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Old Jan 22nd 2018, 3:11 pm
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I use the UKTV app on my Roku. Costs $1.99 a month and I get unlimited access to all British channels. It's a steal!
Thats the problem Its a Steal
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Well, now that Ms. Carrie Gracie & Co have got their rocks off in Parliament about equal pay for 'talent' & everyone's looking the other way, perhaps it's time to remember the HMRC investigation that was going on into tax evasion (my post #41)
... Maybe they'll do a Trump and have it quietly dropped or re-assign the investigators ????
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Well, now that Ms. Carrie Gracie & Co have got their rocks off in Parliament about equal pay for 'talent' & everyone's looking the other way, perhaps it's time to remember the HMRC investigation that was going on into tax evasion (my post #41)
... Maybe they'll do a Trump and have it quietly dropped or re-assign the investigators ????
I watched her performance, I don't think she did herself any favours.
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So a huge corporation pays some workers more than others for doing the same type of work.

Who'd a thunk it?
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Old Feb 2nd 2018, 9:11 pm
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On topic, I wanted to see if I could get some Masterchef on iPlayer last night (answer: no) but using ExpressVPN worked a treat (Accessed on laptop, AirPlay to the TV).
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Old Feb 2nd 2018, 9:41 pm
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BBC is funded by license fees which are classed as a tax: how on earth do you think the BBC would be able to justify selling access to overseas viewers for pennies?
The BBC's remit is to provide TV to people living in the UK, and that is what the license fee does. People living in other countries are able to get some of the programmes legally rebroadcast by companies within those countries who pay the BBC for the right. Why on earth people in other countries see it as their 'right' to watch the BBC because they are British beats me. I can't watch the US channels in the UK unless people like SKY pay for the right to show the programmes, I can't watch on the internet because they block my IP address because I'm not in the US, that's exactly the same thing, so, like me, you have to use a system that negates the block, the companies are always going to try to stop this happening and it will always be a battle between them and companies trying to get round the blocks.
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The BBC's remit is to provide TV to people living in the UK, and that is what the license fee does. People living in other countries are able to get some of the programmes legally rebroadcast by companies within those countries who pay the BBC for the right. Why on earth people in other countries see it as their 'right' to watch the BBC because they are British beats me. I can't watch the US channels in the UK unless people like SKY pay for the right to show the programmes, I can't watch on the internet because they block my IP address because I'm not in the US, that's exactly the same thing, so, like me, you have to use a system that negates the block, the companies are always going to try to stop this happening and it will always be a battle between them and companies trying to get round the blocks.
I don't see it as my right to watch British TV but I do think it is a poor decision by the BBC to limit programming, even when available on other applications making it selective. I would happily pay to watch BBC as if Iw ere in the UK. Something that should be easily achievable in this modern age but the BBC mandarins/luvvies use outdated explanations as to why it is not possible? They seem to spend more time tying themselves up in knots trying to prevent something from happening rather than capitalizing on the event? It's quite funny to observe, rather like than little boy with his thumb in the dyke. I do not think they will succeed in blocking the internet
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Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
The BBC's remit is to provide TV to people living in the UK, and that is what the license fee does. People living in other countries are able to get some of the programmes legally rebroadcast by companies within those countries who pay the BBC for the right. Why on earth people in other countries see it as their 'right' to watch the BBC because they are British beats me. I can't watch the US channels in the UK unless people like SKY pay for the right to show the programmes, I can't watch on the internet because they block my IP address because I'm not in the US, that's exactly the same thing, so, like me, you have to use a system that negates the block, the companies are always going to try to stop this happening and it will always be a battle between them and companies trying to get round the blocks.
You are absolutely right but I would have thought that, as a taxpayer funded organisation, the BBC would want to expand its international profile in support of the new "global Britain".
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Old Feb 3rd 2018, 7:34 pm
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I don't see it as my right to watch British TV but I do think it is a poor decision by the BBC to limit programming, even when available on other applications making it selective. I would happily pay to watch BBC as if Iw ere in the UK. Something that should be easily achievable in this modern age but the BBC mandarins/luvvies use outdated explanations as to why it is not possible? They seem to spend more time tying themselves up in knots trying to prevent something from happening rather than capitalizing on the event? It's quite funny to observe, rather like than little boy with his thumb in the dyke. I do not think they will succeed in blocking the internet
To be fair, at least in the US the BBC is not able to offer full access to its services due to commercial and contractual restrictions placed on it by the US and by US companies controlling competition, not as the result of a BBC policy. I'm sure the Beeb would be happy to open up a whole new flood of income if it could.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_America
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Old Feb 3rd 2018, 7:36 pm
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To be fair, at least in the US the BBC is not able to offer full access to its services due to commercial and contractual restrictions placed on it by the US and by US companies controlling competition, not as thecresult of a BBC policy. I'm sure the Beeb would be happy to open up a whole new flood of income if it could.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_America
The BBC is more interested in places like Africa.
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The BBC is more interested in places like Africa.
Less competition and fewer barriers and more consumer interest probably. The US is highly protectionist.
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Less competition and fewer barriers and more consumer interest probably.
More important fish to fry.
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More important fish to fry.
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Try streamvia - they offer a service in the US called smartstream (as well as the usual VPN service) I have used them for the last 6-years without problem.
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