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Comments on: Changes to BBC News Website reduces choice for users outside UK

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By: BBC revamps international front page | Richard Hartley

Thu, 06 Oct 2011 15:25:53 +0000

[...] After taking away the possibility to choose between international or UK news frontpage last June, the BBC faced opposition to this move by British ex-pats. They found that British news was scattered across numerous pages. [...]

By: henry

Sat, 02 Apr 2011 13:12:02 +0000

I've set up a way of accessing the new version of the BBC's news site from outside the UK. Essentially a reverse connection:- Videos don't work - they're pretty bandwidth intensive, but otherwise, it's works perfectly, and finally lets me see the version from home.

By: henry

Fri, 15 Oct 2010 06:31:18 +0000

Hi Ben Just wondering if you're aware of a URL that would work with the new set up? I have a proxy I can use when I'm at home to get the UK version, but at work I'm stuck with the international version. Thanks for the original URL, it was great while it lasted!

By: Hector M Torvisque

Mon, 02 Aug 2010 08:42:46 +0000

They've changed it (and broken it) again!

By: Lindsay

Sat, 24 Jul 2010 15:14:31 +0000

As an expat who has spent quite some time living abroad it was always great to be able to stay in touch with news form home and other familiar places. I think this is a backward step.

By: BBC Website changes to news and home page - Intendance

Mon, 19 Jul 2010 09:07:37 +0000

[...] are already a few posts pointing out some of the challenges, such as no longer being able to choose which version of the home page you see (International / [...]

By: Updated site

Thu, 15 Jul 2010 06:24:44 +0000

Hi, do you have an updated URL? the site has been updated and the old one no longer works. Thanks.

By: martin

Tue, 29 Dec 2009 19:43:41 +0000

I am a UK citizen who pays the licence fee in full and find it annoying that I cannot access BBC UK content when I am abroad. I have to spend time abroad each year. I am in the 'other' category of being a UK citizen who pays the licence fee but has to spend time abroad and wishes to access BBC UK content. Surely the BBC could dupply a pin number or similar system which identifies you as a UK licence fee payer and allows you access to the UK content of the BBC site and iplayer etc. Civilisation is becoming more global yet the internet is becoming more localised and insular.

By: Leo Tolstoy

Wed, 26 Aug 2009 00:13:34 +0000

I am also an alien living in the UK, and I was very disappointed that the BBC removed access to the "international" front page. Worse, in the last couple of weeks they seems they have decided that the international RSS feed should no longer be accessible from the UK. I can see no reason for this at all - neither feed contains adverts, they all contain links to pages served wherever you are in the world.

By: kim

Thu, 30 Jul 2009 08:59:50 +0000

I've never lived in the UK but I've been a BBC addict since 2005. It's simply frustrating to stumble on videos for UK users only. In all common sense, it doesn't make any sense!