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Watching UK TV [VPN, + indirect channel]

Postby JR8 » Sat, 18 Jun 2016 10:30 pm

We've discussed VPNs before, and how to watch UK TV. In short it's a PITA, and hugely more so since approx last Autumn when they became very smart at identifying and blocking UK VPNs. Despite having a supposedly quality VPN subscription it has become almost impossible to use it for live broadcasts.

As the rugby was on today I have *once again* been digging around for a fix to this. It seems I might just have one; and it's unexpectedly simple - or so it seems.

1) I'm connected to my VPN, with my ip address in London.
2) I open my browser and go to http://www.tvguide.co.uk/ [free/no subscription/apparently no ads either]
3) and there are all the UK TV channels. Or all the main ones plus about 50 in total.
4) I just watched a test-period of live tennis on BBC1 - no probs. I then watched some F1 racing on C4, which is now followed by live horse-racing.

Hmmm.... seems almost too simple to be true, but we'll see. Note: I'm not in any way connected with the linked company, it just came up via some intensive Googling :) This site is also not linked to the house-hold US brand 'TVGuide'.
ps. Another suggestion that came up in my research was accessing via a VPN and Hola [Hola.org]. I haven't explored that further yet and won't as long as the previously linked keeps on working.

p.s/ADD: Live Euro 2016 [football] on ITV works too....
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Re: Watching UK TV [VPN, + indirect channel]

Postby Barnsley » Mon, 20 Jun 2016 5:05 pm

For watching UKTV , I just like to put FILMON :-" :-" :-"
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Re: Watching UK TV [VPN, + indirect channel]

Postby JR8 » Mon, 20 Jun 2016 5:47 pm

Hmmm interesting, never heard of that before.
https://www.filmon.com/tvguide/
Just tried that, right into live BBC1 without a VPN. Looks promising, I'll check out other channels later.

Wiki outlines it's changing position re: streaming US channels. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FilmOn

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Postby Barnsley » Mon, 20 Jun 2016 5:52 pm

JR8 wrote:Hmmm interesting, never heard of that before.
https://www.filmon.com/tvguide/
Just tried that, right into live BBC1 without a VPN. Looks promising, I'll check out other channels later.

Wiki outlines it's changing position re: streaming US channels. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FilmOn

--- have you succeeded in watching any of the rugby through this site?


If the Rugby is on "Terrestrial TV" then it can be watched.

I have been using this site to watch the Football as its on ITV and BBC1.

I also watched some Time Team last week as well :D
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Postby JR8 » Tue, 21 Jun 2016 5:36 pm

Barnsley wrote:I also watched some Time Team last week as well :D


Just getting my fix of day-time TV.... Homes Under The Hammer :roll: :lol:

That 'channel' also streams Canadian, German, Swiss, Indian [etc*loads] stations.
Re: the US, it has an option for 'US - pay TV channels' .... not sure how that pans out, (but no matter for me...)
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Postby Barnsley » Tue, 21 Jun 2016 6:08 pm

JR8 wrote:
Barnsley wrote:I also watched some Time Team last week as well :D


Just getting my fix of day-time TV.... Homes Under The Hammer :roll: :lol:

That 'channel' also streams Canadian, German, Swiss, Indian [etc*loads] stations.
Re: the US, it has an option for 'US - pay TV channels' .... not sure how that pans out, (but no matter for me...)


Yes , daytime TV :D

Tipping Point the ITV afternoon quiz and Pointless are my favourites to watch :D

Is Homes under the Hammer a new series?

Is Dion Dublin a presenter on the ones they are showing at the minute?
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Postby JR8 » Tue, 21 Jun 2016 6:40 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homes_Under_the_Hammer - since 2003 it's run for c1100 episodes
Yep apparently DD is the current presenter.
The format is buying homes at auction. Then following the properties and their buyers through the roller-coaster challenges of usually major building works [some shrewd, some foolish], and watching the end result get valued by a local property agent or two. Some people [newbies] buy stuff which are complete disasters unknown to them; other people spot an opportunity and make good on it. It's classic UK style 'property porn' as it's called :)
-- Thanks again for the link, I'm now wondering if there is any need to have a VPN to access UK terrestrial TV again... Also curious how it is they get to stream these channels without being sledge-hammered by them.
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Postby Barnsley » Thu, 23 Jun 2016 9:48 am

Seems like someone had a word with someone , was unable to watch the European Championship football last night on FILMON. It was blocked and had a Test Card only, stating "No watching the football" :D

Had to watch via an alternative source.
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Postby JR8 » Sat, 25 Jun 2016 7:35 pm

Aus25vEng28@55m - cracking match.

Streaming it free without using a VPN via cricfree.tv
Interesting channel it seems to have all the Sky channels, ESPN and heaps more.
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Postby Barnsley » Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:24 am

JR8 wrote:Aus25vEng28@55m - cracking match.

Streaming it free without using a VPN via cricfree.tv
Interesting channel it seems to have all the Sky channels, ESPN and heaps more.


Its back!!!

Good find , that used to be my Sporting Channel of choice , but someone caught up with it and it got take down.

Now its back , save me a lot of hassle

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Re: Watching UK TV [VPN, + indirect channel]

Postby willieaames » Mon, 05 Dec 2016 3:07 pm

Sports is the only real hang up for Cord cutting. It's tough. I've tried hola and uk dedicated ip vpn in the past for accessing uk streaming sites.
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Postby Barnsley » Mon, 05 Dec 2016 4:43 pm

willieaames wrote:Sports is the only real hang up for Cord cutting. It's tough. I've tried hola in the past for accessing uk streaming sites.


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Re: Watching UK TV [VPN, + indirect channel]

Postby CazzaSing » Fri, 10 Feb 2017 6:25 am

I'm pleased I found this thread. I'm a newbie and I think I want the comfort of having some of my UK shows. I'm sure I'll be too busy enjoying things to bother with TV shortly but will all the moving, I'm tired and just want to crash with some good TV. I honestly didn't know where to start!

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Postby Barnsley » Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:30 pm

CazzaSing wrote:I'm pleased I found this thread. I'm a newbie and I think I want the comfort of having some of my UK shows. I'm sure I'll be too busy enjoying things to bother with TV shortly but will all the moving, I'm tired and just want to crash with some good TV. I honestly didn't know where to start!


Can tune in to Tipping Point just before bedtime :D

Pointless is on a bit late , but can be viewed when just in from the Pub. :D
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 10 Feb 2017 1:58 pm

CazzaSing wrote:I'm pleased I found this thread. I'm a newbie and I think I want the comfort of having some of my UK shows. I'm sure I'll be too busy enjoying things to bother with TV shortly but will all the moving, I'm tired and just want to crash with some good TV. I honestly didn't know where to start!


I don't doubt you are tired. Especially posting from a US ISP......that has been recently fingered as a Forum Spam site.... :-k


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