unable to use various yle areena services abroad despite using Espoo (FIN) as location

Jukka41 Posts: 4 Observer

I have tried to use various services of yle areena while abroad (yle areena - Search (bing.com)). Most of the items result in "oops! something went wrong " and not allowing me to use those services - this was less of a problem earlier - any suggestions ?

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  • Firmy
    Firmy Posts: 1,753 Community Manager
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    Hello @Jukka41

    Thank you for your post.

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