Accessing the BBC from outside the UK

Chris Marriott chris at
Fri Jan 6 10:37:58 EST 2012

-----Original Message----- 
From: Jon Davies
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2012 2:14 PM
To: get_iplayer
Subject: Re: Accessing the BBC from outside the UK

On 5 January 2012 20:39, bat guano <batguano999 at> wrote:

>This is a rather rubbish clause in the terms, which makes it very
>unclear what's permissible access from outside the UK vs what's not
>permissible.  Nowhere in the terms does it define what "certain parts"
>of content are not to be accessed from outside the UK.  It seems that
>the only way the BBC communicate this to users of the site is by
>whether you can access the content when you try.

The fundamental issue is that BBC TV is only accessible to TV licence 
payers, and if you're not a licence payer, you're not entitled to view it.

Listening to BBC radio doesn't require a licence, and hence radio programmes 
on iPlayer are available world-wide.


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