How can I watch BBC TV in America?

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  1. GeneralFROSTY

    GeneralFROSTY Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    There are some options out there from what I have read, but wanted to get some input from those who have had experience watching BBC content in the US.
     
  2. cayman shen

    cayman shen Master Member

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    Face east. Squint reeeeallllly hard.

    :)
     
  3. Sundowner

    Sundowner Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Like BBC America channel?
     
  4. mobius303

    mobius303 Well-Known Member

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    They have it on Direct TV.
    I do not know which Cable TV companies have it but since Direct TV is owned by AT&T it is also probably on U-verse as well.
    Mobius
     
  5. cboath

    cboath Master Member

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    DTV is probably the only one of the bunch that doesn't offer it in HD. I wish they'd get their act together on that.
     
  6. Sundowner

    Sundowner Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I upgraded my package from DirectTV just so I could watch Ashes to Ashes and Doctor Who!
     
  7. Solo4114

    Solo4114 Master Member

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    BBC America is one option. You also can find a lot of BBC programming (and other UK programming) on Netflix Instant and/or their regular DVD program.
     
  8. Chris27989

    Chris27989 Well-Known Member

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    bbc.co.uk/iplayer may work
     
  9. steveo3002

    steveo3002 Well-Known Member

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    bbc iplayer is what you need ...but it will detect you are out of the uk

    you then need a proxy thingy to fool it ...

    maybe like this..but i cant say if this one is good or no
    http://www.expatshield.com/
     
  10. MrSinistar

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    I watch BBC America, but they edit the shows with so many commercial breaks...who knows what they edit out on Top Gear or Doctor Who...
     
  11. GeneralFROSTY

    GeneralFROSTY Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    We already have BBC-A, but it seems like it's a "Top Gear" channel with the occasional episode of Doctor Who and Kitchen Nightmares.
     
  12. Solo4114

    Solo4114 Master Member

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    They've been running other dramas like Luther and such, but yeah, loooooots of Top Gear and Ramsey's F**king Kitchen F**king F**k Nightf**kmares.

    A lot of that stuff is available on Netflix Instant, too.
     
  13. Birdie

    Birdie Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    'BBC America' is a very misleading name in any case, since half the stuff they show isn't even produced by the Beeb, including aforementioned Ramsey shows.
     
  14. Wes R

    Wes R Legendary Member

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    Time Warner Cable here has BBC America but I'm not sure of the station, my folks watch Dr Who on it all the time.
     
  15. exoray

    exoray Master Member

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    I'm a member of a private UK produced content only torrent site, certainly not on the up and up but it gets me everything I need...
     
  16. xaoslord

    xaoslord Well-Known Member

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    BBC America doesn't carry all of the shows, and what they do carry are usually 6 months behind the BBC.
     
  17. Sundowner

    Sundowner Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It seems theyre offering more shows like Solo said with their Drama-ville and what not. Luther is pretty good, Luther = British Vic Mackey lol
     

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