Accessing BBC iPlayer from Overseas

#1
Hi

anybody managed this? I guess the secret is to use a good UK proxy server but so far I have unsuccessful at this.
 
#3
found a company (www.ukivpn.com) that offers a VPN tunnel originating from the UK so in theory should work, but issue is they offer no free tria and want 32 quid right up. Too risky I think.
 
#4
Only thing with a sling box is that is also changes the channel though doesn't it? Not sure my Dad would be impressed with that...
 
#5
bullshit said:
Only thing with a sling box is that is also changes the channel though doesn't it? Not sure my Dad would be impressed with that...
only changes if u have the ir sender plugged in
 
#6
I use 'Banana VPN' to access it from the Middle East. With Banana you can choose a VPN from either UK or US as your primary but can accees both so you can also take advantage of ant decent US programs too.
 
#7
Rooper said:
I use 'Banana VPN' to access it from the Middle East. With Banana you can choose a VPN from either UK or US as your primary but can accees both so you can also take advantage of ant decent US programs too.
$15 per month though. I'd rather the BBC establish a method whereby expats couold pay the License Fee to receive UK programming via the web/iplayer.
 
#8
PsyWar.Org said:
$15 per month though. I'd rather the BBC establish a method whereby expats couold pay the License Fee to receive UK programming via the web/iplayer.
True, however living in this part of the world a reliable VPN is essential!!
 
#9
I just tried UKtelly.tv which had a 1 day trial on it. Costs 150 euro PA which tight arrsed me dont wanna pay and more so want to overcome this in a technical way. UK telly was really good, but is basically a VPN tunnel to a server in the UK. Anybody know of any good Proxy servers in blighty?
 
#10
http://www.xroxy.com/proxy-country-GB.htm

I used proxies from this site and fooled the bugger though some of the connections seemed a bit on the slow side. But that could also have been my (shite) internet connection with Orange (at the time).

And then I thought to myself: Why the fcuk am I bothering as I've got it on the satellite? There isn't that much on the Beeb I want to see in the first place let alone again.
 
#11
PsyWar.Org said:
I'd rather the BBC establish a method whereby expats couold pay the License Fee to receive UK programming via the web/iplayer.
Apparently it is the copyright issues concerning non-BBC made content that is the problem. To save money, al-Beeb will often just buy the rights to broadcast (and web-cast) in the UK and the programmes will be re-sold for broadcast in other locations. So, good idea though it was, your suggestion won't happen so you are back to proxies or the wonderful selection on BFBS (if serving and in theatre or Germany.)
 
#12
bullshit said:
found a company (www.ukivpn.com) that offers a VPN tunnel originating from the UK so in theory should work, but issue is they offer no free tria and want 32 quid right up. Too risky I think.
Just signed up for UKiVPN and ... IT WORKS. Perfectly.

£60 for 12 months (or £7 monthly) is about half the price of the others I looked at. It came with instructions for XP / Mac and Vista (and iPhone /iTouch if you have one). Also has a point-and-click installer for XP/Vista. Took about 2 minutes to set up. And now I can see iPlayer, Zattoo and the C4/ITV catch up services.

Recommended.
 

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#14
zenmate via chrome. free and lets you set your ip to pretty much anywhere.
 
#17
The best free one I've found for Android and Windows (not tried it on iOS because I don't do Jesusphones) is CyberGhost, .

It works so well, you can set your location to the USA and access Netflix US, which certainly has more content than the Netflix Belgium, without any problems whatsoever.

The free version will kick you off after 3 hours, and sometimes you'll have to wait for an open slot depending on which country you want to appear to be from, but that can be sorted out by paying a whole €50 per year for the "premium" version for 1 device, €80 per year gives you up to 5 devices, which allows more proxies, instant connection, no ads, higher speed connection and you don't get booted after 3 hours.

Worth looking at.
 
#20
Another vote for Hola, it's still free. Can access BBC and ITV players.
Hola is not something that should be used, malware is a nice description for it

http://www.techspot.com/news/60828-popular-free-vpn-service-hola-dodgy.html

http://www.csoonline.com/article/29...scover-hidden-shell-in-hola-vpn-software.html

That's before we start on the other shit that gets pumped through Hola to your PC, took me a while to clean out my PC after I made the mistake of installing that shit.

I wouldn't touch it with Bugsy's
 

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