How To: Watch Comedy Central Videos From Canada

Posted: August 15th, 2009 | Author: RyanN |

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.comthe 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:
http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/967
then:
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: “12.13.14.15″ in the second input box without the quotation marks
5) Leave the last input box empty, and save the filter, and enable it
http://imgur.com/Feb4.png
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.
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Works like a charm!


The Soda Bandit 1 week ago
works for adult swim too
Sebastian 12 months ago
This is so easy and it works! Thank you SO much. Works with Colbert Nation videos too =)

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