The Olympics internet video blackout

The lacklustre local Olympic coverage has sent disgruntled fans scurrying to Virtual Private Networks and proxy systems to dodge geo-blocking laws. But how long can they stay ahead of the game?

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Reports of people the world over watching coverage of the Olympics via BBC’s online streaming portal abound. The reasons for this behaviour vary in the detail, but the common feature is: local coverage of the Olympics stinks.

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