History NoExportForYou / NewMedia

3rd Feb '18 2:41:07 PM nombretomado
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* {{Netflix}} once had the dubious honor of coming in second place in this entry coming in right after Hulu. The service wasn't available in East Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and most of Asia (Japan is the only exception). Strangely, they were also not available in half of the EU, including Spain and Italy[[note]]as of November 2015, Netflix is now available in Portugal[[/note]]. In 2011, they even [[http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/6045189/NZ-internet-a-deterrent-to-online-TV stated]] that they will not bother with UsefulNotes/NewZealand due allegedly sub-par Internet connections and data caps(egregiously, something that even exists in their home territory, North America). However, after what can be described as the largest InternetBackdraft of the millennium with many of New Zealanders pointing out the hypocrisy, they've eaten their words and launched the service in New Zealand. The aversion occurred at the start of 2016, when Netflix launched a surprise announcement at the 2016 CES that they're now available literally worldwide. The only countries that can't get them are Crimea, Syria, North Korea and China, the former 3 due to US sanctions, and the latter one being, well, [[BannedInChina China]].

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* {{Netflix}} Creator/{{Netflix}} once had the dubious honor of coming in second place in this entry coming in right after Hulu. The service wasn't available in East Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and most of Asia (Japan is the only exception). Strangely, they were also not available in half of the EU, including Spain and Italy[[note]]as of November 2015, Netflix is now available in Portugal[[/note]]. In 2011, they even [[http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/6045189/NZ-internet-a-deterrent-to-online-TV stated]] that they will not bother with UsefulNotes/NewZealand due allegedly sub-par Internet connections and data caps(egregiously, something that even exists in their home territory, North America). However, after what can be described as the largest InternetBackdraft of the millennium with many of New Zealanders pointing out the hypocrisy, they've eaten their words and launched the service in New Zealand. The aversion occurred at the start of 2016, when Netflix launched a surprise announcement at the 2016 CES that they're now available literally worldwide. The only countries that can't get them are Crimea, Syria, North Korea and China, the former 3 due to US sanctions, and the latter one being, well, [[BannedInChina China]].
23rd Jan '18 5:12:05 AM Cryoclaste
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* TheHub. Good lord, The Hub... Considering that the content is mostly owned by Hasbro themselves, you'd think they'd make the video clips on the site available internationally to promote the toys. But noooooo, it's only available to the US. This is especially '''rage inducing''' in certain parts of the world where you can't get said shows due to the stupidity of the local pay TV providers. Physical transmission? Not happening either--the channel is not available outside of the US.

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* TheHub.Creator/TheHub. Good lord, The Hub... Considering that the content is mostly owned by Hasbro themselves, you'd think they'd make the video clips on the site available internationally to promote the toys. But noooooo, it's only available to the US. This is especially '''rage inducing''' in certain parts of the world where you can't get said shows due to the stupidity of the local pay TV providers. Physical transmission? Not happening either--the channel is not available outside of the US.
3rd Dec '17 10:11:56 AM nombretomado
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* TheABC Australia's [=iView=] service also performs this stupidity; the only difference is that Australians were never required to pay for a TV license. The reason given by the service is that it's not available overseas due to ''copyright'' reasons. Sure, that gives you the right to block imported content that airs on pay channels elsewhere (i.e. WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}}), but why are shows produced by the ABC themselves ''also blocked''?

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* TheABC Creator/TheABC Australia's [=iView=] service also performs this stupidity; the only difference is that Australians were never required to pay for a TV license. The reason given by the service is that it's not available overseas due to ''copyright'' reasons. Sure, that gives you the right to block imported content that airs on pay channels elsewhere (i.e. WesternAnimation/{{Madeline}}), but why are shows produced by the ABC themselves ''also blocked''?
28th Nov '17 2:28:37 PM Lirodon
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* Website/YouTube has bouts of idiocy where it suddenly blocks access to an official music video by an international artist in certain countries. To make matters worse, about 85% of music videos in [=YouTube=] were moved to a service named ''Vevo'', which is basically Hulu for music videos (complete with the US-only availability).

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* Website/YouTube has bouts of idiocy where it suddenly blocks access to an official music video by an international artist in certain countries. To make matters worse, about 85% of music videos in [=YouTube=] were moved to a service named ''Vevo'', Vevo (which is run by [=YouTube=] in conjunction with the major record labels), which is basically Hulu for music videos (complete with the US-only availability).


