Yle Areena watching for finnish only profram not working anymore since today ?

Widescreen111Widescreen111 Posts: 3 New Member

Moi,

Anybody out there with same problem than me, not able to watch Yle Areena´s finland only restricted material anymore ?

I think F-secure server in FInland has been blacklisted by Yle Areena and F-secure need to find a workaround for that !


//Wide

kkkkpppp

Answers

  • LucaseuropaLucaseuropa Posts: 35 Moderator

    Hello @Widescreen111 and welcome to F-Secure Community! 👋


    Yle has blocked VPN usage, so that their programs can no longer be accessed with VPN, including F-Secure Freedome VPN. We can, unfortunately, do nothing to change this, as it is purely Yle's decision. 


    Reference: https://yle.fi/aihe/artikkeli/2018/03/01/yle-varmistaa-tekijanoikeussopimusten-noudattamista-areenassa


    However, according to this article: https://yle.fi/aihe/artikkeli/2018/02/14/digitreenit-miksi-kannattaa-hankkia-yle-tunnus if you register for an Yle Tunnus (username and password) you can watch Yle Areena content in EU countries as long as your home address is in Finland.

    Cheers,

    Lucas

    LakshFS_Linda
  • HärkisHärkis Posts: 1 New Member

    Same thing happened to me. Yle Areena was working fine with F-Secure Freedome until couple of days ago, but now it seems to have stopped working.

    The link that Lucas gave was from two years ago, so obviously it wasn’t a problem for F-Secure VPN, since Yle Areena was working fine until now.

    So it’s probably true what Widescreen111 wrote about F-Secure’s VPN server getting blacklisted by Yle.

    I’d also like to see F-Secure finding a workaround for that.

    kkkkppppSeashell
  • SeashellSeashell Posts: 2 New Member

    I have stumbled across this issue as well. I have been using Freedome VPN over the past year 2020 watching Yle Areena „Finland Only“ restricted content and it stopped working two days ago. According Yle announcement to block content due to copyright reasons was announced in 2018 already so why would it change first now in 2021? I also suspect and believe that this has more likely to do with blacklisting Freedome public static IP-address(es) from being served content to.

    Is there anything you guys at Freedome are able to do in order to fix this issue? My primary use of Freedome VPN solution is and was up until now to enable Yle Areena content in continental EU-zone.

    kkkkppppPauliina_secure
  • Antti_NCAntti_NC Posts: 1 New Member

    I subscribed Freedome only because of being able to watch Yle Areena. Are you proceeding with a work-around or not?

    If not, F-Secure can't count on my "donation" and I'll cancel my subscription.

    Would appreciate your response ASAP

    kkkkppppSeashellPauliina_secure
  • kkkkppppkkkkpppp Posts: 1 New Member

    This has happened before several times, and F-Secure has been able to fix several times before.

    Please do it again.

  • Pauliina_securePauliina_secure Posts: 3 Observer

    I just wrote about this sad issue to the Finnish forum of F-secure.

    I received yesterday an answer from F-secure, saying that "we are aware of this problem. It looks like YLE has changed something.

    Living in NL my primary use of Freedome is as well to watch YLE Areena and live broadcasts from Finland. Unfortunately I have still a year over of Freedome, since I bought it last time for two years. :(

    Widescreen111
  • Widescreen111Widescreen111 Posts: 3 New Member

    Hi all

    Happily just tried SaferVPN, which I still have some time left, and IT IS WORKING for Yle Areena !

    For the moment at least, plz dont tell YLE !!

    //WIde

  • Widescreen111Widescreen111 Posts: 3 New Member

    HI again,


    Sorry for giving you false information, SaferVPN is not working with YleAreena, my mistake !

  • ErickErick Posts: 9 New Member

    Same issue here, unfortunately. Hopefully a workaround can be found.

  • LucaseuropaLucaseuropa Posts: 35 Moderator

    Thank you all for your feedback and replies.


    It seems that our Freedome Support team is aware of this situation and they all are working with the responsible parties to have it fixed.

    Should there be any update on that issue, you can expect to hear from us.

    Thank you for the understanding.

    Cheers,

    Lucas

    Seashell
  • SeashellSeashell Posts: 2 New Member

    Thanks Lucas for taking care of this and pushing customer’s voice further to fix this — keep us informed regarding any news concerning the fix!

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