Futubox.to – The new way to watch Sports, including Tennis!


Now I know this probably isn’t the next blog entry you guys expected from me, but I just feel I have to write a review for you guys on a GREAT streaming service I found recently after a long search for reliable streams of Tennis, and other sports. I promise you guys I will be releasing a brand new Tennis Blog on Sunday, but for now, I leave with you with this review.


For years I have been frustrated with the lacklustre quality of live Sports streaming. I’ve longed for streams where I can actually see the ball properly, and see the definition of players faces, but up until earlier this week it was the same old rubbish week in week out. After re discovering my love for Tennis over the past few months, I decided I’d had enough of the same old poor quality streams, and set out to find out a reliable stream website, which provided GREAT quality. I didn’t have much luck on my, hunt, until a friend suggested that I tried out the streaming service futubox.to. I checked out the company on Twitter, and they looked very promising, so I didn’t hesitate to email them to request an trial code. I received the code within the hour, and I was ready to go!


HD is what I was looking for when I set out on the hunt for a reliable quality stream, and HD is exactly what futubox gives. When I first logged into my account there was no Tennis being broadcast at the time, but I managed to catch the end of a Champions League match, and I WAS NOT disappointed. The next day, I eagerly logged into the site to watch some doubles and singles matches from the days play, and was amazed at how clear I could see the ball, the players faces (on the standard fixed camera shot), as well as the net, not only that, but the sound was also very clear! I’ve included some sample screen shots below for you guys to view, just so you can see the quality futubox gives….

Futubox Screen cap 1

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Not only can you watch Sky Sports programs live in HD, but there is also an in demand function, which allows you to watch programs that were shown earlier in the day. All you have to do to use this feature is either search the name of the show, or drag the slider back on the video to the time the show you want to watch aired!

Are there any downsides to the service?

I would be lying if I said the service is totally flawless. As with most streaming sites, you will experience some lagging, or freezing of the stream on the odd occasion. This issue can usually be solved by refreshing your window, and considering the quality of the streams and the content provided, I think it’s a minor issue that doesn’t ruin the site experience at all.

Is there any cost involved to use futubox?

Yes, there is a small cost involved if you want to use the futubox service, but it is certainly worth it. There is numerous payment options, which include paying monthly, or even just paying for three days access. All payment options and prices can be found at the following link : http://futuboxhd.com/sign-up/ .

What are you waiting for?

I’m being serious! I’m sure a lot of you, just like myself, are sick and tired of poor quality internet streams, and also disagree with lining the pockets of the scummy BSKYB chairman Rupert Murdoch. Futubox is definitely the answer to all of our problems, and I highly recommend it! Oh, one more thing I almost forgot to mention, it’s not just Sports you can stream, there’s a large selection to suit your needs, including Movies, National Geographic Channel, and even HD Porn channels streamed live to your desktop!

If you’re still not convinced by my words, why not try out futubox for yourself? Tweet @FutuBOX or email support@futubox.com to request a free three day trial code. If you are convinced, sign up right now at http://futuboxhd.com/#!sign-up.html !


A quick introduction to this blog!


Hi there, and welcome to my brand new blog, named Bagels and Love Games – Tennis Views. I’m sure many of you who don’t follow Tennis that much, are scratching your head wondering why I decided to name my blog this? Well,  one of the main reasons is because of the fact that the other names I had in my mind (40love, Match Point and You Cannot Be Serious), were all taken! But’s let’s not be negative about that, because the reason I eventually settled with Bagels and Love Games is because the two terms are very common terms used in Tennis, well love game is, but perhaps not bagels… anyway, I thought the two looked cool together, so with that, the name of the blog was decided! Oh,  before I go any further perhaps I should explain to what bagels and love games are. A bagel is where a player wins a set 6-0, basically they don’t drop a game, and a love game is where player doesn’t lose a point.

The two main associations in Tennis.

Alright so I guess I should tell you a little bit about me. My name is Joe Craven, I am 19 year olds, and I’m a sports fanatic. I study Media Production at University, and I’m looking to go into Sports Broadcasting or journalism as my career. Outside of watching sport, I like to play Tennis and Football, play video games, go to the pub, eat too much food and edit videos on Final Cut Pro! I guess that’s all there is too me really, I just wish it was less than 160 characters so I could whack it on my Twitter profile.

