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By John 5409 Mar 2016 11:42 a.m. PST

First time on these boards, be nice!
Ive moved across the pond, and now live in Kentucky, USA,
Is there a way I can view British TV?
I dont mind paying a subscription, and watching on my laptop.
Any help?
Thanks in advance


Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2016 12:08 p.m. PST

Egads! You've went from civilization to the Outer Rim of the Solar System…unless you're from Liverpool, then you should feel right at home.

IF you are lucky, your local PBS station should have at least some British programming on it, but again…luck is involved.

I think there are a few sub systems avail, Amazon and I think Acorn also specializes in British TV.

Good Luck!

Zyphyr09 Mar 2016 12:24 p.m. PST

BBC America

Terrement Inactive Member09 Mar 2016 12:36 p.m. PST

BBC America is likely available on your local major cable network, as well as Direct TV and Dish Network.

There is also Hulu


and othes like Netflix


RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member09 Mar 2016 2:55 p.m. PST

What part of Ky?

By John 5409 Mar 2016 2:58 p.m. PST

Sorry chaps, thanks for the information, but I dont think I was clear. I'm after something for my computer, so I can watch UK TV as if I'm still there.
Somebody mentioned somrthing like Tunnelbear, but I have no idea how that works, maybe some sort of IP mask, combined with a TV app that allows me to watch UK TV via the internet??? I have to confess ignorance in these matters


Personal logo Waco Joe Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2016 4:51 p.m. PST

Does slingbox work in the UK?

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Mar 2016 4:54 p.m. PST

BBC America has an online service

that allows you to watch most of what is on the Beeb, though maybe a day late.

I think Hulu also carries the lion's share of BBC shows after they air (i.e. "Catch up on your favourite BBC shows on Hulu …").

Also, if your cable has Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, and Fox Soccer (frequently together in a package with other sports channels), you will get all the football, footie, and AFL you can choke down.

Arsenal, one-nil!

martinjpayne10 Mar 2016 11:48 a.m. PST

What about

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