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Olympics on TV

Post by russell » Sat 06 Aug 2016 16:17

Filmon are blocking BBC1 during the Olympics transmissions. So it looks as if a VPN or Smart DNS with iPlayer is the way to go.

Curiously, the Olympics on BBC4 is still available on Filmon.

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Post by susie » Sat 06 Aug 2016 19:36

Our VPN not seeming to work with I player. Can you give me an idiot's guide to what I should be doing please. Thanks in advance.
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Post by Allan » Sun 07 Aug 2016 00:43

susie wrote:Our VPN not seeming to work with I player. Can you give me an idiot's guide to what I should be doing please. Thanks in advance.
Susie, all you should need to do is start your vpn and then start iPlayer. The method of doing it will be different for different device types.

Your VPN should make it look to the world like you are in the UK. You can check this by starting the VPN and then going to http://www.whereisip.net/

This will show you on a map where it thinks you are located, if it isn't in the UK then your VPN isn't working

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Post by Gus Morris » Sun 07 Aug 2016 07:07

Why use complicated and unreliable systems to watch the Olympics? Try Frogvision. The all new full HD system that brings the games straight to your TV via a simple aerial. Try it today, you'll be amazed.

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Post by russell » Sun 07 Aug 2016 10:57

Gus,
I suspect many British ex-pats prefer to follow the British athletes rather than the French.

By the way, BBC4s Olympic coverage has now been blocked on Filmon.

For a VPN I use iPortal and it is working fine with iPlayer.

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Post by Gus Morris » Sun 07 Aug 2016 14:03

russell wrote:Gus,
I suspect many British ex-pats prefer to follow the British athletes rather than the French.


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I guess my initial response was motivated by the fact that the Olympics do nothing for me. The doping scandals in sport have put me right off.

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Post by opas » Thu 11 Aug 2016 19:10

Which channel on provision please?
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Post by susie » Mon 15 Aug 2016 11:45

Thanks for advice. We are watching it on French TV, but there is only so much interest I have in French fencers - been trying to follow the GB table tennis players. Also following on FrenchTVSports which is excellent - although not 'as live'. We're getting there. Thanks for the help.
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