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Lapsang
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BBC Radio inaccessible

Post by Lapsang » 31 Aug 2021, 18:18

What is going on at the BBC?

For many days now the local and regional stations have been inaccessible, as well as BBC 5 Live.

They talk about broadcasting rights and that we are not in the United Kingdom.

It seems to be permanent.

Who knows something about this, please?

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Re: BBC Radio inaccessible

Post by Fonzy » 31 Aug 2021, 20:50

BBC3 HD and BBC5 live are geoblocked ( for some time now) All other BBC stations are working at my place (Belgium), in RadioSure player, and no proxy

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Re: BBC Radio inaccessible

Post by Lapsang » 31 Aug 2021, 22:49

How is this possible?

Try for example BBC Essex: still not working here (Netherlands).

Same at the webpage BBC Sounds.

No VPN or proxy in use.

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Re: BBC Radio inaccessible

Post by Fonzy » 31 Aug 2021, 23:09

Indeed , most of them play a returning announcement that the station is not available outside the UK. Some work normal (for the moment)
You can always try to use a UK proxy for connection ...;-) ( use a HIGH ANONYMOUS proxy, cause they test very deep on proxies)

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Re: BBC Radio inaccessible

Post by Lapsang » 31 Aug 2021, 23:43

After reading some BBC webpages about these problems, I concluded that they are very strict on VPN.

I only have experience with VPN. Proxy is still a word full of mystery to me.

BBC Radio 3, Scotland, BBC Radio 4 and the World Service are working.

There must be some strange policy behind this.

I miss BBC Radio London.

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Re: BBC Radio inaccessible

Post by C63_AMG » 03 Sep 2021, 12:13

Hey all,

I have no idea how local stations, but I found some time to take a look at normal stations and:

BBC Radio - Radio 1 https://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_one
BBC Radio - Radio 1 - Dance https://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/b ... _one_dance
BBC Radio - Radio 1 - Relax https://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/b ... _one_relax
BBC Radio - Radio 1Xtra https://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_1xtra
BBC Radio - Radio 2 https://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_two
BBC Radio - Radio 3 https://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_three
BBC Radio - Radio 4 https://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_fourfm
BBC Radio - Radio 4 - Extra https://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/b ... four_extra
BBC Radio - Radio 5 - Live https://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/b ... _five_live
BBC Radio - Radio 6 - Music https://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_6music
BBC Radio - Asian Network https://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_asian_network
BBC Radio - World Service https://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_world_service
BBC Radio - Radio Scotland https://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/b ... cotland_fm
BBC Radio - Radio nan Gàidheal https://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/b ... n_gaidheal
BBC Radio - Radio Ulster https://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_ulster
BBC Radio - Radio Foyle https://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_foyle
BBC Radio - Radio Wales https://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/b ... o_wales_fm
BBC Radio - Radio Cymru https://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_cymru
BBC Radio - Radio Cymru 2 https://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_cymru_2

All streams listed up should work fine around the world, now geoblocked are:
BBC Radio - CBeebies Radio https://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/cbeebies_radio
BBC Radio - Radio 5 - Live Sports Extra https://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/b ... orts_extra

Useful links:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/stations

Geoblocked streams are not working in Czech republic as well as rest of Europe and as far as I know USA too. I think it is geoblocked only to UK. :D

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Re: BBC Radio inaccessible

Post by Lapsang » 03 Sep 2021, 13:25

Hello C63_AMG,

The streams you mention are exactly the “no problem”-streams.

Not working is “BBC Local Radio”: London, Cornwall, Norfolk, Essex, Oxford and so on.

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Re: BBC Radio inaccessible

Post by Lapsang » 12 Sep 2021, 15:05

The "BBC Local Radio" seems to be back!

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