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** With the launch of its subscription service [=YouTube Red=], a new policy began, requiring all Partner Program members to accept terms allowing ad-free playback and videos to be downloaded for offline play through its apps for subscribers. If a partner does not agree to this policy, its content is automatically geoblocked in all regions where the service is currently active (which, on the other hand, is few; only Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and of course the United States), regardless of whether the user is a subscriber or not. This rule created notable havoc over Japanese and Korean content (particularly music), as Japan's music industry is much more protective over their content.
18th Nov '17 10:50:10 AM Moleoman
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* If you happen to be in North or South America (especially USA) and you are unable to watch any video on TVP's website (including their own content) then you should thank to Spanski Enterprises who currently owns [[note]](due to the 1994 Agreement signed between both companies and its later addendums)[[/note]] the '''exclusive''' TV/Internet/mobile rights to TVP Polonia content (including shows owned by TVP) in those aforementioned territories until at least the end of 2019 (!). [[note]]And even then, according to an [[https://ddwloclawek.pl/pl/11_wiadomosci/18406_boguslaw_spanski_odpiera_zarzuty_nie_wypieram_sie_tego_kim_jestem.html interview]], there's a clause that provides a possibility to extend the agreement into another decade.[[/note]] Because of this there's currently limited (if any) chance that any show to which rights are owned by TVP would reach the Americas outside the showings on TVP Polonia channel.
6th Nov '17 8:09:45 AM RAMChYLD
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* Amazon Video looked like it was quickly priming itself to take Netflix's place in the NoExportForYou list. The service was only available in the Americas, the UK, half of Europe, Japan, and India. They also have some highly-desirable exclusives, thanks to having [[Creator/AmazonStudios their own production company]]. In mid-2016, rumor started spreading that they are planning to go global by 2017 in a bid to take on Netflix - due to the ''Series/TheGrandTour'' cast mentioning on social media that the show will be available in over 200 countries worldwide come December 2016, followed shortly later with a suspiciously timed press release from Amazon claiming that they'll be rolling out localized webstores in Asia-Pacific countries by early 2017). Then, on December 13th, 2016, it happened- Amazon's streaming service went global, true to the words of the crew of ''The Grand Tour''. Overnight, over 200 countries gained access to a library of Amazon original content, including ''The Grand Tour'' and ''WesternAnimation/CreativeGalaxy''. However, global coverage is weak at this time, with only a small sampling of shows and movies available compared to the other countries which got access earlier. Nonetheless, the outlook is bright and many are expecting more content to become available in time. Amazon is even giving these countries a lower Prime subscription cost to compensate for the lack of content. Global subscribers also need to use [[http://www.primevideo.com a different URL]] to access the content as opposed to those in countries where the service was launched earlier. While it's technically a bump-up from NoExportForYou to BadExportForYou[[note]]The service is notably lacking in shows compared to the US, UK, Germany, Indian, Japanese and Canadian website, plus shows are often added months later after the main 6 market gets them[[/note]], it's better than nothing. Plus the subscription fee is just half of that of the US' Amazon Prime.

