On Monday 16 July 2012 12:48:21 keith hyland wrote:
> not 100% sure of your TV's browser abilities, but you could try pointing it
> at http://www.rte.ie/player/#> some (non irish produced) material might be geo-locked to ireland
Thanks very much for the pointers.
Actually, my recollection is that reception from www.rte.ie/player/
used to be restricted to Ireland,
but I see now that I can view its output OK.
It seems to offer a slightly odd subset of RTE programs,
the News, the Week in Politics, Saturday Night with Miriam, etc;
I guess all Irish-grown news/documentary programs.
But it's certainly a useful site. Thanks.
> other services you might look at include
>http://www.channel4.com/programmes/4od/ and http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/tv
Sadly, Channel 4 tells me
"The service is not currently available in your area",
at least when I try to look at Traffik
(an unintelligible drama I sometimes watch in Dublin).
Similarly with the BBC.
Trying to watch Wallander, I am told
"Currently BBC iPlayer TV programmes are available to play in the UK only,
but all BBC iPlayer Radio programmes are available to you. Why?"
Clicking on Why, I'm told at <http://www.youtube.com/BBCiplayerglobal>
that the BBC has started a globally available service,
but only for iPhones and iPads.
As far as I can see there is only a small subset of programs available,
though it is a little difficult to tell if you don't register.
I've wondering if I got a Google TV set-top box
if I'd be able to transfer an iPad source to the TV?
> to view geo-locked material you need to route your viewing through a proxy
> in the country you want to "view".. take a look at the cutely named
>http://hidemyass.com/ for more info.
Thanks very much for that pointer.
I've seen quite a few such sites,
but I've found it quite difficult to work out
what most of them are offering.
But this one seems pretty clear.
I'll probably take a month's subscription ($12),
and see how it goes.
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