Problem with TOR to watch BBC abroad


2 years ago
Hi,
I'm using Tor Browser Bundle (Linux and Windows versions) to watch BBC iplayer abroad. To manage this, I have inserted the following lines in torrc
ExitNodes {GB}
StrictExitNodes 1
When I go to the BBC website, it shows me the UK version of the site...then I go to iplayer tab and select my program to watch.

So, everything has been working fine since January 2014, when I started using TOR. However, during the last 3 days, there is a problem:
Although TOR is giving me a UK IP address, the BBC website is not a UK version, and there is no iplayer tab. On the other hand, the site is neither the international version I get when I don't use TOR.

Please note that ITV player, which is also available only in the UK, runs fine with TOR. I know BBC changed iplayer recently, however TOR had been able to run the new iplayer.
Also, I don't think there is any issue with my ISP, since the problem appears with two different ISPs.

Any insight and/or help on this issue would be very welcome.

Many thanks

2 years ago
I have the same problem, and sorry no solution. I have tried programming into the torrc file a list of individual GB exit nodes which are running, taken from the Tor Network Status web site using Advanced Query, and none of them work any longer. The only thing I can think of is that the BBC have worked out some way of blocking those exit nodes from accessing iPlayer??

2 years ago
Same problem in Baltics. Any help would be appreciated.

2 years ago
iplayer stopped working for me also. It seems like BBC introduced sort of active blacklisting of TOR exit points.
Can someone confirm this?

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