The BBC started blocking internet users from outside of the UK from accessing iPlayer. According to Torrentfreak, there are many reports from VPN users who can no longer access BBC iPlayer from several popular VPN services.
is an internet streaming catchup TV service for people in the United Kingdom and abroad. The service is available for a wide range of devices – phones, smartphones, laptops and PCs. According to BBC report
, iPlayer is watched by more than 65 million people using VPN. 38 million people – are users from China.
VPNs,or Virtual Private Networks
, have many, many uses – including allowing people outside the UK to stream video from iPlayer. You must be in the United Kingdom to watch iPlayer across the internet; using a UK VPN masks your true location, and convinces the BBC you're in the country and thus allowed to view iPlayer.