The BBC has recently launched iplayer (www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer
). This service allows you to watch BBC programs that were transmitted over the last seven days that you may have missed. You watch the programmes using internet explorer (IE) with the help of an activex control of their design.
Sounds like a wonderful idea but it has a flaw (for us anyway).
It only works if you are in the UK!!!!! ARGH! So close but still so far!
The system checks your IP address to make sure that you are in the UK. Question is, is there a way around this? I was thinking about getting a friend over there to send me the files but this apparently would not work because to watch them I would need to install the iplayer activex control into ie and this can’t be done from outside the UK. Damn (or words to that effect…).
Is there another way to watch my favourite BBC TV over the Internet? I know about YouTube… I also do not want to have to subscribe to a satellite provider.