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Old 14.05.2016, 00:16
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Re: BBC to close iplayer loophole

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I think if you pay annually then you only pay the increased price once it comes up for renewal so anyone who renewed just before the increase was announce will get 11 months at the lower rate. Monthly subscriptions obviously get to pay the higher price immediately.
Exactly, that's what I call luck

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Old 01.08.2016, 20:57
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Re: BBC to close iplayer loophole

Comes in on 1st September.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-36942458
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Old 02.08.2016, 14:08
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Re: BBC to close iplayer loophole

Thanks. Do we know if it will be enforced, or just like when you watch a live program now it asks you to self certify you have a license. I might hold out renewing my smart DNS service for a bit.
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Old 02.08.2016, 14:46
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Re: BBC to close iplayer loophole

Seems they will be enforcing it in a very billag sort of way.
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Old 02.08.2016, 19:45
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Re: BBC to close iplayer loophole

hi,

to be honest the loss of iplayer would be much worse than losing Netflix. I have no problem buying a tv licence if that is the price of continuing to use ...just about CHF 15.5 a month. I wonder how it will work. Will you have to enter you tv licence number. What about the over 70's who get a free tv licence.

I don't think the BBC have resources that Netflix have to stop the removal of geolocking. Saying that the US networks are clever and require you to have a cable account to be able to stream the different stations.

Zattoo is not really a competitor to iplayer.

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Old 02.08.2016, 23:23
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hi,

to be honest the loss of iplayer would be much worse than losing Netflix. I have no problem buying a tv licence if that is the price of continuing to use ...just about CHF 15.5 a month. I wonder how it will work. Will you have to enter you tv licence number. What about the over 70's who get a free tv licence.

I don't think the BBC have resources that Netflix have to stop the removal of geolocking. Saying that the US networks are clever and require you to have a cable account to be able to stream the different stations.

Zattoo is not really a competitor to iplayer.

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So what is it about iplayer that makes it so much better than the alternatives?
I find Zattoo to be excellent.
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Old 07.08.2016, 14:55
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Re: BBC to close iplayer loophole

Hi,

the big difference is that you have up to a month to see programmes on iplayer. For a tv series you have all the episodes that have been shown. With Zattoo you can watch live tv or if you pay a subscription you can record tv programmes.

With iplayer at the end of the week I just go through the different programmes and decide what I want to watch.

I can also see a programme is on and if I have missed the first 30 minutes then I can just remind iplayer to the start of the programme.

iplayer is similar to Now TV, ITV hub or Channel 4's catchup service.

Can Zattoo do this ?

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Old 27.09.2016, 10:09
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Re: BBC to close iplayer loophole

More info here:

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-37477229

All users of the BBC's iPlayer service will have to log in with a personal account from early 2017.

Users of BBC services can already create an online account - known as a BBC ID - but this is not currently required in order to access iPlayer.

From Tuesday, (27th Sept 2016) BBC ID holders also have to add a postcode to their account information.

TV Licensing will have access to the information but the BBC says it will not be used for enforcement purposes.
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Old 27.09.2016, 10:22
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More info here:

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-37477229

All users of the BBC's iPlayer service will have to log in with a personal account from early 2017.

Users of BBC services can already create an online account - known as a BBC ID - but this is not currently required in order to access iPlayer.

From Tuesday, (27th Sept 2016) BBC ID holders also have to add a postcode to their account information.

TV Licensing will have access to the information but the BBC says it will not be used for enforcement purposes.
Excellent news for those that have houses in the UK and pay for a TV license. IF they remove the geoblocking.
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Old 27.09.2016, 10:51
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Excellent news for those that have houses in the UK and pay for a TV license. IF they remove the geoblocking.
...or for those with relatives in the UK!
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Re: BBC to close iplayer loophole

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If that means they remove the geo-blocking then (as a UK TV licence payer) I'm all for it.

Just checked and it seems the geo-blocking will be removed. Brilliant. From the white paper (ie not approved, just a consultation):
But the geo-blocking doesn't seem to have been removed right? Or am I missing something?

You now need to confirm you have a UK TV licence (with a simple click) and sign up giving them your email address and choosing a password.
They ask for your date of birth, yet there is no actual age or ID-check.

And more importantly for expats who do not maintain a UK home, no TV licence number is asked for at present.
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Old 23.08.2017, 12:41
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But the geo-blocking doesn't seem to have been removed right? Or am I missing something?
They won't remove the geo-blocking. A large part of the BBC's income is from selling programmes to broadcasting companies abroad.

These companies are hardly going to pay the royalties if people can get round this, are they?
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Re: BBC to close iplayer loophole

That's exactly what I thought. And for this reason it is only possible to carry on watching the iplayer using a VPN service.
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Re: BBC to close iplayer loophole

As mentioned by few, zattoo is actually pretty good. You can even use it for free as long as you don't watch over 30 hours of TV per month and if you don't mind the slightly lower resolution.

I actually ditched my UPC subscription which saved me 85 CHF + 39 CHF which is being charged on the nebenkosten per month. That's 1488 CHF savings per year for me. Well, actually 700+ CHF coz i had to subscribed to Internet only service with Init7. But still a saving at the end of the day.

Note: zattoo did not pay me on this
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