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Bollo Mar 14th, 2011 09:27

UK TV in INDIA
 
Hi,

I really miss uk tv whilst I am in india (Pune).

Does anyone know how to go about receiving the basic terrestrial channels? I thought it would be straightforward to watch online, but there seems to be a ban on these programmes!

Any ideas/suggestions would be well received.


Bollo

Nick-H Mar 14th, 2011 12:17

ban? why on earth would you think that? :confused:

It's commercial supply and demand, simply, and I guess that the majority are Indian households are not itching to tune into BBC1, ITV, etc.

My suggestion is to subscribe to a UK-based proxy service* and watch your British TV on the internet. Whilst you can try it out for free, the unpaid services (they tell me; I haven't really tried more than one or twice) are slow and unreliable.

Another idea is to use something like Slingbox. This is a device that receives the TV signals in your UK house, and transmits them to you, over the net, wherever you are. I think. don't know much about it.


*Certainly the BBC, and, I think, other providers, do not permit watching their programs outside of the UK. This is a copyright/commercial matter. The basic means of control is by IP address. Using a 'proxy server' makes you look, to them, as if you are in UK. Sorry if you knew this already. BBC Radio, with the exception, maybe of some sports events, and perhaps a few other items for which the Beeb might only have rights for broadcasting to UK, is freely available on the internet, wherever you are.

Bollo Mar 15th, 2011 09:08

Thanks very much for that, Nick!

I will try out your suggestions, and keep you informed!

Bollo

Nick-H Mar 15th, 2011 14:32

Quote:

It's commercial supply and demand, simply, and I guess that the majority are Indian households are not itching to tune into BBC1, ITV, etc.
It's probably also the amount of money those channels would charge for licensing their content --- but it is still commercial.

There are channels showing international films. There is also BBC World Service, which keeps up a flow of news and canned repeats, but is nothing like watching British TV.

JOHNLORD Mar 15th, 2011 14:55

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Originally Posted by Nick-H (Post 1144117)
It's probably also the amount of money those channels would charge for licensing their content --- but it is still commercial.

There are channels showing international films. There is also BBC World Service, which keeps up a flow of news and canned repeats, but is nothing like watching British TV.

BBC Entertainment channel is not bad.


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