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Old Feb 21st 2009, 4:33 pm
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Hi,

I will move to Yokohama in Japan one month later, and there I would like to watch Brit TV programmes from the main channels (BBC ONE, TWO and ITV), for example, "Match of the day", children programmes, "Topgear", ...

I know BBC iPlayer is unavailable in Japan. Is there a way to do it? Satellite TV? Cable TV? Otherwise You Tube?

I don't want to miss the final of "Dancing on Ice". Please help.

Many thanks.

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Old Feb 22nd 2009, 9:58 am
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Dead Easy, purchase a UK IP address from here: http://www.pc-streaming.com/store
Register at tvcatchup.com and Zattoo.com (both free).
Watch direct from PC or hook up your PC to your telly using a simple video-out cable, vga cable or hdmi cable, whatever your computer set up is.
Away you go, you are now watching BBC, ITV, etc.
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Old Feb 22nd 2009, 10:02 am
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Slingbox or Orb TV.
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Old Feb 22nd 2009, 10:48 am
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Thanks.

It's bit difficult for me to have a home server in the UK, then Slingbox or Orb TV could not be a solution. PC-Streaming.com's subs' fee is not cheap but competitive with the other sat or cable services. Actually it is rather cheap, because it does not require a dish or a STB. It is worth to consider to subscribe to it.

By the way, PC-Steaming.com provides several services. One is just a VPN account service and another is "UK TV - The Ultimate Package". What is the difference? Just number of the provided British IP addresses? Is the former one enough to watch a Brit TV at home?
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Old Feb 22nd 2009, 11:40 am
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As I understand it, you don't need the ultimate package. I think that's two accounts.
If your happy to watch `live´TV through tvcatchup and Zattoo, then you just need the VPN.
If you want to be able to watch the BBC iplayer, you will need SSH account (this is what I have).
You can also watch tvcatchup (despite its name it is live Tv) with an SSH account but not Zattoo.
Like I said I got an SSH because I wanted to be able to watch the iplayer.
The Ultimate package is both VPN and SSH so that you can access everything that is available.

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Originally Posted by masahito View Post
Thanks.

It's bit difficult for me to have a home server in the UK, then Slingbox or Orb TV could not be a solution. PC-Streaming.com's subs' fee is not cheap but competitive with the other sat or cable services. Actually it is rather cheap, because it does not require a dish or a STB. It is worth to consider to subscribe to it.

By the way, PC-Steaming.com provides several services. One is just a VPN account service and another is "UK TV - The Ultimate Package". What is the difference? Just number of the provided British IP addresses? Is the former one enough to watch a Brit TV at home?
The Slingbox package now means that they hold the Slingbox for you at their offices and you don't have to set it up yourself in the UK.
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Old Mar 5th 2009, 7:19 am
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The Slingbox package now means that they hold the Slingbox for you at their offices and you don't have to set it up yourself in the UK.
So does that mean they are transmitting the TV from their offices?
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Old Mar 7th 2009, 3:26 pm
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It looks a housing service. In Japan, such service is not illegal.
There is a judicial precedent.
http://www.courts.go.jp/hanrei/pdf/20090224172114.pdf
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I wasn't suggesting it was illegal, just that if they are transmitting from an office doesn't that take the service out of your own contol. I think I will stick with my UK IP address.
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Having a UK IP address does not make it legal.

At present watching UK television without licence or being located in the U.K. is against the law.

Saying that you can try this site:

http://thebox.bz/login.php

It has a big problem with ratios but most people cope in the end.
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try this www.FilmOn-TV watch live Television channels broadcasting TV on the Internet.
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try this www.FilmOn-TV watch live Television channels broadcasting TV on the Internet.
certainly works well in Spain, and in the USA from what I've heard, look on the thread in 'the lounge' for comments.
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