As of right now, there have been websites taken offline before an actual trial is had which seems to be counterintuitive to the way the legal system works. Anyhow, football forums are here and for now they are here to stay so enjoy watching the live sports online.