Why, on earth, would the BBC want to ban such a globally relevant program from international access? Why, at all, is the BBC assuming that such region restrictions actually have a place in this day and age?
I admit that I have yet to discover how to fool the system - not even advanced proxies or the brilliant Tor program seem to do the trick. But still, I find it odd that the BBC is not above this kind of nonsense. They won't improve their net "profit" because people abroad cannot follow their media content. People just watch something else. Why don't they see it as advertisement instead? Are they bound by British law to keep things proprietary? And how come they manage to simultaneously release other (often bland) snippets without any legal problem?
Does anyone know the finer technicalities of this media rights quagmire?