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Geo-Blocked Website

by bmaxwell88 / August 24, 2016 7:50 AM PDT


Hopefully this is a simple question for someone because it's doing my head in!

My wife and I have recently moved from New Zealand to London and we want to access video content on this website<br> it is geo-blocked so that only people in NZ can watch it.

I have managed to break down some of the geo-block by using Hola and a bit more by setting my clock time zone to NZ.

So far I can access the website however the website must be picking up my location still as the video content just will not load and I get no error message or anything.

What can people suggest I do to get around this? I'm not overly techy but not a complete noob either.

My browser is firefox - in case that helps.



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The thing is, this forum's policies
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 24, 2016 8:03 AM PDT
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Tell us we can't aid in breaking down their barriers. If it's legit, just ask the provider how to get it in your country.

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by bmaxwell88 / August 24, 2016 8:15 AM PDT

bummer, any chance you can point me in the direction of a forum who would be able to tell me? I have emailed the website as it is a legitimate site but they say it is only accessible in NZ so I want to try and get around that.

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Just so you know.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 24, 2016 8:22 AM PDT
In reply to: Bummer..

This forum's host is CBS which is a big provider of content so you can get why this is not discussed here.

It's like asking for help jacking a car. Some may find that inflammatory or over the top but they lock their content for many reasons. Mostly because the revenue from other countries isn't set up or the rights have not been obtained in that country.

I don't know of such a forum since what you are asking for is what it is. Help me jack this content?

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by bmaxwell88 / August 24, 2016 8:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Just so you know.

Yea I did see that CBS own CNET as well although I figured that this was the more legitimate way to go about getting my hands on the content I want as opposed to other methods, considering the service is provided for free in NZ its not like they are losing revenue or anything

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There is usually ads in the page or such.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 24, 2016 8:59 AM PDT
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And the ad may be incorrect for your country. So ad supported fails to deliver. They have to keep the lights on so they most likely have to roll out to other countries with the right ad content.

I've heard most of the arguments about why folk want to jack content. Many melt down and get their posts locked or removed. At least you didn't do that.

Good hunting but here, we can't do that.

Post was last edited on August 24, 2016 9:00 AM PDT

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