Why Tennis? I guess that is the question some of you may of asked yourselves when you read that I was a sports fanatic, and I can understand why. Whilst I’d love to write about all sports, I believe starting small is the best way to succeed and build up a reputation. Not only that, but Tennis the sport I am taking most notice of right now, even though I live in a country where Football is the most popular sport,  it just doesn’t interest me as much as it used too. I also find Tennis easier to talk about, and the majority of fans are not dick heads like Football fans, who cry like a baby if you say something bad about their team. I guess a lot of you are also wondering what I’m going to write about? Well, even I myself don’t quite know yet, I’m thinking of doing a mixture of things, whether it’s lists and rankings, or REALLY long articles analysing a players year so far, career so far, a match, or perhaps even a tournament. Before I go any further, and finish off this first post by listing some of of my favourite matches in Tennis, I just want to let you all know that I am NO expert on Tennis, I have knowledge, but not as much as others. I have been watching on and off for a while, but this is the first year where I’ve really been into it,  and  especially the summer season. Basically, I want to use this blog to not only further my writing skills but also my knowledge on Tennis and my passion of the game. So, if you ever disagree with my writing, or believe I have information false or missing, just let me know!

I hope I don’t have to refer to this!

Alright, so now I’ve got the boring bits out of the way, I’m going to list some of my favourite players in Tennis as well as an interesting fact about something I saw as a fan.

Favourite male player? My favourite male player, and probably my favourite overall player is Andy Murray, and this has been the case ever since he joined the pro tour in 2005.  Of course, one of the main reasons is because Murray is British, but it’s also because he’s one of the most determined players and tour and doesn’t give up despite the pressure against him, he also has so much power in his game and I love watching it. Other male players that I like are Nadal, Djokovic, Tsonga, and Berdych to name a few. I don’t dislike Federer before you ask, but he annoys me.

Andy Murray, my favourite male player on the Tennis tour, with his Olympic Singles Gold Medal!

Favourite female player? I don’t follow the women’s game as much as the mens, but I’d say my favourite female player is Serena Williams.  I might not agree with everything Serena does, but there’s no denying she is the best player in the women’s game right now, and she probably has been for for 12 years of my life.

Serena Williams with her Olympic Singles Gold Medal!

Favourite Grand Slam Tournament? This is quite tough. Even though Wimbledon is in my home country, the US Open also excites me and the Australian is quite a spectacle to. The French is the only one I don’t really care for. If I had to chose though I’d pick Wimbledon, it has a great history and always throws up some great matches.

Favourite Tennis Moment? This is not a tough call whatsoever, my favourite Tennis moment is Andy Murray winning his Maiden Grand Slam, the US Open. It’s a recent moment I know, but as a huge Andy Murray fan it beats any other moment in Tennis for me, and it will remain my favourite for years, even him winning Wimbledon might not match it.

This was a great moment for me as Andy Murray lifted the US Open Trophy, his maiden Grand Slam!

Favourite Tennis Match of All Time? This might surprise a lot of you, considering I’ve bigged up Andy Murray a lot in this blog, but it’s not an Andy Murray match… My favourite Tennis match of all time is in fact the 2008 Wimbledon Final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. After seeing Nadal lose to Federer in the 2006 Wimbledon final, and come so painfully close to beating him in the 2007, it was awesome to see the Spaniard overcome arguably the Greatest of All Time, to win his first Grand Slam away from the Clay Courts of Roland Garos. Not only that but it was an epic encounter, which could of gone either way! If you haven’t seen this match yet, I suggest you go and watch it right now, and also read Nadal’s book which goes into extreme detail about the match!

The interesting fact. The interesting fact might mean nothing to you, but it’s quite a unique thing I can say as a Tennis fan. In 2006 I travled from my school at the time in Mossley, Manchester, to spend the day at the Wimbledon Championships with fellow classmates and staff. Unfortunately we only had Ground Passes, so our viewing was limited to the less popular courts (basically less popular stars played on them). However, by some luck, we managed to see what was to be one of Martina Navartilova’s last matches at Wimbledon. I believe it was her mixed doubles match, but I can’t quite remember. I do remember that I fell asleep during the match, and was suffering with bad asthma at the time. Yeah, I was sleeping, and suffering from bad asthma, but I am still able to say I saw one of her last matches at Wimbledon… I just hope I wasn’t snoring and put her team off leading to them losing!

Well, I think I’ve wrote enough introduction now, over 1000 words in a faster time than it took me to write 1000 word English Language coursework! I hope you enjoyed this introduction, I’m off to eat some Bagel’s and I will be back either tomorrow or Friday with an article on why I feel Andy Murray is a role model!

Thanks for reading.