UPDATE 05/2012: If this isn’t working for you anymore, you might want to try this new method.
UPDATE: Some visitors are reporting that this works for Hulu as well.
The relationship between Comedy Central and Canada’s Comedy Network is the worst example of what can happen when rights owners assert copyright on the internet, based on national borders. If you are not aware – like Hulu, TV.com and others – Comedy Central videos will not play in Canada, but it’s worse. ComedyCentral.com – the entire domain – is unavailable to Canadian IPs! When you try visit it, you are redirected to comedynetwork.ca.
I found a workaround to this buried in a comment thread on reddit. Firefox users only:
For Canadian viewers, if you are using firefox, install the following addon:
1) In Firefox, Go to tools->modify headers
2) From the drop down box on the left select add
3) Then enter: “X-Forwarded-For” in the first input box without the quotation marks
4) Enter: “188.8.131.52” in the second input box without the quotation marks
5) Leave the last input box empty, and save the filter, and enable it
6) Click the ‘Configuration’ tab on the right then proceed to check the ‘always on’ button.
Close the Modify Headers box and it should work.
Works like a charm!
60 replies on “How To: Watch Comedy Central Videos From Canada”
Dude they just figured it out and disabled it 🙁 can you fix it please?
I have 9.0.1 and http://i.imgur.com/Feb4.png id longer available
Now that they’ve decided to be jerks about this, and have screwed the workaround, we need a new method. Any ideas?
I think they disabled it! 🙁 Do you have any other ways to get past it?
Yup, I just posted about a new method that should work (thought I haven’t tested it on Hulu or Comedy Central yet): http://ohryan.ca/blog/2012/05/02/watching-us-netflix-in-canada-now-easier-than-ever/
Mother of god it actually worked… thank you so much
watch this explanation:http://youtu.be/bV8rdpF1qZs
If CC resorts to this kind of crap then comedians like Key and Peele shouldn’t make some of their contents exclusive to such companies.