sites referred to below are listed to the left
to a UK-based Virtual Private Network, abbreviated to VPN (eg
My Private Network). This usually involves a small monthly subscription
you go online and wish to view TV from abroad you must be logged
into the internet via your UK VPN ie first log onto the internet
by your normal method (eg WiFi or mobile 3G) then once online
connect via your VPN
the website through which you want to watch TV. This can be a
'catch-up' player like the BBC's iPlayer or 'live' streaming
TV from a site like TVCatchup
TV on a computer (this can be Windows-based PCs or Apple Macs)
through a 'wired' broadband connection or through WiFi or mobile
3G. The WiFi can be public or through a home network/router.
5. If you
want to watch on a TV screen connect the computer or iPhone via
a suitable cable/connector (eg VGA to SCART) to the TV
6. To watch
TV on an iPhone or iPod Touch first setup a VPN connection in
'Settings' and connect via this. Then use the iPlayer or ITV
Player or the iPhone TVCatchup site via the Safari browser.
World Travellers: This 'How to' Guide is intended to help frustrated
BBC TV Licence fee payers receive programmes they have already paid for.