Category Archives: BBC

More BBC iPlayer Blocking VPN in 2017

It’s now been more than a year since BBC iPLayer started blocking VPN programs in earnest.  Previously they had finished off the simple proxy server access, which had worked from the release of the BBC iPlayer in December 2007.   It’s surprising the proxy access was allowed for so long, it was perhaps the last […]

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Can I get BBC iPlayer in Spain ?

It’s a question often asked by travellers, expats and holiday makers – Can I get BBC iPlayer in Spain?. A simple enough question but it needs some background information to answer. One of the more annoying technologies which is increasingly found online is something called ‘region locking’ or ‘geo-targeting’. The vast majority of the web’s […]

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Watching BBC Olympic Coverage Abroad

The 2016 Olympic games have started, so for all sports fans it can be kind of frustrating to find yourself somewhere with poor coverage or worse in a language you don’t understand.    So this brief post is for those who may be lucky enough to find themselves in a sunny place but are missing […]

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BBC VPN Block is Real

For many years although the BBC is technically unavailable outside the UK, people have indeed been watching it on their phones, tablets, PCs and laptops from all over the world. Like many of the large media firms the BBC have blocked access to their content on the iPlayer and main BBC site based on their […]

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BBC Website Attacked – Iplayer Down

The BBC has one of the most popular websites in the world, recent estimates suggests that it’s about 80 in the popularity stakes.  Of course, the site is much more than a static HTML based site but in fact is capable of streaming thousands of the BBCs video and audio content in all sorts of formats. […]

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EU Copyright Rules will Enable iPlayer Abroad

The BBC iPlayer has always been restricted to people physically based in the UK. However this might soon change with some new proposals for transforming the digital market in the European Union. It has always seemed slightly unfair that as soon as a BBC license fee payer leaves the UK then their access to the […]

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How to Listen to BBC TMS (Test Match Special) Abroad

Most of the BBC’s radio channels and programmes are accessible from anywhere in the world online, however there are a few notable exceptions.  Almost all sports shows which feature live action cannot be accessed via the BBC’s website when you’re based outside the country, including TMS. All looks well until you try and and access […]

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Wimbledon Live Streaming – BBC

For tennis fans,  especially UK ones then this is a special time of the year – it’s Wimbledon.  The oldest and most famous tennis tournament in the world and in 2015 it’s even managed to arrive with a British heatwave which is fairly unusual. Unless you’re lucky enough to have tickets,  the BBC coverage is […]

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Easy Way to Watch British TV Abroad

All the major UK TV stations broadcast online, including BBC, ITV, Sky and Channels 4 and 5. Unfortunately although you can watch these from the UK, they are normally inaccessible outside Britain. The reason you can’t watch the BBC Iplayer and all the other channels abroad is due to your IP address. It’s something most […]

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Watching UK TV Online

Some of the best broadcasting in the world can be found on UK TV – BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and many other stations. It is often one of the first things Expats or people who move from  the UK miss first.   All of these channels are available over the internet, however they are restricted […]

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