Talking geoblocking on The Project

Screenshot from The ProjectI am continually intrigued by the choices of stories that I end up talking about on Channel TEN’s The Project — like bouncing off the release of a parliamentary report on IT pricing to discuss how to avoid geoblocking.

It’s nearly two weeks since we recorded some sound bites at the foot of Sydney Harbour Bridge. The story was originally scheduled to air the following night. But on the day there was a far better yarn to tell — the anniversary of MMS, which could lead to some fun sexting jokes — and then the prime minister called the election. I was starting to assume that the story had been spiked.

But no, it went to air on Monday night, and it turned out to be quite a good explanation of the issue and how to get around the geoblocks — as well as the risks.

The video of the three-minute segment, including comments fore and aft by the presenters, is over the fold.

If the embedded video doesn’t work for you, you can view it on YouTube. You can also watch the video in better quality and in its original full-program context, starting just after the 26-minute mark. Of course it’s Copyright © 2013 Network Ten Pty Ltd.

As an aside, one of the side effects of the medication I’m on at the moment is increased appetite, which can lead to weight gain. I think that screenshot indicates that I’m suffering this very side effect. Fat face FTL. Time for the hamster wheel, methinks.

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