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Old 18.09.2012, 23:36
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Daily Show now geoblocked?

Are there any Jon Stewart fans out there who have suddenly found that the Daily Show website for full episodes is geoblocked? Switzerland is a country that you should be able the watch full episodes through http://www.dailyshow.com, but after introducing a US and UK VPN recently, we've suddenly found it doesn't work running through our Swiss IP address.

We've done the old restart the computer to try clear any caches, but to no avail, so now I'm beginning to wonder if the site is now geoblocked for Switzerland.

Anyone have any problems accessing episodes through the above link? Grateful for any feedback. Thanks.
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Old 18.09.2012, 23:38
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Re: Daily Show now geoblocked?

Works for me from my CH IP.
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Old 18.09.2012, 23:40
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Re: Daily Show now geoblocked?

I watched it this afternoon no problems. I know I can't watch it on a UK VPN.
I'll see if I have issues tomorrow.
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Re: Daily Show now geoblocked?

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Works for me from my CH IP.
Thanks - full episode or just the clips?
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Re: Daily Show now geoblocked?

Full episode.
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Old 18.09.2012, 23:45
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Re: Daily Show now geoblocked?

Great, thanks for checking.

Hmmm, looks like it's us. *scratches head in wonder*

Not the end of the world, as ironically watching it through the US VPN, but all the ads are irritating. Only have a couple watching through a Swiss IP address, so it's one I need fixed!
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Old 18.09.2012, 23:51
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Re: Daily Show now geoblocked?

Try Firefox and see if it works for you.

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Old 18.09.2012, 23:56
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Try Firefox and see if it works for you.

We're Firefox peeps, watching on a Mac. Worked fine on both platforms until we installed the VPNs, but doesn't work now, so I think the problem obviously lies with the VPN somehow.
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Old 19.09.2012, 00:09
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Re: Daily Show now geoblocked?

Mine doesn't work either. I tried on Safari and Firefox on mac.
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Old 19.09.2012, 00:28
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Re: Daily Show now geoblocked?

It worked for me earlier today, but not anymore. I'm on a Swiss IP and tried both FF and Chrome. Based on comments on the site for last night's episode, a lot of other countries are now blocked. Colbert seems to be still available, so it may just be a temporary glitch.
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Old 19.09.2012, 08:04
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Re: Daily Show now geoblocked?

I just tried it and got blocked. It worked yesterday at lunch.

Fortunately, I also happen to subscribe to HideMyAss....
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Re: Daily Show now geoblocked?

FF works for me this morning. Chrome Flash player freaked and crashed.

This seems to happen from time to time. I won't get video. I'll panic because I think they've start blocking again, then it comes back. They geoblocked it a couple of years ago, but not for very long. I used the method posted by jrspet above and it worked fine. But after a week or two they stopped blocking it.

Come hell or high water I will find a way to get my Daily Show fix.
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Old 19.09.2012, 09:00
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Re: Daily Show now geoblocked?

full episode blocked on my CH ip address (firefox) as well this morning
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Old 19.09.2012, 09:04
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Re: Daily Show now geoblocked?

Huh, thanks guys - now that's a worry. Husband has said that he think company who owns Comedy Central (Viacom? Forget who) might have signed a new deal with DirectTV.

If so, that can't be good.
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Old 19.09.2012, 09:14
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Re: Daily Show now geoblocked?

just as a side note, I didn't try the work around suggested by jrspet. If I need to it is just easier to turn on the VPN!
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Old 19.09.2012, 09:18
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Re: Daily Show now geoblocked?

Same result here - Ff, Chrome - with and without UK VPN.

However, previous episodes (I tried only one) did play. It may only be a glitch on the latest episode being available.
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Old 19.09.2012, 10:01
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Re: Daily Show now geoblocked?

Ditto,
Working fine for last nights, but Monday's is now blocked. I watched Monday's yesterday.
FYI I use Firefox on a mac


Arrr me hearties, it's be working fine for me. I seed yesterns.

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Old 19.09.2012, 10:54
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Re: Daily Show now geoblocked?

This is strange.

The show from 17 September did not work yesterday and still does not work but the one from yesterday works just fine today.

Could be an odd show malfunction. (I use Safari on OS X.)
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Old 19.09.2012, 13:11
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Re: Daily Show now geoblocked?

We were also hit with the bad news last night. Seems as though only US and Canada are privy to the website streaming now.

Never to fear, though, 1channel(dot)ch is here!
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Old 19.09.2012, 13:26
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Re: Daily Show now geoblocked?

yup, weird, it is working now! (last night's show)
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