Changing my vpn location to Milan/Italy should allow me to watch Italian TV from abroad.
But for a few weeks now Rai has been notifying me that I can't watch their content from abroad whenever I click on their livestream.
How can this be as I'm technically browsing through an Italian VPN?
Similar issue here: https://community.f-secure.com/t5/F-Secure/Rai-Italian-public-tv/td-p/87422
I don't think there have been changes recently. Another user experienced the same issue more than a year ago.
My question is therefore more of a technical nature. The Rai website obviously locates me abroad as it notifies me that their content is only available in Italy. How does this technically work as I'm using the Italian VPN location?
actually I had a similar issue with DR TV (a danish public TV channel provider).
My problem occured only in the Android app and it seems to be solved right now. But I suspect that they were trying to block for VPN access and it didn't work out in the first place. I guess it's only a matter of time before they have figured out how to do it.
Most likely it will become a challenge to stream via VPN - whether you are not doing anything wrong (i.e. actuallly streaming from within the country) or whether you use a "foreign" IP to get access from outside. I'm not happy with it as I fear they eventually will block for VPN access in general. I've heard that Netflix is doing that already.
Let me/us know in case you have further information.
Same problem with RAI from Finland. I did clean the browser (iPad) cookies and cache, and turned off location sharing, but still “you seem to be connecting from abroad” message.
Obviously RAI figured out a way to block the VPN trick..... :-(