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* Amazon Video looked like it was quickly priming itself to take Netflix's place in the NoExportForYou list. The service was only available in the Americas, the UK, half of Europe, Japan, and India. They also have some highly-desirable exclusives, thanks to having [[Creator/AmazonStudios their own production company]]. In mid-2016, rumor started spreading that they are planning to go global by 2017 in a bid to take on Netflix - due to the ''Series/TheGrandTour'' cast mentioning on social media that the show will be available in over 200 countries worldwide come December 2016, followed shortly later with a suspiciously timed press release from Amazon claiming that they'll be rolling out localized webstores in Asia-Pacific countries by early 2017). Then, on December 13th, 2016, it happened- Amazon's streaming service went global, true to the words of the crew of ''The Grand Tour''. Overnight, over 200 countries gained access to a library of Amazon original content, including ''The Grand Tour'' and ''WesternAnimation/CreativeGalaxy''. However, global coverage is weak at this time, with only a small sampling of shows and movies available compared to the other countries which got access earlier. Nonetheless, the outlook is bright and many are expecting more content to become available in time. Amazon is even giving these countries a lower Prime subscription cost to compensate for the lack of content. Global subscribers also need to use [[http://www.primevideo.com a different URL]] to access the content as opposed to those in countries where the service was launched earlier. While it's technically a bump-up from NoExportForYou to BadExportForYou[[note]]The service is notably lacking in shows compared to the US, UK, Germany, Indian, German, Austrian and Japanese and Canadian website, plus shows are only often added months later after the main 6 market gets them[[/note]], it's better than nothing. Plus the subscription fee is just half of that of the US' Amazon Prime.
6th Nov '17 7:47:00 AM RAMChYLD
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* Amazon Video looked like it was quickly priming itself to take Netflix's place in the NoExportForYou list. The service was only available in the Americas, the UK, half of Europe, Japan, and India. They also have some highly-desirable exclusives, thanks to having [[Creator/AmazonStudios their own production company]]. In mid-2016, rumor started spreading that they are planning to go global by 2017 in a bid to take on Netflix - due to the ''Series/TheGrandTour'' cast mentioning on social media that the show will be available in over 200 countries worldwide come December 2016, followed shortly later with a suspiciously timed press release from Amazon claiming that they'll be rolling out localized webstores in Asia-Pacific countries by early 2017). Then, on December 13th, 2016, it happened- Amazon's streaming service went global, true to the words of the crew of ''The Grand Tour''. Overnight, over 200 countries gained access to a library of Amazon original content, including ''The Grand Tour'' and ''WesternAnimation/CreativeGalaxy''. However, global coverage is weak at this time, with only a small sampling of shows and movies available compared to the other countries which got access earlier. Nonetheless, the outlook is bright and many are expecting more content to become available in time. Amazon is even giving these countries a lower Prime subscription cost to compensate for the lack of content. Global subscribers also need to use [[http://www.primevideo.com a different URL]] to access the content as opposed to those in countries where the service was launched earlier. While it's technically a bump-up from NoExportForYou to BadExportForYou[[note]]The service is notably lacking in shows compared to the US, UK, Germany, Indian, Japanese and Canadian website, plus shows ate often late[[/note]], it's better than nothing. Plus the subscription fee is just half of that of the US' Amazon Prime.

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* Amazon Video looked like it was quickly priming itself to take Netflix's place in the NoExportForYou list. The service was only available in the Americas, the UK, half of Europe, Japan, and India. They also have some highly-desirable exclusives, thanks to having [[Creator/AmazonStudios their own production company]]. In mid-2016, rumor started spreading that they are planning to go global by 2017 in a bid to take on Netflix - due to the ''Series/TheGrandTour'' cast mentioning on social media that the show will be available in over 200 countries worldwide come December 2016, followed shortly later with a suspiciously timed press release from Amazon claiming that they'll be rolling out localized webstores in Asia-Pacific countries by early 2017). Then, on December 13th, 2016, it happened- Amazon's streaming service went global, true to the words of the crew of ''The Grand Tour''. Overnight, over 200 countries gained access to a library of Amazon original content, including ''The Grand Tour'' and ''WesternAnimation/CreativeGalaxy''. However, global coverage is weak at this time, with only a small sampling of shows and movies available compared to the other countries which got access earlier. Nonetheless, the outlook is bright and many are expecting more content to become available in time. Amazon is even giving these countries a lower Prime subscription cost to compensate for the lack of content. Global subscribers also need to use [[http://www.primevideo.com a different URL]] to access the content as opposed to those in countries where the service was launched earlier. While it's technically a bump-up from NoExportForYou to BadExportForYou[[note]]The service is notably lacking in shows compared to the US, UK, Germany, Indian, Japanese and Canadian website, plus shows ate are often late[[/note]], added months later after the main 6 market gets them[[/note]], it's better than nothing. Plus the subscription fee is just half of that of the US' Amazon Prime.
6th Nov '17 7:45:56 AM RAMChYLD
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* Amazon Video looked like it was quickly priming itself to take Netflix's place in the NoExportForYou list. The service was only available in the Americas, the UK, half of Europe, Japan, and India. They also have some highly-desirable exclusives, thanks to having [[Creator/AmazonStudios their own production company]]. In mid-2016, rumor started spreading that they are planning to go global by 2017 in a bid to take on Netflix - due to the ''Series/TheGrandTour'' cast mentioning on social media that the show will be available in over 200 countries worldwide come December 2016, followed shortly later with a suspiciously timed press release from Amazon claiming that they'll be rolling out localized webstores in Asia-Pacific countries by early 2017). Then, on December 13th, 2016, it happened- Amazon's streaming service went global, true to the words of the crew of ''The Grand Tour''. Overnight, over 200 countries gained access to a library of Amazon original content, including ''The Grand Tour'' and ''WesternAnimation/CreativeGalaxy''. However, global coverage is weak at this time, with only a small sampling of shows and movies available compared to the other countries which got access earlier. Nonetheless, the outlook is bright and many are expecting more content to become available in time. Amazon is even giving these countries a lower Prime subscription cost to compensate for the lack of content. Global subscribers also need to use [[http://www.primevideo.com a different URL]] to access the content as opposed to those in countries where the service was launched earlier. Still, it is a good start.

