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Internet TV - please help!

Hi all,

I am trying to access past episodes of TV shows online. For example, in Australia the TV networks (such as Channel 7, Channel 9 etc) upload the latest episodes of their programs for a few weeks after they have been aired. I had no trouble accessing these programs from Australia, but now that I am in Swizterland I get a message telling me that there are access restrictions.

Does anyone know how I can access this type of content? I have looked through many of the posts in this forum, but nothing seems to relate to accessing historical programs (more about live streaming and satellite channels etc). Although I did read one post about having a TV licence in Switzerland - does anyone know if this is required and if so, whether it would solve the problem?

Thanks for your help and advice
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Re: Internet TV - please help!

Check out Foxy Proxy if you want a Austrailian web IP address
or one of the hundreds of download sites

Icefilms
stagevu
etc.
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Re: Internet TV - please help!

Having a TV licence will have no impact on being able to watch tv over the internet from Australia. But you will need to pay Billag at some stage for even thinking about watching TV.

The good news is, there is nothing worth watching on Australian TV.

I'm currently paying 10 francs per month to a VPN company so I can get an IP address from many different countries as needed. Including Uk, US and Aus.
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Re: Internet TV - please help!

Thanks for your suggestions. Excuse my techy ignorence, but when you both speak of an Australian IP address, does that make the Internet "think" I'm in Australia and therefore I have them same access as if I was at home? And I'm not restricted by any rules governing Swiss-based internet access?

It's not necessarily Australian TV I want, its just English TV. And if I can get it over the Internet for free or cheap, I would prefer this option than cable or satellite

Thanks again
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Re: Internet TV - please help!

English TV ? Download and install ExpatShield, and you will have access to BBC iPlayer, ITV, C4 etc. on your computer / laptop - all better described in threads within this subforum.
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Thanks for your suggestions. Excuse my techy ignorence, but when you both speak of an Australian IP address, does that make the Internet "think" I'm in Australia and therefore I have them same access as if I was at home? And I'm not restricted by any rules governing Swiss-based internet access?

It's not necessarily Australian TV I want, its just English TV. And if I can get it over the Internet for free or cheap, I would prefer this option than cable or satellite

Thanks again
Ashlee
You need a to use a proxy from the country of the content you want to access, ie. An Oz proxy for Oz tv, sites, UK proxy for Uk sites, US for US sites, etc. This has to change every time you change the internet site you are watching from.

If you are not tech savvy, you'll probably need someone to do this for you! I'm not tech savvy and can't get it to work.

As was said above you still need to pay the Billag fees. But I don't understand the question about "Swiss based internet rules". You are still accessing from Switzerland so Swiss laws apply, not sure what "rules" you are talking about.
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Re: Internet TV - please help!

I would recommend sidereel.com if you want to watch previously-aired tv shows online. There are several links for each episode and you can usually find one that is not blocked in Switzerland. They have a good selection of US tv shows, but I'm not sure about Australian shows.
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Re: Internet TV - please help!

re1ease.net

or so I hear...
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Re: Internet TV - please help!

http://tv.club-bg.org/?page=tv&chan=20
under other on the left side of the page
also look at http://freebgtv.com/page.php?2
http://www.wilmaa.com/ is for german tv

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