Here's How to Get The Live Feeds In The US
Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:19 PM
"Geo-Gating" or "Geo-Blocking" is when a site or service blocks access to users outside of a country or geographic area.
I have found a company that offers a privacy service that allows you to block your location. Although the feeds are free if you live in Canada, if you live in the USA, the service that you'll need to use costs $10 a month (same as BBUSA) and you can try it for free, (that's real free, no credit card required) for three days.
This is not like Real.com, this is a completely different set-up and process. Since we do not have the links to live feeds yet, we can't really test anything yet, and I think we could overload the system if too many people sign-up.
Here's what you need to do:
Go to this link: http://m1h.us/2canada The link will take you to a page where you can download the software you'll need to install. If you give the link to your friends, make sure they go through http://m1h.us/2canada and do not link directly to the software.
Install the software. When the software is running, right click on the icon in your task bar. Select "Settings" then select the tab "Advance Settings." The default setting is that the software will automatically connect to the server nearest you, change that, and select from the list of locations, and select: "Toronto Canada."
While the software is activated you should be able to connect to the live feeds when they become available.
If it doesn't work, we'll try something else, but so far, this looks like it could work, and if it doesn't, you can uninstall the software and owe nothing. The company appears legitimate, they're in Silicon Valley, California and belong to the Better Business Bureau.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:13 PM
We Canadians go through this all the time with not being able to get US based content because we are NOT in the US and typically the content is only licensed for US viewing.
The service you have found is a VPN (virtual private network) and there are likely lots more of them around. My researching this from Canada is fruitless as Google's geo-locating service tends to skew searches to reflect VPN offerings in Canada to either the US (for broadcast network additional content) or the UK (most typically BBC and ITV additional content) and of course, you need US to Canada.
I have some (limited) experience using VPNs and unless the provider dedicates the necessary horsepower it can be painful to use. I have no idea how popular BB Canada will be in the US but you know the hammering your site takes when things get interesting with BB US. Live feeds also tend to be heavy traffic compared to "browsing". The provider likely has ways round this but needs to know of the issue before it becomes an issue.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:23 PM
Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:56 PM
Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:35 PM
You're in Canada, you should be able get it for free?
Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:15 PM
Who is frustrated that 24 hours out we still have no information...
Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:41 AM
FYI for those who do not want to pay ten dollars for this software there is a program that I use all the time to change your date to the installment date. Thus making the test period last as long as you like. Its called RUN AS DATE just google it. Sorry dont have a link. Ive installed this private wifi and Im still not able to see any of the videos on slicetv. Its still giving me the block but we'll see tonight hope this helps.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:16 AM
Make sure you've gone into the advanced settings, select the Toronto servers, and select automatic, and check the "set as default" box or you'll have the re-do the settings each time you re-start it.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:41 AM
Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:49 PM
Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:10 PM
My only guess is that they don't want to over-expose the BB franchise, so they limit each region to their own version, and that is it.
Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:39 PM
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