OK.. So CBS dropped a HUGE bomb on us Canadian Big Brother 15 fans today when they released the live feed information. CBS has decided to block the live feeds from Canadian fans for reason that are beyond me. Last time I checked Big Brother 15 is airing on Global this June. As a regular US viewer of the live feeds you should witness nothing different from previous years the service appears essentially is unchanged. It’s still the same great feeds but are now CHEAPER! so win win for US fans. As for the Canadian fans we need to jump through a couple hoops to enjoy our favourite summer entertainment.
How can I watch the Big Brother 15 Live Feeds in Canada?
You have to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) and a Big Brother Live Feedssubscription
What is a VPN?
A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across public networks like the Internet. It enables a host computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if they were an integral part of the private network with all the functionality, security and management policies of the private network. wikipedia
WTF… is this hard to setup?
A VPN means that a computer in Canada will be communicating to the outside internets via a computer which is located in the United States. It’s a common network set up that I’ve used personally for many years, chances are you’ve used one already and just didn’t realize. It’s not very hard to set up and there are plenty of places to seek help if you need it (OBB being one of them ;) )
Where do I get a VPN?
I’ve used Strongvpn.com for many years and have had zero issues with their service. The package I use is “Lite PPTP VPN” for 3 months at a cost of $21. Many people have had good experiences with Hidemyass.com but I cannot comment personally.
Can I pay for my feeds in Canada?
YES, both dawg and myself have purchased our feeds using this link Big Brother Live Feeds with our Canadian credit cards from a computer located in Canada using a Canadian IP. The cost for the Big Brother 15 Live Feeds is $23.99 if you take advantage of the early bird special. (Please note you will have to us a US postal code)
How much is this going to cost me?
VPN = $21
Live Feeds early bird special = $23.99
Total = 44.99 for 3 months of BB15 feeds for Canadians
After I Subscribe to the feeds and purchase my VPN what do I do?
You need to set up your computer to run on the VPN. Now this isn’t as hard as it sounds and StrongVPN has some very detailed tutorials on how to set up your system to use their services. The tutorials are step by step and written for the layman. They also offer online support if you become stuck. For example if you are running Windows 7 and you’ve purchased the Lite PPTP VPN from Strong VPN (This is the package I use) it takes just 7 easy steps to configure your VPN
If you like the spoilers and the community here at OnlineBigBrother.com please consider getting the feeds through us. For every feed sale OBB gets a cut it’s one of the ways we keep the lights on. OBB Subscription Link **–> Big Brother Live Feeds
Send me a email if you’ve decided to go down this path and are having trouble getting it to work, I may be able to offer some assistance.
**One thing to note… We have written confirmation that the feeds are not available to networks outside of the United States. Public outcry may change this decision but as is stands now a VPN is the only way around it**
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