When I went to World Youth Day in 2005 (wow, long time ago now) my wife and I were sick of walking and wanted to enjoy our honeymoon for a bit so we watched the Pope come into Cologne on a boat. We were with a big group of pilgrims and most of them went but one consoled us saying said something to the effect that, the Pope's blessing extends to those who watch him live on TV.
My question is, and I don't want to delve into scrupulosity here, but how out of sync can live TV be, does taped delay count? How about watching taped benediction or Mass on EWTN?
And, yes, by count I do mean time off purgatory. :)