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BBC and Football via internet in Spain
« on: July 02, 2010, 08:13:11 AM »
I am staying in for a while in an apartment in la Herradura.
There is a fast internet conection  but no British television.

I like to watch the football and some soaps which are on the BBC.

When I try to use the BBC iplayer I get a message saying that I cannot connect because I am not in the UK.

I normally live in the UK and I pay my TV license.

Is there a way of getting round this.

I was speaking to someone in a bar and he said that it is possible to get a proxy or something.

Any ideas?



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Re: BBC and Football via internet in Spain
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2010, 08:50:47 AM »
What you need is a VPN or Virtual Private Network.

It lets you connect to internet via another computer which is in a different location.
So it seems as if you are in that location to the BBC or ITV

If you were very clever you could leave a computer running at your house in England and then connect to it via VPN
using a free VPN program like teamviewer or something similar.

Otherwise you need to sign up for a professional VPN service.
If you search on google there are many of them.

I use a system called strong VPN and so far it works very well.
They have a package called three cities which costs $55 USD per year.

Here is the link:

Go to the website choose the 3 city special PPTP 1 year package.
If possible choose a city in the UK as the default location.

After paying by credit card you will go to a screen which has the configuration details.
They have simple instructions on how to install it on most operating systems like vista or xp etc.
If you have a problem there is help via live chat.

Whenever you need to use the iplayer or pretend that you are in the UK just connect to the VPN.

It is also possible to watch American TV if you change cities.

If you connect to the iplayer and forget to connect via the VPN it will  delete all the saved programs that you have downloaded. For this reason I download them in windows media format and watch the programs using windows media player so it can't do that.

I watched England being thrashed by Germany in the world cup using a VPN connected by a 3G phone. I have an unlimited vodafone contract. If you connect to internet using a phone contract make sure it doesn't cost you a fortune in mobile fees because the downloads are very big.  




« Last Edit: October 07, 2010, 03:43:25 AM by John »


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Re: BBC and Football via internet in Spain
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 01:52:21 AM »
There is a site where you can watch streaming British TV for free here.

It seems too good to be true.

Another good VPN is this one.  (it has a free trial)
« Last Edit: October 29, 2015, 09:19:02 AM by John »


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Re: BBC and Football via internet in Spain
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2014, 07:25:29 AM »
It is possible to use netflix in Spain if you have a VPN.

If you use a VPN which has both US and British location you can get both the Almerican and UK version of Netflix on one account.

You can sign up using an English credit card.
You can only use paypal if the paypal address  is in the UK or in the USA.

Netflix has loads of films and TV series.
The price is about $8 per month.

There is some difference between the US and British content.
For example Family Guy is not available in the British version and there is more British content on the British site but if you use a vpn you can use both.

It is possible to get a free month trial.

I started watching Breaking Bad on Netflix on the free trial and as it works very well I have continued.

Another advantage of netfix is that it is possible to watch using a fairly slow 1mb per second internet conexion such as you would get with Iberbanda etc.  A normal 10mb per second adsl conexion is more than enough even for HD quality.