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* Amazon Video looked like it was quickly priming itself to take Netflix's place in the NoExportForYou list. The service was only available in the Americas, the UK, half of Europe, Japan, and India. They also have some highly-desirable exclusives, thanks to having [[Creator/AmazonStudios their own production company]]. In mid-2016, rumor started spreading that they are planning to go global by 2017 in a bid to take on Netflix - due to the ''Series/TheGrandTour'' cast mentioning on social media that the show will be available in over 200 countries worldwide come December 2016, followed shortly later with a suspiciously timed press release from Amazon claiming that they'll be rolling out localized webstores in Asia-Pacific countries by early 2017). Then, on December 13th, 2016, it happened- Amazon's streaming service went global, true to the words of the crew of ''The Grand Tour''. Overnight, over 200 countries gained access to a library of Amazon original content, including ''The Grand Tour'' and ''WesternAnimation/CreativeGalaxy''. However, global coverage is weak at this time, with only a small sampling of shows and movies available compared to the other countries which got access earlier. Nonetheless, the outlook is bright and many are expecting more content to become available in time. Amazon is even giving these countries a lower Prime subscription cost to compensate for the lack of content. Global subscribers also need to use [[http://www.primevideo.com a different URL]] to access the content as opposed to those in countries where the service was launched earlier. Still, it While it's technically a bump-up from NoExportForYou to BadExportForYou[[note]]The service is a good start.notably lacking in shows compared to the US, UK, Germany, Indian, Japanese and Canadian website, plus shows ate often late[[/note]], it's better than nothing. Plus the subscription fee is just half of that of the US' Amazon Prime.
6th Nov '17 5:52:01 AM TheSaddleman
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* The BBC's official ''Doctor Who'' website often makes original content available - webisodes, software, etc - but blocks access to anyone outside the UK. The irony being most video-related content shows up on tube sites within minutes anyway.

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* The BBC's official ''Doctor Who'' website often makes original content available - webisodes, software, games, etc - but blocks access to anyone outside the UK. The irony being most video-related content shows up on tube sites within minutes anyway.



** It should be noted that during the 2011 season of ''Doctor Who'', international access improved somewhat on the Doctor Who site, with some videos now being made available for international viewing, specifically a series of online episode prequels. Others, like interviews and some trailers, remained geolocked. Videos related to the spin-off series ''The Sarah Jane Adventures'' remain UK-only.

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** It should be noted that during the 2011 season of ''Doctor Who'', international access improved somewhat on the Doctor Who site, with some videos now being made available for international viewing, specifically a series of online episode prequels. Others, like interviews and some trailers, remained geolocked. Videos related to the spin-off series ''The Sarah Jane Adventures'' remain UK-only. By 2013, however, it became rare for any of BBC's ''Doctor Who''-related online content to be restricted to the UK, although the occasional item remains.
16th Sep '17 5:14:36 PM nombretomado
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** This is particularly frustrating if the only reason you find yourself outside the United States is because you enlisted in its [[YanksWithTanks armed forces]] and are currently deployed overseas.

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** This is particularly frustrating if the only reason you find yourself outside the United States is because you enlisted in its [[YanksWithTanks [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks armed forces]] and are currently deployed overseas.
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