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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 !
We received a confirmation at about 10am UTC that the service has now been restored.
Some of our Freedome VPN users have also confirmed this that Yle Areena is back! Kindly reboot your device if you experience any glitches as we continue to monitor from our end.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
This has happened before several times, and F-Secure has been able to fix several times before.
Please do it again.
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. :(
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 !!
Sorry for giving you false information, SaferVPN is not working with YleAreena, my mistake !
Same issue here, unfortunately. Hopefully a workaround can be found.
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.
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!
Hi @Jaims and thanks for the excellent news to end the working week. I can confirm from my side now that my trusted combination of Freedome VPN running on iOS (iPad) is able to stream Yle Areena content again.
Thank you so much for this — this made my day!
Thank you for fixing the YLE Areena TV restricted content issue!
Antti - NC😊
Macbook pro with freedome. Location Finland. Yle Areena shows the text "Hups, jotain meni pieleen. Yritä myöhemmin uudelleen"? Jostain syystä freedome ei toimi.
Update - stopped all add blockers, and now it works. Thus no problem with Freedome, but adblocker caused the error.