08-06-2012 02:05 PM
Google Who an American can stream BBC's official coverage and overcome #nbcfail. Follow directions from there...Did it in 2 minutes, didn't even need to follow directions for Win 7 as I was hooked up once I registered with Unblock us. No cable needed, just internet access.
08-06-2012 04:18 PM
Please elaborate. This is what I read(dated Aug 2012) before posting:
Most people are actually worried about the legality of using a VPN service for watching Olympics through alternative channels, especially through BBC websites. It is actually worth a mention that using a VPN is not illegal in any country, even if the VPN services may be blocked by certain nations. The main task of a VPN is to offer a base for users to get connected to the internet through a different platform. VPN services are just means for allowing people to shift their connection to a virtual server that may be present at any actual physical location in the world.
When quizzed about the potential VPN users clogging the BBC servers, BBC spokesman, Ian Walker, has specifically claimed that all traffic will be screened for geographical locations. This means that traffic from outside the UK will be blocked from viewing BBC’s online content. However, BBC hasn’t come out with any specific comment regarding the use of Virtual Private Networks for accessing their live streaming videos.
Chances are that BBC wouldn’t be too worried about the number of VPN users, since, signing up for a VPN service will require upfront payment. This ensures that only a small fraction of the internet viewers will shell out money for accessing VPN services, and in the overall picture, this cannot put any serious dent into the BBC’s server load. Also, taking any action against the public will lead to the invention of other bypassing techniques, which will cause further worries for BBC.
08-06-2012 04:26 PM
Yeah it's a bit of a grey area, people in the UK pay a license fee to watch the BBC, that's why you can't watch it outside the UK. Same as trying to watch Comcast from abroad.
While it's legal to use a VPN, using one to bypass restrictions on watching tv from another country, might be considered illegal....
08-06-2012 04:31 PM
I have been following NBClive and so many 'hangs' after spending all of Day 1 before being able to access it through cable that this seemed a great help to those still struggling half way through the Olympics to get connected. Perhaps I should take the post down, do you think? Don't want to be mis-advising anyone.
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