Accessing the BBC from outside the UK

Roger Burton West roger at
Thu Jan 5 13:11:08 EST 2012

On Thu, Jan 05, 2012 at 07:01:40PM +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:

>I had understood that get_iplayer was a way of getting round the BBC embargo.
>But seems that I was completely wrong?

Yes. get_iplayer is a client for BBC iPlayer, just as your web browser

If you want to get at content unavailable to your IP address, change
it: for example, by buying an account on a UK-based proxy service.

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