geo-blocked


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geo-blocked

(GEOgraphically-BLOCKED) The practice of preventing users from viewing Web sites and downloading applications and media based on location. Used by countries to block foreign material as well as by movie and TV studios to restrict viewing to specific regions, geo-blocking is accomplished by excluding targeted Internet addresses (see IP address).
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Hola Better Internet previously known as Hola Unblocker is one the most popular services which provides free access to geo-blocked websites.
Because of digital rights issues, live races are 'geo-blocked' (or restricted for use) and can only be viewed in the UK and Ireland.
Rather than tackling Saudi Arabia's illegal measures against its legitimate broadcaster, the AFC -- in apparent collusion with the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF) -- hasunilaterally decided to live-stream Saudi-related matches into Saudi Arabia geo-blocked on the AFC's Facebook Live and YouTube channels.
(http://news.vice.com/story/facebook-is-blocking-thai-users-from-seeing-video-of-their-king-in-a-crop-top) Vice News reported on May 8 that the video, which has been widely circulated, had been geo-blocked in Thailand.
Presently, the content is only available to those who subscribe directly to OSN and is geo-blocked for the 24 countries OSN broadcasts to, but the pay TV operator will eventually look at introducing content that goes beyond the network's geographic area.
BeoutQ launched as a geo-blocked website available only in Saudi Arabia following the suspension of diplomatic relations between the country and Qatar in 2017.
While the pirate operation started off as a website that was geo-blocked to Saudi Arabia, it has developed into the most sophisticated piracy operation that the world has ever seen - inserting its own logos and branding; selling subscriptions; carrying separate advertising; and even adding its own commentary.
This is done by embedding a code, which contains a database of rules, essentially telling the stream the conditions that need to be met in order for it to be viewable, or to be 'geo-blocked'.
While the pirate operation began as a website that was geo-blocked to Saudi Arabia, it has developed into an unprecedented piracy operation: inserting its own logos and branding; selling subscriptions; carrying separate advertising; and even adding its own commentary.