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BBC IPlayer Watched By 60m Worldwide Illegally

More than 60 million people around the world are bypassing Internet restrictions to watch the BBC's shows online. New research has claimed that 65 million people from abroad watch the broadcaster's licence-fee funded iPlayer service using proxy servers or virtual private networks, which are able to mask the location of the user. The free catch-up TV service is intended to only be available in the UK, but in China alone it is estimated that there are 38.5 million people using it, with shows such as Sherlock hugely popular.

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