Streaming shows on the Internet are now one of the main venues to catchup with favorite TV shows and recent news. It has been so popular that people are now expecting that they can access anything and everything over the internet, however, there might be a few disappointments along the way in some regions and some countries. The shows from the UK may not be able to be accessed by people around the world and even in Ireland. Similar to that there might also be some shows in Ireland that may not be allowed to be streamed in the UK and other parts of the world. There are some limitations and restrictions in place in different places that may hinder the freedom of accessing content from different websites.
Let us take BBC as an example. BBC, British Broadcasting Corporation, is the first and largest network for broadcasting around the world. They mostly focus on global and local news and have been translated into other languages to be able to reach worldwide broadcast. They are publicly funded since 1922 and has been grossing billions each year. It is then no wonder that they are able to create their own streaming service for viewers to catch-up on their favorite shows, the BBC iPlayer. This service, however, is only available to residents of the UK and has a license fee when used. Despite this restriction, it has been noted that there are a lot of people worldwide that are able to access the BBC iPlayer as seen by research results showing that this has a global audience given the popularity of their shows.
Even near to their home location, Ireland is also one of the of those affected by these restrictions. BBC iPlayer in Ireland cannot be accessed by normal means as they have imposed fees to pay as the licensing rule is applied to the country as well. Aside from that, again the BBC iPlayer is restricted geographically as it is funded by the UK fees. People wanting to watch BBC shows while in Ireland need to think of other alternative ways to access its content. This led some to think of other ways to do so and most common idea is to use a VPN or Virtual Private Network and a proxy server. There are a number of tips and tricks that are now shared over the internet on how to bypass these restrictions and the steps to do so and people can now access BBC iPlayer in Ireland is now open to Irish residents.