#884 Channel 5 (UK) streaming disabled if ads blocked

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nobody
5
2012-12-12
2012-03-07
TakAs0ra9f
No

Channel 5 in the UK (www.channel5.com) disallows the viewing of videos in its catch-up service if it finds itself unable to stream ads during them. Adding .channel5.com to the { fragile } section of my user.action file results in an alternative error: the site reports that I'm unable to watch the videos from my present location (ie. out-with the UK) - even though I _am_ based on the UK mainland.
This behaviour does not affect other catch-up services such as www.4od.com (Channel 4), for example.
The only work-around I currently have is to switch off proxying completely in my System Preferences.
Tested in multiple versions of Google Chrome on OS X 10.6.8 on two different Macs. Privoxy is currently broken on my server so I can't test this behaviour on other browsers atm.

Discussion

  • Ian Silvester
    Ian Silvester
    2012-03-07

    Please enable the level of debug in the config so as to list which URLs are being blocked, attempt to use this sites and note the time and date when you do so, then supply the log file and time and date such that we can assess which URL is causing the problem.

    Ian

     
  • Ian Silvester
    Ian Silvester
    2012-03-07

    • labels: 412814 --> filter: page-incorrectly-block
     
  • Fabian Keil
    Fabian Keil
    2012-12-12

    • status: open --> pending
     
  • me
    me
    2013-08-28

    adding this will make it work

    { fragile }
    optimized-by.rubiconproject.com
    admin.brightcove.com