TV.com in the UK?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by doad13, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. doad13

    doad13 Well-Known Member
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    TV.com is by CBS which is American so I can understand it being out there, but why not release it to the UK as well?

    I watch a lot of American TV series, CSI etc so this app would be great for me, is there a work around to get the app installed on my phone such as downloading the apk file and installing manually instead of through the market?
     

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  2. skimminstones

    skimminstones Well-Known Member
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    Same reason that BBC Iplayer isnt available outside the UK i guess. The licences to play them are only for that country.
     
  3. clobber

    clobber Well-Known Member
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    Correct.

    Even if you can get the apk loaded (I did using a USA SIM while I was in the states), you still cant watch the shows away from the USA. Just like you can't do it on your computer.

    Why? I guess because SKY or ITV or whoever is showing the stuff outside of the US is paying a boat load of money to get the shows and wants you to pay them for the privilage.
     
  4. doad13

    doad13 Well-Known Member
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    Ahh yeah that would be why :( just thought it would be easier to stream it on my phone that way instead of dvds to mp4 etc
     

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