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BBC iPlayer VPN Not Working


Last year there was an incident that threatened to destroy thousands of tranquil expat retirements in the sun.    I remember it well as I happened to be spending a couple of weeks in the Spanish sun, what happened was the talk of the expat community for weeks. You see one of the luxuries that people used to have to…

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A Brief History of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)


During the Summer of 1922, 18 representatives of media related companies met with officials of the  Post Office and the British Government to discuss an idea.   It was to see if it was feasible to allow regular radio transmissions to be made for the first time in the United Kingdom.  There were groups  who had expressed concerns that military…

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Is it Possible to Get BBC iPlayer in Deutschland ?


There are many thousands of people who live in Germany who want to watch the BBC, yet unfortunately it is not currently available there.   If you access the BBC site in Germany you get redirected to an international version of the site which doesn’t have any live TV or archived programmes in BBC iPlayer.  For those who try and…

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How Do I Get BBC iPlayer in France?


For many UK citizens, particularly those with a love of fine food, wine and with a little disposable income to spare France is a great place. For years lower property prices have meant you can pick up some wonderful bargains especially for those brave enough to use the auction market. A decent exchange rate, slightly better climate and loads of…

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What is a UK Proxy Server


The definition of a proxy server from Wikipedia is as follows; In computer networks, a proxy server is a server that acts as an intermediary for requests from clients seeking resources from other servers. Not that exciting, I’m sure you’d agree so why do literally millions of people use proxies every single day. Well the clue is the intermediary part,…

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Does BBC iPlayer Work in Ireland


For a weekend trip to Dublin when the FA CUP is on, this is a crucial question – does BBC iPlayer Work in Ireland!  Now the corporation may have lost most of the premium football games, but they still have the FA Cup, Match of the Day and regional football broadcasts.  So although it’s great to watch some top of…

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Free Trial of BBC iPlayer in Australia


For many years it has been relatively simple to bypass the Region locking operated by the BBC iPlayer application. Although technically the BBC has restricted access to people located in the United Kingdom, in practice it was quite simple to use a simply proxy or VPN program to change your location. So for example if you wanted to watch the…

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How to Stream UK TV from Abroad


All the UK major TV stations broadcast online, however none of these are accessible when you’re outside the UK. Instead you’ll either get blocked or like the BBC you’ll get redirected to an ‘International’ version which has no video or live streams available. Here’s the screen of the BBC International version: You’ll notice several differences from the domestic BBC screen:…

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Watching the BBC News Online


For many of us, the memories of our first foreign holidays were punctuated with a desperate search for newspapers in English. Even though you were only spending a couple of weeks on the Costa del Sol, it was easy to feel completely isolated from all the world and domestic news. Finding a copy of the Daily Mirror which was only…

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