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How to watch Internet TV across borders


Living in the U.S., one of my greatest regrets is that I can’t watch BBC video with iPlayer . If I were living in the UK, I’d feel the same away about not being able to watch shows on Hulu But, with a Web proxy or a virtual private networks (VPN)s and an Internet Protocol (IP) address in a country where the content is available you can watch these shows.

All of these services block you from watching video by simpling checking to see if your IP address is in the “right” country. Your IP address, under today IPv4 Internet, can place you to a particular neighborhood, so it’s trivial to see if you’re in the proper nation. But, if you use a Web proxy or a VPN with an IP address from the authorized region you’ll look to the video Web servers like you have permission to watch the video.

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